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Mortgage Down Payment Wedding Gift: Is It Tacky?

The mortgage down payment wedding gift is trendy, but is it tacky? Learn how to deal with gifts and your mortgage loan. There are hoops to jump through.

What Is A Portfolio Mortgage?

What is a portfolio mortgage? It's a loan that the lender doesn't sell to investors. Instead, it keeps the loan on its own books. That means the lender can make its own rules, and be creative about its products.

Report: Homes Selling Faster Than Any Time In Recorded History

Home supply is tight, and homes are selling fast. Mortgage rates are favorable. Is it time to enter the market?

VA Mortgage Rates: Lowest For 37 Straight Months

It pays to be a veteran. Using VA Benefits and the G.I. Bill, military borrowers get access to lower rates than the general U.S. population.

Mortgage Rates Today, June 21, 2017, Plus Lock Recommendations

Mortgage rates today are driven by movements in financial markets worldwide. When the economy heats up, bond price drop, and rates increase. When the economy pulls back, interest rates tend to fall.

Today’s Mortgage Rates Analysis

Current mortgage rates and mortgage market movement. Today's mortgage rates and mortgage news. Live rate quotes available. News and data provided by MBSQuoteline, a real-time mortgage market data service available to loan officers, real estate agents, and other finance professionals.

Lenders May Never Again Ask You For Pay Stubs, W-2s, Or Bank Statements

Mortgages are on their way to being 100% paper-free. Consumers are loving new processes put in place by the nation's largest lending agencies.

Mortgage Rates Today, June 20, 2017, Plus Lock Recommendations

Mortgage rates today are driven by movements in financial markets worldwide. When the economy heats up, bond price drop, and rates increase. When the economy pulls back, interest rates tend to fall.

Better Deal On New Homes Because Of This Emerging Trend?

New construction is showing signs of weakness after the third straight month of declines. Are deals about to re-appear in the marketplace?

Conventional Refinance Rates And Guidelines For 2017

A conventional refinance can lower your rate, pay off any loan, remove mortgage insurance, and more. Conventional refinance guidelines and rates for 2017.

Should You Use A Home Builder’s Preferred Lender?

Shopping for a new construction home? Read this before using the home builder's preferred lender.

Getting Sellers To Pay Your Closing Costs

You can reduce or even eliminate your out-of-pocket closing costs if you can convince the seller to pay them.

Mortgage Rates Today, June 19, 2017, Plus Lock Recommendations

Mortgage rates today are driven by movements in financial markets worldwide. When the economy heats up, bond price drop, and rates increase. When the economy pulls back, interest rates tend to fall.

VA Mortgage Rates & 10 Terrific Reasons To Use A VA Loan

VA loans offer benefits unmatched by conventional and FHA financing, plus the program provides extra low mortgage rates to eligible military borrowers.

4 Cash-Out Refinance Options That Put Your Home Equity To Work

Home values are rising, and homeowners are no longer sitting on their equity. Four cash-out options are helping owners accomplish financial goals.

Gen X Rules Real Estate: Here Are Your Best Home Loans

Gen X buys more homes than any other. They are established and in a good position to get the best home loans. Here's what you need to know about these loans.

How Much Can I Borrow?

How much can I borrow? Home affordability is one of the first issues you'll address. Find out how much you can borrow when you buy a home.

Make Lenders Fight Over You, Plus 6 More Refinance Rate Strategies

Just about anyone can get a low rate in today’s market. But that's no excuse to leave money on the refinance table.

Which Is Better, A Military Loan Or FHA Financing?

Is the military loan from the VA better than FHA mortgage financing? usually. here's what you need to know about this valuable benefit.

Mortgage Rates Today, June 16, 2017, Plus Lock Recommendations

Mortgage rates today are driven by movements in financial markets worldwide. When the economy heats up, bond price drop, and rates increase. When the economy pulls back, interest rates tend to fall.