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My home didn’t appraise for its purchase price. Now what?

What to do when you home fails to appraise for its purchase price, or when your home appraisal is turned down because of loan-to-value (LTV).

9 ways to keep your mortgage payments low

Home affordability depends on your mortgage payment. Here are several ways to keep your mortgage payment as low as possible.

VA cash out refinance guidelines & requirements for 2017, plus VA mortgage rates

The VA cash out refinance is an often-overlooked but powerful program for U.S. military veterans who want to tap into home equity or pay off a non-VA loan.

Studies show mistakes childless couples make when buying property

Buying property when you're childless doesn't mean ignoring things that families value. Your future needs (or those of your future buyers) should also count.

How to remove your ex from the mortgage

It's not always easy to remove your ex from the mortgage, but it's possible. Here are several strategies you can try.

How emotions affect your decision to buy a house

The decision to buy a house involves the heart and head. But most people underestimate the impact of the emotional side, studies show.

Mortgage rates today, October 13, 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.

How long does it take to buy a house?

How long does it take to buy a house? That depends on your financing, your preparation and your motivation.

Should I buy a house or rent?

Should I buy a house or rent? That depends on your short-term goals and your resources. Here's what you need to know to make this important decision.

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.

Are 3% down mortgage programs for first-time homebuyers only?

Some great mortgage programs are available only to first-time homebuyers. But that's not the whole story. Find out here how you too can get access to some of the best home loans.

Home prices: Growth stalls out

Home prices are not necessarily skyrocketing everywhere. Take a breath and check out your market before you start worrying.

Mortgage rates today, October 12, 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.

Single women experience slower home appreciation than single men

When it comes to the appreciation value of a home, single men see a better return than single women.

Millennials make up home buying majority in these obscure towns

Younger home buyers are dominating the housing market in some unlikely places. What's drawing them to these little-known areas?

Mortgage rates today, October 11, 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.

Home construction spending rises: Could it impact home prices?

Building is up, but so is buyer demand. Is increased construction spending by builders enough to alleviate price increases?

Mortgage approvals get way easier for those with student loans in 2017

Fannie Mae just unveiled surprising new rules for home buyers and refinancing homeowners with student loans. Many formerly turned-down applicants will be approved in 2017.

5 steps to take before making an offer

Home buyers find better homes at lower mortgage rates when they follow a checklist of pre-shopping best practices

No down payment? You could crowdfund it

One lender allows home buyers to use platforms like Kickstarter and GoFundMe to gather their down payment funds from backers.