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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.

Another Chance At Low Rates For Mortgage Shoppers: Freddie Mac

It seems nothing can move mortgage rates much past 4%. This week, we see only a slight increase in rates; borrowing costs are still low.

Mortgage Rates Today, May 11, 2017, Plus Lock Recommendations

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

How To Buy A Home On $50,000 Per Year

You may be able to buy a home on $50,000 a year with today's low interest rates and special mortgage programs.

Consumers See Glimmer Of Hope For Falling Rates In 2018

A recent Fannie Mae survey shows a shift in consumer attitudes about mortgage rates. Twelve months from now, say survey takers, rates could be lower.

Mortgage Rates Today, May 10, 2017, Plus Lock Recommendations

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

Have You Overlooked HUD Homes?

HUD homes are foreclosure properties that were financed with FHA mortgages. These FHA homes for sales can be purchased at discount and can make good investments.

How To Refinance Your Second Home : 2017 Guidelines, Rates, & Cash-Out Rules

Owners of vacation homes are discovering low rates and easier qualification standards for second home refinances. Get cash out, lower your rate, and make your vacation residence more affordable.

Mortgage Rates Today, May 9, 2017, Plus Lock Recommendations

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

Starter Home Alternatives: Niche Properties With Less Competition

To get into your starter home, you have to "think different." Competition is fierce. Approach home buying from a different angle.

Mortgage Rates Today, May 8, 2017, Plus Lock Recommendations

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

Why Home Buying In 2017 Is Still A Smart Move

Housing prices may have a long way to go before hitting their peak. Why buying now could still pay off handsomely in the future.

VA Mortgages: The VA Loan Eligibility Reference Guide

The VA mortgage program is a homeownership benefit available to U.S. military personnel, veterans, and spouses and families. A complete reference guide.

Priced Out Of The City? Consider Suburban Living

Home affordability is often easier to find in the suburbs than the city. But can younger homebuyers find true happiness outside the bright lights?

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.

15-Year Refinance Mortgage: A Smart Move In 2017

The 15-year refinance mortgage can get you a lower rate and shorten your payoff. Even when interest rates are rising.

Mortgage Rates Today, May 5, 2017, Plus Lock Recommendations

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

Federal Reserve On Track To Raise Rates In June Thanks To April Jobs Report

The April Non-Farm Payrolls report gives the Federal Reserve the fuel it needs to raise rates again in June. The job market is back on track.

USDA Property Eligibility: You Don’t Have To Live In “The Sticks”

USDA property eligibility depends on the location of your home. While you can't live in the center of a major population center, can can live fairly near the big city and still qualify.

Mortgage Rates Today, May 4, 2017, Plus Lock Recommendations

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