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Is the FHA mortgage your best home loan?

An FHA mortgage might be your best route to homeownership. Today, however, FHA loans face competition from other products, and one of them might be a better fit for you.

7 mortgages with low minimum credit score requirements

Certain mortgage programs are designed to get lower credit applicants into homes. Find out which programs you should target as a home buyer with a low score.

Mortgage rates today, September 5, 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.

What Hurricane Harvey means for real estate and mortgage rates

Natural disasters frequently affect real estate markets where they occur. But Hurricane Harvey's impact could be far more wide-reaching.

Self-Employment Is Not A Mortgage Deal-Breaker

Self-employment alone won't stop your mortgage approval. You just need to know how lenders look at your income as a self-employed applicant.

Quick Read: Bank Statement Loan Program Success Story

The bank statement loan is perfect for those with a lot of income, but not a lot of the tax-return-documented kind.

The Documentation Required For Today’s Lowest Mortgage Rates

Mortgage lenders are giving their lowest rates to buyers showing certain documentation. See what you'll need, and get access to complimentary mortgage rate quotes.

Factors that drive your mortgage rate: property type and use

What determines the your mortgage rate when you buy or refinance a home? The lender's pipeline (amount of business it has) is one factor. But one that you may be able to ignore.

Construction jobs see gains as U.S. unemployment rate inches up in August

the US unemployment rate edged up in August and job growth was slower than analysts expected. That can cause mortgage rates to fall -- are you ready if they do?

First-time home buyers guide: The basics of a mortgage

As a first-time home buyer, understanding how your mortgage works is the first step to making better mortgage choices -- and getting the best rate possible.

Mortgage rates today, September 1, 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 the points you pay determine your mortgage rate

What determines the your mortgage rate when you buy or refinance a home? The lender's pipeline (amount of business it has) is one factor. But one that you may be able to ignore.

Wages Are Not Keeping Up With Home Prices: NAR

It's clear: home sales are slowing because wages are not keeping up with home prices. Which type of consumer is benefitting in this market?

Applying for a mortgage in 6 months: What should you be doing now?

Before applying for a mortgage, a little preparation can get you a better rate, lower fees and fewer hassles.

How lender pipelines and policies affect your mortgage rate (and what to do about them)

What determines the your mortgage rate when you buy or refinance a home? The lender's pipeline (amount of business it has) is one factor. But one that you may be able to ignore.

Mortgage rates today, August 31, 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.

September 2017 mortgage rates forecast (FHA, VA, USDA, Conventional)

Mortgage rates are poised to move in September. Rates are low, but they may not stay that way for long. Analysis and advice.

How loan features affect your mortgage rate (and what to do about them)

What determines the your mortgage rate when you buy or refinance a home? The loan's features, including interest-only payments and adjustable interest rates affect its cost.

Statute of limitations on old debt: Do I have to pay it back to get a mortgage?

Do you have to pay off old debt to get a mortgage? It depends on your loan, the type of collection account and the state in which you live.

Mortgage rates today, August 30, 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.