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How To Choose A Home Builder And Get The House You Want

It's important to know how to choose a home builder because guessing wrong could be very expensive. Here is what you need to know.

4 Alternatives To A Cash-Out Refinance

The cash-out refinance can be a good solution to your cash flow concerns, but it may not be the cheapest. Check out these alternatives before you borrow.

Qualifying For A Mortgage With 2 Primary Residences

Having more than one primary residence can trip you up when qualifying for a mortgage. Here's what you need to know.

Can You Sell That Home To An FHA Buyer? 2017 FHA Minimum Property Standards

FHA-insured properties must meet minimum health and safety standards. What you need to know, and how to get your home FHA approved. Updated for 2017.

Judgments? Liens? New Guidelines May Help You Qualify For A Home Loan

New mortgage credit guidelines can help you qualify for a home loan if you have liens or judgments in your credit history.

How To Buy A Home: 3 Concessions That Are Better Than A Price Cut

How to buy a home and get the best deal. The lowest price is not always the cheapest way to buy. Learn about other concessions and how valuable they can be.

Mortgage Rates Today, July 7, 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.

Mortgage Rates Take Hiatus From 8-Week Slide

Mortgage rates bumped up this week, but maintain their 7-week streak below 4%. Is it time to capture one of history's lowest rates?

Buying A Home: Utility Costs Matter (A Lot!)

Buying a home without considering utility costs is like buying a car without checking the gas mileage. But many forget to do this when they go shopping.

Mortgage Rates Today, July 6, 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.

Job Change? You Can Still Get Mortgage-Approved

Changing jobs probably won't jeopardize your mortgage approval, but switching careers might. Understand the nuance with which lenders will judge your move.

The Best Day Of The Week For Locking Mortgage Rates

Mortgage rates change all day, every day -- but what's the best day to lock something in? Analysis of MBS data, helpful conclusions, plus today's live rates.

Taking Out The Garbage: Dumb Mortgage Closing Costs

Mortgage closing costs come in many forms -- from the all-inclusive origination charge to a slew of "junk" fees that could be anything. Guess what? It doesn't matter what they are called.

6 VA Mortgage Myths: What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You

VA mortgage myths may prevent eligible homebuyers from using this great loan, and cost them money. If you encounter a home seller or listing agent who balks at selling to a VA buyer, show them this article.

USDA Loans : Guide To Credit Score Eligibility

You don't need great credit to qualify for a zero-down USDA home loan. This program is designed around the idea that more renters should be homeowners.

Mortgage Rates Today, July 3, 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.

Buying A Home And Selling A Home At The Same Time

Buying a home and selling a home, aka a simultaneous closing, can present a timing challenge, but it's definitely possible. Here's what you need to know.

Which One Is Better? A Mortgage Broker Or A Bank?

You do you better mortgage rates from a mortgage broker or a bank? What's the difference? Find out which one is better for your situation, and how to shop for the best home loan.

Low Supply Chokes Off Home Sales

Home sales fell again despite the fact that many want to buy. A low supply is the culprit. Here's what to do about it.

USDA Loans : Guide To Down Payment And Closing Costs

The USDA mortgage does not require a down payment, but closing costs can add up. USDA closing costs plus ways to pay for them.