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Interest Rates Eerily Calm Following Federal Reserve Meeting

Markets aren't budging this week, helping mortgage rate shoppers. Rates are "stuck" around 4%, near lows for the year.

FHA 203k Loan – What Are The Downsides of The Rehab Loan?

The FHA 203k loan is a "home construction" loan available in all 50 states. The major benefits, plus some things to watch out for.

Fannie Mae HomeStyle® vs FHA 203K : Choose Your Renovation Loan

Two renovation mortgage products let you buy and repair a property with one loan. How to select one based on the property and your situation.

Federal Reserve Maintains Low Rates. No Hike Until At Least June

The Federal Reserve maintained its benchmark rate at its May meeting. No chance for another rate hike until at least June 2017. Analysis and forecast.

Mortgage Rates Today, May 3, 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.

Home Prices in 2017: Are We Facing A Real Estate Bubble?

Rising home prices in 2017 could mean another real estate boom -- or another real estate bubble. How can you tell?

How The Fed Meeting Will Change Mortgage Rates This Week

The Federal Reserve meeting adjourns Wednesday and, although the Fed doesn't set mortgage rates, its rhetoric and actions can influence them. Analysis and advice.

Buying A Condo With An FHA, VA, Or Conventional Loan

Home buyers are choosing condos for their convenience and affordable prices. Condominium mortgages are easy to find and come with low rates.

Help Friends Or Family Qualify With An FHA “Family Mortgage”

With an FHA loan, a home buyer can use income from a family member or even friend to qualify for the mortgage.

May 2017 Mortgage Rates Forecast (FHA, VA, USDA, Conventional)

Mortgage rates are poised to move in May. The Fed gears up for its June meeting, France elects its new president and more. Analysis and forecast.

2017 Conforming Loan Limits: First Increase In 11 Years [INFOGRAPHIC]

2017 conforming loan limits are higher by at least $7,000 compared to last year. How this will help applicants who were considering a jumbo loan.

How Mortgage Rates Connect To The Fed Funds Rate

The Fed adjourns from a 2-day meeting Wednesday. The group doesn't set mortgage rates but it can influence them. How this week's meeting could affect your refinance and purchase mortgage rate.

About The Federal Reserve, The FOMC, & The Fed Funds Rate

The Federal Reserve is the central banker of the USA. How "the Fed" works, what it actually does, and how it affects everyday U.S. mortgage rates.

How To Buy A House: 5 Home Buying Mistakes To Avoid

It's hard to know what not to do -- especially when it's your first time buying a home. Here are 5 common but avoidable mistakes.

3 Little-Known Facts That Help Military Home Buyers

Active military personnel and veterans have access to the VA home loan, which provides distinct advantages not available with any other loan type.

5/1 ARM OR 15 Year Fixed? What’s Better In 2017?

When mortgage rates are on the increase, should you choose a 5/1 ARM (adjustable rate mortgage) or a 15-year fixed-rate loan? Both have advantages and drawbacks you should consider.

The Lowdown On Downpayment Grants

Downpayment grants bridge the gap between their savings and the required downpayment for a mortgage. And, the money often doesn’t have to be repaid.

How to Negotiate Refinancing Costs

If you want the lowest refinancing costs, you have to ask for them. Learn how to get the best refinance rates and terms by negotiating with your lender.

Mortgage Rates Today, April 28, 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.

Outlook: Two Blockbuster Months In A Row Signal Steaming Home Market

Buyers are out in force, signing contracts like few times in history. Pending Home Sales Index analysis and market predictions.