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Think Home Prices Are Too High? Affordability Is Still At All-Time Bests

Home affordability is at one of its highest points in a generation. Why does it feel like home prices are so high, then?

Mortgage Rates Today, April 6, 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 Flipping Is On The Rise: Want To Join The Club?

Home flipping is more than just a TV trend. It's an investment strategy that might make you some money.

Mortgage Rates Today, April 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.

Homebuying Tips: How To Choose Your Neighborhood

Homebuying tips: How to choose your next neighborhood. New and old school search methods to check out your next location.

Mortgage Rates Today, April 25, 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.

Want To Buy A House? Here’s A Checklist You Need To Have

When you buy a house with a mortgage, there's a lot of paperwork involved and hoops to hop through. This checklist puts it together for you.

Mortgage Rates Today, April 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.

How the Mortgage Interest Deduction Helps Homeowners

The mortgage interest deduction makes homeownership more affordable for those who itemize their deductions on a Schedule A. Here's how the mortgage interest deduction helps you, and why it's probably not going away any time soon.

Why VA Mortgage Borrowers Rock: Indiana Boasts Lowest Unemployment Rate For Veterans

Why is the VA mortgage such a good deal? because VA borrowers are solid citizens.

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

Mortgage rates are poised to move in April. Brexit has started, the Fed gears up for meetings, and Trump remains the "wild card" for rates.

Mortgage Rates Today, April 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.

Don’t Buy That House! Homebuying Mistakes To Avoid

Very few of us buy property often. It's always a big deal. The money involved means mistakes can be costly. Here are some homebuying mistakes to avoid.

Are HOA Dues Making Real Estate Unaffordable?

HOA dues are an expense that can sink many loan applications and derail personal finances. This is especially true for first-time buyers and those with marginal finances.

Safely Make A Big Purchase When Buying a House

Making a major purchase can affect your mortgage qualification status. But there are a few smart ways to make big purchases while buying a home.

Mortgage Application: Do You Have To Read EVERYTHING?

When you make a mortgage application, you sign a lot of documents. Here's what you need to know before you put pen to paper.

Mortgage Rates Today, March 31, 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.

Fannie Mae Loans Vs. Freddie Mac Loans: What’s The Difference?

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are big players in the mortgage industry. Who are they and how do they affect what the mortgage rate you pay?

First-Time Home Buyers Guide: Buying With Student Loans And Debt

First-time home buyers often carry student loans, which can make saving for a down payment difficult. There are lots of "first-time" loan programs to help.

This Is Why Trump’s Healthcare Drama Is Bringing Down Mortgage Rates

Current mortgage rates are falling, thanks to a mishap in Congress last week. Is it time to lock in a mortgage rate?