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Mortgage Rates Today, March 30, 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.

Low Income? Your Mortgage Lender Might Approve Your Loan Anyway

Low-income home loans are gaining popularity in today's market. Here's why you can buy a home even if you don't have a sky-high income.

Mortgage Rates Today, March 29, 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.

2017 To Be A Breakout Year For FHA Buyers

Home buyers love the FHA loan's mortgage rates and small downpayment requirement. In 2017, FHA is loosening guidelines even more to prompt homeownership.

First-Time Home Buyer’s Guide: Making A Downpayment

This post discusses down payments; and, is part of a four-part series meant to help first-time home buyers buy their first home, and get approved for their first mortgage.

Use Your 100% VA Loan Benefit As Many Times As You Want

VA loans aren't just for first-time home buyers. In fact, more than half of VA applicants have owned a home before.

Mortgage Rates Today, March 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.

Don’t Think You Can Buy Again After Bankruptcy? Actually, You Can

A bankruptcy doesn't disqualify you from owning a home again. Getting approved for a new mortgage can happen in as little as one year.

Can Airbnb Wreck Your Refinance Mortgage?

A refinance mortgage, if you rent your property with Airbnb or another agency, may be harder to get or more costly. Here's why.

Five Keys To A More “Approvable” Mortgage Application

The mortgage application process is neither mysterious nor alarming. These five simple steps will help you complete the process successfully and enjoy a smooth closing of your home purchase or refinance.

Mortgage Rates Today, March 27, 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.

Single Women Homebuyers: Your Guide To Getting It Right

Single women have a lot of home-buying power. Here's how to exercise yours and get what you want.

How Can I Avoid A Home Appraisal When I Apply For A Mortgage?

The home appraisal adds extra time and cost to a home purchase or refinance. Fortunately, not all mortgages require them.

Mortgage Rates Today, March 24, 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.

What’s The Best Way To Pay Mortgage Refinance Closing Costs?

Your mortgage refinance comes at a cost, even if you don't see it. There are several ways to pay to refinance your home loan, and we'll show you the pros and cons of them here.

Can You Apply For A Mortgage With Two Lenders At Once?

Is it okay to apply with two or more mortgage lenders? To make sure you get approved, or to lock in the best interest rate? There are pros and cons to this strategy.

Soft Fed Announcement Means Relief For Mortgage Rates

Current mortgage rates are falling, thanks to a less aggressive Federal Reserve and a stifling stock market. Is it time to lock?

Confident Buyers Stoke The Red-Hot New Home Market

New construction homes are selling fast. Buyers believe their employment opportunities are great, and call for higher rates and prices in 2017.

Mortgage Rates Today, March 23, 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.

Buyers Get A Better Shot At Affordable Housing In 2017

Home values did not rise in January, the first time in 59 months that's happened. But, prices are up nearly 6% for the year. Is it time to buy?