Why refinance now? Because you can (credit scores and home equity rising)

Even if you were turned down for a mortgage refinance when rates were at their lowest, you may still be able to benefit. Credit scores and home equity are on the rise, making borrowers more attractive. See if you can refinance now.

Mortgage rates today, October 15, 2018, 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.

For Millennials, homeownership is more important than marriage, kids

Millennials are serious about homeownership. In fact, according to a new report, the Millennial cohort values owning a home over nearly every other milestone — including getting married, having children and traveling.

Should you buy or rent after selling your home?

Should you buy or rent after selling your home? That depends on several factors, and here’s how to determine what’s right for you.

Selling a home: Should I have an open house?

When selling a home, you may wonder, “Should I have an open house?” There are pros and cons. Here’s what you need to know.

Why fall may be the best time to buy a home

This fall may be the best time to buy a home, judging from current real estate data and mortgage rate trends. Here’s why you might want to get off the fence now if considering a home purchase.

Mortgage rates today, October 12, 2018, 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.

Foreclosures hit 12-year low; loan delinquencies up in disaster-hit areas

It’s a good time to be an American homeowner. Not only has home equity topped $6 trillion, but foreclosures have now dropped to 0.5 percent — their lowest point in more than a decade.

Is the highest offer when selling a home always better?

Many think it’s a no-brainer: always accept the highest offer when selling a home. But that’s not the whole story. In many cases when selling a home, less is more.