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Buying a home is a major financial commitment. It’s exciting, but can also be confusing and overwhelming. Choosing the best mortgage that fits your needs is an important first step and first-time home buyers in particular should research the many...
The nation’s central bank — the Federal Reserve — just raised interest rates by a quarter point. The Fed is expected to raise rates at least two more times this year by the same amount. That’s going to affect a lot...
It is a common misconception that a 20% down payment is required to buy a home. Advice to wait and save a large down payment is often based on the theory that the cost of mortgage insurance (MI), which is...
Even though many investors are skeptical of Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies are getting a lot of buzz lately due to their surge in value. Recently a couple of investors used their crypto gains to purchase some pretty expensive real estate. Diana Olick...
According to the July 2017 FHFA house price index report, U.S. house prices rose in July, up 0.2% from the previous month, as measured by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) seasonally adjusted monthly House Price Index (HPI). The previously...
Understanding the different categories of home mortgages will help you identify the best loan program for your next new home.
While mortgage interest rates will eventually increase from near-historic lows, it does not mean you have to make a hasty decision about your mortgage needs.
New forms are designed to make home buying less confusing. Here's what prospective home owners can expect from the new "Know Before You Owe" mortgage closing process.
As the housing headlines of the last few years read, some home buyers forgot about the great financial responsibility of purchasing a home to their own demise. If you have been contemplating buying a home with financing, here are a few tips for dealing...
Bad credit can trigger all sorts of financial stress and issues, especially having trouble buying a home and getting a mortgage. If your credit is shaky, the safest and best route to purchasing a property is to save money and...

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