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These days, homebuyers have fewer home loan options. We explain what they are and how they work.
Assistance for new buyers can make homeownership more affordable and accessible.
Mortgage experts predict what will happen to rates over the next week — and why.
Ready to buy a house? With rates near historic lows, this may be a great time to take the plunge.
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Signs are pointing to an economic recovery and that will affect mortgages and real estate.
Logic says to max out your mortgage and invest the proceeds. Emotion says pay it off and breathe easy.
Paying all-cash saves you money, but getting a mortgage has financial benefits too.
Multiple closely watched refinance rates cruised higher today. If you’re in the market for a refi, see how your future mortgage payments could be affected.
Multiple key mortgage rates notched higher today. If you’re in the market for a home loan, see how your payments might be affected.
A 30-year mortgage is a popular choice for many homebuyers because of its stable monthly principal and interest payment that allows homeowners to budget housing expenses over the long haul. View current [...]
Lenders reduced cash-out refinances in the spring as the pandemic deepened.
When a bank turns you down for a mortgage, fix the issue and apply for a loan elsewhere.
Despite the passing of the borrower, the mortgage still needs to be repaid.
To find out if your mortgage is transferable, it’s best to contact your lender.