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Mortgage rates plunge to 2014 lows
Home loans have defied expectations that they would be getting more expensive this year because the Federal Reserve is ending its campaign to drive down long-term interest rates. That should help anyone shopping for a home this summer.
August 22nd 2014
Pay less than 4% for a fixed-rate 30-year loan
The Institution for Savings has one of August's best deals on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages -- 3.99% with no points and reasonable fees. Although it's only available in a couple of states, this mortgage is a great example of what every borrower should be looking for.
August 17th 2014
Buy big with a jumbo ARM that starts at 2.75%
Aurora Financial is offering one of August's best deals on jumbo 5-year adjustable-rate mortgages. It charges no points or lender fees and is available to buy or refinance a home in 15 states from Connecticut to California.
August 10th 2014
How much house can you afford?
You don't want to be house poor, saddled with mortgage payments that gobble up too much of your paycheck. Here's how to find the price range that's right for you.
Take advantage of a jumbo home loans for just 2.75%
Gateway Bank Mortgage has one of July's best deals on jumbo home loans in nine states from Maryland to Texas. Adjustable-rate mortgages start at 2.875%. Fixed-rate jumbos at 4.125%. No points. Low fees.
How to buy a condo with confidence
When buying a condominium, it’s not enough to choose a good location and an affordable price point. Here are 8 other considerations you should make.
What you need to know about private mortgage insurance
Private mortgage insurance, or PMI, is often bad-mouthed as a terrible deal for consumers. But you might not get a loan without it.
8 smart moves to boost your curb appeal
People judge the exterior of your home like they judge a book's cover. If you lack curb appeal, here are 8 smart moves to consider.
Should you lend your kids money to buy a home?
Lending money to your child can be financially beneficial, but it's also fraught with risk. Here are 5 facts to know before you decide.
4 smart moves to challenge a home appraisal
A low home appraisal causes a home sale to fall through about 9% of the time. Be smart about challenging an appraisal you think misses the mark.