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Pay just 3.75% for a fixed-rate 30-year home loan
National Mortgage Alliance has one of July's best deals on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages and they're available nationwide. Don't have much cash for a down payment? FHA loans start at 3.25%.
July 20th 2014
Buy big with jumbo home loans starting at 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.
July 13th 2014
Home loans cost less this July despite the Fed
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.
July 10th 2014
Buy or refi with a 5-year ARM for 3.125%, no fees
BestRateUSA.com is offering borrowers one of July's best deals on a 5-year adjustable-rate mortgage. With this introductory rate the initial monthly payments would be just $422 a month for every $100,000 borrowed.
July 7th 2014
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.
June 25th 2014
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.
June 23rd 2014
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.
9 ways to crush all-cash buyers
Someone selling their house loves a buyer who pays cash. If you're relying on a mortgage to buy a home, you'll need a strategy to compete.