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  • White house on top of money Mortgage rates drift lower 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 intererest rates. That should help anyone shopping for a home this spring.

    April 17th 2014

  • 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.

    April 16th 2014

  • Model house on top of money Buy big with a jumbo ARM that starts at 2.625%

    Citibank is offering one of April's best deals on jumbo 5-year adjustable-rate mortgages. It charges no points and is available to home buyers in all 50 states who have good credit and need to borrow up to $3 million.

    April 10th 2014

  • blue foreclosure sign in front of house 8 smart moves for buying a foreclosure

    Foreclosure deals are out there -- even if they're not as easy to find -- if you can avoid all the costly pitfalls.

    April 7th 2014

  • Calculator home on money Pay just 4.25% for a 30 year home loan, no points

    First Internet Bank of Indiana has one of March's best deals on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, and it's available to borrowers purchasing or refinancing a home in all 50 states.

  • 7 surprises of home ownership

    You'll soon discover that when you were a renter, you had the easy life. Owning a home is a lot of work. Here are 7 surprises for new owners.

  • Hands holding a house and money fanned out. How much house can you afford?

    You don't want to drain your savings and take on mortgage payments that are a struggle to make every month. Here's how to find the price range that's right for you.

  • dona dezube Here’s a wild idea: Ignore your credit score

    We don't have just one credit score, we have dozens and it's impossible to check them all. Focus on your credit report instead.

  • image of a mortgage application with a key and a pen on top How the new mortgage rules will affect you

    New mortgage rules for 2014 will limit how much debt you can carry, the fees and interest rates lenders can charge and the types of mortgages available.

  • toy house lying on top of fanned out money 3 home tax breaks in jeopardy

    Homeowners could owe big federal tax bills in 2014 if Congress fails to renew three important tax breaks set to expire at the end of 2013.

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