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  • Hands holding a house and money fanned out. 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.

    July 28th 2014

  • Calculator home on money 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

  • Hand signing mortgage application with small house on document 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

  • White house on top of money 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

  • House keys on top of mortgage contract 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.

  • stack of money house pen 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.

  • Couple outside a house with a real estate agent 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.

  • for sale sign in front of a house. 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.

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