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Pay just 4.125% for a 30 year home loan, no points
Epic Financing has one of April's best deals on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage. Although Epic only writes loans in two states, we'll tell you how to search for the lowest cost loans in your area. Maybe you can find a lender who will match it.
April 22nd 2014
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.