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Last Build Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:23:36 PDT

 



The mortgage offer in the mail: Should you accept?

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:30:59 PDT

It may seem pretty old school, but lenders will still send a mortgage offer through snail mail to connect with a targeted customer. Is it worth considering, or should you just put it in the "circular file?"(image) featured mortgage mail offers


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Heads up, homeowners: Mortgage rates hit lowest point since November!

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:30:52 PDT

Mortgage rates today have hit their lowest point since last year's election. If you bought a home after November 2016, you may have a great opportunity to refinance today.(image) featured rates down


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Mortgage rates today, August 18, plus lock recommendations

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:30:41 PDT

Mortgage rates today are driven by movements in financial markets worldwide. When the economy heats up, bond price drop, and rates increase. When the economy pulls back, interest rates tend to fall.(image) 8.18


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Today’s Mortgage Rates Analysis

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:15:24 PDT

Current mortgage rates and mortgage market movement. Today's mortgage rates and mortgage news. Live rate quotes available. News and data provided by MBSQuoteline, a real-time mortgage market data service available to loan officers, real estate agents, and other finance professionals.(image) s0818


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How will buying a new car affect your mortgage application?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:20:38 PDT

Will buying a new car affect your mortgage application if you do it before your home loan closes? Only if you don't pay cash for the car.(image) featured buy a car


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Housing starts fall in July. When will home inventory catch up with demand?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:19:26 PDT

Started homes dropped slightly in July, which doesn't help the home buyer's plight: not enough homes to buy.(image) Census Bureau Housing Starts July 2017


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Mortgage rates today, August 17, plus lock recommendations

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:30:44 PDT

Mortgage rates today are driven by movements in financial markets worldwide. When the economy heats up, bond price drop, and rates increase. When the economy pulls back, interest rates tend to fall.(image) 8.17


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Rising house values prove real estate can be a smart investment

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 04:30:57 PDT

House values have risen at a nice clip, providing an excellent return for recent buyers. But there is still money on the table for tomorrow's buyers.(image) featured rising vlues


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Mortgage rates today, August 16, plus lock recommendations

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 04:30:09 PDT

Mortgage rates today are driven by movements in financial markets worldwide. When the economy heats up, bond price drop, and rates increase. When the economy pulls back, interest rates tend to fall.(image) 8.16


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Conventional refinance rates and guidelines for 2017

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 04:00:28 PDT

A conventional refinance can lower your rate, pay off any loan, remove mortgage insurance, and more. Conventional refinance guidelines and rates for 2017.(image) Conventional Conforming Refinance Loans


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USDA streamline refinance program: Now available in all 50 states

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 03:04:43 PDT

The USDA has launched its own version of the streamlined refinance program, similar to HARP and the FHA streamline refinance. No credit scores, no appraisals, and very low mortgage rates.(image) USDA Streamlined-Assist Refinance Program


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Dealing with divorce: How to handle your mortgage when you split

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:59:26 PDT

What should a couple do with a home when they divorce? Advice and guidance.(image) Divorcing Your Mortgage


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Buying a home is easier than you think

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:30:26 PDT

Buying a home should not intimidate you, if you prepare for the experience. Here's what you need to know about preparing for your mortgage and your purchase.(image) featured buying a home is easy


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Mortgage rates today, August 15, plus lock recommendations

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 04:30:53 PDT

Mortgage rates today are driven by movements in financial markets worldwide. When the economy heats up, bond price drop, and rates increase. When the economy pulls back, interest rates tend to fall.(image) 8.15


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Mortgage Rates Today, August 14, Plus Lock Recommendations

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 04:30:59 PDT

Mortgage rates today are driven by movements in financial markets worldwide. When the economy heats up, bond price drop, and rates increase. When the economy pulls back, interest rates tend to fall.(image) 8.14


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Your lender and Realtor are buddies: Is this a bad thing?

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 04:30:47 PDT

Are your mortgage lender and Realtor tag-teaming you? Probably not, but it's possible. Learn the pros and cons of working with "in-house" or 'preferred" mortgage lenders.(image) featured realtor lender


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Buying a home: How do you know that you’re getting a good house?

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 04:30:42 PDT

How do you know that you're getting a good house when buying a home? Look at marketability, safety, and functionality, and get professional help when you need it.(image) featured getting a good house


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Should I refinance or just pay down the principal?

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 04:30:18 PDT

"Should I refinance?" That's a good question, and the answer depends on what you want to accomplish, and if refinancing will help you meet your goal.(image) featured principal reduction or refinance


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Lender Credits: Bait & Switch Or Fair Deal?

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 04:30:39 PDT

Lender credits are just one form of mortgage pricing. But do lender credits get you a fair deal on your home loan? Or is your loan officer fast-talking you?(image) featured lender credit


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Mortgage Rates Today, August 11, Plus Lock Recommendations

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 04:30:29 PDT

Mortgage rates today are driven by movements in financial markets worldwide. When the economy heats up, bond price drop, and rates increase. When the economy pulls back, interest rates tend to fall.(image) 8.11


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