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7/18/2019 4:30:22 AM

Higher degrees generally come with higher incomes, but it turns out they’re not a requirement for buying a home. In fact, according to a new analysis, a high school degree offers enough income to afford a home in nearly three-quarters of the country’s biggest cities.

7/17/2019 4:45:04 AM

Viewing today’s mortgage rates in context Mortgage rates are near historic lows, but maybe you’ve heard that nagging voice, the one which says “wait just a little longer. Rates can […]

7/17/2019 4:30:58 AM

Confidence in the housing market remains near an all-time high. According to new data, consumers are especially optimistic about mortgage rates and home prices.

7/17/2019 4:30:57 AM

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.

7/16/2019 4:45:34 AM

Home prices are high but there's hope for home buyers. Falling rates should make homeownership more affordable as the Fed seeks to cut rates in 2019.

7/16/2019 4:30:44 AM

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.

7/16/2019 4:30:08 AM

Housing might be looking up, but that doesn’t mean today’s homebuyers have it easy — especially not first-timers. In fact, according to new data, more than half of first-time homebuyers have been searching for six months or more to find that dream house.

7/15/2019 4:45:37 AM

How long does it take to get pre-approved for your mortgage? Not as long as you think, if you start with a folder and have fun with some paper airplanes.

7/15/2019 4:30:58 AM

Nearly one in two homeowners is planning to renovate in the next two years. Though HELOCs offer a good source of funding for these projects, according to a new survey, many homeowners don’t even know what these financial products are.

7/15/2019 4:30:23 AM

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.

7/15/2019 3:03:08 AM

The FHA mortgage program doesn't require first-time home buyers to have credit history -- or even a credit score -- in order to get mortgage-approved.

7/12/2019 4:30:48 AM

Renters stay renters often because they overestimate the difficulty of qualifying for a mortgage. Many are surprised that they can buy a home immediately.

7/12/2019 4:30:37 AM

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.

7/11/2019 4:30:43 AM

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.

7/11/2019 4:30:30 AM

The number of bidding wars just keeps slipping — but those days might be numbered. According to new data, just 12 percent of buyers faced a bidding war last month — marking a 52 percent drop from a year earlier. But will the trend continue? Experts don’t expect so.

7/10/2019 4:45:07 AM

Freddie Mac's new CHOICERenovation loan will be a popular choice for home buyers and homeowners alike, thanks to its unique features that no other renovation loans offer.

7/10/2019 4:30:57 AM

Millennials looking to buy a house should head to Ohio. According to a new analysis, that’s where three of the nation’s 10 best cities for Millennials are located.

7/10/2019 4:30:30 AM

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.

7/9/2019 7:08:45 AM

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.

7/9/2019 5:00:54 AM

Deciding whether to refinance is a personal decision, and sometimes a tricky one. Here are some ways to determine whether a refinance is right for you.