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1/17/2018 4:30:25 AM

Finding the perfect place to live is hard, but according to Redfin, Chicago might be the place to start. The Windy City is home to a number of the nation’s best neighborhoods – communities with affordable housing, high levels of inventory, an easy commute, low rates of crime and great schools.

1/17/2018 4:30:17 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.

1/17/2018 3:48:07 AM

Current FHA loan limits for every U.S. county. Check your local FHA loan limit for 1-unit, 2-unit, 3-unit, and 4-unit homes. Safe and secure.

1/17/2018 2:30:47 AM

More than 60% of home buyers use a conventional loan; it's not hard to see why. Low rates and three-percent-down options are fueling the loan's popularity.

1/17/2018 2:17:18 AM

Home buyers love the FHA loan's mortgage rates and small downpayment requirement. This year, FHA is loosening guidelines even more to prompt homeownership.

1/16/2018 5:30:27 PM

There are several ways to improve an ugly credit score, and some work fairly quickly. The methods you use depend on why you have a bad FICO in the first place.

1/16/2018 4:30:38 AM

When it comes to moving, Americans largely headed south in 2017. According to new data, Texas was the top state for U.S. migration, while Tempe, Arizona, took the honors for top city.

1/16/2018 4:30:10 AM

Second mortgage payment can increase when the loan "resets," or enters its full repayment period. Create an exit strategy before your payments rise.

1/16/2018 4:30:06 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.

1/15/2018 2:32:54 PM

"Should I refinance my mortgage?" An analytical look at reasons to refinance, plus how to lock today's mortgage rates with no closing costs.

1/15/2018 6:15:36 AM

When mortgage rates are on the increase, should you choose a 5/1 ARM (adjustable rate mortgage) or a 15-year fixed-rate loan? Both have advantages and drawbacks you should consider.

1/15/2018 4:30:47 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.

1/13/2018 4:30:15 AM

Your were partying on New Years Eve -- and that's okay January is well underway, and you forgot to make your resolutions. But it’s not too late. Better yet, why not make 2018 mortgage real estate resolutions that will help you buy a home quicker? Setting goals can help. By pinpointing your aims and pursuing […]

1/12/2018 9:00:31 AM

One of the top reasons for making home improvements is adding value to your property. Here's what you can do to add maximum home equity for your money.

1/12/2018 4:30:23 AM

Are "white lies" okay on a mortgage application? How much harm can a little white lie on your mortgage application do? Well, quite a lot, actually. True, you're unlikely to face the maximum penalties that mortgage fraud can bring. You'd have to do something really bad to get 30 years in a federal penitentiary and […]

1/12/2018 4:30:04 AM

Need help saving for your down payment? Then you may want to find a new job. Thanks to a new offering from crowdfunding platform HomeFundMe, employers can now make down payments a bona fide part of their benefits packages.

1/12/2018 4:30:02 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.

1/11/2018 4:30:49 AM

Looking for the life of luxury? Then you’re in luck. The luxury real estate market isn’t as inventory-strapped as more affordable housing is. In fact, there’s actually a pretty wide selection of luxury properties on the market as we kick off 2018.

1/11/2018 4:30:47 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.

1/11/2018 4:30:18 AM

Credit score requirements are dropping for the FHA mortgage. Analysis and effect on U.S. home buyers, plus today's live FHA mortgage rates.