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The mortgage offer in the mail: Should you accept?

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?"

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

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.

Mortgage rates today, August 18, plus lock recommendations

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.

Today’s Mortgage Rates Analysis

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.

How will buying a new car affect your mortgage application?

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.

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

Started homes dropped slightly in July, which doesn't help the home buyer's plight: not enough homes to buy.

Mortgage rates today, August 17, plus lock recommendations

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.

Rising house values prove real estate can be a smart investment

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.

Mortgage rates today, August 16, plus lock recommendations

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.

Conventional refinance rates and guidelines for 2017

A conventional refinance can lower your rate, pay off any loan, remove mortgage insurance, and more. Conventional refinance guidelines and rates for 2017.

USDA streamline refinance program: Now available in all 50 states

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.

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

What should a couple do with a home when they divorce? Advice and guidance.

Buying a home is easier than you think

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.

Mortgage rates today, August 15, plus lock recommendations

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.

Mortgage Rates Today, August 14, Plus Lock Recommendations

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Should I refinance or just pay down the principal?

"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.

Lender Credits: Bait & Switch Or Fair Deal?

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?

Mortgage Rates Today, August 11, Plus Lock Recommendations

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.