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Changing mortgage rates can be a challenge for consumers, but one you can manage with the right strategies
Here’s a pleasant real estate surprise, mortgage rates are now lower than at this time in 2013. According to Freddie Mac, 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 4.13 percent for the week ending July 17, 2014. A year ago the same loans were priced at 4.37 percent. The falling rates were hardly... Read more
Mortgage rates ticked upward slightly in the first week of June, but are still lower than they were at the end of 2013. Anyone looking to take advantage of low rates should act quickly though, because there are multiple signs that this valuable opportunity could be short lived, and... Read more
Mortgage interest rates have once again dropped below four percent for 30-year fixed products. This is the lowest they have been in a year, and cause for celebration as we head into the prime home-buying season. Check out today’s mortgage rates from the LendingTree network. This situation is a... Read more
It’s hard to think of a place more identified with both financial success and the Internet era than area around the San Francisco Bay, home to some of the nation’s leading technology companies. Indeed, the typical Bay-area home now sells for about $675,000, and only 46 percent of prospective first-time... Read more
It was a step forward and a step back for the housing market. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) is based on a survey of new home builders. The April release shows that the Index gained a point, which means builder confidence in the market... Read more
The US Census Bureau just released data on new home sales that showed an abrupt slowdown in March. Is this a warning sign for would-be home buyers, or a golden opportunity? To help you understand what the report might mean to your home buying plans, there are five questions... Read more
Average down payments and credit scores of home buyers dropped in the first quarter of 2014. According LendingTree’s statistics, down payment percentages for home buyers taking out 30-year fixed home loans declined from 16.01 percent at the end of 2013 to 15.78 percent in early 2014. And that’s not... Read more