Mortgage News: Jumbo Loans Get Easier

It’s getting easier to finance and refinance with a jumbo mortgage because lenders are reducing qualification standards. Here’s why.

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Mortgage News: Wall Street Turmoil Pushes Down Loan Rates

It’s not a great situation, but tough times on Wall Street can result in lower mortgage rates. Here’s why.

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Homeownership Rates Lowest in Decades

According to the US census, homeownership rates have fallen to 63.4 percent in the second quarter of 2015, which is the lowest since 1967.

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Mortgages: How To Get An Extra $10,000 Toward A Home Purchase

Mortgages are a big-ticket item and many buyers benefit from down payment assistance programs, often for more than $10,000. Here’s how.

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Mortgages: Will New Loan Rules Delay Closings?

Mortgages are complex and for most borrowers that means

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NAR Existing Home Sales
The National Association of Realtors has reported the existing home sales for May, 2015 which rose 5.1% to a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.35 million from an upwardly revised 5.09 million in April.  Sales on existing homes have increased year-over-year for eight consecutive months and are 9.2 percent above... Read more
Fewer Debts Key To Mortgage Success

If the key to getting mortgages is a good credit score then the key to getting a solid credit score is surely less debt.

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New Mortgage Paperwork Could Save You Big Money

Starting in August new paperwork will likely make the mortgage process more understandable — and likely create some savings as well.

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2015 Home Starts
This morning’s ​Census Bureau report showed that housing starts in April increased 20.2% over March ’15 to an annual rate of 1,135,000, while single family housing starts increased 16.7% over March ’15. LendingTree founder and CEO, Doug Lebda, offers the following comments on the report: “With the spring housing market in... Read more
Refinance Reality Check: Take this 5 Question Quiz and See What You’re Leaving on the Table!

What if the Fed raises mortgage rates? Refinance if you anser yes to one of these five questions.

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