Ask These 6 Mortgage Questions Before Buying A Home

LOW RATES ENTICING FIRST-TIME HOME BUYERS? Nearly one-third of home buyers are first-time home buyers, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. So, with mortgage rates below four percent; and with rents rising faster than home values, it's cheaper to buy than to rent in many U.S. ...
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A Strategy To Avoid Mortgage Insurance

What Is a Piggyback 80-10-10 Mortgage? A piggyback mortgage is exactly what it sounds like – one mortgage on top of another. This set of two mortgages was commonly used prior to ...


Low-Down Payment Mortgage Options

Home buyers have more to cheer than just falling mortgage rates -- lenders are also making it easier to get mortgage-approved. More purchase loans are getting approved than during any time this decade; and the ...

Current Mortgage Rates Lift Maximum Home Purchase Price By 11% From 2014

CURRENT MORTGAGE RATES BELOW 4% In January 2014, the average 30-year fixed rate conventional mortgage rate was 4.52 percent. This week, the typical ...


Fannie Mae Lowers Mandatory Waiting Period After Bankruptcy, Short Sale and Pre-Foreclosure

MANDATORY WAITING PERIOD REDUCED TO 2 YEARS It's getting easier to get approved for a mortgage. Following in the FHA's footsteps, Fannie Mae has r ...

Pre-Qualification And Pre-Approval?

The National Association of REALTORS® reports that roughly one-quarter of all homes are purchased with cash. The remaining set of buyers use mortgage loans. For buyers using financing, getting a mortgage ca ...