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4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Spring

By Vera Gibbons of Zillow.com It’s not just temperatures and tulips that are on the rise these days. Interest in home buying is way up, too. The home buying season is about to get under way, and it’s expected to

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30-Year Mortgage Rates Surge To 3.69%; Biggest 1-Week Jump In 5 Months

Prepared by Dan Green, mortgage market expert Current Mortgage Rates Now Average 3.69% Suddenly, current mortgage rates are at a 6-week worst. According to Freddie Mac’s weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey, 30-year conventional fixed-ratemortgage rates climbed sharply last week, reaching 3.69%, on

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More Low-Downpayment Loans For Today’s Home Buyers

Low Mortgage Rates Available The U.S. economy is improving and, as the economy expands, U.S. rents have climbed. Meanwhile, mortgage rates are down. Not since May 2013 have current mortgage rates been this cheap. As a result of falling rates, in many

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Low Down Payment Home Loans: Which is Best for You?

Changes to FHA loans and new 3-percent-down non-FHA loans could put homeownership within your reach today. Thanks to shifts in the lending landscape, the dream of buying a home is becoming a reality for many Americans. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA)

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Lenders Wary of Self-Employed Borrowers

Despite appearing in a better position to repay their home loan, self-employed borrowers receive 40 percent fewer loan quotes, primarily because of their typically lower credit scores. When it comes to getting a home loan, self-employed borrowers are less likely

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Can Shopping Around for a Mortgage Keep You from Getting One?

It never hurts to ask — or does it? Here’s what you need to know about how credit checks can affect your mortgage rate. Almost all home buyers know that higher credit scores mean lower mortgage rates, so it’s no

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REVIEW: Housing Affordability for August

At the national level, housing affordability is down from a year ago for the month of August as higher prices make it less affordable to purchase a home despite rates having another slight decline. Housing affordability is down from a

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