Mortgage Interest Rates are Still Going Up… Should You Wait to Buy?

Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased by close to a quarter of a percent over the last several weeks. Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association, and the National Association of Realtors are all calling read more

4 Reasons Why We Are Not Heading Toward Another Housing Bubble

With home prices continuing to appreciate above historic levels, some are concerned that we may be heading for another housing ‘boom & bust.’ It is important to remember, however, that today’s market is quite different than the bubble read more

Homes are More Affordable in 44 out of 50 States

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With both home prices and mortgage rates increasing this year, many are concerned about a family’s ability to purchase a major part of the American Dream – its own home. However, if we compare housing affordability today to the average affordability read more

It’s easier to get a mortgage in 2018, according to a new study

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Looser mortgage qualifying guidelines by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over the past few years are beginning to have an impact on mortgage loan applications this year. An analysis published this month by CoreLogic of conventional read more

FSBO Risks: 4 Scary Scenarios ‘For Sale by Owner’ Home Sellers Face

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Going the “For Sale by Owner” route is a tempting alternative to hiring a real estate agent to sell your home. After all, listing agents charge a commission for their work that can eat into your own profits. So why not try to read more

Why Have Interest Rates Jumped to a 7-Year High?

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After plateauing in recent weeks, mortgage rates reversed course and reached a new high last seen seven years ago.

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate edged up to 4.61%, which matches the highest level since May 19, 2011. Interest rates for a 30-year read more