Rates Up After Fed Meeting

After weeks of continued decline, mortgage interest rates climbed, following the two-day Fed meeting. The 30-year FRM rate rose by 2 basis points for the week.Get today’s rates.According to Freddie Mac’s weekly rate forecast via the Primary Mortgage Market...

The Best Way to Get a Competitive Interest Rate

What’s the largest factor you think about when shopping for a mortgage? If you said the interest rate, you are like most other borrowers. Even ¼ to ½ of a change in the interest rate can have a dramatic effect on your payment. It’s no wonder you want the lowest...

How Much Money do You Need to Buy a House?

You have your down payment saved, so you think you are ready to buy a house. Before you start, you should know some things. You need more than just the money for the down payment to buy a house. Many fees go into the purchase, which is important for you to understand...

How to Do a Property Record Search

Choosing a home to buy entails much research on your property of interest. True, the MLS data can provide you enough information you need, but it doesn’t hurt to extend your search and look for the property’s mortgage records. Although not...

How to Properly Write a Letter of Explanation for a Mortgage

If everything on your mortgage application isn’t textbook material, it’s fairly certain that you’ll receive a request for a Letter of Explanation. Just what is this letter and how do you write it?Keep reading to learn the specifics you must know in order to get the...

Qualifying for a Mortgage with Child Support Arrears

Child support arrears can affect your loan application, but not always in a negative way. How you handle the arrears play a vital role in your ability to secure financing. As is the case with any other debt or even income, the lender looks at the whole picture. They...

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Five Common Refinancing Blunders and How to Avoid Them

When you think of refinancing, you automatically think of saving. It allows you to lower your current interest rate and reduce the loan term. Some refinancing options even allow some cash-out. The goal is to save more money. While this is true, it is not always that...

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