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Home Finance: Exploring Alternatives to the 30-Year Mortgage

From all-cash deals to 50-year loans, there are several alternatives to the standard 30-year-mortgage. Here's how to know what's best for you. Continue Reading »

Mortgage Applications Rise as Rates Fall

The Mortgage Bankers Association said its index of mortgage application activity rose 4.3 percent. Continue Reading »

Zillow Mortgage Marketplace: 30-Year Loan Hits 6-Week Low

Upcoming economic reports could soon send mortgage rates back up. Continue Reading »

FHA Program Gives Distressed Homeowners a Second Chance

You could be back in the homebuying market only a year after a foreclosure, short sale or a deed in lieu of foreclosure, under the FHA Back to Work Program. Continue Reading »

Mortgage Applications Fall as Refinancing Drops

Applications for U.S. home mortgages fell last week even though the number of loan requests for home purchases grew. Continue Reading »

Zillow Mortgage Marketplace: 30-Year Rate Drops Again

"We expect rates to remain about where they are now...." Continue Reading »

Mortgage Rates Move Up a Tick in Latest Survey

Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose slightly this week, reports mortgage buyer Freddie Mac. Continue Reading »

Mortgage Applications Fall in Latest Week

Even though loan requests for home purchases rose, applications for U.S. home mortgages fell last week on lower refinancing demand. Continue Reading »

Zillow Mortgage Marketplace: 30-Year Fixed Rates Fall Back

“Rates dropped last week, erasing most of the run-up triggered previously by the Fed’s surprisingly aggressive guidance on plans to increase the Federal Funds Rate.” Continue Reading »

Mortgage Rates Tick Up on Fed Chair's Comments

Rates on fixed mortgages rose after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggested that it could start raising short-term interest rates by mid-2015. Continue Reading »

Mortgage Applications Fall as Interest Rates Pick Up

Applications for U.S. home mortgages reportedly fell last week as interest rates rose to the highest level since January. Continue Reading »

Zillow Mortgage Marketplace: 30-Year Fixed Rate Surges

"We expect rates will inch up further on the momentum of last week's direction from the Fed and expectations of positive news from economic data...." Continue Reading »

Mortgage Rates Edge Back Down in Latest Survey

After rising the week before, average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages declined last week, reports mortgage buyer Freddie Mac. Continue Reading »

Mortgage Applications Fall in Latest Week

Applications for U.S. home mortgages reportedly fell last week as both purchase and refinancing applications slipped. Continue Reading »

Zillow Mortgage Marketplace: 30-Year Fixed Rate Drops

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate steadily declined last week, dropping to as low as 4.13 percent before rising slightly to today’s rate. Continue Reading »

Mortgage Rates Edge Up, Remain Near Historic Lows

Mortgage rates have risen about a full percentage point since hitting record lows roughly a year ago. Continue Reading »

Mortgage Applications Slip in Latest Week

Applications for U.S. home mortgages fell in the latest week as interest rates edged higher, an industry group said Wednesday. Continue Reading »

Zillow Mortgage Marketplace: 30-Year Rate Rises

"Rates rose on Monday to levels not seen since mid-January." Continue Reading »

Reverse Mortgages: New Rules Make Them Safer for Homeowners

Reverse mortgages used to allow borrowers to take out almost all of their home equity at once, but new rule changes can protect older Americans from themselves. Continue Reading »

Mortgage Rates Fall, Reverse Recent Upward Trend

The average rate for the 30-year loan declined to 4.28 percent last week, while the average for the 15-year fell to 3.32 percent, says Freddie Mac. Continue Reading »

U.S. Mortgage Applications Rise in Latest Week

A leading indicator of home sales rose 9.4 percent last week. Continue Reading »

Mortgage Rates Rise as Home Sales Surge

The average rate for the 30-year loan increased to 4.37 percent and the 15-year mortgage rose to 3.39 percent. Continue Reading »

Key Things to Know About Home Equity Loans

Lenders are now more confident about allowing homeowners to borrow against the value of their dwellings, but here are four other things you'll need to know about home equity loans before trying to get one. Continue Reading »

Mortgage Applications Tumble to Lowest Level in 2 Decades

"This is the time of a year we would expect a significant pickup in purchase activity, and we are not yet seeing it." Continue Reading »

Zillow Mortgage Marketplace: 30-Year Rate Holds Steady

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate hovered around 4.22 percent for the majority of the week. Continue Reading »

Refinancing Losing Its Appeal to Homeowners

Refinance activity drove new mortgages in 2012, but with interest rates on the rise, refinancing may not be as appealing. Continue Reading »

Mortgage Rates Inch Up in Latest Week

Rates on 30- and 15-year fixed home loans ticked up again, reports Freddie Mac. Continue Reading »

Housing Starts, Permits Tumble; Mortgage Applications Fall

Construction of new homes hits a low not seen in years and consumer interest in applying for mortgages continues to decline. Continue Reading »

Zillow Mortgage Marketplace: 30-Year Rate Rises Again

Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages rose again this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace at 4.18 percent. Continue Reading »

Mortgage Rates Tick Up After 5 Down Weeks

After dropping for five weeks, the average U.S. rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage edges up. Continue Reading »

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