Should You Bother Refinancing Your Current Mortgage Rate? 7 Reasons Why You Can’t Refinance Your Mortgage Why Adjustable-Rate Mortgages Are Bad News Right Now 10 Ways to Build Home Equity A Mediocre Credit Score Will Cost You Big on Your Mortgage Should You Buy a House Now or Wait? 6 Things Holding Renters Back From Becoming Homeowners

Should You Bother Refinancing Your Current Mortgage ...

If you don’t mind, let me beat a dead horse. Mortgage rates are at or near record lows and you could save a ton of ...

7 Reasons Why You Can’t Refinance Your ...

With mortgage rates so low, just about everyone and their mother has at least inquired about refinancing. Unfortunately, a lot of current homeowners are finding ...

Why Adjustable-Rate Mortgages Are Bad News Right ...

With mortgage rates as low as they are at the moment, you may be looking beyond fixed-rate options if you’re in the market to purchase ...

10 Ways to Build Home Equity

These days, home equity is all the rage. During the housing boom, it was all about tapping into your home equity with a line of ...

A Mediocre Credit Score Will Cost You ...

While there are a number of factors that determine what mortgage rate you’ll qualify for, assuming you can indeed qualify for a mortgage, perhaps the ...

Should You Buy a House Now or ...

With mortgage rates on long-term fixed-rate mortgages finally slipping into the 3% range, mind you just barely, more fence-sitters may be pondering this very question. ...

6 Things Holding Renters Back From Becoming ...

A new survey from real estate listing service Trulia revealed that 59 percent of renters aspire to be homeowners, but there are six main issues ...

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Rising Rents Could Be a Good Reason to Buy a Home Today

Rising Rents Could Be a Good Reason to Buy a Home Today
August 13, 2014 No Comments »

Despite the fact that home prices have risen by double-digits over the past couple years, buying might still beat renting because monthly rents are also climbing at a rapid clip. Lately, there have been numerous reports and frightening new stories ... Read More »

Apparently It’s Not a Housing Bubble, But an Affordability Crisis

Apparently It’s Not a Housing Bubble, But an Affordability Crisis
August 7, 2014 No Comments »

Here’s some good news, if you can call it that. Real estate experts at a recent housing forum in San Francisco determined that we are in the midst of an “affordability crisis,” not a housing bubble. Jed Kolko of Trulia ... Read More »

Have Massive Home Price Gains Eclipsed the Benefit of Low Mortgage Rates?

Have Massive Home Price Gains Eclipsed the Benefit of Low Mortgage Rates?
August 6, 2014 No Comments »

The new threat to those resisting the urge to buy real estate (how dare you) is the risk of rising mortgage rates. All the pundits believe interest rates are headed closer to 5% for a 30-year fixed, up nearly a ... Read More »

Home Builders Claim $1,000 Price Increase Can Shut 200,000 Out of the Market

Home Builders Claim $1,000 Price Increase Can Shut 200,000 Out of the Market
August 4, 2014 No Comments »

You know that old saying, “Every little bit helps.” Well, the opposite might also be true when it comes to home prices. A new study from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) revealed that a mere $1,000 increase in ... Read More »

New Fannie Mae Guideline Could Shut Out Some Buyers Who Sold Short

New Fannie Mae Guideline Could Shut Out Some Buyers Who Sold Short
July 31, 2014 No Comments »

In the next couple weeks, it might be harder to buy a new property after experiencing a short sale, assuming you plan on using a Fannie Mae-backed loan to get the job done. Earlier this week, the GSE announced plans ... Read More »

Volume of $1 Million to $10 Million Mortgages Hits All-Time High

Volume of $1 Million to $10 Million Mortgages Hits All-Time High
July 29, 2014 No Comments »

It’s no secret that mortgage lending has hit the skids in recent months. There are considerably fewer borrowers refinancing their existing mortgages and home purchases are still pretty sluggish. Earlier this year, Black Knight Financial Services said mortgage origination volume ... Read More »

Realtors’ Chief Economist Says FHA Loans Are a Rip-Off for Consumers

Realtors’ Chief Economist Says FHA Loans Are a Rip-Off for Consumers
July 28, 2014 No Comments »

Last week, Zillow hosted its fifth housing forum in the nation’s capital to discuss current real estate matters. The panel of reporters, real estate gurus, and policymakers discussed a number of issues, ranging from why people move to mortgage rates ... Read More »

Zillow to Buy Trulia for $3.5 Billion in Stock

Zillow to Buy Trulia for $3.5 Billion in Stock
July 24, 2014 No Comments »

There were several reports floating around today that Zillow is in talks to buy its smaller rival Trulia for a whole lot of money, despite spokespeople for both companies declining to comment.  But these rumors generally turn out to be ... Read More »

Yes, You Can Buy a Home on a Minimum Wage Salary, Maybe

Yes, You Can Buy a Home on a Minimum Wage Salary, Maybe
July 22, 2014 No Comments »

A new analysis from Zillow revealed that many minimum wage earners own homes nationwide, a surprising fact given how low the hourly rate of pay appears to be. The company noted that 3.3 million Americans were paid at or below ... Read More »

Home Prices Are Expected to Peak in 2016, Then Do Pretty Much Nothing Through 2022

Home Prices Are Expected to Peak in 2016, Then Do Pretty Much Nothing Through 2022
July 21, 2014 No Comments »

Are you still looking to buy a place before time runs out? Don’t want to miss out on the next big housing boom? Well, it might already be too late, assuming you’re looking to turn a big profit, or any ... Read More »