While the most advantageous reason to use a mortgage broker might be their ability to shop your rate with multiple lenders, you still need to… Read More »3 Reasons Why You Need to Compare Mortgage Brokers Too
With mortgage rates exceeding 7% again and home prices reaching new heights, some critics are sounding the alarm. The argument is that we’ve got an… Read More »Today’s Housing Market Risk Factors: Is Real Estate in Trouble?
In a clear sign of the times, Zillow has announced a partnership to syndicate new-construction listings on Redfin. This means home shoppers will see more… Read More »Zillow and Redfin Join Forces to Push More New Construction Home Sales
Everyone knows mortgage rates aren’t as low as they used to be. Understatement of the decade there. But this doesn’t just equate to a higher… Read More »The Hidden Danger of a Higher Mortgage Rate
Has residential housing supply finally bottomed? Are we finally going to see more single-family homes hit the market, after years of slim pickings? Perhaps, if… Read More »Big Jump in Homeowners Saying They’ll Sell in the Next Three Years
More news on the mortgage rate lock-in effect, this time from Zestimate creator Zillow. The company conducted a survey and found that homeowners with a… Read More »Zillow Says Homeowners Twice as Likely to Sell If Their Mortgage Rate Is Above 5%
While bulls and bears continue to argue the health of the housing market, a new report revealed that most existing homeowners are in a really… Read More »Nearly Half of Homeowners with a Mortgage Are Equity Rich
Another day, another affordable home loan program launches, this time “OneDown” from Guaranteed Rate. As the name implies, you only need to put 1% down… Read More »Guaranteed Rate OneDown: The Latest 1% Down Mortgage + $1,000 Toward Lender Fees
It’s no secret that homes just aren’t as affordable as they used to be. An unwelcome combination of significantly higher mortgage rates coupled with ever-higher… Read More »Homebuyer Assistance Programs: What’s Available These Days and Who Qualifies?
You may have heard the phrase mortgage rate lock-in effect lately. As a quick refresher, it’s a homeowner’s unwillingness to give up an ultra-low mortgage… Read More »The National Average Mortgage Rate Lock-In Effect Is Worth $55,000