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FHA Mortgage Rates Flip Against Conventional Rates

8/3/2018
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Mortgage lenders roll out new wave of home affordability loans; Today's live mortgage rates; 5-day trends; FHA mortgage rates move past conventional ones.

The Federal Reserve Meeting & Mortgage Rates Reactions

8/1/2018
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The Federal Reserve votes on whether to raise the Fed Funds Rate; Today's live mortgage rates and the 5-day trend; NAR reports on contracts for home sales.

Millennials Just Set An All-Time U.S. Homeownership Record

7/30/2018
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Millennials set an all-time record for homeownership; Today's live mortgage rates; The 5-day trend; New Home Sales slow through June 2018.

Home Buying Probability Rises 23% For Renters After Cash Gifts Of This Amount

7/20/2018
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Buyers should see fewer new homes for sale this fall; current mortgage rates and the 5-day trend; and, what to do when you receive a cash gift for down payment.

How Today’s Home Buyers Are Making Their Best Offers On A House

7/18/2018
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Home builder confidence puts its strongest July reading in thirteen years; today's mortgage rates and the 5-day trend; and, making your best offer for a home.

You’ll Never Get Those Popular Freddie Mac Mortgage Rates

7/13/2018
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The most popular mortgage rates in the U.S. aren't actually for sale; today's mortgage rates and a 5-day trend; and, pre-approvals matters but pre-qualifications do not.

Today’s 7 Mortgages That Permit Low- or No-Down Payment

7/9/2018
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An otherwise-solid June 2018 jobs report is offset by weakening wage growth, affecting mortgage rates; current interest rates and the 5-day trend; and, the many ways home buyers can purchase a home with little or no money down.

Sellers Starting To Cut Home Prices, Research Shows

7/6/2018
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Home sellers are starting to reduce list prices, a trend which typically continues through Thanksgiving week; today's mortgage rates and 5-day interest rate trends; and, mortgage rates have dropped for 3 straight weeks, says Freddie Mac

Refinancing Consumers Sour On 15-Year Mortgages, Opt For 30 Years Instead

7/2/2018
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Refinancing homeowners ditch their 15-year fixed-rate mortgages; Current mortgage rates and 5-day trends; Mortgage rate predictions for 2019

Report: 75% Of Home Buyers Get Mortgage-Approved

6/29/2018
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Renters tell Fannie Mae they want to buy homes but don't think they'll get approved; today's mortgage rates and the 5-day interest rate trend; and, the Pending Home Sales Index dropped for the fifth straight month.

Home Buyers Find Success With Loan Re-Applications

5/14/2018
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When your mortgage loan application gets turned down, there's a really good reason to talk to another lender instead; Updating today's mortgage rates and mortgage rate trends; and, Shopping for interest rates and closing costs as a package is pretty much impossible. The post Home Buyers Find Success With Loan Re-Applications appeared first on Growella.

Duration:00:03:25

This Is How Much You Save By Talking To A Second Lender

5/11/2018
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Freddie Mac research shows how much money mortgage borrowers save by comparison shopping their home loans; today's updated mortgage rates for conforming, USDA, VA, jumbo, and FHA loans; why your lender asks for paperwork and what to do when you don't want to send it in. The post This Is How Much You Save By Talking To A Second Lender appeared first on Growella.

Duration:00:02:46

Home Buyers Using ARMs To Get Lower Mortgage Rates

5/9/2018
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Using adjustable-rate mortgages to buy a home; today's mortgage rates for conforming, USDA, VA, jumbo, and FHA loans; and, how to receive a cash gift for down payment so your mortgage lenders allows it. The post Home Buyers Using ARMs To Get Lower Mortgage Rates appeared first on Growella.

Duration:00:02:45

Adjustable-Rate Mortgage (ARM) Use Surges Among Home Buyers

5/7/2018
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Ellie Mae reports homeowners choosing adjustable-rate mortgages over fixed-rate ones at the highest clip since 2014; an update on today's mortgage rates for VA, USDA, FHA, jumbo, and conforming loans; how to use probability and concepts from physics to improve your credit score and get access to the best mortgage rate possible. The post Adjustable-Rate Mortgage (ARM) Use Surges Among Home Buyers appeared first on Growella.

Duration:00:03:25

Consumer-Friendly Real Estate Information? Look Past The National Surveys.

5/4/2018
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Home affordability studies say that California is the most expensive and parts of the Midwest are the least expensive, but that doesn't help home buyers much; today's mortgage rates for conforming, FHA, jumbo, USDA, and VA loans; and, all about the intended audience for the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index. The post Consumer-Friendly Real Estate Information? Look Past The National Surveys. appeared first on Growella.

Duration:00:03:22

Home Buyers Beat The Horrible Weather & Low Home Supply

5/3/2018
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When you're buying a house, it's good to look past the national data and focus on the local; today's mortgage rates for conforming, FHA, jumbo, USDA, and VA home loans; and, New Home Sales posts its second-highest reading in ten years despite weather-related obstacles in New England and much of the Northeast. The post Home Buyers Beat The Horrible Weather & Low Home Supply appeared first on Growella.

Duration:00:03:02

For Buyers, It Helps To Have A Jumbo Mortgage Contact

4/30/2018
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National Association of REALTORS® data shows that the typical home is selling in 30 days, which doesn't leave buyers much time to think; today's mortgage rates across conventional, FHA, USDA, VA, and jumbo loan products; how mortgage loan limits affect consumer home loan choice. The post For Buyers, It Helps To Have A Jumbo Mortgage Contact appeared first on Growella.

Duration:00:03:31

Mortgage Rates Spike Ahead Of May 2018 Federal Reserve Meeting

4/27/2018
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The Federal Reserve meets for its third scheduled meeting of the year and it's expected to hold the Fed Funds Rate unchanged until June; today's mortgage rate trends for conforming, FHA, USDA, jumbo, and VA loans; and, with mortgage rates spiking, the importance of staying patient while you're trying to buy a home. The post Mortgage Rates Spike Ahead Of May 2018 Federal Reserve Meeting appeared first on Growella.

Duration:00:02:53

Home Equity Line Of Credit: Your Personal “Emergency Fund”

4/25/2018
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Mortgage rates unexpectedly spike, changing the math of How Much Home Can I Afford for home buyers nationwide; an update on today's mortgage rates for conforming, USDA, VA, jumbo, and FHA loans; and, using a home equity line of credit as an emergency fund and immediate source of cash. The post Home Equity Line Of Credit: Your Personal “Emergency Fund” appeared first on Growella.

Duration:00:03:07

FHA Mortgage Rates Are Now Higher Than Conventional Ones

4/20/2018
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Home buyers are finding value in new construction homes with home supply up and builder confidence down through fourth straight months; an update on today's mortgage rates; and, Ellie Mae reports FHA mortgage rates surpassing conventional rates for the first time. The post FHA Mortgage Rates Are Now Higher Than Conventional Ones appeared first on Growella.

Duration:00:02:50