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Personal Finance 2021-04-13T10:00:00Z

Today's mortgage and refinance rates: April 13, 2021 | Rates go down

Mortgage and refinance rates are lower today than they were last Tuesday. Most rates have gone up since last month, though.
Personal Finance 2021-04-12T17:11:16Z

Mortgage rates this week: April 12, 2021 | Rates trend downward

Mortgage and refinance rates have decreased this week, and rates will probably remain low for a while.
Personal Finance 2021-04-12T15:53:10Z

Today's 30-year mortgage rates: April 12, 2021

The 30-year mortgage rates are low, and you can secure a great rate with a big down payment, high credit score, and low debt-to-income ratio.
Personal Finance 2021-04-12T15:06:05Z

I'm a financial planner, and there are 3 things I always tell clients before buying a vacation home

Did you know a second-home mortgage is harder to get than a mortgage on a primary residence? It's something to consider before buying a vacation home.
Personal Finance 2021-04-12T10:00:00Z

Today's mortgage and refinance rates: April 12, 2021 | Rates drop

Mortgage rates and refinance rates have decreased since last week, but most rates have increased since this time last month.
Personal Finance 2021-04-11T13:38:00Z

After 10 years saving to buy a home in LA, I had to face facts: My only option was to leave

Giving up on the California Dream finally freed her to pursue a more meaningful one: homeownership — in another state.
Personal Finance 2021-04-11T10:00:00Z

Today's mortgage and refinance rates: April 11, 2021 | Rates fall

Mortgage and refinance rates are low overall today. You may want to lock in a low rate with a fixed-rate mortgage.
Personal Finance 2021-04-10T13:15:00Z

A financial planner has 2 simple formulas to figure out how much house you can afford

A financial planner recommends multiplying your gross annual salary by three or five to find out how much home you can really afford to buy.
Personal Finance 2021-04-10T10:00:00Z

Today's mortgage and refinance rates: April 10, 2021 | Rates stay low

Mortgage and refinance rates are low today, and they will probably stay low for a while. You'll probably want a fixed rate, not an adjustable rate.
Personal Finance 2021-04-09T20:08:34Z

A Connecticut family used 2 strategies to pay off their mortgage 17 years early

They paid off their mortgage decades early by refinancing to a 15-year mortgage, and saving the extra money as a cushion until payoff.
Personal Finance 2021-04-09T16:27:31Z

New American Funding mortgage review: Apply even with a low credit score, and customize a loan to your needs

New American Funding is a good mortgage lender overall, and it's especially useful for borrowers with low or no credit scores.
Personal Finance 2021-04-09T10:00:00Z

Today's mortgage and refinance rates: April 9, 2021 | Rates go down

Today's mortgage and refinance rates are lower than they were last Friday. You could lock in a 15-year mortgage rate under 3%.
Personal Finance 2021-04-08T16:53:49Z

Why finding a home shouldn't be your first step in buying a house

Before choosing the home you want to buy, get a preapproval letter from a mortgage lender. A preapproval letter makes your offer more competitive.
Personal Finance 2021-04-08T10:00:00Z

Today's mortgage and refinance rates: April 8, 2021 | Rates decrease

Most mortgage and refinance rates are lower today than they were last week. It could be a good day to lock in a fixed rate.
Personal Finance 2021-04-07T10:00:00Z

Today's mortgage and refinance rates: April 7, 2021 | Rates fluctuate

Fixed mortgage and refinance rates are lower today than they were last Wednesday, but adjustable rates are higher.
Personal Finance 2021-04-06T18:34:40Z

8 signs you're ready to buy a house

It may be a good time to buy a home if your finances are in a good place and you're ready to take on more responsibilities.
Personal Finance 2021-04-06T12:14:23Z

Today's mortgage and refinance rates: April 6, 2021 | Rates keep rising

Lately, mortgage and refinance rates have been rising, although rates remain at historic lows. Rates for fixed-rate loans remain lower than ARMS.
Personal Finance 2021-04-05T16:52:54Z

The best private student loans of 2021

The best private student loans for low interest rates and flexible repayment options are from online lenders Earnest, Ascent, SoFi, and College Ave.
Personal Finance 2021-04-05T10:00:00Z

Today's mortgage and refinance rates: April 5, 2021 | Rates increase

Mortgage and refinance rates have gone up today. That said, you may still want to lock in a great rate while possible.
Personal Finance 2021-04-04T13:45:00Z

3 tips for buying a home in a competitive market, from a mortgage lender with 37 years of experience

There aren't enough houses for sale around the US to meet the high demand. But buying a home in a competitive market is still possible.
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