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Mortgage rates today, February 14, 2020, plus lock recommendations

Forecast plus what’s driving mortgage rates today Happy Valentine’s Day! (Of course you didn’t forget.) Mortgage rates won’t break your heart today, but they won’t make you fall in love, either. Average mortgage rates were mixed, but the 30-year fixed rate (the most popular choice) rose on easing coronavirus fears. …

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Mortgage insurance: What is it, why you need it, and how much it costs

Mortgage insurance: No one tells you about the benefits PMI (private mortgage insurance) is usually required if you put less than 20 percent down on a house. It protects your mortgage lender in case you default on the loan.  Many homebuyers try to avoid PMI at all costs. Why? Because …

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15-year mortgage rate charts | Mortgage Rates, Mortgage News and Strategy : The Mortgage Reports

15-year mortgage rate chart shows historical lows Charts for 15-year mortgage rates have a great story to tell. They show a way to cut interest costs by tens of thousands of dollars over the life of the loan. But while 15-year financing offers some important advantages, it’s often a financial …

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Grants to buy a house: Your down payment shortcut

Grants to buy a house are real Grants to buy a house? That sounds too good to be true. What’s the catch? Actually, there isn’t one. Many homebuyers receive home buying grants every year. These are effectively gifts, which don’t have to be repaid. These grants come from state agencies …

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Mortgage rates today, February 7, 2020, plus lock recommendations

Forecast plus what’s driving mortgage rates today Average mortgage rates just inched lower yesterday, in line with our prediction. Although the drop wasn’t enough to materially affect your rate, it came as a relief after two days of appreciable rises. And it leaves them in uberlow territory. This morning’s better-than-expected …

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How low can we go? 30-year mortgage rates chart tells the story Mortgage Rates, Mortgage News and Strategy : The Mortgage Reports

30-year mortgage rates chart: Where are we now? If you look at 30-year mortgage rate charts, there’s a trend you can’t miss. Today’s rates are low. Really low. In fact, mortgage rates in early 2020 are less than half the historic norm. This makes mortgages more affordable and homes more …

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What’s the max VA loan amount?

The max VA loan amount no longer exists If you’re lucky enough to qualify for a VA loan, then you’ve got some serious advantages on your side. With no down payment requirements, no mortgage insurance, and some of the lowest interest rates around, a VA loan is one of the …

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Mortgage rates today, January 31, 2020, plus lock recommendations

Forecast plus what’s driving mortgage rates today Average mortgage rates fell moderately yesterday, as we predicted. Added to other recent falls, it took those rates to new lows. Depending on your lender and the type of mortgage you’re getting, that low may be a four-month one or a 40-month one. …

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Title Insurance For Mortgages : Explained In Plain English

What is title insurance? When you purchase a home, a document called the “title” states your right to own the property. Title insurance protects that right against anyone else who might try to claim ownership. There are two types of title insurance to be aware of:  Lender’s title insurance (required) …

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