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Zillow Home Loans Is Now Live

Following the announcement made last summer to acquire Mortgage Lenders of America, “Zillow Home Loans” is now officially open for business. The new division of Zillow, which is 300 employees […]

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Mortgage Rates Just Had Their Best Week In Over a Decade

If you thought the low mortgage rates were gone forever, think again. Per Freddie Mac, mortgage rates just had their best week in over a decade, thanks in part to […]

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Renting vs. Buying a Home: 55 Pros and Cons

It’s time for yet another mortgage match-up, so without further ado, here’s a biggie: “Renting vs. buying a home.” Or a townhouse for that matter… This is certainly an intimidating […]

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loanDepot’s Mello Smartloan Can Shorten Mortgage Closing to Just 8 Days

In yet another effort to push mortgage lending firmly into the 21st century, loanDepot has debuted its proprietary “mello smartloan” technology, an end-to-end digital mortgage loan intended to cut out […]

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What Is a Good Price for a First-Time Home Buyer?

Buying your first home can be pretty nerve-wracking. Regardless of what you pay, whether it seems like a little or a lot, there are going to be some sleepless nights […]

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How to Pay for Home Renovations: Pros and Cons to Different Methods

Most homes require work, even newer ones. And just about everyone knows that home renovation projects aren’t cheap. This is generally the case regardless of whether the job is a […]

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When Should You Start Looking for a House?

The short answer: Immediately. That is, if you want to buy a home at some point in the next year, or anytime thereafter. We’ll get into the specifics in a […]

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2019 Mortgage Rate Forecast: We Could Be in for a Big Surprise

Just like that another year has passed, well almost, so it’s time once again to look forward to what the next 365 days might bring. Will 2019 be a winner […]

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Home Prices vs. Recessions

There have been three recessions since the 1990s, including the Great Recession, which took place from 2007 and 2009 and lasted about a year and a half. Earlier, a recession […]

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2019 Conforming Loan Limit Will Be $484,350 for Mortgages Backed by Fannie and Freddie

As expected, the conforming loan limit for 2019 has increased thanks to an ongoing rise in property values, according to a news bulletin released by the Federal Housing Finance Agency […]

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