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American families tend to spend about a third of their annual income on housing. Yet, depending on their location and the level of the family’s income, home sizes can vary widely. Based on data from property ...24/7 Wall St.
As winter closes in, snowbirds in the north will soon fly off in search of sunshine and relaxation.MarketWatch
Low interest rates continue to benefit anyone looking for a mortgage, as the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rates fell to a new 19-month low in the latest week, slipping to 3.80% from 3.93% a week ...Barrons.com
Mortgage rates have hit a fresh low for the year.Los Angeles Times
The Mortgage Bankers Association weekly report on mortgage applications noted a decrease in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending December 12.24/7 Wall St.
Here are four renting realities that could make you reconsider whether it's ultimately worth it.Credit.com
The Federal Housing Finance Agency will now allow some homebuyers to take out mortgages with down payments as low as 3%.Credit.com
Even with tougher rules, people are still lying to get mortgagesBusinessWeek
U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less confident in their sales prospects heading into next year, even as their overall sales outlook remains favorable.USA TODAY
The only potential winner in purchase of a foreclose home is the buyer who receives the discount, and perhaps Home Deport, which sells the items for upgrades.24/7 Wall St.
Some 3 percent of Russian mortgages are in foreign currencies such as the dollar. Russians are struggling to service those mortgages as the ruble keeps slidingBusinessWeek
Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates edged higher this week after four weeks of declines, but they remained at historically low levels that could entice potential homebuyers.Los Angeles Times
Dear Mona, It seems like homeownership is a common data filter in the social sciences. But nearly everyone I know who “owns a home” is paying a mortgage. How many “homeowners” have actually paid off their houses? John, 34, Mount Vernon, Washington Dear John, Your question is an important one, not…FiveThirtyEight
The Mortgage Bankers Association weekly report on mortgage applications noted an increase in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending December 5.24/7 Wall St.
If your financial situation isn't perfect, here's how to work within the four pillars of mortgage lending to get approved for a home loan.Credit.com
Housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Monday detailed plans to once again back mortgages with down payments as low as 3%, saying the move to make home ownership more accessible contains ...Los Angeles Times
Amortization is a term you need to understand to figure out how quickly you're making progress on paying down your mortgage — or if a refi makes sense.Credit.com
When it comes to buying a house, are you in the "no way I could possibly qualify" category? Not enough cash in the bank for a down payment or closing costs? Credit scores good but not great? ...Los Angeles Times
Why would you put more money down on a house than you have to? There are several reasons — but that doesn't mean it's the right decision for everyone.Credit.com
Long-term mortgage rates fell last week to 3.89 percent, their lowest level in over a year and a half, according to a weekly survey by Freddie Mac . Rates for a 30-year fixed mortgage at this time last ...The Fiscal Times