• 5 Reasons Not To Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

    But while plenty of people choose this route for the security of owning their homes free and clear, it doesn’t always make sense, especially if you are near or in retirement. “Although it may seem like peace of mind to finally own your own home, there are other financial factors you need to…

    The Fiscal Times
  • Mortgage Rates Drop To Six-Week Low -- Freddie Mac

    Mortgage rates touched a six-week low in the last week, with the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate slipping to 4.27% in the week ended today from 4.34% a week ago, according to Freddie Mac's (FMCC) latest weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey. The average 15-year fixed-rate mortgage rate…

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  • Ready to Be An All-Cash Home Buyer? 5 Questions to Consider First

    Some "hot" real estate markets are attracting buyers who pay in cold cash, but this strategy isn't for everyone, even those who could possibly afford it.

  • Average 30-year mortgage rate falls to 4.27%

    Mortgage rates fell for the second straight week as the spring home-buying season begins.

  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates near low for year; 30-year at 4.27%

    Mortgage rates have fallen as the spring home-buying season begins, with Freddie Mac pegging the average 30-year fixed loan at 4.27% this week, the lowest it has been since early February.

    Los Angeles Times
  • Are we facing another housing bubble?

    Based on market indicators, lessons learned from last decade's massive bubble and price trends holding steady, is another bubble on the horizon? Here's the breakdown on what causes housing bubbles and when and where one is likely to form next.

    Just Explain It
  • Housing forecast: A not so sunny spring

    The Daily Ticker's Aaron Task and Lauren Lyster discuss the state of the housing market as the spring buying season starts.

    Daily Ticker
  • Mortgage Rates Down, Applications Up Last Week

    The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting an increase of 4.3% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index. That followed ...

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  • Southland home prices surge but sales plummet

    The median price reaches $400,000 in the Southland. But would-be buyers of low- and mid-priced properties are increasingly priced out amid tight lending standards and stagnant paychecks.

    Los Angeles Times
  • Housing market slow to hit its spring stride

    Reports from local real-estate agent groups in some of the markets that were the first to rebound, including Las Vegas, Phoenix and San Diego, show year-over-year declines in March home sales.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Southern California median home price jumped to $400,000 in March

    Home prices in Southern California are at their highest level in six years, according to new data, though those gains may be taking a bite out of sales volume.

    Los Angeles Times
  • Rock star Pink lists Sherman Oaks home for sale again

    Three-time Grammy winner Pink puts her Sherman Oaks home up for sale at $3.499 million. She listed it at $4 million three years ago or for lease at $8,500 a month and wound up with a tenant.

    Los Angeles Times
  • What to Know About Closing Day for Your House

    It’s one of the most exciting parts of the move -- the time when you buy a new home and finally get the keys to your next castle. Closing day is indeed exciting for everyone, but can also be nerve-wracking, ...

  • What a $200,000 Mortgage Will Really Cost You

    Mortgages aren’t one-size-fits-all products. Crunching the numbers can help give you clarity on how much that mortgage can cost you.

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  • Rising Mortgage Rates Chill Refinancing

    The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 1.6% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index. That followed ...

    24/7 Wall St.
  • Despite steady mortgage rates, few are refinancing

    The volume of mortgage applications fell last week despite a steady average rate on the commonly used 30-year fixed mortgage.

  • Alternatives to putting 20 percent down on a home

    "It's a myth that all homebuyers must have a 20 percent down payment to buy a home," says Nancy Herrera-Siples, a Riverside, Calif., branch manager at Primary Residential Mortgage. "Putting less than 20 percent is OK with most banks," agrees Christopher Pepe, president of Pepe Real Estate in…

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  • Combustible Adjustables: The Troubling Return of the ARM

    Adjustable rate mortgages are coming back in a big way. The hook is a low monthly payment to start, but you’re playing with fire as the interest rate rises.

  • 10 Surprising Things Insurance Covers

    File a homeowners insurance claim. Here are ten things that you might not realize are covered by standard insurance policies. Fortunately, standard homeowners policies usually cover damage from volcanic eruptions. If you have comprehensive coverage on your vehicle, then it should also be covered…

  • What a Mortgage Calculator Won't Tell You

    If you're thinking about buying a home, you can plug numbers into a mortgage calculator, but math won't always tell you if you're truly ready to buy.

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