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Mortgage Applications Set a Record for Third Straight Week

Mortgage Applications Set a Record for Third Straight Week

"Entry-level housing supply remains weak and is likely hindering some would-be-first-time homebuyers from finding a home. This, along with faster growth in the higher price tiers, is why the average loan application size has risen to a new high for three straight weeks."

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Mortgage 101: Lingo Need to Know

Mortgage 101: Lingo Need to Know

If you intend to buy a home in the near future, a mortgage is probably part of your plan. This special type of loan makes homeownership a reality for most Americans, who otherwise couldn't afford to make a purchase of that size.

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Weekly Mortgage Applications Hit a Record, But Not a Healthy One for Housing

Weekly Mortgage Applications Hit a Record, But Not a Healthy One for Housing

Mortgage interest rates are now decidedly lower than a year ago, and home shoppers are buying in, but most are wealthier consumers purchasing more expensive homes.

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U.S. New Home Sales Hit 7 Month High, Services Sector Rebounds

U.S. New Home Sales Hit 7 Month High, Services Sector Rebounds

The Commerce Department said new home sales increased 3.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 621,000 units, the highest level since May 2018.

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When Should You Think About Buying Your First Home?

When Should You Think About Buying Your First Home?

Contrary to what many of us grew up believing, there's no magical age at which we should own our first home. Instead, becoming a homeowner should be based on your unique path and future life plans.

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Qualify For a Mortgage With Assets Instead of Income

Qualify For a Mortgage With Assets Instead of Income

If you have funds in the bank, the SmartFunds loan product may be the smart way to qualify for a mortgage.

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