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Many people believe that 30-year mortgage rates will rise into the 4s next week. Are you one of them?
Is this your last chance to get mortgage rates in the 3s? The Fed meets next week and is expected to raise the Fed Funds Rate. Should you wait it out?
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Military borrowers pay less
It pays to be a veteran. Using VA Benefits and the G.I. Bill, military borrowers get access to lower rates than the general U.S. population.
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What do you do when you need to borrow more than $417,000? Conforming loan limits for all U.S. counties.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac released conforming loan limits for 2016, by county. A lookup chart by U.S. county, plus analysis and live mortgage rate quotes.
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Buyers of new construction should expect higher prices and fewer concessions in the 2016 housing market.
Homebuilder confidence remains strong as the 2016 Housing Market begins. Buyers should plan for higher prices -- mostly because builders have forecast it.
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Be a better mortgage rate shopper. Learn how mortgage interest rates move and how you can lock a better, lower mortgage rate.
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When you're considering whether a refinance is worth it, try to avoid the logic leap of the "recoup your closing costs" argument 
"Should I refinance my mortgage?" An analytical look at reasons to refinance, plus how to lock today's mortgage rates with no closing costs.
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What are some other things a great mortgager lender will do for you?
There are hundreds of thousands of licensed mortgage loan officers nationwide. The great ones, though, distinguish themselves pretty clearly.
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Can you guess for how many consecutive weeks 30-year mortgage rates been in the 3s?

☐ 5 wks
☐ 12 wks
☐ 18 wks
☐ 37 wks
Experts said mortgage rates would over 4.5% by now. They're not. They're in the 3s. What will happen in December, though? What about for January 2016?
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How saving 25% at the store can cost you tens of thousands of dollars later.
Holiday shopping will reach record levels this year. However, one popular holiday "deal" can lower your credit score and, by extension, your mortgage rate.
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New York City is only the 9th least affordable U.S. city in which to buy a home. It's much less affordable to live in California, it appears.
Want to buy a home somewhere inexpensive? Check this list of affordable cities, and get access to low downpayment home loans. Analysis and live quotes at...
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Take advantage of today's "low-doc" mortgage refinance programs
Streamline Refinance programs waive income, asset, credit and employment verification, simplifying the approval process. Appraisals aren't required, either.
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A different look at putting 20% down. 
Making a large downpayment is not the conservative investment you think it is. The risks of putting 20% down on a home are real. Know what you should do.
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