If a house doesn’t appraise”, it’s a problem for you and the buyers
After doing just enough to maintain their homes in the wake of the Great Recession, Americans are starting to ramp up spending on backyard decks, spalike bathrooms and other vanity improvements.
Dear Expert: I’m thinking about taking the leap and buying a home. I hear the term “rate lock” a lot. Exactly what is it and would now be a good time to use it? — All Locked Up Dear Locked:
You have to research mortgage rates, work on your credit, find a lender, all in the hopes of finding the most affordable financing possible.
Q: What is a good faith estimate?
The average total cost a borrower pays to close on a home loan has dropped slightly, an exclusive Bankrate.com survey finds.
Mortgage rates inched up this week following satisfactory news about the housing market’s progress.
1,950,267 loans were originated on single-family homes and condos in the second quarter, up 22 percent from the previous quarter and up 23 percent from a year ago to the highest level since the third quarter of 2013.
Q: My mother is a hoarder. She owns her split-level ranch-style home, which is in my deceased father’s name and hers. Mother is 98 years old and has dementia, which is in the more-than-moderate stage. She lives by herself with her dog.