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The 'Silver Tsunami' Meets 'Golden Handcuffs' as Past Low Mortgage Rates Lock in Homeowners — Whether They Like It or Not

The resulting lower supply of homes, and population growth outpacing construction, has led to a 7.2 million home shortage.

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I Got a 2.5% Mortgage Rate Last Year When Everyone Else Was Getting 6%. It's Saving Us $40,000 and Helping Pay Off My Medical Bills for Cancer Treatment.

Getting an assumable mortgage takes time and patience, but it is possible to snag a much lower rate.

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Home Prices Are Sky-High in California and New York — But People in Another State Have to Save the Longest to Buy

Soaring mortgage rates amid inflation have kept prospective buyers across the U.S. at bay.

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Some Lenders Are Offering 'Buy Now, Refinance Later At No Cost' Deals — But Is There a Catch?

Soaring mortgage rates have priced buyers out of the market, but some experts are saying to buy now and refinance later. Is it really that easy? Here's what to know.

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The Inability to Afford a Down Payment Is Why Renters Keep Renting, According to a New Report from the Federal Reserve

Only 63% of respondents said they could cover a $400 emergency expense.

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Here's Where Average Monthly Mortgage Payments Are The Lowest in The U.S.

Depending on where you live, your monthly mortgage payment can be as low as $1,700 — or as high as $3,600.

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Some Banks Lost An Average of $301 on Every Mortgage Financed in 2022

Mortgage companies financed about $2.6 billion worth of mortgages per company in 2022, marking a steep decline from $4.9 billion in 2021.

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The Housing Recession Could Be Over, Some Economists Say

Mortgage applications increased by 3% last week as home prices continue to decline.

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Housing Is Less Affordable Now Than at the Peak of the 2008 Housing Bubble

New data found that the average American would need to spend 42.9% of their income to afford a median-priced house.

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How to Rebuild Credit After Bankruptcy

Rebuilding credit after bankruptcy as an entrepreneur can be challenging — but it is not impossible if you know how.

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Declining Mortgage Rates Spark Uptick in Interest from Would-Be Homebuyers

Mortgage applications are up about 25% from the end of 2022.

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Mortgage Interest Rates Fall to Lowest Level Since September, Mortgage Demand Rises

For the third week in a row, mortgage interest rates fell, triggering a 7% increase in mortgage applications.