The changes may affect far more than the amount you can borrow -- so prospective homebuyers should be prepared.
There's a catch. After those first five years, things change. The size of your monthly payment can swell or shrink as interest rates rise and fall.
Getting a mortgage will become trickier and more costly in 2014. Here are the reasons it's happening.
Rates on loans and savings accounts are expected to go up, as are yields on Treasury bonds. Where does that leave you as a saver, investor of homeowner?
Once shunned and villainized, adjustable-rate mortgages are now being embraced by some buyers and refinancers. Is it worth the risk?
You can't keep mortgage rates from bouncing around. But the right strategies can stack the odds in favor of snagging a lower rate.
Yes, interest rates are rising, and you've almost certainly missed buying at the bottom. But that doesn't mean you should give up on becoming a homeowner.
Call them white-knuckle buyers -- shoppers worried that their chance to own an affordable home is rapidly fading. Real estate agents weigh in with their thoughts.
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