You can't keep mortgage rates from bouncing around. But the right strategies can stack the odds in favor of snagging a lower rate.
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.
Interest rates are up well ahead of any action by the Fed. Many experts think the lowest rates in the foreseeable future are the ones we're griping about now.
Homes still seem pretty cheap, even with prices rising by 10% or more. But a comfortable monthly payment can hide a painful truth.
A reader who wants to get out from under a mortgage on a condo is tempted to consider an offer but wonders about risks to her credit.
Use this test to find out if interest rates have risen too much for you to benefit from refinancing your mortgage.
In the market for a home to call your own? You'll want to watch this handy checklist of important things to do first.
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