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The FHFA is cancelling their refinance fee

A pandemic-related fee on refinances is being pulled back, and lenders like Better Mortgage are passing those savings onto homeowners.

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As real estate prices peak, caution homebuyers against bidding too high

Buyers bidding this summer will deal with high seller expectations, competitive offers, and appraisal gaps; pausing the search may help avoid burnout for some.

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New low rates could help 13M homeowners save

A recent rate dip could save homeowners $300 a month on average. But acting quickly is key, as rates are expected to rise by the end of the year.

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Where to find affordable homes as prices rise

With home prices rising in major cities, shoppers who cast a wider net in their search may have a better chance at locking in a lower-than-average price.

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New policies could make mortgages easier to get

The Federal Housing Finance Agency is changing hands in the coming months, and it could bring more savings and loan options to buyers and homeowners alike.

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Rates are low but could spike soon

Mortgage rates remain near historic lows, but a decision from the Federal Reserve could lead the market to drive them higher in the next few months.

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Motivating reluctant sellers in a hot summer market

As summer kicks into high gear and the sustained price spike starts to slow down, reluctant sellers might be enticed by reduced competition.

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Home price hikes are slowing down

A dip in home sales slowed down the rise of home prices for the first time in over a year, giving today’s buyers a better chance of locking in a...

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Homeowners could save $3K a year with RefiNow. Here’s how to apply.

The launch of Fannie Mae’s RefiNow program helps homeowners cut back on their interest rate and monthly payments. Find out if you qualify.

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More homes are hitting the market in June

Mortgage News: More homeowners are planning to sell within the year, but the market is moving faster than ever. Can buying online help you get ahead of the competition?

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17M homeowners could now refinance for cash

Mortgage News: Home equity is at an all-time high, and 17.8 million homeowners have a good chance of cashing out.

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Be ready for bidding wars in today’s market

Mortgage News: With increasing competition and a shortage of supply, bidding wars have become typical—but there are tactics buyers can use to strengthen their offer.

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How to help your clients avoid buyer’s remorse

Not getting caught up in the emotions of a competitive market is key to avoiding buyer’s remorse and successfully navigating bidding wars.

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Buying a house in 2021? Here’s what to expect

Mortgage News: Homebuying is more competitive than ever this year, with a surge in speedy, virtual sales, new construction homes, and a widening supply gap.

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More new homes are for sale than ever before

Mortgage News: New homes now take up a record high portion of the market, and they may be more affordable than existing homes.

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Working with first-time buyers in a competitive seller’s market

Sellers are driving the market, but first-time buyers can still find success if they stay open to compromise and work with agents who set proper expectations.

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More homeowners are refinancing as rates dip

Mortgage News: Mortgage rates have dropped for the third week in a row, and homeowners are likely jumping on the opportunity to refinance at a lower rate.

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New developments are going up at a record pace. Here's how to shop for them.

Mortgage News: Builders are moving at their fastest pace in 15 years—but buyers are still likely to face tough competition for new developments.

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Rates took a dip. Is it time to refinance?

Mortgage News: While a recent dip in rates may provide homeowners savings, the truth is, shifts in the market shouldn’t determine when it’s time to refinance.

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Navigating spring real estate markets

Spring real estate markets heat up across the sun belt, and median listing prices hit an all time high as buyer demand continues to far outweigh housing supply.

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