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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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about Where to find affordable homes as prices rise

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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about New policies could make mortgages easier to get

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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about Rates are low but could spike soon

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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about Motivating reluctant sellers in a hot summer market

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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about Home price hikes are slowing down

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

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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about More homes are hitting the market in June

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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about 17M homeowners could now refinance for cash

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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about Be ready for bidding wars in today’s market

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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about How to help your clients avoid buyer’s remorse

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

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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about More new homes are for sale than ever before

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

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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about More homeowners are refinancing as rates dip

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

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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about Rates took a dip. Is it time to refinance?

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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about Navigating spring real estate markets

Mortgage News: Home prices are growing at their fastest pace in 15 years, but homebuyers still have options that can help remedy home costs.

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about How to keep costs down as home prices rise

Mortgage News: Homebuying season is upon us, but given the pandemic’s impact on the market, heavy sales and competition may not be limited to just one season.

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about Is homebuying season the best time to buy?

Mortgage News: Even though rates are rising, they’re still low enough to save owners and buyers more than last spring when the pandemic began.

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about Will rates go down? Maybe not, but they remain lower than last year
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