Home improvements that pay off

Home improvements that pay off

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​We all know that making improvements can add serious value to a home. The question is, which ones really do pay off? Here's some information from California Association of Realtors to answer that question.

​Mortgage Rates Today: Thursday, May 26

​Mortgage Rates Today: Thursday, May 26

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Mortgage rates remain near seven-day highs, with little movement in the most popular loan terms today. Bond investors are not being rewarded for buying longer maturities, as 10-year Treasurys, the benchmark for mortgage pricing, stubbornly trade in a tight range. As a...

​What You Gain — And Lose — With a 15-Year Mortgage

​What You Gain — And Lose — With a 15-Year Mortgage

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Lower interest rates have made refinancing a smart option for many homeowners. You might be able to lower your monthly payment or even “cash out” your mortgage, letting you consolidate other debts or fund large expenses, such as home renovations or your...

​Mortgage Rates Inch Lower; Slowdown in Some Hot Markets

​Mortgage Rates Inch Lower; Slowdown in Some Hot Markets

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Reversing gains made last week, mortgage rates dropped slightly this week while mortgage applications, particularly refinance loans, also fell. Meanwhile, if you’re in one of the busier housing markets in the country and have been struggling to find a home, some...

​Outdoor Home Renovations? Think Budget and Scope

​Outdoor Home Renovations? Think Budget and Scope

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Many homeowners view their outdoor spaces as their own personal oases, places where they can relax, dine and spend time with their friends and loved ones. In light of this, it makes sense that homeowners consider investing in major features that will transform their...