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What is a subprime mortgage?
When you apply for a mortgage, the lender looks through your credit and finances to determine your level of risk as a borrower. Depending on what that review reveals, you might qualify for a subprime...

How to get rid of PMI, or private mortgage insurance
Some homebuyers just can’t avoid PMI, or private mortgage insurance. This coverage can add hundreds of dollars to your monthly mortgage payment — and it benefits your lender, not you, in the event of...

Lender-paid private mortgage insurance: Is it a good idea?
When you apply for a mortgage, the lender ideally wants to see you make a down payment of at least 20 percent of the purchase price. However, 20 percent isn’t a magic number, and the reality is that...

What is a mortgage origination fee?
A mortgage origination fee is one of many fees a mortgage lender can charge for allowing you to borrow financing. Here’s what you need to know about how the origination fee on a mortgage works, how...

U.S. Housing Supply: Obstacles And Opportunities
Miriam Moore is the President of Default Services at ServiceLink, a provider of transaction services to the mortgage and finance industries. The housing supply in the U.S. has been closely monitored...

Here are mortgage rates for Oct. 25, 2021: Rates move up
Today a number of major mortgage rates crept higher. Here's how that can affect your mortgage plans. A few notable mortgage rates climbed higher today. The average interest rates for both 15-year...

Today’s refi rates trend higher | October 25, 2021
Senior mortgage reporter Jeff Ostrowski covers mortgages and the housing market. Before joining Bankrate in 2020, he wrote about real estate and the economy for the Palm Beach Post and the South...

Mortgage and refinance rates today, October 25, 2021 | Majority of rates rise
National mortgage rates were mostly higher compared to a week ago, according to data compiled by Bankrate. Rates for 30-year fixed, 15-year fixed and jumbo loans increased, while 5/1 ARM rates...

Hertz to buy 100,000 Teslas as rental car company pivots toward electric vehicles
Having survived a brush with death, Hertz is aiming for an electric rebirth. The rental car company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection early in the pandemic, announced Monday that it...

Housing market shows cracks with price cuts in pandemic boomtowns
No city exemplifies the mania of the Covid-era U.S. housing market better than Boise, Idaho, where prices have surged by more than 30% in the past year. But in a sudden reversal, buyers are now the...