Posts Tagged ‘Home Costs’

Cities Where Borrowers Save the Most by Shopping Around for Mortgage Loans

As interest rates rise, the amount of money consumers can save by shopping around and comparing offers can be significant. A new study from online loan marketplace LendingTree shows where shopping can save you the most money.

To help consumers understand how much they can save, LendingTree created a Mortgage…

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Homeowners Can Pay Nearly $9,500 per Year in Hidden Costs, Zillow Finds

Homeowners can expect to spend about $9,390 every year on costs associated with owning and caring for a home, according to an analysis by online real estate company Zillow and local services company Thumbtack.

When it comes to buying a home, shoppers frequently focus on the sticker price or…

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Mortgage Rates are the Lowest they’ve Been All Year

Mortgage rates were at a 2017 low point heading into the holiday weekend, according to’s weekly national survey.

The benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropped to 3.97 percent last week, from 4.02 the week before.

This is the first time the 30-year fixed…

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Mortgage Rates Do an About-Face

Mortgage rates started the year on a tear, continuing an upward trend that push them to highs not seen in years. There was one-party rule in Washington! A new president who wanted to spend a trillion on infrastructure! An aggressive Fed eager to push interest rates higher and higher…

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Mortgage Rates Down as Inflation Fears Cool

Declining oil prices, a Fed rate hike and Wall Street wobbles all combined to sooth inflation fears last week. This helped send mortgage rates lower after weeks of gains, according to’s weekly national survey.

Bankrate found that the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropped to an…

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American Homebuyers Struggle to Save for the Down Payment

If homebuyers want to get the best rate on a mortgage, they must first come up with a 20% down payment. A new study finds that this down payment averages 2/3 of a family’s annual income.

According to online real estate firm Zillow, a buyer must scrape together…

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Scientists Can Now Manufacture a Human Pancreas Using 3D Printing and Stem Cells

Scientists have now successfully finished printing a 3D human Pancreas – a development that points the way toward new ways of replacing failing organs in human patients.

Celprogen, a California stem-cell research specialist, said that the 3D human Pancreas was created using a flexible Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) material scaffold…

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Uncertainty Keeps Mortgage Rates in Check, For Now

Mortgage rates were little changed last week, as markets adopted a “wait and see” attitude amidst uncertainty about the outcome of the U.S. election and the likelihood of an imminent move by the Federal Reserve to push interest rates higher.

According to’s weekly national survey the…

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Mortgage Rates Sink to Near Three-Year Low

April is turning out not to be the cruelest month for homebuyers, as mortgage rates continue to drop.

Last week, the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate fell to 3.75% — its lowest level in nearly three years, according to Bankrate.

Bankrate’s weekly national survey also found that the…

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