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'New Home Loans' articles

December figures raise new questions about the housing market

February 04th, 2013

December's new home sales figures brought an unexpected slow-down which raises some questions about the housing market going into 2013....  Read More

Rising home prices add a new twist for mortgage calculators

December 10th, 2012

If you are planning to buy a house, you may be keeping a wary eye on mortgage rates, hoping they don't rise before you can get into the market. However, for the first time in years, it might be housing prices that bear more careful watching....  Read More

U.S. home ownership still strong, says study

November 16th, 2011

Despite the recent housing bubble bust and downturn, many still aspire to be homeowners, and a recent study presented at the National Association of Realtors conference showed substantial benefits to wealth accumulation with home ownership....  Read More

Fewer permits issued for new homes in July

November 07th, 2011

Fewer permits were issued for new houses in July 2011, compared with the previous month. Permits for new houses fell 3.2 percent, more than analysts had expe...  Read More

Prequalification calculator tips and tricks

March 02nd, 2011

Are you paid weekly or every other week? Is semi-monthly the same as bi-weekly? One of the most important duties performed by a...  Read More

Home price and sales data show weaker housing markets

February 28th, 2011

If you've been thinking 2011 is the year for you to purchase a new home you may be weighing whether to purchase before rates climb...  Read More

Trust yourself, trust your home

February 22nd, 2011

Every newspaper has a section where, if you are in it, you will not be able to read your name and the story. It is the obituary section. Reading...  Read More

Mortgage rates remain above 5 percent as consumer prices rise

February 18th, 2011

There is a relationship between prices you pay in the store and the rate on your new home loan or refinance mortgage. This week two key indexes on prices were...  Read More