Case-Shiller Housing Market Index: Home Prices Rise in July

U.S. home prices rose by 0.10 percent in July according to the S&P Case-Shiller Housing Market Index. San Francisco, California edged past Denver Colorado with a year-over-year price increase of 10.40 percent as compared to Denver’s reading of 10.30 percent. All year-over-readings for the 20-City Home Price Index posted gains, but Washington, D.C. showed the lowest year-over0-year growth rate at 1.70 percent. Chicago, Illinois and New York City followed closely with year-over-year readings of 1.80 percent and 1.90 percent respectively.

FICO Scores 101: How to Shop for a New Mortgage Without Harming Your Credit Score

It's difficult to begin shopping around for a new mortgage without the facts on how this can affect your FICO score. Thankfully, not all credit checks are created equal and they do not affect FICO scores in the same way.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – September 28, 2015

Last week's scheduled economic news included reports on new and existing home sales, the FHFA House Price Index, and weekly reports on mortgage rates and new jobless claims. The week finished with a report on consumer sentiment.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – September 8, 2015

Last week's economic news included reports on construction spending, private and public sector employment data and a report from the Fed indicating that any move to raise interest rates may be delayed.

How to Submit an Offer Below the Asking Price Without Spooking the Seller

Although you will be rolling the dice with an offer below asking price, there are ways that you can increase the likelihood that your offer will be successful. Before you submit your offer, use these three strategies to make it more appealing.

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