Three Things You Can Expect when Buying a Home This Winter

When you're looking into purchasing a home, there are plenty of things to watch out for at any time of the year, but there are a few things that you can expect during the winter months that may be a little different than other seasons.

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – December 21, 2015

Last week's scheduled economic reports included the NAHB Housing Market Index, Housing Starts, FOMC statement and Fed Chair Janet Yellen's press conference. In addition to weekly reports on jobless claims and mortgage rates, inflation reports were also released.

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Video: What Steps Need To Be Taken To Secure A Loan

What Steps Need To Be Taken To Secure A Loan You'll see some pictures in this video to help you remember later, but the first step in securing a loan is to complete a loan application. To do so, you'll need the following information.

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Federal Reserve Raises Short-Term Interest Rates

After prolonged speculation by economic analysts and news media, the Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve raised short-term interest rates for the first time in seven years. Committee members voted to raise the target federal funds rate to a range of 0.25 to 0.50 percent from a range of 0.00 to 0.25 percent to be effective December 17.

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