How to shop for the best interest rate

Karen Mayfield
Mortgage Banking
Woman at cafe using her laptop. (Credit: Flickr/Ed Yourdon)

What you see in advertisements is not necessarily what you’re going to get. Lenders are required to display the assumptions associated with their advertised interest rates.

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File taxes now to help smooth your spring home-buying experience

Karen Mayfield
Mortgage Banking
Pen tip getting ready to write on a 1040 tax return. (Photo: Flickr/kenteegardin)

If I had to pick one action to take as soon as possible, it would be to file your taxes early.

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U.S. Outlook: Is the Yellen FOMC more hawkish?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing uptick in business lending.

Despite a weak start to the year and financial volatility in emerging markets, the FOMC appears to have doubled-down on its monetary exit strategy in March.

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