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Central Florida homes for under $200,000? It can be done, depending on where you look

Even as a real estate agent, finding a home in Central Florida’s housing market wasn’t easy for Christine Plant. She began looking in April when the pandemic forced her two daughters to move back in with her and her husband. A swiftly rising housing market and a $200,000 financing limit meant that Plant had to look beyond the areas she was familiar with. “I was not able to touch anything ...

The Biden Administration Just Announced New Measures to Prevent Foreclosures. Here’s How to Use Them

The Biden administration on Friday announced new housing assistance measures to help prevent foreclosures for homeowners with government-backed loans. With the end in sight for mortgage forbearance programs set up during the pandemic, the Biden administration said in a release these new measures will prepare homeowners to exit forbearance and will “keep Americans in their homes and support a return to a more stable housing market.”
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Mortgage Rates Start the Week Lower | July 26, 2021

Mortgage rates are back below 3.3% after ending last week on an upward run. The rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is averaging 3.27%, down 0.034 percentage points from Friday. Other loan categories are also lower today, with the exception of the 5/1 adjustable-rate purchase and refinance loans, which remain unchanged.