How a smart home can get you a discount on home insurance

This article is reproduced with permission from NerdWallet. A smart thermostat can turn up the heat in your home before you get out of bed. A smart speaker can play your favorite podcasts with voice command. A smart bulb can be turned on or off from across the room. But smart home devices aren’t just … Read more

How a smart home can get you a discount on home insurance

This article is reproduced with permission from NerdWallet. A smart thermostat can turn up the heat in your home before you get out of bed. A smart speaker can play your favorite podcasts with voice command. A smart bulb can be turned on or off from across the room. But smart home devices aren’t just … Read more

Mortgage rates hit their highest level in more than a decade – even wealthy homebuyers are feeling the pain

Mortgage rates are soaring and no one is spared. The average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 5% the week ending April 14, which is up 28 basis points from the previous week, Freddie Mac FMCC, +0.31% reported Thursday. A basis point is equal to one hundredth of a percentage point, or 1% of … Read more

Mortgage rates hit their highest level in more than a decade – even wealthy homebuyers are feeling the pain

Mortgage rates are soaring and no one is spared. The average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 5% the week ending April 14, which is up 28 basis points from the previous week, Freddie Mac FMCC, +0.31% reported Thursday. A basis point is equal to one hundredth of a percentage point, or 1% of … Read more