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26 June 2009
Mortgage fraud doesn't have to ruin a borrower's personal or financial life.It can be prevented by paying attention to warning signs and red flags that are often noticeable in advance. .
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19 September 2006
Nowadays, there are many mortgage programs with complex bells and whistles.But one of the oldest and most sensible programs is the bi-weekly mortgage payment plan.
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23 October 2018
With rates expected to keep rising in 2019, what can you do to boost your odds of qualifying for the lowest mortgage rate possible?.
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24 September 2018
A rate lock can provide you protection against the possibility that rates may rise after you apply for a loan, but they can come back to bite you if rates fall.
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7 December 2016
With interest rates rising, is this the right time to consider an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) as an alternative to a fixed-rate product?.
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17 August 2016
Why do some people get lower mortgage rates than others? The reasons are not always obvious.
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26 May 2016
What determines the best mortgage rate you can get? There's a lot more to it than just your credit score.
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26 January 2016
The Federal Reserve may have begun to raise interest rates, but that doesn't mean that borrowers should expect sharp increases in mortgage rates anytime soon.
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6 January 2016
Mortgage rates change by the day, but locking in your rate can ensure you'll still be able to close your loan with the same low rate that's available today.
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5 January 2016
When you look at mortgage rates, do you ever wonder how they come up with them? A big part of solving the mystery is understanding the role of the Federal Reserve.
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15 December 2015
The secondary market, in which loans are bought and traded among investors, may operate largely behind the scenes but has a big influence on mortgage rates.
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23 January 2015
Fixed mortgage rates fell to their lowest levels in 20 months this week, with the average on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages dropping to 3.63 percent, according to today's weekly rate report from Freddie Mac.
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15 January 2015
Finding the best rate and deal on a mortgage can be a challenge - how do you compare all those competing offers out there? However, a new online tool unveiled this week by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) tries to make it a bit easier.
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29 May 2014
Fixed mortgage rates have fallen for a fifth consecutive week, reaching their lowest levels in seven months, according to today's Freddie Mac weekly rate survey.
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17 April 2014
Average interest rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages fell to their lowest level in two and a half months this week, according to figures released today by Freddie Mac.
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15 November 2013
With mortgage rates jumping around the way they have been lately, many borrowers are reluctant to commit to a loan out of fear rates could head back down again.
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7 October 2013
If you missed your chance at refinancing your mortgage at a super-low rate, the standoff over the raising the federal debt limit is giving you what may be one final opportunity.
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26 September 2013
Fixed mortgage rates dropped to their lowest levels since mid-July this past week, following the Federal Reserve's decision to maintain its current level of economic stimulus for the time being.
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18 September 2013
In a move that took many financial experts by surprise, the Federal Reserve today decided to maintain its pace of Treasury and mortgage bond purchases for at least another month and a half.
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