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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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10 October 2014
The following is a compilation of some important mortgage news developments from recent years.
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3 June 2014
ARMs offer low rates, while fixed-rate mortgages offer predictable monthly payments.Now, a Washington, DC-area credit union is offering a loan that combines the best features of both.
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10 May 2014
Adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) have been making something of a comeback lately.Although they've been out of favor in recent years, the rise in mortgage rates over the past year has some borrowers looking at them again as a way of minimizing their mortgage payments.
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25 January 2014
It's tough out there for first-time homebuyers.Despite a seemingly attractive housing market, many remain sidelined by low incomes, high debt or a combination of both.So what's the trick to finding a house you can afford?.
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26 November 2013
A new mortgage crisis, this one in home equity loans, could be brewing as payments are due to rise sharply for borrowers who took out such loans during the years of the housing bubble.
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28 October 2013
You don't hear much about toxic mortgages these days, as lenders have learned all too well the hazards of steering borrowers into home loans they can't handle.
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21 January 2012
Adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) aren't as popular as they used to be.But if you look at the numbers, many homebuyers really ought to consider getting one.
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16 February 2011
People who refinance their mortgages are overwhelmingly opting for fixed-rate loans, which made up 95 percent of all refinances in the fourth quarter of 2010.That's due in part to borrowers becoming more conservative in their loan choices since the economic downturn began.
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19 May 2010
There's a lot of talk going around about how borrowers should once again consider adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs).And no wonder -interest rates on ARMs are astonishingly low right now, with many lenders offering initial rates well below 4 percent.
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14 November 2009
Is an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) right for you? Although ARMs got a bad reputation during the meltdown of the housing and financial markets, they're still out there and still make sense for some borrowers.The question is, are you one of them?.
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13 October 2009
Though they're not as popular as they used to be, adjustable-rate mortgages are still an attractive option for certain types of homebuyers.
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18 July 2008
Rates marked a steady rise this week fueled by inflation concerns.
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14 June 2008
Rates continued a steady climb this week as the Fed voiced concerns about inflation and hinted at a future rate hike.
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4 April 2008
The benchmark 30 year fixed rate mortgage rose 4 basis points to 5.64% according to a MortgageLoan.com survey of national lenders.
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28 March 2008
Rates increased this week on strong housing and consumer confidence reports.
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7 March 2008
The benchmark 30 year fixed rate mortgage increased 37 basis points from 6.01% to 6.38% according to a MortgageLoan.com survey of lenders.
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28 February 2008
Rates stayed stagnant this week, with little volatility compared with prior recent weeks.
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22 February 2008
Mortgage rates continued their steady rise this week as inflation concerns battered bond markets.The benchmark 30 year fixed rate rose 22 basis points to 6.309 according to a MortgageLoan.com survey of lenders.
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15 February 2008
The benchmark 30yr fixed rate mortgage rose 13 basis points from 5.83 to 5.96 this week, according to a MortgageLoan.com survey of mortgage lenders.
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