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27 December 2016
It may sound strange, but higher mortgage rates could make it easier to buy a home through lower prices and less buyer competition.
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19 December 2016
Even when mortgage rates are rising, there can still be good reasons to refinance your home loan.
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1 August 2016
While borrowers tend to focus on the mortgage rate, understanding what the APR means will often provide a better indication of the overall cost of a loan.
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3 February 2016
Reverse mortgages are growing in popularity due to the rapidly growing senior demographic group, but some critics argue their costs outweigh their benefits.
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22 January 2016
Applying for a mortgage loan can take tons of paperwork, time and,money, but with a little planning, you can overcome those obstacles and make the process go smoothly.
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11 January 2016
A "green" home equity loan can not only make your home more energy efficient, but can also increase its value while making it more comfortable as well.
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6 January 2016
Most borrowers don't put much thought into choosing between a 15- or a 30-year mortgage, but there's more to the decision than you might think.
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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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27 January 2014
There appears to be a consensus building that the Federal Reserve will announce further steps to scale back its economic stimulus efforts at the conclusion of this week's meeting on Wednesday.
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18 October 2013
Mortgage rates are down sharply following the agreement to end the federal government shutdown, easing fears that a default could damage the nation's credit rating.
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8 August 2013
Mortgage rates held steady this week as mixed employment reports generated uncertainty over the direction of the economy.
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25 July 2013
Mortgage rates are down again this week, easing concerns that the recent increases might put a crimp in the recovering housing market.
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20 March 2013
Mortgage applications for both home purchases and refinances fell last week, with refinancing dropping to its lowest share of total activity in 10 months.
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26 September 2012
Mortgage refinancing activity hit its highest level since early August last week, as mortgage rates dropped to new historic lows, the Mortgage Banker Association (MBA) has reported.
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12 April 2012
Interest rates on fixed-rate mortgages dropped sharply this week, with the lowest mortgage rates on record reported for15-year home loans.
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31 March 2012
The sharp jump in mortgage rates last week put a scare into fence-sitters who've been thinking about buying a home or refinancing their mortgage.Fortunately, they eased back down again this week but the question remains: how long can mortgage rates remain this low?.
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22 March 2012
Mortgage rates surged this past week, ending months of lethargy and sending interest rates on 30-year fixed-rate loans above 4 percent for the first time since October.
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14 March 2012
The two sides of the mortgage market have been headed in opposite directions lately, with applications for home purchase mortgages increasing even as refinance demand has declined.
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8 November 2011
Understanding mortgage rates can be frustrating.Maybe you've been shopping around for the lowest mortgage rate and are wondering why no one will quote you the rates you've seen advertised or read about in the news.
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1 September 2011
Everyone wants to get the lowest possible mortgage rate - so how do you go about getting it?.
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