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22 March 2011
Take the time to understand how mortgage points work and you can save a bundle on your mortgage over the course of your loan.
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27 October 2010
In mortgage lending, what you see is not always what you get.The mortgage rates that are advertised by lenders aren't always available to average consumers.Even so, there's a very good reason not to ignore them.
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18 August 2010
The psychic at the county fair could give you an outlook on mortgage rates - and she might even turn out to be right.But over-reliance on a crystal ball gazer probably isn't the best fiscal strategy.
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14 January 2010
Thinking about taking out a mortgage, but not sure what kind of interest rate you can get? Wouldn't it be nice if they just had a chart where you could see what you can expect to pay with a certain credit score, down payment and other factors?.
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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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2 September 2009
It seems that anyone who's still lucky enough to have a job can afford to buy a house these days.Thanks to low mortgage interest rates and housing prices, housing affordability is at an all-time high, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
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13 July 2009
Raising the money to cover a down payment and closing costs can be a major challenge for potential homebuyers.In fact, four out of five Americans regard it as the number one obstacle to buying a house, according to a recent survey by the National Association of Realtors.
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26 June 2009
So you missed out on last spring's ultra-low rates, those dizzying few weeks when 30-year fixed -rate mortgages could be had at interest rates below 5 percent, an all-time low.
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12 May 2009
Mortgage points can save you money, but today's mortgage rates are so low that you may not need the help.
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13 January 2009
There may soon be a new chapter added to the Obama economic plan; advisors are hammering out the details of a strategy to lower mortgage rates dramatically.The plan's target mortgage rates are expected to be well below 5 percent.
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2 January 2009
A look at the bond market provides insight into what moves mortgage rates up and down.
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3 October 2008
The mortgage marketplace is tight.While many borrowers are just happy to get approved, there's nothing stopping you from applying to a variety of different mortgage banks for your loan.
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25 September 2008
Experts are concerned that option ARMs could fuel another wave of mortgage defaults.Is your option ARM set to disarm your finances and implode?.
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11 August 2008
Mortgage money is tight and getting tighter, so homeowners hoping to get a loan at a reasonable mortgage rate need to be better prepared.
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6 August 2008
After hammering out the details for months, the government recently unveiled tougher new rules and regulations related to the mortgage industry.They're meant to protect consumers while helping the nation avoid a repeat of the subprime mortgage crisis.
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8 July 2007
The act of closing on a mortgage yields a dizzying array of documents.A borrower is required to sign page upon page of legalese-often with little understanding of what's contained within the paperwork.
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