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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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23 April 2011
Pay your 30-year mortgage off early and live a debt free life before you're too old to enjoy it!.
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23 March 2011
Though mortgage rates have cooled off recently, expect them to start inching up again soon and continue rising through the rest of the year.
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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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22 March 2011
After two years of efforts to keep mortgage and other interest rates low, the Treasury Department is beginning to take steps that will likely encourage rates to increase over time.
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4 March 2011
If you are in the market for a mortgage and have concerns about your financial qualifications, an FHA mortgage may be your key to a new home.
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3 March 2011
Mortgage rates have fallen for a third consecutive week, despite signs of possible inflationary pressures that would normally act to push rates up.
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12 January 2011
Mortgage rates in 2011 are expected to hit levels considerably higher than what was predicted only one month ago, according to the latest economic forecast from government-backed lender Freddie Mac.
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17 November 2010
American poet Robert Frost described education as "hanging around until you've caught on." If "hanging around" has brought you here to learn mortgage rate basics, congratulations! You're about to be educated.
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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 October 2010
Large commercial banks have been getting press as the bad guys of the mortgage industry.Some critics have cited them for being partly responsible for the recent collapse of the mortgage market.
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21 September 2010
The old saying that bigger is better doesn't always hold true when it comes to mortgage terms.In the past, many financial planners discouraged choosing a 15-year mortgage over a 30-year one for two very good reasons.
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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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29 May 2010
Why are mortgage interest rates still so low? According to conventional wisdom, interest rates were supposed to begin creeping up in April, right after the Fed quit buying mortgage-backed securities.Instead, they've lower than ever.
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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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