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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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29 November 2008
Mortgage rate buy down strategies are gaining momentum and enjoying widespread and diverse support as a solution to some of the nation's most pressing real estate problems.Rate buydowns would make homes more affordable, and stimulate the residential housing market with increased sales.
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15 October 2008
Regardless of how the financial bailout plan affects the overall economy, mortgage rates may fall in the short term, but will have to rise before long.Without raising underlying interest rates, which will eventually push mortgage rates higher, the nation can't wage its financial battles.
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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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29 May 2008
Researching mortgage rates on the Internet can be enlightening or frustrating.Choose the former route by learning the key points of online mortgage rates research.
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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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6 December 2006
The media is filled with headlines that can strike fear in a home seller's heart.Real estate prices are falling, houses are languishing on the market, and adjustable mortgage rates continue to climb.
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19 November 2006
When you look at mortgage rates, do you ever wonder how they come up with the numbers? It isn't as mysterious as it seems.The Federal Open Market Committee uses market conditions to help determine the rates that you'll pay for mortgage loans.
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