Recent Mortgage News

New banking standards could disrupt mortgage market

With mortgage rates remaining low, real estate might seem to be the ultimate buyer's market these days -- a combination of reduced housing prices and record low mortgage rates have made owning a home much more affordable than it was a few years ago....  Read More

Richard Barrington has earned the CFA designation and is a 20-year veteran of the financial industry, including having previously served for over a dozen years as a member of the Executive Committee of Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc. Richard has written extensively on investment and personal finance topics.

How to use mortgage calculator

July 22nd, 2014

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Fed minutes raise the prospect of higher mortgage rates

November 27th, 2013

Mortgage rates have been up and down recently; but if the economy continues to show improvement, the Fed may push the overall trend even higher....  Read More

Economic strength lifts mortgage rates

November 20th, 2013

Unexpectedly strong economic news boosted mortgage rates, which could change the assumptions of home buyers and refinancers....  Read More

Why the GDP announcement already seems like old news

November 13th, 2013

Stronger GDP growth in the third quarter shouldn't have enough impact to change your mortgage plans....  Read More

A second bite at the refinancing apple

November 06th, 2013

With housing prices continuing to rise while mortgage rates fall, new refinancing opportunities are being created...  Read More

Poor jobs report dampens economy, reveals silver lining for borrowers

October 30th, 2013

Discouraging economic news has a silver lining for mortgage shoppers, in the form of sharply lower rates....  Read More

Budget deal leaves mortgage rates stable -- for now

October 23rd, 2013

The budget deal removes one potential disruption from the mortgage market, but don't expect rates to stay stable forever....  Read More