February 2010 Mortage Articles

Worse News is Good News for Mortgage Refinances and New Home Loans

February 26th, 2010
In the market for a mortgage refinance or new home loan? Bad economic news is generally good news for you. When economic data is released that show that the recovery...  Read More

Homeowners Under Pressure Get Some Regulatory Help

February 25th, 2010
For many Americans, the hoped-for economic recovery is still far from daily reality. Depressed home values are still common, and recent data from research firm First American CoreLogic suggests that...  Read More

How to Really Evaluate a Refinance Deal

February 25th, 2010
It’s hardly uncommon now to see mortgage ads that offer a no-point, no-fee refinance. Say you use a mortgage calculator, and the numbers look great: On your $325,000 mortgage, you...  Read More

Mortgage Applications Continue to Drop

February 18th, 2010
Mortgage application trends are seen as a leading indicator to home sales. Previous reports showing increases in home sales across the country led to some optimism for a housing market...  Read More

Buying a Short Sale? Find Out What's on Second

February 18th, 2010

“Who’s on First?” is one of the greatest comedy routines of all time. Performed by the famed duo Abbott and Costello, the routine sets out to inform Bud Abbott the...  Read More

Drop in Residential Mortgage Applications

February 18th, 2010
The Mortgage Bankers Association announced on February 10 that residential mortgage applications for the first week of February dropped 1.5% from the previous week. The drop in applications came...  Read More

How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early: Six Steps for Early Mortgage Payoff

February 15th, 2010

Facing retirement, or just want to be debt free? Use mortgage calculators to help you plan an early payoff. Set a goal, review your monthly budget and use mortgage...  Read More

FHA Loans Offer a Great Mortgage Rate and Other Benefits

February 15th, 2010
An FHA Energy Efficient Mortgage helps pay for improvements while FHA-insured loans protect you from prepayment penalties.Using your mortgage loan comparison calculator might confirm that a mortgage insured by the...  Read More