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December 2010 Mortage Articles

2010 ends with mortgage and housing markets slumping

December 31st, 2010

2010 was a year of ups and then downs for the real estate and mortgage industries. As 2011 begins the uncertainty of a year ago regarding where mortgage rates and...  Read More

Use mortgage calculators for 2011 financial planning

December 29th, 2010

Many people make resolutions in January for the coming year, but fail to make the plans that would cause their resolutions to become achievements. Mortgage calculators make your financial planning...  Read More

Use mortgage calculators for 2011 financial planning

December 29th, 2010

Many people make resolutions in January for the coming year. Many people who make resolutions fail to make the plans that would cause their resolutions to become achievements. Mortgage calculators...  Read More

Mortgage calculators, condos and HOAs

December 28th, 2010
If you own a condominium and are considering a refinance mortgage, or are considering a new home loan to purchase a condominium, your underwriting criteria are significantly different than they...  Read More

Big news: mortgage rates halt increase

December 24th, 2010

After over a month of continually rising rates that pushed mortgage rates to six month highs, new home loans and refinance mortgage applicants saw slightly lower rates this past week....  Read More

Closing costs calculator: pad your reserves

December 23rd, 2010
As you prepare for your new home loan and purchase you are wise to use a closing costs calculator. Purchasing a home requires more than just a down payment, it...  Read More

3 tips for buying a short sale

December 21st, 2010
In many housing markets across the country a significant number of the homes for sale are "short-sales." In the short-sale scenario the current owner of the home is not making...  Read More

Mortgage applications drop as rates jump

December 17th, 2010
Concerned about higher deficits and more government spending bond investors continued selling this week, pushing rates higher. Following the political action as the 111th Congress comes to an end, markets...  Read More