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December 2010 Mortage Articles

Three C's to protect yourself in an up rate market

December 16th, 2010
In periods such as this when mortgage rates are rising how can you ensure that you will get the mortgage rate you locked in? Depending on when you applied for...  Read More

Closing costs calculator: tracking your funds for closing

December 14th, 2010
It seems pretty simple. Use the closing costs calculator to determine how much money it will cost you to purchase your new home. Use the prequalification calculator to determine how...  Read More

Mortgage rates jump on politics, not economics

December 11th, 2010
Weekly summaries of economic data and their interpretations can assist you with your mortgage decisions using mortgage calculators. What impacts mortgage rates when there is little economic news? This week...  Read More

Will rising mortgage rates delay housing recovery?

December 08th, 2010
2010 has not seen any significant rebound in the housing markets nationwide. Foreclosures are still prevalent throughout the country, creating over-supply and dampening prices. Many potential buyers are using mortgage...  Read More

Good news in your paycheck -- bad news for your mortgage rate

December 07th, 2010
The relationship between the economy and mortgage rates often has us at odds with ourselves. Do we feel good about bad news or bad about good news? Mortgage calculators are...  Read More

Refinance mortgage applications plunge on rising mortgage rates

December 03rd, 2010
Economic news appears to have taken a back seat to investor foreshadowing. News that should bring lower rates instead sees rates climb. Refinance calculators should be getting a workout as...  Read More

Teeter-totter: Mortgage rates and closing costs

December 01st, 2010
How is it that in doing your homework before submitting an application for a new home loan or refinance mortgage that there are such a wide range of rates being...  Read More