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January 2011 Mortage Articles

Your mortgage rate: Beyond the data

January 28th, 2011

As reported by Freddie Mac on Thursday mortgage rates increased for the second week in a row. As reported by the Mortgage Bankers Association refinance applications are at their lowest...  Read More

Rates and Refinance Applications up slightly

January 21st, 2011

Using mortgage calculators to determine your savings from a refinance mortgage or costs for a new home loan? Here is a quick update on what has happened this week that...  Read More

Diminished income preventing you from lowering your mortgage payment?

January 19th, 2011
Diminished income preventing you from lowering your mortgage payment? Early in the recent recession many companies offered senior employees early retirement packages to avoid layoffs. Also during the past few years...  Read More

Turn your mortgage payment into huge savings

January 18th, 2011

If you could turn your $1460 per month mortgage payment into $50,000 would you do it? Several million Americans have chosen not to make this conversion in the past few...  Read More

Rates dip as prices hold

January 14th, 2011

When mortgage rates jumped in early November, and continued to climb through December, inflation concerns were the primary factor. This week's economic news that impacts mortgage rates included price data...  Read More

To mod or not to mod: that is the question

January 12th, 2011
By now three to four million homeowners were to be assisted by the government's Home Affordable Modification Program, or HAMP. But as of now, only a few hundred thousand homeowners...  Read More

Thread a donut, not a needle

January 11th, 2011
Even if you have shaky hands, poor eyesight or a really thick line, threading a donut is pretty easy; you have plenty of room for error. Threading a needle, on...  Read More

Mortgage rates improve as job growth stays weak

January 07th, 2011
The first week of 2011 is in the books and mortgage rates improve with 51 weeks to go. Economic news impacting mortgage rates and housing markets was fairly focused on...  Read More