'Mortgage Refinance' articles

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

American homes slowly emerging from under water

April 05th, 2013

The recovery of the real estate market means American homes are steadily rebuilding equity, but over 20 million still have too little equity to consider new financing....  Read More

Slowing refinance activity may be a sign of rate burnout

January 04th, 2013

The Mortgage Bankers Association announced that refinancing activity slowed sharply in December. Is this a sign of interest rate burnout, with mortgage rates having been low for so long now that anyone who could benefit from refinancing has already done so?...  Read More

Inflation gives mortgage customers a wake-up call

September 23rd, 2012

Inflation is the worst enemy of low interest rates, and inflation may be coming back. If you've been thinking about buying or refinancing a home, it may be t...  Read More

Housing conditions shift in favor of refinancing

September 12th, 2012

With all the attention given to low mortgage rates in the past couple years, it can be easy to forget about the other key variable in home affordability -- h...  Read More

Homeowners search for solutions after write-down program is scrapped.

August 20th, 2012

The U.S. government wants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to write down mortgages to help troubled borrowers and spur the housing market to recovery. It is estima...  Read More

Should you relocate if you still have a mortgage?

August 15th, 2012

Trying to find employment in this economy can be challenging. Moving to a new city or state could open up new job possibilities. But what if you have a house...  Read More

When rates change rapidly, reach for a refinancing calculator

July 26th, 2012

Another new low in mortgage rates is creating opportunities for home buyers and homeowners alike. Today's rapidly changing rates have also made mortgage calc...  Read More