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'Mortgage Refinance' articles

Trust yourself, trust your home

February 22nd, 2011

Every newspaper has a section where, if you are in it, you will not be able to read your name and the story. It is the obituary section. Reading...  Read More

Mortgage rates remain above 5 percent as consumer prices rise

February 18th, 2011

There is a relationship between prices you pay in the store and the rate on your new home loan or refinance mortgage. This week two key indexes on prices were...  Read More

Rates at 10 month high, White House proposes changes for Fannie-Freddie

February 12th, 2011

While the world was focused on events in Egypt this week some major news was occurring at home for the mortgage industry. The industry took a look back and speculation...  Read More

Mortgage rates rise for third straight week

February 04th, 2011

In spite of rising tensions in Egypt and elsewhere, it appears foreign affairs had little impact on mortgage rates this week. New home loan and mortgage refinance applicants are continuing...  Read More

Buying a new home? Will you need 20 percent down payment?

February 02nd, 2011

It is not unusual for legislation made in Washington to have unintended consequences in Madison, or Tulsa, or Denver. Such is the case with the Dodd-Frank Act that...  Read More

Home prices continue to fall, does it pay to wait?

February 02nd, 2011

A national index reports that home prices across the country have fallen for the fourth month in a row. Is this good news for those seeking to purchase...  Read More

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