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'Mortgage Refinance' articles

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

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

Are you ARMed?

January 06th, 2011
Many home buyers during the expanding housing bubble chose adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs) to purchase their new homes. Popular loans included option ARMs that provided you with several payment options...  Read More

3 good ways to lose your mortgage rate lock

January 04th, 2011
Since early November 2010 mortgage rates have risen dramatically. During the past two months thousands of mortgage applicants have seen their mortgage rate lock-ins expire, resulting in higher mortgage rates,...  Read More

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