'Other' articles

Foreclosures: latest crisis impacting you?

October 19th, 2010
In the past two weeks the housing markets across the country have changed dramatically. Recent discovery of serious flaws in the foreclosure process of major lenders has halted foreclosures across...  Read More

Rates drop, refis surge as Fed frets about economy

October 15th, 2010
The Federal Reserve filled headlines this week causing great speculation on the future of mortgage rates. Economic activity continues to slump. What impact does economic news have for you and...  Read More

Mortgage rates: stocks and bonds and rates, oh my!

October 13th, 2010
You are considering a new home loan or refinance mortgage and it seems the mortgages rates are changing every day. Why? What causes mortgage rates to go up and down?...  Read More

Refinance calculator one step to easy-closing refinance mortgage

October 12th, 2010
You do your research, use the refinance calculator and conclude that you can save a lot of money with a refinance mortgage. You now want to proceed with refinancing your...  Read More

Refinance calculator: back to basics

October 06th, 2010
With mortgage rates continuing to remain at historic lows, many homeowners may not be aware of how much they can save with a mortgage refinance. Here is a basic primer...  Read More

Prequalifying: are short sales or foreclosures a bargain?

October 05th, 2010
In some markets across the country, 30 percent or more of the homes on the market are bank controlled, meaning the home is either owned by a bank due to...  Read More

Down: rates, confidence and applications

October 01st, 2010
A down week should benefit those looking for a refinance mortgage or a new home loan. Rates input for mortgage calculators tick a bit lower and mortgage activity slows. If...  Read More

Savings calculator + prudence = new home

September 29th, 2010

Since 2007 home buyers have had the advantage in the real estate markets as home prices have dropped and inventories have risen. During this buyers’ market you have told yourself...  Read More