Recent Mortgage News

Mortgage rates caught in the crossfire of the fiscal showdown in Washington

So far, the fiscal crisis has had a minimal impact on mortgage rates, but that could well change if the US government defaults on any obligations....  Read More

Richard Barrington has earned the CFA designation and is a 20-year veteran of the financial industry, including having previously served for over a dozen years as a member of the Executive Committee of Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc. Richard has written extensively on investment and personal finance topics.

Shutdown squeeze play may cause mortgage fallout

October 09th, 2013

Showdowns over the federal budget and the debt ceiling threaten to put a damper on home prices and mortgage lending....  Read More

Latest figures reveal uptick in refinancing activity

October 02nd, 2013

An uptick in refinancing activity and the continuing rise in home prices show that refinancing opportunities still exist....  Read More

Will the latest Fed meeting be a turning point for mortgage rates?

September 25th, 2013

The Fed's decision to continue its asset purchases raises the possibility that mortgage rates could ease back down a bit....  Read More

Mortgage rates level off as job growth fades

September 17th, 2013

Mortgage rates have leveled off as job growth has stalled, but it would be wishful thinking to hope they will start heading back down....  Read More

Don't be lulled by mortgage rate stability

September 11th, 2013

The rise in mortgage rates seems to have stalled, but they've paused twice before in recent months before resuming their climb....  Read More

Economic growth sparks more than higher rates

September 04th, 2013

An upward revision in the second quarter GDP estimate may signal that mortgage rates will start rising again soon....  Read More

Signs of fatigue in the housing recovery

August 28th, 2013

Rising mortgage rates have caused signs of fatigue in the housing recovery, but a mortgage calculator can tell you how this might affect your plans....  Read More