Tagged: Mortgage Interest Rates

5 Telltale Signs That You May Not Be Ready To Buy a Home

While you might be mentally ready to buy a home, your financial situation might tell a different story and will indicate if you’re ready to buy a house.

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Is Refinancing Worth It?

With mortgage rates at or near record lows, a lot of existing homeowners are probably asking themselves, “Is refinancing worth it?” The problem is there’s no absolute right or wrong answer to this question, though with interest rates a lot lower than they were a year or two ago, the answer to this question will [&hellip

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Pay Off Debt Or Save Money – Is One Better For You?

Should you pay off debt or save money? I wish this was a super easy article where I could just give you a clear answer about whether you should pay off debt or save money, but that’s just not how personal finance works. Every situation is different, and today, I’d like to go over different […]

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Current Mortgage Rates Stay Lower on Monday

We saw mortgage rates dip a little lower on Friday after trouble in Turkey led financial market participants to seek out the perceived safety of long-term government bonds. Mortgage rates are expected to stay close to current levels this week, but we could see some movement after a few key economic reports get released. Read… View Article

Understanding How Mortgage Interest Rates Work

Question: What do home mortgage loans (including second mortgage loans), retail installment loans, automobile loans, home improvement loans, and mobile home loans, have in common — aside from being loans to consumers?

Answer: The interest charge sometimes is calculated monthly and sometimes daily. With a monthly interest rate the borrower is charged for each month, whereas with a daily interest rate the borrower is charged for each day.

Why is this distinction important? Because daily rates are a potential trap for unwary borrowers, countless numbers of whom have found themselves permanently, usually with no understanding of how it happened. The problem has been entirely overlooked by regulators, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.


Current Mortgage Rates Continue to Move Lower

It’s been good news this week for home buyers and home owners looking to refinance as mortgage rates have improved. It hasn’t been a big swing lower but mortgage rates have mostly remained lower after a drop on Monday morning. Read on for more details. Where are mortgage rates going?           … View Article

Mortgage Rates Continue to Rise

Mortgage rates are continuing to move higher this week. We’ve now seen them rise for two consecutive weeks in the Freddie Mac PMMS. The consensus is for them to continue rising for the foreseeable future. Read on for more details. Where are mortgage rates going?                     … View Article