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Mortgage Moves: Rates Drop, Refi Applications Surge Mortgage applications increased 9.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending February Read More...
Mortgage Applications Shoot Up 21 Percent Mortgage applications increased 21.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending January 8, 2016. Read More...
It's Business As Usual for Interest Rates By Suzanne De Vita Prospective homebuyers may see a few more weeks of near-zero mortgage rates following news that the Federal Reserve will maintain its current interest rate policy. Economists have long anticipated Read More...
Americans Agree: Real Estate Best Long-Term Investment By Suzanne De Vita Signaling growing confidence in the housing recovery, a majority of Americans once again named real estate the best long-term investment – a trend now continued for two consecutive Read More...
8 Ways First-Time Homebuyers Can Prepare for a Mortgage (BPT) - When it comes to buying your first home, a lack of knowledge and experience can lead to costly mistakes. One in four first-time homebuyers say they are completely unfamiliar with the mortgage Read More...
Fixed Mortgage Rates Slide The results of a recently released Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showed that average fixed mortgage rates slightly down from the previous week with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dipping just Read More...
Freddie Mac 2014 Third Quarter Refinance Report Freddie Mac recently released the results of its third quarter 2014 quarterly refinance analysis, showing the share of borrowers who are tapping their equity by cashing out at the time of refinance has doubled Read More...
Large Lenders Expect Credit Standards to Ease in Next Three Months By Katie Penote Large lenders’ expectations that underwriting standards will ease over the next three months coincide with overall lenders’ expected pullback in the demand Read More...
Fixed Mortgage Rates Edge Lower Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) showing average fixed mortgage rates following bond yields lower. Averaging 4.12 percent for the week, the 30-year fixed-rate Read More...
Contract Rate on New Home Loans Dips Under 4 Percent On average, mortgage interest rates declined in May, according to data released recently by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). On conventional mortgages used to purchase newly-built homes, the Read More...
Paying Points May Save Money in the Long Run, but is It Right for You? When it comes to mortgages, choosing the right one is instrumental to successfully achieving the American Dream of homeownership. And for many buyers in today’s market, taking Read More...
Q: Can a Home Be Sold for Less Than Its Mortgage? A: Sometimes. But it is a complicated process and a lot will depend on the lender. This process is called a “short sale,” which occurs when a lender agrees to write off the portion of a mortgage Read More...
Borrowers Who Refinanced in 2013 Saving Over 21 Billion Dollars in Interest Payments over the Coming Year Freddie Mac released the results of its fourth quarter 2013 quarterly refinance analysis, showing that borrowers are continuing to take advantage Read More...
Mortgage Rates Dip to Start 2014 Mortgage rates pulled back, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate retreating to 4.64 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. The average 30-year fixed mortgage has an average of 0.34 discount Read More...
Rates on New Home Loans Join Downward Trend On Christmas Eve, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) reported a 10 basis point decline in mortgage interest rates for the month of November. Data from FHFA’s Monthly Interest Rate Survey (MIRS) Read More...
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