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America's Seniors Hold More Home Equity than Pre-Recession Peak An estimated $140.2 billion increase in the aggregate value of homes owned by seniors drove their share of home equity to $5.83 trillion and fueled the NRMLA/RiskSpan Reverse Mortgage Read More...
Winning: Mortgage Rates Look Good for Spring Buying Season Mortgage rates moved higher for the second week in a row, while also only posting the second increase this year. This makes mortgage rates very attractive for the upcoming spring home buying season, Read More...
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...
Foreclosure Starts Increase in October Foreclosure starts rose in October, according to the recent RealtyTrac® U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™ for October 2015, which shows foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and Read More...
Simple Tips to Keep in Mind When Shopping for a Mortgage By Keith Loria Aside from searching for the perfect home for you and your family, obtaining a mortgage that fits your needs can be just as time-consuming a process. Whether you’re a first-timer—or Read More...
Stabilization Continues for U.S. Housing Market The U.S. housing market continues to slowly stabilize with one additional state, Rhode Island, and four additional metro areas entering their outer range of stable housing activity: Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Read More...
Mortgage Applications Hop More Than 11 Percent As the market continues to strengthen, mortgage applications increased 11.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications 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...
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...
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...
Mortgage Applications Increase Mortgage applications increased 2.8 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending August 22, 2014. The Market 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: Should I Avoid an Adjustable Rate Mortgage ? A: Because adjustable rate mortgages, or ARMs, fluctuate with the market, they offer less stability than fixed-rate loans. If an ARM is adjusted upward, monthly payments will increase, and for a lot of people Read More...
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