Expert Opinion

Are ARMs a good refinancing option?

As tempting as low initial ARM rates may be, homeowners should understand the risks before refinancing into these loans.

Will good economic news signal the end of low rates?

Positive developments for the economy in early November may not be so positive for anyone planning to get into the mortgage market.

Budget showdown heightens refinancing urgency

The budget stand-off may already have caused harm to mortgage rates and the economy, which would particularly hurt refinancing opportunities.

Will higher rates create opportunities for home buyers?

The rising interest rate environment may have some silver linings for would-be home buyers.

What's next for mortgage rates?

After a sudden increase, mortgage rates have settled into a period of calm, but economic developments could soon spark another wave of changes.

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