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Mortgage rates fall for the week of April 7, 2014

Stock market turmoil last week led to a drop in mortgage rates.

Mortgage rates rise for the week of March 31, 2014

Mortgage rates rose very slightly last week but remain below the highest rates for 2014.


Refinancing can impact your refund

Tax time can always be a little stressful, but in a year in which you've made some major financial moves your tax preparation could be more complicated.

Home Equity

Cash-out refinancing to help your kids buy a home

Low mortgage rates and affordable home prices are attractive to first-time buyers, but finding down payment funds can be an obstacle. Find out how to use your home equity to help your kids.

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Mortgage rate lock recommendation: March 6, 2012

The stock market is plummeting today because of concerns about the global economy, including the European debt crisis and the slowing growth rate in China. While some good news has come out of the U.S.

Mortgage rate lock recommendation: March 5, 2012

Mortgage rates are expected by to rise slightly this week, but today the average mortgage rate on a 30-year fixed-rate home loan is 4.24 percent, down very slightly since Friday.

Mortgage rate lock recommendation: March 2, 2012

Economic news on March 1 was a good news/bad news mix, which is likely to mean that today's mortgage rates will be relatively unchanged.

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.

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