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As mortgage rates fall, points can sweeten the deal

Finding the lowest mortgage rates possible should be your priority, but ignoring points could cost.

Continuing low mortgage rates don't guarantee affordable housing

You might expect today's low mortgage rates to automatically make home-buying affordable. But it is more complicated than that.


Mortgage refinance: The right mortgage can help you reach your goals

A recent drop in mortgage rates has made refinancing more attractive again, but it still matters how you structure your new mortgage.

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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 HSH.com 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.

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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.

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