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When does it make sense to refinance to a shorter loan?

There are trade-offs involved in refinancing to a shorter loan, and these three considerations can help you decide what is best.

Are mortgage credit standards loosening?

Though credit standards remain fairly high, there are things you can do to improve your ability to qualify for a refinance loan.

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Refinancing before a storm hits

Don't let political or economic news deter you from refinancing now; it may be best to get it done before conditions worsen.

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Debt consolidation: A broad refinancing approach

Viewing your household debts comprehensively can help you make the maximum use of refinancing.

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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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When does it make sense to refinance to a shorter loan?

There are trade-offs involved in refinancing to a shorter loan, and these three considerations can help you decide what is best.

Are mortgage credit standards loosening?

Though credit standards remain fairly high, there are things you can do to improve your ability to qualify for a refinance loan.


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