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Mortgage rates fall for the week of July 14, 2014

Up. Down. It may feel as if mortgage rates are bouncing around all over the place, but they've actually spent the last eight weeks moving within a narrow band.

Mortgage rates rise for the week of July 7, 2014

Mortgage rates made a U-turn over the last seven days as they reversed weeks of falls, ending up close to where they were in mid-June. However, they remain very low when judged over the previous 12 months.

Mortgage Rate Update

Mortgage rates fall for the week of July 14, 2014

Up. Down. It may feel as if mortgage rates are bouncing around all over the place, but they've actually spent the last eight weeks moving within a narrow band.

Refinance

5 reasons to think ahead about refinancing

See five ways thinking ahead can help you be eligible to refinance if the right rate opportunity comes up.

Home Equity

Re-opening the refinance window

A recent dip in rates may create a new wave of refinancing opportunities for homeowners who are also starting to benefit from recovering home prices.

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Mortgage Blog

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.

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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