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Refinancing your HELOC can offer multiple advantages

An examination of some potential benefits of refinancing your HELOC balance.

Mortgage rates rise for the week of September 8, 2014

After months on end with virtually no movement in mortgage rates, there is finally the tiniest bit of excitement. But you'll hardly notice your adrenaline pumping -- the last time they were this high was all of five weeks ago.

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Mortgage rates rise for the week of September 8, 2014

After months on end with virtually no movement in mortgage rates, there is finally the tiniest bit of excitement. But you'll hardly notice your adrenaline pumping -- the last time they were this high was all of five weeks ago.

Refinance

5 steps to winning the refinance race

Sometimes, refinancing a mortgage is not so much a matter of comparing rates as it is of winning a race against time.

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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.

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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