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Mortgage rates remain the same for the week of August 25, 2014

With just tiny shifts this week, average rates for fixed-rate mortgages effectively remained unchanged -- at very low levels.

Mortgage rates fall for the week of August 18, 2014

The average rate for the key 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to its lowest level in 14 months this week, spurring into action those wishing to refinance.

Mortgage Rate Update

Mortgage rates remain the same for the week of August 25, 2014

With just tiny shifts this week, average rates for fixed-rate mortgages effectively remained unchanged -- at very low levels.

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.

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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