Mortgage interest rates have come up off their bottoms and more increases are bound to come.
Tips for Refinancing as Mortgage Rates Rise
Mortgage rates are going up, but don’t worry — you haven’t missed the boat on your refi opportunity.
Why Your Bank May Not Be Giving You the Best Mortgage Rate
Mortgage rates are near all-time lows, and it might be hard to imagine them going even lower. But some loan experts say many banks aren’t giving borrowers the lowest rates they deserve. It’s a matter of how banks price mortgage loans: a complicated mix of making loans that are attractive to potential investors — often...Read More
How tiny mortgage rate moves can buy you a lot
Mortgage rates are still much lower than they were a year ago. Heading the busiest home buying season, how much buying power do you have?
Why mortgage rates are NOT going up now, but...
The current rate on a 30-year mortgage is 3.97%. It barely budged after the big Fed announcement Wednesday.
Mortgage Rate Trends
Follow weekly mortgage rate trends and expert opinions from the Mortgage Rate Trend Index by Bankrate.com.
How Much Lower Can Mortgage Rates Go?
The 30-year rate hit another all-time low this week, hovering a sliver above 3%.
How Will Mortgage Rate Hikes Impact Home Sales?
When mortgage interest rates begin to climb, experts immediately begin to discuss home affordability indexes. They calculate how an increase in rates will slow home purchases as more and more potential buyers are priced out of the market. Today, with home prices also increasing, many believe that ho
When Should Buyers Lock in a Mortgage Rate?
With mortgage rates on the rise, how do your clients know when it is the right time to lock in a rate? Here are four cases of when they should lock in their rate right away.
Mortgage rates just hit another record low, and here's how much lower they can go
The average rate on the popular 30-year fixed just fell to another record low at 2.87%, according to Mortgage News Daily. That is about a full percentage point lower than where it was one year ago.
How to Get a Car Loan After Bankruptcy
Buying a car can feel stressful enough, but after a bankruptcy it may feel terrifying. Here’s how to get a car loan after bankruptcy.
Why you can’t get the lowest mortgage rates
By Editor CHICAGO (MarketWatch) — Mortgage rates are near historical lows, but the rates lenders are quoting you aren’t as eye-popping as those you see in the news Why is that First, remember that mortgage rates are moving constantly, and rate surveys are capturing rates from past points in time. For example, Freddie Mac’s weekly survey collects rate data over the course of a week. Bankrate.com’s…
Mortgage Interest Rates Just Went Up… Should I Wait to Buy?
Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased over the last several weeks. Along with Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Association of Realtors are all calling for mortgage rates to continue to rise over the next four quarters. This h
Should I Pay A Mortgage Interest Rate Over 4%?
Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased over the last several weeks. Along with Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Association of Realtors are all calling for mortgage rates to continue to rise over the next four quarters. Th
How Mortgage Rates Connect To The Fed Funds Rate
The Fed adjourns from a 2-day meeting Wednesday. Should you worry about a rise to the Fed Funds Rate? How mortgage rates and the Fed Funds Rate are linked.
Why rising mortgage rates are no reason to panic
The average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage inched up to 4.16%, but buyers shouldn't panic -- rates are still low by historical standards.
Why Everyone Is Talking About Mortgage Rates
Fixed-rate mortgages haven’t been this low since May 2013, as home buyers and refinancers look to take advantage of the lower borrowing costs.
Mortgage Rates: Why Credit Scores are Important
When it comes to applying for a mortgage, lenders want to know that the borrower has a reliable history of using and repaying credit. Lenders use FICO scores, which range from 300 to 900, as a benchmark for determining this reliability.
Vital Signs: Mortgage Rates Hit Record Low
The rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage has dropped to 3.56%, a record low -- down from 3.62% on July 5.