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      • ARMs Making Comeback as Mortgage Rates Rise August 30, 2018
        As the Federal Reserve embarked last year on what economists have predicted will be an ongoing program of interest rate hikes, Connecticut banks have since increased mortgages with adjustable rates -- a major contributor to the Great Recession of 2009 when homeowners borrowed at lower, initial rates, then could not keep up with ballooning payments […]
      • Many Caveats for Reverse Mortgages August 21, 2018
        Tom Selleck never explains the fine print.And that's a problem, some critics say.In a commercial hawking reverse mortgages, the television actor doesn't tell people how they could get into trouble with the product, a special kind of loan that allows borrowers aged 62 and older to convert a portion of their home's equity into cash.While […]
      • Understanding How Mortgage Interest Rates Work August 3, 2018
        Question: What do home mortgage loans (including second mortgage loans), retail installment loans, automobile loans, home improvement loans, and mobile home loans, have in common -- aside from being loans to consumers?Answer: The interest charge sometimes is calculated monthly and sometimes daily. With a monthly interest rate the borrower is charged for each month, whereas […]
      • Early Mortgage Payoff Benefits Depend on Variables August 2, 2018
        Question: I will soon make our final mortgage payment. My wife will retire in two years and I will work to age 67. We are both 60 today. Because I don't get a pension I really have been looking forward to this final payment. We bought the house 25 years ago, but I shortened the […]
      • Mortgage Borrowers Should Know Their Rates July 20, 2018
        Not knowing your mortgage rate can be an expensive mistake, especially in this rising interest rate market. Yet nearly three-in-10 mortgage borrowers (29 percent) either didn't know their mortgage rate or wouldn't say, according to a survey by Bankrate.This is a big problem, says Martin Choy, operations manager at Westwood Mortgage in Seattle.
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      • Mortgage Rates End Week Near Best Levels September 20, 2019
        What a difference a week makes! At the end of last week, things were pretty grim, with mortgage rates having just seen their worst single week since 2013. The uplifting caveat at the time was that such bouts of nastiness are not that uncommon in the wake of ultra strong performances (such as the entire […]
      • Think The Fed Cut Mortgage Rates? Think Again September 19, 2019
        Here is exactly what yesterday's Fed rate cut did to mortgage rates: ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! No Fed rate cut (or hike) will EVER do ANYTHING directly to mortgage rates because the Fed doesn't set mortgage rates. Don't let the caps-lock fool you into thinking I'm some angry guy with a keyboard who's simply ranting for some […]
      • HIGHER Mortgage Rates Despite Fed Rate CUT. Here's Why September 18, 2019
        One of the greatest potential sources of confusion for prospective mortgage borrowers is the relationship between the Fed and mortgage rates. While the Fed's policy changes absolutely have a big impact on all sorts of interest rates (including mortgages), a drop in the Fed's policy rate DOES NOT result in lower mortgage rates. In fact, […]
      • No, The Fed Rate Cut Won't Affect Mortgage Rates September 17, 2019
        Mortgage rates have risen rather abruptly from their long term lows 2 weeks ago and are now at the highest levels in more than a month. Fortunately, the average lender is still easily able to quote rates in the high 3% range, which is still a significant savings for anyone who bought or refi'd in […]
      • Rates Recover Modestly, But Uncertainty Remains September 16, 2019
        Mortgage rates closed out their worst week since 2016 on Friday as the bond market underwent a classic correction after its best month since 2011. The bigger and more sustained a drop in rates, the bigger the potential correction. There were, however, some actual market fundamentals underpinning the rate spike. Some investors are worried that […]