5.9 million homeowners could benefit from refinancing

The recent fall in mortgage rates won’t just benefit those looking to buy a home, but also those who’ve already purchased a property, should they decide to take advantage and refinance, experts say. Around 5.9 million borrowers in the U.S. could see their mortgage rates fall by at least 75 basis points if they decide

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Report: Home affordability “unnervingly low’ for lower-income buyers

The double-whammy of of rising home prices and interest rates is creating a tough environment for would-be home buyers, making monthly mortgage payments on even modestly priced homes more of a financial burden. A monthly mortgage payment for a typical U.S. home requires 17.5 percent of the median income, up from 15.4 percent a year

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Higher mortgage rates likely following Fed’s move to increase interest rates

An increase in mortgage rates is likely to follow after the Federal Reserve voted to hike its short-term interest rates. While the Fed’s rates aren’t directly tied to mortgage rates, they do nevertheless tend to follow a similar pattern.

Why buyers need to act now, before interest rates increase

Economists are warning of a “big impact” that rising mortgage rates could have on buyers who’re shopping for real estate.

Is a No Closing Cost Mortgage for You?

Buying a no closing cost mortgage isn’t necessarily a bad thing – as long as you understand how you’ll be paying those costs. To start with, a no closing cost mortgage doesn’t mean you won’t pay the costs associated with taking out the loan. When you take out a mortgage, there are costs that need to be paid

Expert says rising mortgage rates will be good for the housing market

It looks as if the Federal Reserve is finally going to do something about raising short term interest rates

Bankrate’s Greg McBride; “2013 Favorable for Borrowers”

Bankrate’s senior financial analyst, Greg McBride, CFA, talked recently about the 2013 mortgage rate forecast . Today RealtyBizNews spoke with McBride about the news as it applies to industry professionals and consumers. Bankrate projects interest rates to remain steady at between 3.5 & 4.0 %.

4 Ideas For Saving Thousands Of Dollars On Your Mortgage Payment

If you are a typical home buyer, paying less than 20% down, there is about a 90% chance that you’ll use an FHA, VA or USDA loan to finance the purchase of your first home. If you do choose one of these “government insured” loans, you’ll be subject to high fees and interest costs that will amount to more than the entire price of your home.

The Low Down Payment Mortgage Trap

Low Down Payment Mortgage Loans such as FHA, USDA, VA or any type of loan where you can make a down payment of 5% or less is basically a trap. It’s a trap that leaves the borrower “under-water”, even in a good market.

Time To Buy Houses – 3 Reasons Why 2012 Is THE Bottom

It’s time to officially declare a real estate price bottom. And yes, prices could erode further in the hardest hit markets – At least statistically – but remember, the lower they’ve gone, the more likely they are to rebound with gusto.

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