Month: March 2020

6 Ways Homeowners Can Avoid Making a Refinancing Mistake Right Now

With many people rushing to refinance their mortgages right now due to low-interest rates, the likelihood of making a mistake that could cost them loads of cash down the line is indeed a reality. Tempted to jump on the refinance bandwagon yourself? Proceed with caution. Here are six possible pitfalls to steer clear of when it comes to refinancing. 1.

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Should I Refinance My House While Mortgage Rates are at a 50-Year Low?

With mortgage rates at unprecedented lows, and benchmark bond yields dropping below 1 percent for the first time in history, conditions could be ripe for first-time homebuyers and those looking to refinance. But how do you know if the time is right to take advantage of the savings a less expensive interest rate could bring? Here are five questions homeowners should

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What Low Mortgage Rates Mean for Borrowers

Mortgage rates this low have not been seen in almost 50 years, prompting both sellers and buyers to take advantage of record-level savings on their mortgage. According to Freddie Mac, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage hit a record 3.29 percent this past week, which is the lowest level in its nearly 50-year history. Mortgage applications, meanwhile, increased 10 percent last week from one

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