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Mortgage rates edge upward

October 28, 2014

HSH.com releases its latest Weekly Mortgage Rates Radar showing a break in the five-week slide for mortgage rates during the seven-day period ending October 28, as concerns about an impending economic slowdown were pushed aside by solid economic data. The Weekly Mortgage Rates Radar reports the average rates and points offered by lenders for the two most popular types of mortgages, the conforming 30-year fixed-rate mortgage and the conforming 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM). Read more.


HAMP versus HARP: Which is right for you?

October 24, 2014

Making Home Affordable offers two plans for troubled homeowners. The Home Affordable Refinance Program, or HARP, allows underwater homeowners to refinance if they can find a mortgage with a better interest rate. The Home Affordable Modification Program, HAMP, subsidizes mortgage lenders who modify the terms of borrowers' loans if they have become unaffordable. Ask yourself these questions and see which program works best for you. Read more.


Rates dip to June 2013 levels as slide continues

October 21, 2014

HSH.com releases its latest Weekly Mortgage Rates Radar showing a fourth-consecutive weekly decline in popular mortgage rates in the seven-day period ending October 21, as volatile stock markets produced a sharp but now easing plummet in interest rates in recent days. The Weekly Mortgage Rates Radar reports the average rates and points offered by lenders for the two most popular types of mortgages, the conforming 30-year fixed-rate mortgage and the conforming 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM). Read more.


Turned down for a refinance -- now what?

October 21, 2014

If you've been turned down for a refinance, you still have options -- you can reapply with other lenders or fix the problem(s) your lender identified and reapply when things improve. Read more.


Fixed mortgage rates drop to 16-month lows

October 14, 2014

HSH.com releases its latest Weekly Mortgage Rates Radar showing a sizable drop in both fixed and adjustable mortgage rates in the seven- day period ending October 14, as deepening concerns about economic growth across the globe sends investors seeking safe harbors for their funds. The Weekly Mortgage Rates Radar reports the average rates and points offered by lenders for the two most popular types of mortgages, the conforming 30-year fixed-rate mortgage and the conforming 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM). Read more.



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HAMP versus HARP: Which is right for you?

October 24, 2014

Making Home Affordable offers two plans for troubled homeowners. The Home Affordable Refinance Program, or HARP, allows underwater homeowners to refinance if they can find a mortgage with a better interest rate. The Home Affordable Modification Program, HAMP, subsidizes mortgage lenders who modify the terms of borrowers' loans if they have become unaffordable. Ask yourself these questions and see which program works best for you. Read more.


Turned down for a refinance -- now what?

October 21, 2014

If you've been turned down for a refinance, you still have options -- you can reapply with other lenders or fix the problem(s) your lender identified and reapply when things improve. Read more.