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Mortgage Rate Trends: Still Moving Lower

Mortgage Loan Rate Trends

Mortgage rate trends continue to point to lower numbers post-Fed. Since our last report we’ve seen more downward momentum, thanks in no small part to some unfavorable stock market activity. Political and economic uncertainty often sends investors running for the ...

Mortgage Rates Lower Post-Fed

Mortgage Loan Rate Trends

Since our last report, the Fed hiked interest rates. That comes as no surprise as it was widely expected to happen, and mortgage loan rates began rising ahead of that announcement as the industry began to anticipate the move. Once ...

Mortgage Loan Interest Rates Surging Higher Ahead of Fed

Mortgage Loan Rate Trends

Since our last report, mortgage rates have pushed significantly higher. Industry professionals are watching the Fed very carefully at the moment as it’s expected that the Fed will hike interest rates soon. Any indication of that hike, the timing of ...

Mortgage Rates Sharply Higher

Mortgage Loan Rate Trends

This week we’ve devoted a bit more column space to mortgage rate trends, and for good reason. Markets hate uncertainty, investors tend to move to “safe haven” investments in times like these, and we’re seeing plenty of activity in markets ...

Qualifying For An FHA Mortgage

Why don’t some borrowers qualify for an FHA mortgage loan? A reader got in touch with us recently to ask a question along these lines: “I work at a high school, married w/baby. My credit is 640 have the 3.5% ...

Mortgage Rate Trends: Edging Higher

Mortgage Loan Rate Trends

Since our last report, mortgage rates had one day of mild recovery, but yesterday rates took an upward turn. Many industry professionals are keen on next week’s Fed meeting as a potential make-or-break in terms of short-term rate trends. Will ...

Mortgage Rate Trends: Higher

Mortgage Loan Rate Trends

Mortgage loan rates have been rising in small increments for the last five business days-Friday’s move upward was small but is still part of that overall upward trends. The Fed is likely to announce an interest rate hike at their ...

Mortgage Rate Trends: Slightly Higher

Mortgage Loan Rate Trends

We’ve seen three days of improvement, followed by two days of mortgage rates creeping upward. The rate environment at the time of this writing is a bit contrary-we have seen stronger economic news and data this week that traditionally has ...

Mortgage Rate Trends: Third Day Lower

Mortgage Loan Rate Trends

Mortgage rates fell for the third day in a row on Friday, though affected borrowers may have noticed the changes reflected in closing costs rather than an actual interest rate change. We’ve seen rates drop low enough that some market ...

Child Support Income and FHA Loans

A reader got in touch with us to ask a question about how a participating FHA lender will view child support payments. “My significant other and I want to apply for a house loan together. He technically still pays me ...