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Mortgage Rate Trends: Lower Still

Mortgage Loan Rate Trends

We have devoted more column space to mortgage rate trends than usual this week, due in part because the short-term trend is definitely about moving lower, and we’re finally watching mortgage rate numbers dip into pre-election territory. There is absolutely ...

Mortgage Loan Interest Rate Trends: New Lows

Mortgage Loan Rate Trends

In our last report, we noted that mortgage loan interest rates had been on the move, losing a small amount of ground over the previous two business days. We also noted that it was too early to tell if that ...

Mortgage Loan Interest Rate Trends: Higher

Mortgage Loan Rate Trends

Since our last report, mortgage loan interest rates have risen slightly but overall remain within the same range as we’ve been reporting on now for several weeks. Both Friday and Monday saw rates moving higher in spite of conditions that ...

Mortgage Rate Trends: Moving Lower

Mortgage Loan Rate Trends

Since our last mortgage rate report, the overall trend has been downward in the short-term. Over the past several business days we have seen rates see-saw back and forth within a certain range, but at the time of this writing, ...

FHA Loans With A Non-Occupying Co-Borrower

How does having a non-occupying co-borrower affect your FHA mortgage? What happens if one of the borrowers decides they want a change in their status as occupying or non-occupying? A reader asked us a question along these lines recently in ...

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: A Reader Question

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A reader got in touch recently about issues related to Chapter 13 bankruptcy and FHA mortgage loans. “I made all payments for 6 years on my chapter 13 and they said I have to wait 2 more years to be ...

Mortgage Markets and FHA Loans

At the beginning of 2017, Forbes.com published a housing outlook for 2017 which included predictions from experts about what could happen this year. Three months into the new year, how accurate were some of the highlights of this piece? How ...

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 ...

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 ...