When shopping for a mortgage, it’s very important to pick a suitable loan product for your unique situation. Today, we’ll compare two popular loan programs, the â30-year fixed mortgage vs. the 7-year ARM.â We all know about the traditional 30-year fixed â it’s a home loan with a 30-year duration and an interest rate that [&hellip
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To mortgage folk across the country, itâs an age-old question: âLock or float?â Itâs a question loan officers and mortgage brokers get asked on a daily basis, often over and over again by panicked borrowers and first-time home buyers. And it might just be the most important answer a homeowner will come up with during [&hellip
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Wondering why you didnât receive the low mortgage rate you saw advertised on TV or the Internet? Well, there are a ton of reasons why the quote you obtained was higher than anticipated. Letâs explore a lot of them so you can actually get your paws on that low rate. 1. Low credit score This [&hellip
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Itâs no secret the housing market is hot at the moment, so much so that just about everyone is wondering when the next housing crash will take place. The few homes that are out there are flying off the shelves, and bidding wars are becoming more and more common, if not a foregone conclusion. Instead [&hellip
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Some good news for homeowners struggling to make ends meet thanks to COVID-19, which as the name implies has been going on for a while now. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, has just announced an extension to the COVID forbearance period, which was previously capped at 360 [&hellip
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It’s that time again, where I take a look at a pair of popular mortgage programs to determine which may better suit certain situations. Today’s match-up: “15-year fixed mortgage vs. 30-year fixed mortgage.” As always, there is no one-size-fits-all solution because everyone is different and may have varying real estate and financial goals. For example, [&hellip
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A lot of homeowners are looking to refinance their mortgages at the moment. Thatâs abundantly clear based on the record volume of refis expected this year, per the MBA. And while mortgage rates are in record low territory, thus making the decision to refinance an easy one for most, it still pays to shop around. [&hellip
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We’re all looking for an angle, especially if itâll save us some money. Whether itâs a stock market trend, a home price trend, or a mortgage rate trend, someone always claims to have unlocked the code. Unfortunately, itâs usually all nonsense, or predicated on the belief that what happened in the past will occur again [&hellip
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With mortgage rates at or near all-time record lows, youâve likely pondered a refinance if youâre an existing homeowner. But you probably have a lot of questions too, especially if itâs your first time refinancing a home loan. Letâs clear up some of the confusion by tackling some of the most common refinance questions out [&hellip
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Queue the panic. Mortgage rates have officially spiked and the media is all over it. Yep, the average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage increased from 2.65% to 2.79% this week, per Freddie Macâs weekly survey. Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater noted in the weekly news release that mortgage rates have been under pressure [&hellip
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