Want to Move But Have a Super Low Mortgage Rate? Here’s What My Friend Is Doing
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by Colin Robertson
1M ago
I spoke to a friend the other day who is selling their home and moving up to a bigger one. Crazy I know! What with home prices where they are the mortgage rates more than double their early 2022 levels. Despite this, they needed more space (and wanted a new locale) and were ready to… Read More »Want to Move But Have a Super Low Mortgage Rate? Here’s What My Friend Is Doing The post Want to Move But Have a Super Low Mortgage Rate? Here’s What My Friend Is Doing appeared first on The Truth About Mortgage ..read more
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Which Mortgage Should I Pay Off First?
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by Colin Robertson
1M ago
Mortgage Q&A : “Which mortgage should I pay off first?” Today we’re going to talk about strategy if you hold multiple mortgages and want to reduce your total interest expense. It’s not uncommon to have multiple mortgages, such as a first and second mortgage tied to the same property. Or perhaps a couple mortgages on… Read More »Which Mortgage Should I Pay Off First? The post Which Mortgage Should I Pay Off First? appeared first on The Truth About Mortgage ..read more
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What Mortgage Rate Can I Get With My Credit Score?
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by Colin Robertson
2M ago
A reader recently asked, “What mortgage rate can I get with my credit score?”  So I figured I’d try to clear up a somewhat complex question. With mortgage rates no longer at all-time lows (sigh), borrowers looking to refinance a mortgage or purchase a home are facing an uphill battle. Today, it’s much more common… Read More »What Mortgage Rate Can I Get With My Credit Score? The post What Mortgage Rate Can I Get With My Credit Score? appeared first on The Truth About Mortgage ..read more
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Does the Fed Control Mortgage Rates?
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by Colin Robertson
2M ago
Mortgage Q&A: “Does the Fed control mortgage rates?” With all the recent hubbub concerning mortgage rates, and the Fed, you might be wondering how it all works. Does the Federal Reserve decide what the interest rate on your 30-year fixed mortgage is going to be? Or is it dictated by the open market, similar to… Read More »Does the Fed Control Mortgage Rates? The post Does the Fed Control Mortgage Rates? appeared first on The Truth About Mortgage ..read more
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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Expect Mortgage Rates to Be Higher for Longer
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by Colin Robertson
2M ago
Well, so much for mortgage rates falling just in time for the spring home buying season. While many expected interest rates to be lower by now, they’ve proven to be pretty sticky at current levels. At last glance, the 30-year fixed is still hovering close to 7%, albeit better than October 2023 when it was… Read More »Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Expect Mortgage Rates to Be Higher for Longer The post Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Expect Mortgage Rates to Be Higher for Longer appeared first on The Truth About Mortgage ..read more
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Why Won’t Home Builders Lower Prices If Mortgage Rates Are Way Higher?
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by Colin Robertson
3M ago
Lately, mortgage rates have surged higher, climbing from as low as 2% to over 8% in some cases. Despite this, home builders have been enjoying healthy sales of newly-built homes. And somewhat incredibly, they haven’t had to lower their prices in many markets either. The question is how can they continue to charge full price… Read More »Why Won’t Home Builders Lower Prices If Mortgage Rates Are Way Higher? The post Why Won’t Home Builders Lower Prices If Mortgage Rates Are Way Higher? appeared first on The Truth About Mortgage ..read more
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Cash Out vs. HELOC vs. Home Equity Loan: Which Is the Best Option Right Now and Why?
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by Colin Robertson
4M ago
It’s time for another mortgage match-up: “Cash out vs. HELOC vs. home equity loan.” Yes, this is a three-way battle, unlike the typical two-way duels found in my ongoing series. Let’s discuss these options with the help of a real-life story involving a buddy of mine. Now that mortgage rates are closer to 7% than… Read More »Cash Out vs. HELOC vs. Home Equity Loan: Which Is the Best Option Right Now and Why? The post Cash Out vs. HELOC vs. Home Equity Loan: Which Is the Best Option Right Now and Why? appeared first on The Truth About Mortgage ..read more
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10 Big Mortgage Myths Proved Wrong, Once and For All
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by Colin Robertson
4M ago
These days, the world is full of misinformation. You can thank the Internet for that, which has led to an explosion in content, both good and bad. Social media isn’t much help either, with everyone looking to go viral regardless of what they say is actually true. Let’s put some common mortgage myths to bed… Read More »10 Big Mortgage Myths Proved Wrong, Once and For All The post 10 Big Mortgage Myths Proved Wrong, Once and For All appeared first on The Truth About Mortgage ..read more
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Do Mortgage Rates Change Daily?
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by Colin Robertson
4M ago
The latest mortgage Q&A: “Do mortgage rates change daily?” It’s that time again folks, where I answer your burning mortgage questions. Mortgage rates are hot news right now, what with them attempting to recover after hitting near-21st century highs in October. After the 30-year fixed surpassed 8%, it has since come down to below 7%,… Read More »Do Mortgage Rates Change Daily? The post Do Mortgage Rates Change Daily? appeared first on The Truth About Mortgage ..read more
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Are Mortgage Points Worth the Cost?
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by Colin Robertson
4M ago
Mortgage Q&A: “Are mortgage points worth it?” When taking out a mortgage, whether for a new home purchase or to refinance an existing loan, one decision you’ll have to make is if it’s worth paying mortgage points to obtain an even lower interest rate. Before we get into that, it’s important to note that the… Read More »Are Mortgage Points Worth the Cost? The post Are Mortgage Points Worth the Cost? appeared first on The Truth About Mortgage ..read more
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