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    4 Things You Need to Know About the 2016 Mortgage Market
    The 2016 mortgage market and the wider housing market have the potential to affect people in significant ways. How those markets move can be central to life-changing decisions: whether to switch from renting...Read More
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    How Will the Interest Rate Hike Affect Mortgages?
    For the first time in nearly 10 years, the Federal Reserve on December 16 announced a raise in its benchmark interest rates from nearly zero to 0.25 - 0.5 percent. The move, the first increase since 2006,...Read More
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    Adjustable-Rate Mortgages: 3 Essential Ingredients
    Have you automatically chosen fixed mortgage and refinance rates because you considered adjustable-rate mortgages, also called ARMs, to be complicated? Understanding what makes ARMs work can help you compare...Read More
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    HAMP Eligibility Requirements: Do You Qualify?
    If you're having serious problems with your mortgage payments, you'll definitely want to know about HAMP eligibility requirements. HAMP stands for Home Affordable Modification Program and is operated by...Read More
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    The Do's and Don'ts of Shopping for Mortgage Rates
    So you've decided to buy a home or refinance the one you're in. Congratulations on taking the big step. Now, take a deep breath and think about the right way to find the best mortgage rates. Rates change...Read More
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    Mortgage Points Explained
    There are two kinds of mortgage points that are common to loan offers and concern borrowers:Lender-charged loan origination points.Interest discount points. Borrowers will find a wide choice in options...Read More
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    The 5 Biggest Threats to Low Mortgage Rates in 2016
    Can you expect a continuation of low mortgage rates in 2016? To some extent, mortgage rates have already defied the odds by staying this low for this long, but it is possible they could continue to do...Read More
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    What if Mortgage Rates Went Back to the Future?
    The Chicago Cubs' return to the Major League Baseball playoffs reminded several fans that in 1989, the movie Back to the Future Part II predicted that the Cubs would win the World Series in 2015. Movies...Read More
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    The History of Mortgage Rates: Then and Now
    Experience is a great teacher, but not always the most practical one. Take understanding mortgage rates, for example. Interest rate trends sometimes play out over the course of decades. so by the time...Read More
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