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    Why Jumbo Loan Borrowers See Bargain Mortgage Rates
    The typical deal with jumbo loans is being turned upside down. Mortgage borrowers usually pay more for big loans than they do for loans small enough to be sold to Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac (these loans...Read More
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    Mortgage Rates in 2017: What to Expect
    What's going to happen to mortgage rates in 2017? Well, we've polished the crystal ball, have read the tarot cards and tea leaves, and can now definitively tell you they're going to go up....Read More
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    Understanding the 5-year, Fixed-rate Mortgage
    A fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) is a mortgage that locks in the initial interest rate over the life of the loan. The borrower makes the agreed-upon monthly payment with the money going toward the interest...Read More
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    3 Ways Brexit Could Affect Homeowners
    Why should there be any ways Brexit could affect homeowners in the United States? Brexit is a portmanteau word, recently coined to describe Britain's exit from the European Union (EU). The United Kingdom...Read More
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    Brexit: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?
    In a staggering move that immediately sent ripples through the world economy, British voters have approved Brexit, its plan to leave the European Union. Britain has been a member of the EU since 1973 and...Read More
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    Mortgage Rates: What to Expect in 2016
    What's going to happen to mortgage rates in 2016? Sorry if you've seen it before, but this writer often recycles his favorite quote, which was said by the late Harvard economics professor John...Read More
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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