Refinance Archives

These days about three out of four mortgage applications involve a refinancing rather than a home purchase, which is understandable given today’s bargain rates and the risky housing market. But how many borrowers who expect to cut their homeownership expenses will increase them instead? Read more»
These days, if you have good credit, some cash on hand and are in the market for a new house, it’s like you’ve won the lottery. True, there’s no ticket to scratch and nobody is taking your picture holding a seven-foot check, but the end result seems the same. Read more»
Will Refinancing Pay?
By: Jeff Brown
In an old Saturday Night Live gag, the announcer said there’d been no trading on Wall Street because everyone already had the stocks they wanted. At some point, you’d think that would happen to mortgages. Read more»
If you live in the northern U.S. you don’t need a news flash to tell you that winter is on the way. Baseball fans in Denver this weekend nodded knowingly when the Rockies-Phillies game was snowed out on Saturday night and Chicagoans were expecting their first snowfall this weekend. Read more»
A big expense looms over you like college tuition, a new car or major home-improvement. You’re short of cash but do have plenty of equity in your home. What’s the best way to get it: refinance the mortgage or take out a home equity loan or line of credit? Read more»
Tips for Refinancing Your Mortgage
By: Staff
If you’re thinking about refinancing your home mortgage, there are many things you need to consider. Will a re-fi save you money over the long-term? Do the benefits you will receive outweigh the cost of the re-fi? The key to refinancing is to save as much money during the process as possible to maximize your savings across the board. Helpful Tips Read more»
Who Shouldn't Refinance Now?
By: Staff
Refinancing a home mortgage can save you money on your monthly payments and interest payments throughout the life of your loan. Particularly for those homeowners who switch from an adjustable-rate mortgage to a long-term fixed mortgage with a lower rate, there is much money to be saved with the refinancing process. Read more»
With attractive refinancing rates being constantly advertised, the appeal of refinancing your home mortgage may be causing you to think about your options. However, if you’ve already refinanced in recent years, you may be wondering if refinancing multiple times can hurt your credit. Read more»
Preparing for Your Loan Modification
By: The Associated Press
Homeowners worried about missing mortgage payments and entering foreclosure may have another option: a loan modification.Despite some signs of stability in the housing market, foreclosures remain a major obstacle to a meaningful recovery. And more borrowers in good standing are likely to miss their mortgage payments as the recession claims more jobs. Read more»
By Madlen Read -- AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) — Roger Wald recently discovered he would save $25,000 a year if he refinanced his five-year mortgage at 4.75 percent. Wald, an auto body repairman in Sarasota, Fla., could have gotten that rate last month.But like many homeowners, he waited for rates to fall further. Now, he's worried he missed his chance. Read more»
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