Category: Mortgage News

June 25, 2021 Marcus Terry 0 Comments

It’s time for another mortgage match-up folks. Today, we’ll look at 10-year mortgages versus the 30-year fixed mortgage to see how these home loans stack up against one another. Before we get started, it’s important to note that there are two very different types of 10-year mortgages out there. One a fixed-rate mortgage that is [&hellip

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June 25, 2021 Marcus Terry 0 Comments

It’s been a while since I last posted a mortgage match-up, so without further ado, here’s the latest installment: “Prepay the mortgage or invest instead?” There are likely thousands of articles that deal with this very subject, all with plenty of differing opinions, but we are in unprecedented times. Mortgage rates have never been lower [&hellip

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June 25, 2021 Marcus Terry 0 Comments

Mortgage Q&A: “Does a refinance require an appraisal?” A reader recently asked if they needed an appraisal to refinance their existing mortgage, knowing they can often add weeks to the loan process. As with anything in the mortgage realm, the answer is it depends. Mainly, it depends on the type of loan you plan to [&hellip

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June 25, 2021 Marcus Terry 0 Comments

With mortgage rates at or near all-time record lows, you’ve likely pondered a refinance if you’re an existing homeowner. But you probably have a lot of questions too, especially if it’s your first time refinancing a home loan. Let’s clear up some of the confusion by tackling some of the most common refinance questions out [&hellip

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June 25, 2021 Marcus Terry 0 Comments

If you’re scratching your head wondering why home prices continue to go up and up, consider the fact that it’s actually cheaper now than it was a year ago. It’s also less expensive to own a home today than it was back in 2019, 2018, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, and even during parts of 2004. [&hellip

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June 25, 2021 Marcus Terry 0 Comments

We’re all looking for an angle, especially if it’ll save us some money. Whether it’s a stock market trend, a home price trend, or a mortgage rate trend, someone always claims to have unlocked the code. Unfortunately, it’s usually all nonsense, or predicated on the belief that what happened in the past will occur again [&hellip

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June 25, 2021 Marcus Terry 0 Comments

Fundamental mortgage Q&A: “How does mortgage refinancing work?” When you refinance your mortgage, you essentially trade in your old loan for a fresh one with a new interest rate and mortgage term. And possibly even a new loan balance. You may elect to receive this new mortgage from the same bank (or loan servicer) that [&hellip

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June 25, 2021 Marcus Terry 0 Comments

Are You a Mortgagee or Mortgagor? It’s mortgage Q&A time! Today’s question: “What is a mortgagee?” No, it’s not a typo. I didn’t leave an extra “e” on the word mortgage by mistake, though it may appear that way. Despite its striking appearance, it’s actually a completely different word, somehow, simply with the mere addition [&hellip

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June 25, 2021 Marcus Terry 0 Comments

Real estate Q&A: “Why Is the Housing Market So Expensive Right Now?” If you asked me this same question a few years ago, I would have had the same basic answer I’m about to explain. And since that time, home prices have surged much, much higher, which basically tells me the same fundamentals have been [&hellip

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June 25, 2021 Marcus Terry 0 Comments

You’ve seen the headlines – mortgage rates have jumped from recent all-time lows. And they’re seemingly on an upward spiral that can’t be stopped. Except, they’ve actually seen some improvement over the past few days, thanks in part to the recent stock market rout, coupled with an easing in the 10-year bond yield. Still, the [&hellip

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