Category: Mortgage Tips

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

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 24, 2021 Marcus Terry 0 Comments

It’s time for yet another mortgage match-up, so without further ado, here’s a biggie: “Renting vs. buying a home.” Or a townhouse for that matter… This is certainly an intimidating question, and one that’s difficult to sum up in one post, but I’ll do my best to cover as many pros and cons for each [&hellip

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June 24, 2021 Marcus Terry 0 Comments

It’s looking like it could be a really good summer for mortgage rates, after a very uncertain spring made it appear as if the best we had seen was gone forever. Now this isn’t to say that mortgage rates will hit all-time record lows again, but the fact that they’re slipping back to those levels, [&hellip

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June 24, 2021 Marcus Terry 0 Comments

Loyalty? Not in the mortgage business. That is, if you actually want to save money on your home loan. A few years back, an HSBC survey revealed that 52% of U.S. homeowners “switched providers” (sorry, they’re British) when obtaining subsequent mortgages. This was mainly driven (53%) by the desire to get a better deal, aka [&hellip

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June 24, 2021 Marcus Terry 0 Comments

Mortgage Q&A: “Do mortgage payments increase?” While this sounds like a no-brainer question, it’s actually a little more complicated than it appears. You see, there a number of different reasons why a mortgage payment can increase, aside from the obvious interest rate change. But let’s start with the obvious and go from there. And yes, [&hellip

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