Should I Refinance My ARM Loan to a Fixed-Rate Mortgage?

Should I Refinance My ARM Loan to a Fixed-Rate Mortgage?

Long-term mortgage interest rates have more than doubled in the past year and hit 14-year highs as of September 2022. If you bought a home in recent years with an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM), it probably made a lot of sense at the time and helped you s

Oct 25, 2022 | Interest Rates

What The Latest Fed Rate Hike Means for Mortgages

What The Latest Fed Rate Hike Means for Mortgages

The Federal Reserve’s September interest rate hike marks the fifth straight increase in 2022. What does that mean for the mortgage world? Fed Rate Hikes The Federal Reserve is in charge of maintaining a healthy level of inflation and employment in the U

Oct 18, 2022 | Interest Rates

Don't Let Rates keep you from Buying or Selling

Don't Let Rates keep you from Buying or Selling

It's no secret that mortgage interest rates have risen this year. Rates have risen almost four percentage points in less than a year. That kind of rate increase can be stressful for home buyers? But what about home sellers? How do increasing rates affect

Sep 20, 2022 | Interest Rates

Mortgage Rates are Seasonal and Other Secrets

Mortgage Rates are Seasonal and Other Secrets

We’ve known for decades that home buying and selling follows seasonal patterns, but a recent study* from housing tech startup Haus found that mortgage interest rates also have their own pattern. They also uncovered several other tidbits about how and when

Mar 10, 2021 | Interest Rates

What’s More Important: Lower Home Prices or Mortgage Rates?

What’s More Important: Lower Home Prices or Mortgage Rates?

When buying a home, there are several factors that affect how much mortgage you can afford. Two of the most important are the property prices and current mortgage interest rates. Is it better to search for the absolute lowest rate or is it more helpful to

Jul 31, 2019 | Purchasing a Home Interest Rates

What is Mortgage Amortization?

What is Mortgage Amortization?

If you have a fixed-rate home mortgage, you pay the exact same amount each month. But did you know that the amount of principal you pay toward the balance of your loan changes from month to month? This is called amortization and it is a method of distribu

May 08, 2019 | Credit Interest Rates

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