Refinancing

Zillow Mortgage Marketplace: 30-Year-Fixed Rate Bumps Up

Rates for 30-year fixed home loans rose slightly this week from last week's 4.09 percent rate on the Zillow Mortgage Marketplace. Continue Reading »

Mortgage Rates Continue Downward Trend

As the housing recovery stalls, mortgage rates respond. Continue Reading »

Mortgage Applications Rise as Rates Fall

Applications for U.S. home mortgages rose as refinancing applications gained in the latest week, an industry group said Wednesday. Continue Reading »

Zillow Mortgage Marketplace: 30-Year Loan Steadily Declines

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropped to as low as 4.07 percent this week. Continue Reading »

Mortgage Rates Slip as Home Prices, Sales Fall

Lower mortgage rates coincide with new data showing a decline in home prices and a drop in sales of new homes. Continue Reading »

Mortgage Applications Near Flat in Latest Week

The index of mortgage applications hit its lowest level since December 2000 at the end of last year, and slipped 0.2 percent last week. Continue Reading »

Why Getting a Low Mortgage Rate Is Mostly Up to You

The factors that carry the most influence on securing that new mortgage rate go beyond economic conditions or property type. Continue Reading »

Average U.S. Rate on 30-Year Loan at 4.41%

Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average for the 30-year loan fell to 4.41 percent and the average for the 15-year loan eased to 3.45 percent. Continue Reading »

Zillow Mortgage Marketplace: Rates Tick Down Again

Rates continued to fall over the weekend and early this week. Continue Reading »

Mortgage Applications Jump on Lower Rates

Applications for U.S. home mortgages recover from a 13-year low. Continue Reading »

Getting a Mortgage? Don't Forget To Ask These Questions

Here's a look at five key things homebuyers often forget to ask mortgage lenders: Continue Reading »

Average U.S. Rate on 30-year Loan Eases to 4.42%

In an encouraging sign for homebuyers, mortgage rates are down slightly from last week. Continue Reading »

Mortgage Applications Rise After Weeks of Decline

After the number of people seeking mortgages tapered off for five straight weeks, applications see a slight rise. Continue Reading »

Average U.S. Rate on 30-Year Loan Rises to 4.46%

After after having stabilized in recent months, fixed-rate home loans see a sharp rise. Continue Reading »

Mortgage Refinancing Without Resetting the Clock

Instead of turning the clock back to 30 years each time you finance, try one of these options. Continue Reading »

Mortgage Applications Slide for Fifth Straight Week

Applications for home mortgages drop for the fifth straight week, putting them at their lowest level since summer. Continue Reading »

U.S. Average on 30-Year Mortgage Rises to 4.29%

Average U.S. mortgage rates rose modestly last week. Continue Reading »

Another City Embraces Eminent Domain to Fend Off Foreclosures

A city in New Jersey becomes the second municipality in the U.S. to declare its intent to use eminent domain to purchase homes in foreclosure. Continue Reading »

Home Mortgage Rates Head Down Again

There was good news for homebuyers as the average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages declined this week after two weeks of increases. Continue Reading »

Fewer Americans Apply for Mortgages in Latest Week

The number of applications for mortgages has fallen over the past three weeks in the U.S. Continue Reading »

What the Chase Settlement Could Mean for Consumers

Here's a breakdown of how $4 billion reportedly would be used to aid homeowners, prospective homebuyers and others. Continue Reading »

Mortgage Rates Rise for 2nd Straight Week

After falling as summer ended, mortgage rates appear to be climbing again. But they remain at historic lows. Continue Reading »

Home Mortgage Applications Continue to Slide

The drop in applications comes against continued uncertainty over when the U.S. Federal Reserve will begin to slow its stimulus program. Continue Reading »

Average U.S. Rate on 30-Year Mortgage at 4.16%

Mortgage rates end a slide that started in September, though they're expected to stay near record lows, at least for a while. Continue Reading »

Mortgage Applications Fall in Latest Week

Applications for U.S. home loans fell in the latest week, amid more uncertainty over whether the Federal Reserve will continue with its stimulus program. Continue Reading »

Average Rate on 30-Year Mortgage Falls to 4.10%

Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell for the second straight week. Continue Reading »

Average U.S. Rate on 30-Year Mortgage at 4.13%

In a positive sign for the housing recovery, the average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages dropped to their lowest levels since early summer. Continue Reading »

Mortgage Refinancing: Figuring Out Your Options

The opportunity for homeowners to refinance is ever more present, especially considering how low the interest rates have been. Continue Reading »

Evicted Tenant Allegedly Trashes House To Make It Uninhabitable

A tenant who's complained to news media about abandoned or unsafe homes in a South Bend, Ind., neighborhood is accused of trashing the house he rented to the point where it's no longer inhabitable. Continue Reading »

Average U.S. 30-Year Mortgage Rate Slips to 4.22%

The average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell for the third straight week, reaching the lowest averages since early July. Continue Reading »

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