Rates

Why Home Loan Interest Rates Will Remain Low in 2018

The interest rates on 30-year mortgages as of August 2017 were at the lowest point for the entire year, at a mere 3.86%. This is the lowest rates have been since November of 2016. Meanwhile, the rates on 15-year mortgages was only 3.16%, which are very popular with people who refinance. Many experts expected that… Read More »

11 Measures to Take to Get to Best HELOC Rates Today

Getting a home equity line of credit or HELOC loan is a popular move in 2017. The best HELOC rates are still very reasonable, and property values are appreciating in much of the US. It’s no secret that homeowners have access to many financial benefits such as tax deductions and flexible low interest home equity… Read More »

3 Reasons Mortgage Rates Will Remain Low in the US in 2017

Mortgage rates at the end of 2016 edged higher but overall, most experts think that they will not go a lot higher in 2017. And regardless, the interest rates for home loans and refinancing are still historically very low. As of May 2017, mortgage interest rates have stayed fairly level after edging up at the… Read More »

How to Shop the Current Mortgage Refinance Rates

Do you want to refinance but are wondering about the current mortgage interest rate environment? Don’t worry too much: You still have time to get a good deal. While interest rates have inched up since one year ago, refinance rates are still quite low and likely will not go above 5% in 2018, according to… Read More »

Top 5 Myths of Rising Mortgage Interest Rates

If you have monitored mortgage interest rates in the last several months, you probably know that rates have inched up considerably since the November 2016 presidential election. The Federal Reserve increased the rates in December 2016, and has indicated through the media that two more rate hikes are on the horizon for 2017. It seems… Read More »

Will FHA Loan Rates Stay Low in 2017?

Many experts think that FHA interest rates could be in for some unpredictability in 2017. In the last decade, FHA loan rates have been competitive with conventional mortgage rates associated with prime loan programs backed by Fannie and Freddie. The Federal Reserve plans to meet in February, and a critical non-farm payrolls report is due… Read More »

Top 6 Reasons for a Mortgage Rate Lock

When you are in the process of closing on your home loan, you will have the opportunity within roughly 30 days of closing to do a mortgage rate lock. There are several important reasons to lock your mortgage rate when buying a home or refinancing your current mortgage: #1 It Protects You Against Inflation A… Read More »

5 Signs the Interest Only Mortgage Loan Is Right for You

If you are in the market for a new mortgage, one of your options is an interest only mortgage loan. This is a type of loan where the borrower only pays the interest on the loan for the first 5-10 years of the loan. After that term is over, the borrower has to start paying… Read More »

5 Reasons US Mortgage Rates Will Remain Low in 2017

After Donald Trump was elected as the next president of the United States, mortgage interest rates bumped a bit higher. Also, in December 2016, the Federal Reserve increased interest rates by ¼ of a point. According to the weekly Freddie Mac report, this led to interest rates going higher so that 30 year mortgages were… Read More »

Comparing Today’s 15 Year and 30 Year Mortgage Rate

The current mortgage rates are still very low, with a 30 year fixed mortgage hovering in the 4% range and 15 year fixed mortgages at 3.625% (3.855% APR). With rates this low, many people are thinking about either buying a new home or refinancing. But does it make sense to do a 15 year mortgage… Read More »

4 Ways a Mortgage Calculator Help You Refinance for Best Rate

Deciding the best time to refinance your mortgage will depend upon many factors; it is not just when interest rates are low. Many Americans get the facts by using a mortgage calculator choose to refinance their home every day for a few common reasons: Increase retirement saving by investing in real estate or the stock… Read More »

How Federal Reserve Impacts Homeowners as Interest Rates Rise

With Donald Trump winning the election, interest rates have started to go up, and the Federal Reserve has promised that interest rates will be increased next month when they meet as well. When the Fed raises rates it doesn’t always mean mortgage rates for all types of loans rise. Sometimes there are new opportunities that… Read More »

6 Reasons to Consider an ARM If Refinancing in 2018

by Bryan Dornan Founder Refi Guide For people who are getting a home loan in late 2018, you may know that you are probably buying in a time of rising interest rates. While interest rates will not rise through the roof, you can expect to pay more for a mortgage in six months than today.… Read More »

When to Refinance into a 15 Year Mortgage Rate

Mortgage rates have been very low in the last few years, especially for 15 year mortgages. Did you know that you can get a 15 year mortgage these days for under 3% in some cases? That makes refinancing your 30 year mortgage into a 15 year mortgage more tempting, but how do you know when… Read More »

7 Things to Verify When Shopping Refinance Mortgage Rates

by Tom Murphy NMLS # 662141 Home Services Lending Carlsbad, CA Shopping for a mortgage always involves plenty of shopping around and homework, whether it is a first mortgage or a refinance. As you are looking for that loan, there are a number of things that you should do and verify to ensure that you… Read More »