Monthly Archives: August 2011

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Should You Refinance Your Mortgage While Selling Your Home?

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Rates are up today following yesterday's historic lows. Today's comparison mortgage rates with no lender fees are 4.125% on a 30 year, 3.25% on a 15 year and 3.0% on a 5/1 ARM. Click here for more details. I hope yo...

What to Do When Rates Go Down and You Are Locked In…

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Rates are down today. The combination of passing the debt ceiling bill, keeping our AAA rating, and a weak US economic outlook has helped bonds. It's amazing what a few days can do in today's crazy market. Today's com...

Online or Local Mortgage Lenders – Which One is Best?

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Rates are up today. Today's comparison mortgage rates with no lender fees are 4.25% on a 30 year, 3.375% on a 15 year and 3.125% on a 5/1 ARM. Click here for more details. I hope everyone had a great weekend. When b...

3 Options for Remodeling When Applying for a Mortgage

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Rates are surprisingly flat today. Investors fled to bonds after the stock market took a dive this morning in response to the S&P downgrade of the US credit rating on Friday. The Dow was down 350 points in early tradi...

What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate (and Planking)

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Rates are flat today. The Debt Ceiling issue looks to be settled and is just waiting on final Senate approval. Today's comparison mortgage rates with no lender fees are 4.375% on a 30 year, 3.5% on a 15 year and 2.875...

APR Is Not a Sure Bet When Shopping for a Mortgage Quote

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Rates are flat today. The US durable goods report came in 200% above analyst's expectations. Gold is down big. However, bonds and stocks remain mostly flat at the end of this morning. Today's comparison mortgage rates...

4 Mortgage SNAFUS and Who Pays For These Changes

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Rates are flat today. Today's comparison mortgage rates with no lender fees are 4.25% on a 30 year, 3.25% on a 15 year and 2.875% on a 5/1 ARM. Click here for more details. I hope everyone enjoyed yesterday's episod...

A Mortgage Lender Referral Is Not Enough (With Commentary)

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Rates are flat today. Mortgage bonds are drifting downward slightly and stocks are up in anticipation of Friday's speech by Fed chairman Ben Bernanke. I recommend locking. Today's comparison mortgage rates with no len...

Why Smaller Mortgage Banks & Brokers Rock! Jukebox Edition

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Rates are flat today. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke predicted long-term US economic growth today, yet stopped short of promising new QE3 stimulus. Mortgage bonds held flat and stocks are up. Today's comparison mortgage ra...

How the S&P Downgrade Will Affect Mortgage Rates

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Rates are flat. The Fed meets today and there is a possibility of additional quantitative easing stimulus (QE3). The Dow is up 200 in early trading. Today's comparison mortgage rates with no lender fees are 4.25% on a...

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