Tagged: Mortgage Rates

Last year was a tremendous year for homebuyers and refinancers, with near-record setting lows for mortgage rates across the country. As we go through this year, the question on everyone’s mind has become: what will we see within the next year? As rates have fluctuated greatly. Mortgage Rates of 2020 In 2020, mortgage rates were…

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There are several components to a mortgage that allow for mortgage interest tax deductions to qualify. Some people can qualify for all of them, while others only use one or two. Either way, they save you money on your total tax liability. The most common mortgage tax deduction is the interest you paid on the…

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Applying for a mortgage can feel overwhelming at first, especially if you aren’t familiar with industry jargon. Two terms that are often thrown around are adjustable-rate mortgages, or ARMs, and fixed-rate mortgages. Understanding the differences between these two types of mortgages will make you feel more comfortable and confident with the application process. They may…

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How does mortgage amortization really work? A fixed rate loan can also be referred to as a fixed payment loan – However, the amount of principal and interest paid changes with each payment. Interest Paid – The math behind “amortization” or paying a loan off in a fixed period of time starts with the amount…

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How Much Can You Finance with $960/Month? As rates rise, affordability dwindles. If you want more home for the same monthly payment, acting before mortgage rates rise further may be a direct path to success. Each example here shows the principal and interest payment for a 30-year, fixed-rate loan. 1- Loan of $180,000Interest rate: 5.00%…

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The lowest mortgage rate is the best, right? The lowest rate certainly sounds best. But did you know the lowest rate doesn’t always mean the lowest cost? Mortgage interest is just one component of the real cost of owning a home. Interest rates are a reflection of expectations for inflation and the supply/demand equation for…

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First, who is the Fed and what do they do? The Federal Reserve Board (the Fed), controls the Fed Fund Rate and the Discount Rate. These are charges for overnight loans from bank to bank or from the Fed to member banks. You Can’t Keep a Good Thing Down Ever try to hold a life…

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