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Personal Finance Blog By MoneyRates - Mortgage

New housing data may signal a passing opportunity

September 27, 2012

Low housing prices and mortgage rates have created a rare chance for buyers, but there are signs that may be changing.

Escaping the underwater world

August 31, 2012

Even with only modest improvement in housing prices, conditions are right for more mortgages to start emerging from their underwater states.

The diminishing returns of Europe's bailouts

June 13, 2012

As each new crisis in Europe brings only a temporary solution, a true game-changer may be harder to find than people wish.

The housing market: Another false bottom?

May 1, 2012

While housing statistics have shown signs of improvement over the past year, there are still some troubling signs of weakness.

Is recent mortgage activity a win for the Fed?

January 24, 2012

Mortgage applications surged recently, but this demand may be overly dependent on record low mortgage rates.

The downside of low mortgage rates

January 4, 2012

Current mortgage rates recently reached a record low, but that may not necessarily be good for the housing market.

How 'Occupy Our Homes' threatens your mortgage

December 14, 2011

The actions of Occupy Our Homes have an emotional appeal, but a look at the unintended consequences may make you think twice.

Why low mortgage rates are supressing borrowing

November 1, 2011

Higher interest rates could help the economy by providing more incentive to lenders and restoring income to savers.

The wow factor in current mortgage rates

July 25, 2011

Low 15-year mortgage rates could make a shorter mortgage affordable on a monthly basis, and huge interest savings over the life of the loan.

Wells Fargo to stop originating reverse mortgage loans

June 29, 2011

HUD-designed program being crippled by declining home values.