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Pros and Cons of Rising Interest Rates
May 3, 2021

Pros and Cons of Rising Interest Rates

Pros of Rising Interest Rates To help battle high inflation in 1981, the Fed raised interest rates to an astronomical 19%. The move was ultimately successful. However, in the interim, those with savin...


Why Refinancing Still Makes Sense Amid Rising Rates
April 12, 2021

Why Refinancing Still Makes Sense Amid Rising Rates

Mortgage Interest Rates Are Still Considered Low Even as mortgage rates have been rising over the past year, the rates remain near historic lows; therefore, many people are locking in today’s rates to...


How Does Mortgage Interest Work?
February 18, 2022

How Does Mortgage Interest Work?

Here is How Your Mortgage Is Calculated Amortization Mortgages are repaid with amortization. This is an established installment loan repayment schedule that includes your overall monthly payment and ...


Mortgage Interest Rates Predictions
May 10, 2021

Mortgage Interest Rates Predictions

10-Year Treasury Bond The 10-year Treasury yield is closely watched as an indicator of broader investor confidence. This is because Treasury bills, notes, and bonds are considered safe investments b...


Mortgage Rate Predictions for 2022
February 15, 2022

Mortgage Rate Predictions for 2022

The Fed is Fighting Inflation – Expect to see Rates Climb First, what is the Federal Reserve? The Federal Reserve (Fed) is the central bank of the United States that serves to regulate the U.S. bankin...


How Rising Rates Will Affect You
May 3, 2021

How Rising Rates Will Affect You

Interest Rates are Going Up The March jobs report marks one year since the first pandemic job losses, and even with the improving job numbers, the number of employed Americans is not expected to retur...


What is the Federal Reserve?
May 10, 2021

What is the Federal Reserve?

Why Does the Federal Reserve Raise Interest Rates? According to Investopedia, “the interest rate is the amount a lender charges for the use of assets expressed as a percentage of the principal. The in...


Sharp Drop in Rates Spark Jump in Applications
January 14, 2019

Sharp Drop in Rates Spark Jump in Applications

The combination of lower mortgage rates and an unusually slow end to 2018 caused mortgage applications to surge to start this year. Overall volume jumped 23.5 percent last week from the previous week,...


How Important is Credit in the Mortgage Application Process?
April 17, 2021

How Important is Credit in the Mortgage Application Process?

Your Credit History Your credit report is a representation of your last seven years of financial activity. It shows lenders how you have managed past accounts and how you are currently handling debt. ...