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Know What To Expect Before You Refinance Your Mortgage

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The Mortgage Bankers Association is forecasting that mortgage rates will rise throughout 2013 — up to 4.4 percent by the fourth quarter, from a current rate of 3.4 percent for a 30-year fixed mortgage. Should you rush to refinance now? Here are a few things to consider: What are you trying to accomplish? Before deciding whether to refinance, […]

What Home Buyers Don’t Know Could Cost Them

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With the housing recovery now well underway — housing starts are up; builder confidence is at a 7-year high; there are fewer foreclosures; and home prices continue to rise — you may be inspired to get off the fence and buy that dream home. But are you really prepared? Here are a few things you may not know […]

Why Now Is Prime Time To Buy A Home

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As the housing market continues to stabilize and show more signs of health and improved conditions, you might be thinking more seriously about purchasing a home, right? Here are some reasons why it’s (still) a good idea to get off the fence — sooner, rather than later. Mortgage rates are (still) low. During the recession, the […]