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Mortgage Rates Fall Grudgingly As Bond Market Rallies
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Mortgage rates spent most of the summer stuck around 4.25% and only recently acknowledged the strong bond market rally. The pattern of lagging the bond market seems to be continuing.
 
5 'Band-Aid' Fixes That Hurt Your Finances
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You're short on cash, but there is something important you need to spend money on, like your mortgage or an electric bill or groceries. So you settle on what's often called a "Band-Aid" fix. That is, you come up with a very short-term solution that solves your financial dilemma today.
 
6 Must-Do's Before Buying A Home
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By Dana Dratch for Bankrate.com You may think you're ready to be a homebuyer, but have you done your homework? Do you know about credit score requirements? Are you familiar with the different mortgage options that could be available to you? Have a checklist Whether you are a first-time buyer or an experienced
 
Pay Extra on Mortgage: Why?
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Conventional wisdom says that making extra payments toward your mortgage saves interest. True, but that’s not all. Increasing your mortgage payment also means larger equity value and more money in your pocket when you’re older. Paying extra on your mortgage saves you money over the life of the loan. Let’s look at an example using this online calculator to see how it works. For example, say you ...
 
Purchase Applications Increase: Good News For Builders
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We’re entering the seasonally slow period for the real estate sector that pretty much lasts as long as football season. For mortgage bankers, this could be a tough season.
 
What Bond Market Rally? Mortgage Applications Fall Anyway
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The easy money from the 2012 refinance wave has been made. Now, originators must focus on the purchase business, which is a more difficult area.
 
Capstead Mortgage Corporation Declares a $0.34 Per Share Fourth Quarter 2014 Common Dividend and a $0.46875 Per Share ...
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Capstead Mortgage Corporation announced today that it will pay a fourth quarter 2014 common dividend of $0.34 per common share on January 20, 2015 to stockholders of re
 
The key to understanding your mortgage payment
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Amortization is a term you need to understand to figure out how quickly you're making progress on paying down your mortgage — or if a refi makes sense.
 
What to Do If You're Still Underwater on Your Mortgage
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Trying to refinance an underwater mortgage can be frustrating — as can owing more on your house than it's worth. But there are other options, too.
 
Mortgage deal monitor: Ocwen review may be flawed
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The monitor overseeing a national mortgage settlement said Tuesday that Ocwen Financial Corp., one of the biggest U.S. servicers of home loans, has produced unreliable information about its business practices.