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Shutdown Squeeze Play May Cause Mortgage Fallout

Richard Barrington | Posted 12.11.2013 | Business
Richard Barrington

Mortgage rates slipped downward for the third consecutive week; but before would-be refinancers and home buyers cheer too loudly, they may want to ponder the reason why. The federal government shutdown is creating a dark cloud that overhangs all aspects of finance.

How Much Mortgage Can You Afford? | Posted 11.30.2013 | HuffPost Home

Remember that there are hundreds of loan programs available in today's lending market, and each has different guidelines. So, don't be discouraged if your dream home seems out of reach.

Inflation: The Latest Threat to Mortgage Rates

Richard Barrington | Posted 07.17.2013 | Business
Richard Barrington

Since mortgage lenders are very sensitive to the threat of inflation, this rise in the CPI could lead to another wave of mortgage rate increases.

An Eventful Week for Mortgage Rates

Richard Barrington | Posted 08.21.2013 | Business
Richard Barrington

There were three especially noteworthy events concerning mortgages during the week of June 17. All of them point to a mortgage environment very much in a state of change.

Mortgage Rates Extend Rising Streak to 6 Weeks

Richard Barrington | Posted 08.14.2013 | Business
Richard Barrington

It's starting to look like more than just a temporary blip. On June 13, mortgage finance company Freddie Mac announced that mortgage rates rose for the sixth consecutive week -- and the impact on mortgage activity is already starting to be felt.

New Tool For Underwater Borrowers

Loren Berlin | Posted 03.19.2012 | Money

Do you owe more on your mortgage than your home is worth? If so, you are not alone. Nearly one out of every four Americans who has a mortgage is trapp...