Why should you get a 15-year mortgage?

Benefits of 15-year mortgage hard to beat Why those lured by smaller payments on 30-year loan should reconsider By Jack Guttentag, Monday, April 30, 2012. Inman News® The case for 15-year fixed-rate mortgages has never been stronger because, in the post-crisis market, the rate advantage over the 30-year has never been larger. The rate advantage …

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Mortgage Rates Up, With 30-Year Fixed Above 4 Percent

Moving along side higher yields on bonds, mortgage rates continued to climb upwards, with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage above the 4 percent benchmark for the first time since October 27, 2011, according Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey. “Bond yields rose over the past two weeks in part due to an improving assessment of the …

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Mortgage rates probe new lows

Eight out of 10 loan applications are for refis By Inman News, Thursday, February 2, 2012  Inman News® Mortgage rates plunged to new all-time lows this week as investors in bonds that fund most home loans reacted to news that the economy grew more slowly than expected during the last three months of 2011. Freddie …

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11 must-knows about early mortgage payoff

Q: Will I save money if I make my regular monthly payment early? A: No, paying early merely allows the firm servicing your loan to earn interest on your money until the payment due date. This is not the case, however, if you have a simple interest mortgage (SIM). Because it accrues interest daily, the …

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