Tag: mortgage rates

No the Feds Did Not Just Drop Mortgage Rates

Fed Funds Rate and Mortgage Rates

It is our goal to educate our clients and advise them on the best options for home loans. The purpose of this post is to clear up confusion on volatility of financial markets and their affect on mortgage rates. Since the Coronavirus has spread globally, mortgage rates have become extremely volatile. It is true that… Read more »

Coronavirus and Mortgage Rates for 2020

Corona Virus Mortgage Rates 2020

The Coronavirus has wreaked havoc on the financial markets so far in March 2020. Investors have been fleeing from stocks and investing in lower risk assets such as Bonds, Treasury Notes and Mortgage Backed Securities. This has helped us hit the lowest mortgage rates in history. The news is quick to report on the low… Read more »

How New FICO 10 Credit Score Changes Affect Home Buyers

Credit Score Updates

A brand new FICO credit scoring model will be used in the summer of 2020. These credit changes will affect millions of home buyers. Every 5 years or so FICO rebuilds their score model. This new scoring model will look at your credit history for the last 24 months, whereas the current model only looks… Read more »

Are Adjustable Rate Mortgages Still Too Risky?

I know what you’re thinking: Why would I ever want to get an Adjustable Rate Mortgage? Isn’t it too risky? Sure, it could be. But there are actually some circumstances in which it might be the best option. Let’s look at the pros and cons of ARMs, and you can decide whether it’s too risky… Read more »

7 Mortgage Myths Debunked

7 Mortgage Myths Debunked It is no secret that the home buying process is a long and complicated one. Getting started can be intimidating and confusing, so we’ve compiled a list of common mortgage myths we hear from our clients. Here, we’ll break them down and explain the truth about mortgages, in plain English. 1.… Read more »

Mortgage Rates have Dropped to Recent Lows

Mortgage rates have dropped again officially hitting the lowest levels in one year which is near historic lows. According to the Freddie Mac weekly mortgage survey, rates are as low as 3.72% for a 30 year fixed rate mortgage and as low as 3.01% for a 15 year fixed rate mortgage. If you have been considering… Read more »

How Mortgage Lenders Choose Your Mortgage Rate

Mortgage loans are detailed products and it is fair to say that one size does not fit all when it homes to home loans. The interest rate that you may qualify for on a mortgage may be different than what others qualify for based on their situation. This short video from MSNBC explains how mortgages… Read more »