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The Mortgage Professor: Don’t Miss Opportunities to Refinance

My focus is on those who can refinance profitably but don’t for a variety of reasons. ERRONEOUS BELIEFS ... a lower-rate adjustable-rate mortgage — but they don’t because of fear of a possible rate in... read more

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What mortgage ... many borrowers who have been making extra payments to reduce those payments. The principal motivation for making extra payments seems to be to get out of debt faster, and refinancing ... read more

Should I Refinance My Mortgage?

How can I decide whether refinancing ... Professor. In the end, the decision to refinance or not is all about the numbers and whether you want to refinance to lower your payments, pay off your mortgag... read more

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Paying Off Your Mortgage? Think Again!

If you look at the US stock market between 1825 and 2018, there have been many up years ... house in order to refinance to a more manageable mortgage payment. A fourth reason is that you do ... read more


HomeStreet Bank Seeks to (Mostly) Exit the Mortgage Business

In its release, HomeStreet points out several reasons why it is tough to be in the mortgage business right now: “The increasing interest rate environment has reduced the demand for refinance mortgages ... read more

New ways to think about refinancing . . . or not

They can mean refinancing, or not. The reason ... Mortgage rates historically mirror longer-term Treasury rates because investors assume the Treasury Department will bail out mortgage lenders if they ... read more

Falling tax refunds highlight the Republican tax scam

Second, taking a tax refund is not a financially optimal decision, and one that many personal-finance gurus howl about every year, but people like it. The reason for that ... out in the form of a seco... read more

The Unfortunate Reason Why Younger Americans Aren’t Buying Homes

And the reason largely boils down to excessive levels ... debt either for themselves or for a spouse or partner. As such, many have had no choice but to delay homeownership until they're in ... read more

The 3 Kinds of Homeowners Who Can Still Refinance

Guttentag, emeritus professor of finance ... job to earn a lower offer on a mortgage, but there's no reason to suffer with a pricy loan any longer than necessary. It's true: Fewer and fewer homeowners ... read more

Mortgage rates fall for the third week in a row

Most markets are continuing to see rising home prices, which means many buyers will have ... Although the Fed doesn’t set mortgage rates, its decisions influence them. [Slight economic slowdown gives ... read more

7 Pros and Cons to Refinancing Your Mortgage

But the long wait hasn’t deterred many homeowners—in the last week of September, the number of refinance applications hit its highest level in three years, according to the Mortgage Bankers ... rates ... read more

The Mortgage Professor: Before Closing a Refinance, Be Ready to Rescind

The reason is not that borrowers are never given any cause to regret their actions. I hear from many borrowers who have come to realize that their refinance was a mistake, but almost always the letter... read more



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