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Mortgage match-ups are found here. Be careful, things could get ugly…

Mortgage Rates vs. Fed Announcements

Mortgage Rates vs. Fed Announcements
March 3, 2020 No Comments »

File this one under “no correlation,” despite a flood of news articles claiming the Fed’s rate cut directly impacts mortgage rates. Today, the Fed cut the federal funds rate by half a percentage point to a range of 1-1.25% due ... Read More »

Mortgage Rate vs. APR: What to Watch For

Mortgage Rate vs. APR: What to Watch For
February 27, 2020 No Comments »

It’s time for another mortgage match-up: “Mortgage rate vs. APR.” If you’re shopping for real estate or looking to refinance, and you’ve seen a certain mortgage rate advertised, you may have noticed a second, similar percentage adjacent to or below ... Read More »

Mortgage Rates vs. the Coronavirus: We Might Test New All-Time Lows

Mortgage Rates vs. the Coronavirus: We Might Test New All-Time Lows
February 24, 2020 No Comments »

Mortgage rates can be pretty volatile. Just like stocks, they can change daily depending on what’s happening in the economy. Beyond that, mortgage rates can move based on news that doesn’t involve a report on the economic calendar, such as ... Read More »

Mortgage Rates vs. a Potential War with Iran

Mortgage Rates vs. a Potential War with Iran
January 6, 2020 No Comments »

Well, it’s a new year and it certainly didn’t begin quietly. Might as well address the elephant in the room when it comes to your mortgage. This isn’t the first time I’ve discussed the possibility of war and its impact ... Read More »

20-Year vs. 30-Year Mortgages: Get a Lower Rate?

20-Year vs. 30-Year Mortgages: Get a Lower Rate?
September 19, 2019 No Comments »

It’s time for a new mortgage match-up. Since paying down the mortgage early seems to be so en vogue these days, it makes sense to compare “20-year mortgages vs. 30-year mortgages.” The most common type of mortgage is the 30-year ... Read More »

Mortgage Rates vs. the Stock Market

Mortgage Rates vs. the Stock Market
August 6, 2019 No Comments »

Mortgage match-ups: “Mortgage rates vs. the stock market.” With all the recent stock market volatility, you may be wondering what effect such events have on mortgage rates. Do mortgage rates go up if stocks go down and vice versa? Or ... Read More »

Mortgage Rates vs. Home Prices

Mortgage Rates vs. Home Prices
March 11, 2019 5 Comments »

Mortgage Q&A: “Mortgage rates vs. home prices.” Today, we’ll take a look at the impact of both home prices and mortgage rates on your decision to buy a piece of property, along with the relationship they share. Obviously, both are ... Read More »

5/1 ARM vs. the 30-Year Fixed : Pros and Cons

5/1 ARM vs. the 30-Year Fixed : Pros and Cons
January 29, 2019 No Comments »

Here we go again…it’s that special time where I compare two popular home loan programs to see how they stack up against each other. Today’s match-up: “5/1 ARM vs. 30-year fixed.” Everyone has heard of the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage – ... Read More »

Home Prices vs. Recessions

Home Prices vs. Recessions
December 13, 2018 No Comments »

There have been three recessions since the 1990s, including the Great Recession, which took place from 2007 and 2009 and lasted about a year and a half. Earlier, a recession took place in 1990 thanks to growing inflation and debt, ... Read More »

HELOC vs. Credit Card: Why the Plastic May Work Out Better

HELOC vs. Credit Card: Why the Plastic May Work Out Better
January 17, 2018 No Comments »

You may have heard recently that “tappable” home equity has reached an all-time high, thanks to rapidly appreciating home prices and conservative borrowing on behalf of existing homeowners. If you haven’t, know that some 42 million homeowners have around $5.4 ... Read More »