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When Will Interest Rates Fall?

From BlogCritics: According to Bankrate.com, average mortgage rates on 30-year fixed home loans have increased more than one half a percentage point to 6.74 percent in the last week. This represents the largest weekly increase since April 1987, when the … Continue reading

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What is the Money Market and Why Does It Freeze?

Source: This whole downward spiral seemed to start with U.S. subprime mortgages. What exactly are they?Subprime mortgages are home loans made to people who would not, under normal circumstances, be ideal candidates to get a mortgage – thus they are … Continue reading

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Why Are Mortgage Rates Going Up When The Fed’s Cutting Rates?

Paul Owers writes that nationwide refinancing applications are up 135 percent from last November. That’s according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed-rate loans actually have risen the past two weeks. Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, reported … Continue reading

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