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Category Archives: Mortgages/Interest Rates

Refinance your mortgage (again)?

Consumer Reports January 2012 Some 58 percent of the homeowners who have mortgages – that’s about 28 million house-holds – pay interest rates that are higher than today’s bargain rates.  Many could save thousands by refinancing.  Are you one of them?                 Trading in a higher-rate mortgage for a cheaper one has become almost …

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Great Time to Buy for First Time Home Buyers

Affordable mortgage rates expected through mid-2012 Posted on: December 15th, 2011 by News Low mortgage rates continue to make homeownership more attainable for entry-level homebuyers, as reports indicate both current and future improvements in the housing market. According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, mortgage rates continue to hover near historic lows …

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CONGRESS EXTENDS HOMEBUYER TAX CREDIT! Bill extends homebuyer tax credit into next year. By Tami Luhby, senior writer NEW YORK ( — New homebuyers are poised to see the $8,000 tax credit extended into mid-next year. The legislation extends the $8,000 homebuyer tax credit to contracts signed by April 30 and closed by …

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Soft 2nd Mortgage for “1st Time” Home Buyers

Finally, New Orleans is getting some help in the rebuilding department. The New Orleans Finance Authority has some fantastic programs to help first time home buyers — but don’t stop reading there– they have expanded the definition of “first time home buyer.” If you owned before Katrina, but have rented since, you are considered …

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