After hitting record lows, mortgage rates are rising again

Jan 19, 2022
So far, that hasn't had a chilling effect on applications.
Though mortgage rates are increasing, mortgage applications are also up as homebuyers hope to avoid further rate hikes.
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Could home equity lines of credit come back in 2022?

Dec 6, 2021
After a pause, HELOCs could regain popularity if mortgage interest rates rise.
If interest rates creep up in the coming year, homeowners may turn from refinancing to HELOCs.
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Unemployed and unable to refinance

Oct 15, 2021
With mortgage rates around 3%, many of those who might benefit the most from refinancing and reducing their monthly payments aren’t able to.
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Homeowners are building wealth at record rates without doing a thing

Sep 8, 2021
Rising values have given homeowners a lot more equity, which they can tap for cash. They gained $1 trillion in the second quarter.
A residential development and golf course in Las Vegas. U.S. homeowners cashed in $63 billion in equity during the second quarter, according to data firm Black Knight.
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The refinancing boom could be slowing down ... for now

Mar 22, 2021
Many people may have already locked in ultra-low mortgage rates over the past year.
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Refinancing a mortgage just got more expensive

Dec 4, 2020
A new "adverse market fee" kicked in this week, despite declining interest rates.
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Millions of homeowners could still save by refinancing

Sep 4, 2020
The hassle isn't the only thing stopping them.
A residential neighborhood in Las Vegas. Nearly 18 million people could refinance their mortgages at lower rates, a mortgage data firm estimates.
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Upcoming fee has some homeowners rethinking refinancing

Aug 17, 2020
The Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac-backed "adverse market fee" drops on Sept. 1.
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Low mortgage rates spur many to refinance

Jul 17, 2020
Mortgage finance company Freddie Mac says rates on 30-year fixed mortgages fell below 3% for the first time in 50 years.
Mortgage finance company Freddie Mac says rates on 30-year fixed mortgages fell below 3% this week. For some people, that's a chance to refinance.
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Low interest rates from COVID-19 present a real estate opportunity

Feb 28, 2020
But the uncertainty that's driving those rates down is causing some to have second thoughts.
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