Although not technically dubbed HARP 3.0, the Responsible Homeowners Act of 2013 expands HARP 2.0 and makes it simpler for underwater homeowners to refinance their mortgages into lower monthly payments and interest rates. The bill, introduced in Congress, makes it easier for borrowers to switch loan servicers and eliminates certain closing costs. Check My Florida [...]
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January 9, 2013
The 2013 housing market is expected to perform well. Job growth is playing a role in its recovery.
December 12, 2012
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and its November 2012 Non-Farm Payrolls report, the U.S. economy added 146,000 net new jobs last month.
December 6, 2012
If you are currently in the market for, or are undecided about a mortgage, consider locking your mortgage rate today. Friday’s Non-Farm Payrolls report represents mortgage rate risk.
November 6, 2012
Mortgage rates are performing surprisingly well after Friday’s release of the October 2012 Non-Farm Payrolls report.
November 1, 2012
Friday morning, the government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its Non-Farm Payrolls report.
October 4, 2012
Friday morning, at 8:30 AM ET, the government releases its Non-Farm Payrolls report for September. Mortgage rates may rise if job growth was strong.
September 7, 2012
Beginning as soon as next week, new, mandatory mortgage fees will push conforming mortgage rates higher nationwide.
July 13, 2012
Analysts made bold calls at the start of the year about the housing and mortgage markets. How good were their predictions?
July 5, 2012
Friday morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its Non-Farm Payrolls report. If you’re actively shopping for a mortgage, today may be a prudent day to lock a mortgage.