Posts Covering Mortgage Rates

Today’s Mortgage Rates Analysis

Current mortgage rates and mortgage market movement. Today's mortgage rates and mortgage news. Live rate quotes available. News and data provided by MBSQuoteline, a real-time mortgage market data service available to loan officers, real estate agents, and other finance professionals.

What Happens To Home Buying Power As Rates Rise?

Home buyers often watch the price of homes, but that's just half the equation. Mortgage rates could affect affordability even more.

With Mortgage Rates In The 3s, It Still Pays To Shop

Mortgage rates are in the 3s, but that doesn't mean you should skip rate shopping. Get an even lower rate with time-proven rate shopping methods.

Streak Over: Mortgage Rates Break Historic 16-Week Run

A historic 16-week run below 3.5% is broken. What does that mean for mortgage rates?

What Is APR? Your Quick Guide To Getting The Best Mortgage Rate

Mortgage APR can help you find the best deal on your home loan, but only if you use it correctly. Here's hopw to use APR to shop for a mortgage.

MBS: What REALLY Determines Your Mortgage Rates

A common misconception is that mortgage rates are set by the Federal Reserve. That's not true -- rates follow prices for mortgage-backed securities (MBS).

Mortgage Interest Rates: 5 Things That Affect What You Pay

Mortgage interest rates are affected by several factors. Because you control some of them, you can pay less for your home loan.

Are Mortgage Rates Finally On The Rise?

Freddie Mac reports only slightly higher rates. But is this the start of a trend? Today's analysis, plus live mortgage rates.

The Best Day Of The Week For Locking Mortgage Rates

Mortgage rates change all day, every day -- but what's the best day to lock something in? Analysis of MBS data, helpful conclusions, plus today's live rates.

Mortgage Rates: Almost Everything You Want To Know

Know more about mortgage rates, and you'll get a better rate. Understand how rates are made and how to best shop for FHA, VA, USDA, & conventional loans.

Will Your Current Lender Offer The Best Refinance Rate?

Can you refinance with the same lender? Sure, but get quotes from others too. Your current lender may not offer the best rate.

How Mortgage Lenders Make Your Mortgage Rate Quote

When you're shopping for a mortgage, banks will give you varying rate quotes. But, how much of that is the bank's fault? And, how much is because of you?

Mortgage Rates: Predictions For 2017

Where will mortgage rates head next year in 2017? Find out what the experts think today.

October 2016 Mortgage Rates (Purchase & Refinance)

Experts said mortgage rates would 4.5% by now. Instead, they're below 3.5%. Oct 2016 holds several threats to today's low rates. Should you lock today?

Don’t Accept Your First Mortgage Rate Quote

Shopping for a mortgage rate is not time consuming, but half of home loan consumers don't do it. They could be missing out on significantly better rates and fees.

How to Negotiate Refinancing Costs

If you want the lowest refinancing costs, you have to ask for them. Learn how to get the best refinance rates and terms by negotiating with your lender.

Mortgage Rates Today, September 29: Now At 10-Week Low

Freddie Mac reports falling mortgage rates to 10-week-low levels. Home buyers and refinancing households enjoy extended period of low rates.

Freddie Mac: Mortgage Rates Extend 13-Week Run

Freddie Mac reports falling mortgage rates. Consumers still have access to rates near all-time lows.

When Is The “Perfect” Time To Lock Your Mortgage Rate?

Is there a "best" day, week, or month to lock your rate? Mortgage rate shoppers can find better rates by strategically planning their lock.

Today, Will The Fed Finally Raise Its Interest Rates?

The Federal Reserve meeting adjourns today and, although the Fed doesn't set mortgage rates, its rhetoric and actions can influence them. Analysis and advice.

2016 Conforming, FHA, & VA Loan Limits

Mortgage loan limits for every U.S. county, as published by Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)