Bill Starrels

Summertime Mortgages

The summer of 2011 has been an interesting one in the world of mortgage lending.

Rates have continued to hover ...

Navigating A Mortgage In Today’s Market

Mortgage underwriting rules have gone from a bad extreme of four or so years ago to an equally bad extreme today.

Mortgage Interest Rates Respond To World Events

Bad news can be good news for the bond markets and ultimately for mortgage interest rates.

Mortgage Checkup

Interest rates continue to be in a narrow range, being pulled in different directions depending on the events of the ...

Mortgage Rules In 2011

extreme. There were too many abuses by the mortgage industry and some customers. There were too few restrictions on loan ...

Mortgage

A couple of years ago, if a homeowner was offered a jumbo-sized mortgage for a home in Washington for 4.375% they would beg for the loan to be locked. In fact, the customer would probably think the mortgage loan officer was misquoting his or her rate sheet. But that was 2009. Today clients sometimes let greed take over. A lot of borrowers are taking their time in making the decision to move forward in anticipation of even lower rates.

Mortgage

The fourth quarter of 2010 is proving to be a most interesting time in mortgages. Rates are fluctuating at near record lows. House prices are trying to stabilize. Underwriting is as stringent as ever.

Rates Are At Record Lows

In a July 22 release by Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Survey, the 30-year and 15-year fixed-rate mortgages reached record lows.

Interest Rates are Moderating

Mortgage rates were forecasted to head to 6 percent, and like many weather forecasts, these predictions were simply wrong.

Rent or Buy?

With mortgage interest rates low these days and the rental market in the Georgetown area stubbornly high, many are taking the time to examine if the time is right to rent or purchase a property.

The Markets are Volatile

The roller coaster ride in the financial markets continues. At best, it is a nerve-racking time for anyone who is watching their investments.

The State of Mortgages

Despite the doomsaying, rates are looking attractive for a primary house mortgage with at least 20 percent down and very good credit.

Rumblings at the Federal Reserve

There was a shot across the bow in the financial markets on Feb. 18, when the Federal Reserve raised the ...

Homebuyer Tax Credit Lives

On November 6th, 2009 The Worker, Homeownership and Business Assistance Act of 2009 was signed into law. The law extends ...

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