Friday Mortgage Round Up: June 29th, 2012
Mortgage News / Mortgages

Friday Mortgage Round Up: June 29th, 2012

We’re starting to witness the effects of last week’s guideline and policy changes for the secured lending industry. Potential first time home buyers aren’t the only ones feeling the belt tighten – many mortgage agents who cater to this market are biting their nails as buyers may increasingly choose to stick with the renting market. Looks like everything comes with a price – even affordability. Continue reading »

Friday Mortgage Round Up: February 3rd, 2012
Mortgage News / Mortgages

Friday Mortgage Round Up: February 3rd, 2012

We said “goodbye” to the super low 2.99% 5 year fixed rates last week and said “hello” to a still very competitive 3.08% 5 year fixed rate this week. For most rate shoppers, this increase of 10 bps can be traumatizing. Consumers tend to drool over a mortgage rate that is even just a few percentage points (or more) below other advertised rates. But let’s not forget that not all low rates are what they seem. Some super low mortgage rates typically signal a no-frills product that isn’t fully loaded with the features and benefits that might be important to you. Is shopping for a mortgage rate just like buying anything else; you get what you pay for? Continue reading »