When Will Mortgage Rates Hit 5%?

The big question for homebuyers is when interest rates will begin to rise to the 5% mark. The effect of a rise in mortgage rates could be a dramatic increase in the monthly mortgage payment when purchasing a home. In an article last week, HousingWire quoted two different sources regarding this issue. Most experts are […]

The Curious Case of the Jumbo Mortgage

Today we are pleased to have Miranda Marquit, a financial writer for RateZip.com, as our guest blogger.  – The KCM Crew Though it may feel like yesterday, it’s been about half a decade since the housing bubble burst and the subprime mortgage crisis hit. In September 2008, the United States government took over Fannie Mae and […]

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Home Loans: Shopping for a Low Interest Rate

Today we are excited to have Morgan Sims as our guest blogger.  Morgan is an accomplished writer who has been featured on many blogs with topics ranging from Real Estate to Social Media. – The KCM Crew Buying a home is likely the biggest purchase you will make, and even more likely a purchase that […]

Buyers: Window of Opportunity Still Open

The Fed recently announced they would continue their current pace of purchasing bonds until the economy was stronger. This bond purchasing program is the reason that mortgage interest rates are at historic lows. Rates began to increase over the last several months just on the anticipation that the Fed would announce that they would be […]

Mortgage Rates after the Bernanke Announcement

Last week, Bernard Bernanke startled many by announcing that the Fed will not wind down their bond buying program right now. The program is part of an overall stimulus package geared at bringing back the national economy. The Fed’s purchase of these bonds over the last few years has driven mortgage rates to historic lows. […]