Why You Should Consider a 15-Year Fixed Mortgage Now

Why You Should Consider a 15-Year Fixed Mortgage Now

If you have a 30-year fixed mortgage with a rate of 4.5% or higher, there’s great news. Right now, a 15-year fixed is about 1% below the 30-year fixed rate. That means you could save thousands of dollars of interest over the life of your loan by refinancing to a 15-year fixed. If you’re interested in seeing if you could save money, enjoy a low interest rate, or pay off your loan faster, you owe yourself a chance to get a Quicken Loans Mortgage Review today!

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Eight Common Ways to Hold Title

Eight Common Ways to Hold Title

If you’re wondering what that phrase after your name on a deed or title is, then this is the right blog for you! When title companies determine how you will hold title they will look at your “vesting” deed, which is your most recent deed. Determining how to hold title depends on an individual’s current situation, and how that person wants to pass ownership in the event of death, divorce or sale of their real estate.

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First-Time Home Buyer: Should My Real Estate Agent Recommend a Mortgage Lender?

First-Time Home Buyer: Should My Real Estate Agent Recommend a Mortgage Lender?

Purchasing a home is one of the biggest financial decisions someone can make in their life, obviously. It’s a gigantic change – physically, emotionally and financially. That’s why Quicken Loans held another Google Hangout to answer questions for curious home buyers. This time we focused on first-time home buyers and the questions they may have surrounding anything and everything regarding the topic of buying a home. Today’s question: Is there a conflict of interest if a real estate agent recommends a mortgage lender?

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Mortgage and Real Estate Predictions for 2014

Mortgage and Real Estate Predictions for 2014

Really great article in the New York Times last Friday about what Americans can expect in the upcoming year. Well, what they can expect when it comes to mortgages and home buying to be precise. Overall, the news is pretty good for home buyers, who can expect to get more home for their buck and lenders making getting a mortgage just a little easier as restrictions loosen.

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Buying and Selling Homes in 2014: A More Balanced Market

Buying and Selling Homes in 2014: A More Balanced Market

2013 has seen some major economic events, and balance probably isn’t the first word most people would think of to describe them. However, there’s some balance coming in 2014…to the housing market, at least. A recent article on CNNMoney discusses how the housing market is shifting and will provide more opportunities for both buyers and sellers, as long as you’re a savvy player in the game.

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