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Articles about "Mortgage Interest Rates"

  • Lower Mortgage Rates Could Lead to Spike in Home Buying By Kristina Kennedy-Aguero | May 02, 2017

    Recent mortgage rates have been consistently low, could this lead to a boost in the residential market?

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  • Apartment Buying Simplified: A Quick Run-Down of Mortgage Loan Essentials By Gretchen Chapman | March 09, 2016

    Before marching into a bank, streamline the apartment buying process by knowing your mortgage options.

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  • Markets and Mortgages: How Does NYC Rank? By Jonathan Tuason | May 22, 2014

    The National Association of Realtors ranked the metropolitan statistical areas and the incomes required to qualify for a mortgage with a 5% downpayment for a median market home.  The San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara region of California topped the list for the highest income requirement at $186,285, adding to a total of five metropolitan areas in the state to make the list.

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  • Single Homeowners - Women Buying More Than Men By Clemence Fontaine | July 23, 2013

    Once upon a time women needed to wait for Prince Charming in order to buy a home. Hopefully for the fair sex, this time is now over. Only after the second wave of feminism and Title VIII of the Civil Right Acts of 1968, commonly referred to as the Fair Housing Act, were women were finally recognized as financially responsible and gained an easier access to credit cards and mortgages. 

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  • Rising Mortgage Rates Are No Threat to New York’s Luxury Market By Clemence Fontaine | July 22, 2013

    Even though mortgage rates have increased these past few months, they have not diminished the American housing market rebound of 2013. Indeed, New York still stands as a favorite safe-heaven for both foreign and American investors. After Ben Bernanke, the Federal Reserve chairman hinted that the FED will begin to lower its stimulus, concerns started to rise over the future of the real estate market. 

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