The Mortgage Files

Nationally syndicated mortgage news and advice from Senior Loan Officer Scott Sheldon.

Is there santa bubble with mortgage rates

Is There A Santa Bubble With Mortgage Rates?

By Scott Sheldon / December 16, 2015

Each year in the wintertime interest rates tend to worsen about .25% across-the-board. Here is what it may mean for your home loan application… Beginning each year around December 5, mortgage rates typically, worsen due to heavy bond market activity and the trend continues till approximately January 15 where rates trail back down. Consumer confidence…

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5 Important Things To Consider When Refinancing To A Fixed Rate Mortgage

By Scott Sheldon / December 10, 2015

If you have an adjustable rate mortgage on your home, here the 5 prudent factors to weigh in on when refinancing to fixed rate loan type…. Duration of Introductory Rate Period Most adjustable rate mortgages are fixed for first few years in the introductory period, and then become variable for the remainder of the duration…

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