Tracker Mortgages Still An Attractive Choice

First time buyers are still being advised to seriously consider opting for a tracker mortgage, despite growing rumours of a rise in interest rates before the end of the year.

Although the Bank of England moved to hold interest rates at 4.5 per cent recently, speculation is mounting that a quarter point rise will be enacted before the start of 2007.

However, Moneysupermaket argues that those currently looking for mortgages should not automatically discount the idea of a …

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9 Tips on Applying for a Second Mortgage

People usually apply for a second mortgage or home equity loan when they need money for debt consolidation, to pay large expenses or for home remodeling and home improvement. What type of mortgage loan you select, depends on your needs, but the application and approval process is similar for both. These nine tips will help your loan process be as hitch-free as possible. Consider the second mortgage terms, pre-payment penalty for early pay off, and of course the interest rate & closing costs.

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Home Equity Loans The Best 2nd Mortgage for Financing Home Improvements

Tired of looking at those avocado green kitchen appliances? The wood paneling and shag in your family room? The worn fiberglass tub enclosure in the guest bath? Home improvement is sweeping the country. Approximately half of fixer-uppers are do-it-yourself, while the other half is contractor driven. People are financing these improvements with home equity loans.

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Mortgage Interest Rates 101

Many things affect mortgage rates – which is why they fluctuate. So it pays to understand a little about how mortgage interest rates are generated. The more you know about the economic factors that change rates, the more prepared you are to find the perfect home loan at an interest rate that’s perfect for you as well.

Market Conditions
When the Federal Reserve Board raises or lowers rates, there is usually an impact on the rate you will get for your fixed rate home loan, …

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