With the average rates on fixed-rate mortgages once again breaking the record for all-time lows, it's a good time to think about this.
Sure, interest rates are at record lows. But your credit score and the amount you bring to the table affect how much you'll pay for the loan.
Meanwhile, bidding wars are erupting in some cities, and human judgment makes a comeback as lenders look for ways to safely approve more mortgages.
What goes around comes around, so enjoy these record low interest rates while they're here.
Even if you just refinanced not so long ago, the benefits of doing so again may well outweigh standing pat.
The Fed's announcement spells more bad news for savers -- but good news for homebuyers.
What the Fed gives in low rates, though, Congress is taking away by raising fees to fund recent payroll tax reduction.
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