A credit score of 500 will get you a car loan, but a score of 720 will get you a much better rate.
Could the 30-year rate fall below 4%? Experts consider the possibility.
Record low finds few in a position to buy, but 8 out of 10 loans go to homeowners grabbing payments half the size of a generation ago.
More people are refinancing into short-term loans. Is this right for you?
Consumers stay on the sidelines, expecting rates to remain low and housing prices to fall further.
The economy here and abroad will determine the fate of interest rates. With rates near 4.5%, it may be time to consider refinancing.
About 180,000 would-be buyers won't meet the June 30 deadline for a tax credit. But some may end up with a better deal.
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