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- The FIXED-RATE MODEL. Lea, Michael J. // Mortgage Banking;Apr2003, Vol. 63 Issue 7, p52
Focuses on the prevalence of long-term, prepayable, fixed-rate mortgages in countries such as the U.S. and Denmark. Emergence of shorter-term fixed-rate instruments with restrictive prepayment penalties and adjustable mortgages; Attention given to developing markets that support long-term,...
- Don't Mourn the 30-Year FRM. Pollock, Alex J. // American Banker;3/31/2011, Vol. 176 Issue 50, p8
The author presents his views on why a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage may not always be the best option for homebuyers.
- 30-Year Loan Rate Continues Declining. // American Banker;11/20/2009, Vol. 174 Issue F315, p11
The article reports that the average rate for a 30-year, fixed home loan in the U.S. fell for the third straight week. This is a benefit for potential home buyers who may use a government tax credit to buy a house. Brief statistics on loan rates are included.
- Mortgage Loan Applications-Rise. // National Mortgage News;3/13/2006, Vol. 30 Issue 23, p30
The article reports on the increase of mortgage loan applications in the U.S. The market composite index reflect an increase of .7 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis. Average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed rate and 15-year fixed-rate mortgages also increased by 13 percent....
- Fixed-rate mortgage loans remain a relative bargain. McGguire, Ron // Indianapolis Business Journal;3/13/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p32
The article focuses on the market for fixed-rate mortgage loans in the U.S. Fixed-rate mortgage loans has provided many homeowners option to other mortgage loans. Its 30-year mortgages averaged 6 percent as compared to 5.62 percent in the previous year. Also, fixed-rate loans enables customers...
- TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR finances. Bouris, Mark // Real Living;Christmas2013, Issue 94, p22
The article offers suggestions on how to figure out if breaking a high fixed-rate home loan is a good financial decision, particularly for people who fixed their loans back in 2011 when the cash rate was 4.75% and banks were bidding three-year fixed-rate mortgages at around 6.3%. Some of the...
- A Collapsing Housing Bubble? Stewart, Suzanne; Brannon, Ike // Regulation;Spring2006, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p15
Discusses the status of the housing market in the U.S. as of March 2006. Variation in home appreciation rates from 1995 to 2005; Observations regarding the annual rate of growth in house prices; Role of fixed-rate mortgage in home financing.
- Housing solution needs to be radical. Mounty, Peter // Mortgage Strategy;7/23/2007, p28
The author reflects on the possible solutions to the housing problems in Great Britain. He comments that the government's initiative to launch a 25-year fixed rate mortgage for affordable home ownership intended to bring relief to the housing market, is just a mere gesture of politics and will...
- SONYMA to issue $168 million in bonds to finance first-time homeowner mortgages. // Hudson Valley Business Journal;8/18/2008, Vol. 19 Issue 33, p22
The article reports on the plan of the State of New York Mortgage Agency (SONYMA) to issue $168 million in bonds to fund near-record demand for the Agency's low-interest fixed-rate mortgage loans. The mortgage loans are available to low- and moderate-income first-time homebuyers throughout the...