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Can Closing Costs Be Included in Your Loan? Here’s What You Need to Know

When buying a home, many people are aware of the down payment but often overlook the additional costs that come with closing the deal. These expenses, known as closing costs, can sometimes catch buyers off guard. The good news is that, in certain circumstances, closing costs can be included in your loan.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 24th, 2024

Currently, the Retail Sales Report is the sole report that has weight. With the passage of more optimistic inflation data reports, retail sales coming in slightly under expectations will have little to no bearing on the overall outlook. Given the last major reports indicating the economy’s health and state of inflation, there is more optimism toward a potential rate cut this year. Lending partners have still been quick to continue cutting rates.

How Long Does It Take to Refinance a House?

Refinancing your home can be a smart financial move, offering you the chance to secure a better interest rate, reduce monthly payments, or even tap into your home’s equity. However, one of the most common questions homeowners have is: “How long does it take to refinance a house?” While the timeline can vary based on several factors, here’s a general overview to help you understand the process.

A Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

This historic day commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States, and it’s more relevant now than ever as we strive to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do. Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19th each year, marks the day in 1865 when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, bringing the news of freedom to the last remaining enslaved African Americans.

Exploring 5 Types of Refinance Loans

Refinancing your mortgage can be a smart financial move, offering potential savings, access to cash, or improved loan terms. With various refinancing options available, it’s essential to understand what each type entails to make an informed decision. Let’s look into five popular types of refinance loans: Rate and Term Refinance, Cash-Out Refinance, Cash-In Refinance, Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP), and Short Refinance.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 17th, 2024

A welcome and unexpected data release for both the PPI and CPI shows inflation expectations coming in lower than expected. The positive news was somewhat mitigated by the hawkish FOMC rate decision that also took place during the same week. Still, there is more optimism given that the data releases in the past 30 days have shown signs of inflation coming under control. At the very least, it suggests that the Federal Reserve’s policy to keep inflation under control has been effective. As a result, lending partners have quickly cut rates again after the meeting this week.

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