Posts Tagged 'california'

“Cash-In” Refinances & Interest Rates

We have all heard of “cash-Out” refinancing but are you familiar with “cash-in” refinancing?  With a “cash-in” refinance, you get to lock in today’s historic low rates by bringing the funds “out of pocket” needed to cover the difference between your mortgage balance and the maximum loan amount you can qualify for on your new mortgage loan.

While this isn’t a “new” concept, it is seeing renewed life in today’s mortgage market.  ...

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How Low Can Rates Go?

If you are in the market to buy a new home or refinance your current mortgage, you probably have noticed interest rates dropping considerably over the past week.  Many expected rates to increase after the Federal Reserve stopped purchasing mortgage backed securities (MBS) at the end of March, but recent global events have played a heavy role in driving mortgage interest rates down temporarily.

These economic conditions can change in ...

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New California Home Buyer Tax credit and more…..

Governor Schwarzenegger today signed into law a bill that establishes a tax credit of up to $10,000 for a newly built home, and up to a $10,000 tax credit for first-time purchasers of existing homes in California. The credit will be available beginning May 1 and be good through Dec. 31, 2010, or when funding is exhausted, whichever comes first. The $200 million allocated for the program is ...

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