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Overview On Applying For Mortgage Loans

People who want to raise fund for buying a house or land will always opt for the secured finance loan named as mortgage loan. Mortgage loans that can be used either for personal or commercial purpose should be repaid to the bank within a period of time. For taking a mortgage loan you need to place your asset in the bank as mortgage. Usually the legal documents of the plot or the ownership of the property that you are going to buy will be kept as the collateral against the mortgage loan. This security will provide backing for the value of the loan.

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Borrowers Rushing To Refinance Loans As Rates Drop

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Homeowners around the country are scrambling to refinance their mortgages at the lowest rates since the early 1960s as the economy staggers through what’s likely to be the worst recession in decades. Mortgage brokers are already reporting a surge of calls from borrowers trying to take advantage of the Federal Reserve’s extraordinary actions this week. The central bank, aiming to free up lending and jolt the economy back to life, on Tuesday cut the federal funds rate from 1 percent to a target range of zero to 0.25 percent and pledged to keep funneling money into the market for mortgage investments.

On Wednesday, some mortgage brokers were quoting mortgage rates of close to 4.5 percent for people with strong credit and hefty down payments. The national average rate on 30-year, fixed mortgages was 5.06 percent on Wednesday, according to financial publisher HSH Associates — the lowest since the 1960s and down from 5.3 percent Tuesday.

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