Mortgage rates move higher for Wednesday

wavebreakmedia/Shuttestock.com Several benchmark mortgage rates rose today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both were higher. The average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages, meanwhile, also climbed. Rates for mortgages change daily, but overall, they are very low by historical standards. If you’re in the market for a mortgage, it could make…

Refinance rates increase for Tuesday

bbernard/Shutterstock Multiple benchmark refinance rates advanced today. Nationwide averages on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed refinances both climbed higher. The average rate on 10-year fixed refis, meanwhile, also notched higher. RATE SEARCH: Compare refinancing rates in your area now. 30-year fixed refinance The average 30-year fixed-refinance rate is 4.19 percent, up 8 basis points over…

Mortgage rates move higher for Tuesday

wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock.com Several key mortgage rates climbed today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both moved higher. On the variable-mortgage side, the average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages also climbed higher. Rates for mortgages are in a constant state of flux, but overall, they are very low by historical standards. If you’re…

Credit card fraud and opioid addiction: crimes that go together

JGI/Jamie Grill/Getty Images Drug addiction and credit card crime are tragically interwoven. According to the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, 80 percent of criminal offenders abuse alcohol or other drugs, and according to a 2015 Drug Enforcement Administration report, prescription pain medication abuse is the nation’s fastest growing drug problem. News reports are littered…

Mortgage rates up for Friday

DGLimages/Shutterstock.com Several closely watched mortgage rates ticked up today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both saw an increase. On the variable-mortgage side, the average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages also inched up. Rates for mortgages change daily, but they remain low by historical standards. If you’re in the market for…

Refinance rates move up for Thursday

bbernard/Shutterstock Multiple key refinance rates moved higher today. The national averages on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed refinances both rose. The average rate on 10-year fixed refis, meanwhile, also notched higher. RATE SEARCH: Compare refinancing rates in your area now. 30-year fixed refinance The average 30-year fixed-refinance rate is 4.19 percent, up 14 basis points…

Mortgage rates increase for Thursday

bbernard/Shutterstock.com Several key mortgage rates cruised higher today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both moved higher. The average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages, meanwhile, also climbed. Mortgage rates change daily, but they remain much lower overall than they were before the Great Recession. If you’re in the market for a…

Mortgage rates advance for Wednesday

Donald L. Strine/Getty Images Several key mortgage rates climbed higher today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both moved higher. The average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages, meanwhile, also trended upward. Mortgage rates are in a constant state of flux, but they remain much lower overall than they were before the…

Mortgage rates rise for Tuesday

wavebreakmedia/Shuttestock.com Multiple benchmark mortgage rates trended upward today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both were higher. The average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages, or ARMs, the most popular type of variable rate mortgage, also trended upward. Rates for mortgages are in a constant state of flux, but overall, they are…

Refinance rates move up for Tuesday

bbernard/Shutterstock Several key refinance rates climbed today. Nationwide averages on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed refinances both advanced. Meanwhile, the average rate on 10-year fixed refis receded. RATE SEARCH: Compare refinancing rates in your area now. 30-year fixed refinance The average 30-year fixed-refinance rate is 4.11 percent, up 14 basis points from a week ago.…

Mortgage rates increase for Monday

wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock.com Multiple benchmark mortgage rates advanced today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both moved up. The average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages, meanwhile, also rolled higher. Rates for mortgages are in a constant state of flux, but they have remained in a historically low range for quite some time. If…

Mortgage rates increase for Friday

Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.com Several closely watched mortgage rates increased today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both climbed. On the variable-mortgage side, the average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages also advanced. Mortgage rates are in a constant state of flux, but they continue to represent a bargain compared to rates before…

Can’t-miss car ads during the Super Bowl

Courtesy of monkeybusinessimages/Getty Images When you aren’t watching the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons compete in the Super Bowl this Sunday, carmakers plan to make it hard for you to leave your couch. This year, several auto marketers are going all out. Here’s a glimpse at the car companies that have bought Super Bowl…