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A way of obtaining a better interest rate, lower monthly payments, or borrow cash on the equity in a property that has built up on a loan. A second loan is taken out to pay off the first, higher-rate loan.
Mortgage rates reached near record low levels once again. With the announcement of more easing by the Fed in the previous week targeted at mortgage backed securities it comes as no surprise that mortgage rates have dropped, the surprising bank rate data for the week is the resilience in CD rates and savings rates while
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The top CD interest rates available nationally barely budged over the past week. The highest CD rates moved lower on the week but by the smallest of increments and remain in a very tight range. The Selectcdrates.com index of the top ten CD rates for three month CDs, six month CDs, one year CDs, two
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