By Holden Lewis of NerdWallet Published July 13, 2019 Personal Finance NerdWallet.com Facebook Twitter Comments Print video MBS Highway CEO on mortgage rates: We’re going to see the lowest rates we have ever seen MBS Highway founder & CEO Barry Habib gives his take on the U.S. housing market and explains why Americans should refinance their homes. Mortgage rates have fallen so much lately that millions of homeowners might benefit by refinancing — even if they bought a home just last year. A typical refinancer could save more than $150 a month. Continue Reading Below Some homeowners have gotten the message: Refinance applications have almost doubled compared to a year ago, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. But many homeowners might be unaware that mortgage rates have declined so dramatically that they could save money by refinancing. MORE FROM FOXBUSINESS.COM IT'S PEAK MOVING SEASON: SHOULD YOU RENT OR BUY? … [Read more...] about Good time to refinance your mortgage?
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Published June 04, 2019 Personal Finance Bankrate.com Facebook Twitter Comments Print video Fed’s interest-rate decision may help mortgage rates Bankrate chief financial analyst Greg McBride and Wilmington Trust chief economist Luke Tilley on how the Federal Reserve’s decision to leave interest rates unchanged will affect mortgage and credit card rates. The average interest for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages is nearing 4 percent again, ushering the way for millions more homeowners to save money by refinancing. Continue Reading Below The recent drop in rates means that 5.9 million people can potentially save money by refinancing their existing home loans and securing a lower rate -- two million more than last month, according to a new report by Black Knight. The combined savings totals $1.6 billion, or an average of $271 per person per month. MORE FROM FOXBUSINESS.COM... HOMEBUYERS ARE INCREASINGLY MAKING THIS DANGEROUS … [Read more...] about As mortgage rates plunge, should you refinance?
Chris McCosky The Detroit News Published 12:50 PM EDT Apr 6, 2019 Detroit – Blaine Hardy may be married to a scientist, but the Tigers’ left-handed reliever isn’t much interested in all the techno-analytical babble that pervades his craft these days — spin rates, spin axis, spin efficiency, blah, blah, blah. Truth be told, Nicky Hardy pays more attention to that stuff than her husband does. Blaine Hardy is just old-fashioned that way. “I’ve never been huge on letting the numbers dictate what I should throw,” he said. “The hitter will tell you everything you need to know by how he is swinging at a pitch. There are days when you face a certain hitter and he ends up hitting a good pitch that he shouldn’t hit. “Was that because he’s a good hitter and he knew what was coming? Was that the wrong pitch or was that the right pitch and he just got lucky? Analytics aren’t going to tell you that, either.” Hardy … [Read more...] about Adapt or die: Tigers Blaine Hardy continues to refine and re-imagine his pitch mix
A remote evaporation station floats in Lake Powell on Nov. 7, 2018. (Desert Research Institute)A researcher adjusts equipment during installation of a floating evaporation station at Lake Powell on Nov. 7, 2018. (Chris Pearson/Desert Research Institute)Several different methods of measuring evaporation are being tested at Lake Powell as part of a joint study by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and Nevada's Desert Research Institute. (Desert Research Institute)Instruments on a floating platform at Lake Powell will spend the next two to three years collecting data on water temperature, weather conditions and other variables used to estimate evaporation. (Desert Research Institute) Precious water is vanishing into thin air at the Colorado River’s two largest reservoirs, and scientists are only now learning the true scale of the problem. Building on ongoing research at Lake Mead, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and Nevada’s Desert Research Institute have teamed up on a new study … [Read more...] about Researchers learning true scale of Lake Mead, Powell evaporation rates
Susan Tompor Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Jan 3, 2019 Many times, the New Year kicks off with a huge financial hangover. But this year, we're looking at even more reasons to keep an eye on our money. All sorts of economic headwinds will influence everything from how much we pay for gas to how much we take home in our paychecks to the size of our tax refunds in 2019. Here's a look at some trends that could hit your wallet in the New Year: Gas prices may rise No, your eyes aren't playing tricks when you just spotted a sign for gas at less than $2 a gallon. Michigan is one of 13 states with average gas prices below $2, according to GasBuddy.com. You'd have to go back to April 11, 2016, to find prices that low. Just a year ago, Michigan drivers were paying an average of $2.67 a gallon. Consumers are saving nearly 68 cents a gallon — which adds up to roughly $8 per average fill-up, according to Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis at … [Read more...] about Gas prices, mortgage rates kick off the New Year by going down