Good Monday Morning!

Just when we thought that mortgage interest rates could not go any lower, look what happens, they drop even further.  In fact the declining rates received my full my attention about a week ago and as I monitored them I finally decided to lock in a rate for a refinance on my personal home.  Yes, I locked in at the rate of 3.8% on a 15 year fixed conventional loan.  I used to brag about my 4 1/2% rate, but never dreamed that I would ever see a mortgage rate at sub 4%.  

This window of opportunity will be short lived, so if you want to take advantage of these historical low rates you will need to act quickly.  The rule of thumb is that if you can drop your rate by 1% or more, then it is a sound idea to refi your existing loan.  In my case I was just short of the 1%, but the 3.8% was very attractive so I jumped at it.

If you do make the decision to refinance, check out the rates quoted by your lender and also compare them and closing costs with a competitor.  My suggestion is to always get more than one quote.  If you have a trusted mortgage broker then that would be a good place to start.  If you do not then ask a friend or relative if they have someone who has done a good job for them. My advice is to stay away from the online mortgage companies.  Speak directly with a broker who has an office in your market area.  If you should need someone on the Eugene and Springfield area, I would highly recommend my broker, JR Irwin at OMT Mortgage.  You can reach JR at 541-521-5577 or visit his web site

Have An Awesome Week!



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