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Volume 18 - Number 14

July 11, 2014

Borrowers Urged to Shop as Lenders Compete

The decline in refinance activity in the past year has prompted a closer look at differences in interest rates as lenders compete for borrowers. Lenders that don’t offer the lowest rate suggest that there’s more to the mortgage decision than just a low interest rate, particularly because rates are at historic lows. LendingTree, a firm that allows potential borrowers to compare loan offers, recently launched an ongoing study to track the difference between ...

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