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Mortgage Rates Might Help Improve House Auctions for Sale Market

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By : John Cutts    99 or more times read
The number of foreclosed house auctions for sale might just experience some decline in the coming months, as more and more homeowners are reportedly seeking loan refinancing with the mortgage rates at their lowest since the 1970s.

All over the country, housing markets are being hit hard by escalating foreclosure activities. Colorado Springs foreclosure auctions, for one, have been offering foreclosed houses to buyers at record levels without any sign of respite in the past two years or so. However, the decline in the rates of home mortgages might just help the market attain a certain degree of stability like other areas that have taken advantage of the low rates.

Homeowners facing the possibility of losing their properties to Colorado home auctions might take heart from brokers' report that loan refinancing is escalating as the rate for 30-year fixed mortgages hit a record low in the past four weeks. For the July 18 week, loan rates declined by 4.56%, the lowest ever level since mortgage giant Freddie Mac started recording rates in the 1970s.

The Mortgage Bankers Association also reported that applications for refinancing almost doubled for the month of July compared with the period that started April. This is considered positive news, particularly for areas suffering from high number of foreclosed house auctions for sale.

Although the list of foreclosure homes will probably remain as they are in most areas, it would not hurt if a couple or more homeowners acquire refinancing and prevent their homes from getting foreclosed and adding their properties to foreclosed statistics in their areas.

Analysts claim that even if there is only a $100 difference in the monthly loans they need to pay, most homeowners will be interested in taking advantage of this difference. Despite the fact that the number of homeowners applying for refinancing is still 40% lower than the first few months of 2009, realtors are still optimistic about the potential benefits of low mortgage rates.

Even though more homeowners are seeking refinancing, the low rates are not causing home buyers to grab house auctions for sale, realtors also report. The housing market crisis seemed to have taught everyone a lesson, but this does not mean that current homeowners will not take advantage of the benefits offered by low mortgage rates.
John Cutts has been educated in the finer points of the foreclosure market over 5 years.

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