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  1. – LIBOR is an abbreviation for "London Interbank Offered Rate," and is the interest rate offered by a specific group of London banks for U.S. dollar deposits of a stated maturity. LIBOR is used as a base index for setting rates of some adjustable rate financial instruments, including Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs) and other loans.

    Mortgage refinace boom goes bust as rates shift higher – according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index. applications were still 24% higher compared with.

    Mortgage Calculator with PMI, Insurance and Taxes. – Compare Loan Types. The most common loan terms are 30-year fixed-rate mortgages and 15-year fixed-rate mortgages.Depending on your financial situation, one term may be better for you than the other. With a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, you have a lower monthly payment but you’ll pay more in interest over time.