March 17th, 2010

New Sections Now Available at HSH.com



Part of the reason why so many visitors come back to HSH.com time and time again is because we have information and data that isn’t readily accessible anywhere else. Another reason why people keep coming back to our site is because HSH.com has been providing trusted, non-biased mortgage information for over 30 years.

HSH.com is pleased to announce the release of four new sections. While there has always been lots of great mortgage data available at HSH.com, now there are even more tools for homebuyers to track trends, compare loan products and find great mortgage deals.

Let’s take a quick look at the new sections to get a sense of what each one offers:

Mortgage Rates Trends and Analysis“: This section allows you to compare up to three different loan products at once – either in any state or for the entire U.S. — from the present to as far back as April 1986.

Index Rate Histories for Adjustable Rate Mortgages“: If you have an Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM), your ARM is tied to an index which controls changes in your loan’s interest rate and, thus, your payments. This section lists historic values of major ARM indexes used by mortgage lenders and servicers.

Historical Mortgage Rates“: HSH.com’s Fixed-Rate Mortgage Indicator (FRMI) — the longest series of “street-level pricing” available — includes mortgages of all sizes (conforming, “expanded conforming,” and jumbo). Statistical series for conforming and jumbo loans are available to HSH clients. Some of these monthly averages date back as far as 1983.

Mortgage Rates in the United States“: This last section allows you to pinpoint and compare mortgage rate data from not only any state in the U.S., but the major metro areas in each state as well.

For example, you can compare 30-year and 15-year fixed rates and the 1/1 ARM over the last year in Philadelphia, Pa.

The statistics on these new sections and countless others are derived from HSH.com’s weekly editorial survey of mortgage lenders across the country. HSH.com’s statistics have long been used by top Wall Street firms; by lenders coast to coast; by the media; by government agencies; by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; and many others.

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