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Below is the daily mortgage market and interest rate commentary from Bruce Brown, CMPS with Prime Lending and radio host of Dollars and Homes on KCMO Talk Radio 710. To view my daily blog please visit my website at www.dollarsandhomes.com/blog.
By Chandler Real Estate Liz Harris, MBA, #ChandlerRealEstateAgent
(Liz Harris Realty, LLC)
Before buying a home you need a loan unless you have the cash to cover it. Lenders well be looking at your credit score and determining what is possible. It is very important to have a solid credit score so you may receive a good rate on your mortgage. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4pIJOtN...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggresive & 580 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtgs
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
I just caught a great news clip where President Obama said that he wants to "bridge" the gap between economic classes, he created, with policy and followed that with a comment stating the fiscal condition of America is improving! *If that is true, then expect rates to rise and potentially rise an...
(203kOnLine.com, covering California & most other states)
Borrowers are doing their homework much more than ever with their expertise in computers searches and so forth but there are many aspects of the FHA 203k program that some think they can save a penny but doing it themselves then bringing in the consultant at the last minute to wrap things up. I...
For those who reside close to Greenwood Missouri and are eager about what it'd take to get a Greenwood Home Mortgage - you have come to the proper place. We're your one stop store for info on mortgages near Greenwood MO! Maybe you are a home owner who's in search of a brand new Home or perhaps yo...
By Randy Shamburger, FHA, VA, USDA and Conventional Mortgage Expert
Qualified Mortgage and Ability-To-Repay Rule take effect Jan 10, 2014 for all Greenville Mortgage Lenders. We are fast approaching the deadline when the Qualified Mortgage and Ability-To-Repay Rule take effect Jan 10, 2014. Could these new standards send the economy into another tailspin? Who ou...
(William T. Zumwalt CPA, CTC "The Tax Coach for REALTORS")
If you think you are missing deductions you are absolutely right. The best thing you can do is to look at your present list of expenses and see how they compare to last year. If you are down on the expense side see if there is some logical for this. If your revenue is up 10% then your total expen...
Today, 12/5/2013, Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgage was 4.46% up from 4.29% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.47%, up from 3.30% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 3.34%. What a dif...
Vallejo consumers wanting to purchase Real Estate with special loan programs or other areas in the state can view the link below for assistance. If you are thinking of selling your Vallejo home or moving to the Vallejo area call Tim Garton a Vallejo REMAX Realtor and the surrounding area. 7...
Mortgage rates climbed higher amid better-than-expected reports on private job growth and new home sales, according to the latest Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey. "Fixed mortgage rates increased this week following stronger-than-expected economic data releases," said Frank Nothaft, v...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
Proactive Homeowners Sometimes Prevent a Las Vegas Foreclosure http://www.TheBallenGroup.com | 702.482.7739 | Las Vegas Real Estate Specialists Note: At time of this blog posting, there were 407 Single Family Las Vegas Foreclosures for Sale in Las Vegas with no contracts accepted. Even...
(Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana)
Mandated Health Insurance Exchanges are now open: START SHOPPING NOW! I have been waiting months to try and find out information how "OBAMA CARE" will impact our private health insurance premium of $867 per month as we are self employed as REALTORS® and pay for our own health insuranc...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggresive & 580 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtgs
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
Today brought a rather large initial loss with the FNMA 3.5 coupon opening up 50bps lower than yesterdays close. Want some insight here? Retail numbers for Black Friday may have been not as expected but thats due to people being FED UP with the craziness and risk of life to get a deal!?!?!! Cyber...
By Margaret C. Taylor, St Marys/Calvert/Charles MD Real Estate Agent
(Century 21 New Millennium MD)
MORTGAGES change often, but with new rules coming in January 2014, from the Consumer Protection Financial Bureau, they may result in more changes than you expect. These changes are supposed to protect the Home Buyer and Lender from risky loans. In the process they may make it harder for pot...
By Bill Burchard, Broker, Realtor - Murrieta Homes For Sale, California Real Estate
(3B Realty: BRE# 01864774)
Fixed Mortgage Rates Avg. 4.46% (30-Yr), 3.47% (15-Yr) for Week Ending 12/05/2013. Just follow the link to view the latest Weekly Mortgage Rate Averages. Every week I report the latest mortgage rate averages as determined by Freddie Mac. I post the latest national averages, as well as the local a...
By Steve Reed, Steve Reed Branch Manager | Benchmark Home Loans
(Benchmark Home Loans)
Have you scanned thru your credit report only to find a credit card with a whopping balance that doesn't belong to you? What about a second mortgage listed, when you only have one loan on your home? Disputing items on your credit report is an absolute must, especially when you find information on...
By Tim Storm, Orange County FHA and VA Home Loan Specialist
(Emery Financial, a Division of W.J. Bradley Mortgage Capital)
A common question among FHA borrowers is "how can I remove the FHA mortgage insurance on my loan?" There are a few answers to that question, and it depends on a few things. Just a Few of the Questions that will lead to the Answer When did the FHA loan close? What is the term of the loan? What w...
There are several goverment programs that are in place that give down payment assistance, The Good Neighbor Next Door is provided through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This program encourages law enforcement officers, teachers, firefighters and emergency medical ...
Business owners and other self-employed borrowers have often found it more difficult to obtain a mortgage, than borrowers that are salaried. At www.bartprequalifies.com we have a few different mortgage options for the self employed such as NO DOC LOANS, STATED LOANS, bank statement loans, ...
Business owners and other self-employed borrowers have often found it more difficult to obtain a mortgage, than borrowers that are salaried. At www.bartprequalifies.com we have a few different mortgage options for the self employed such as NO DOC LOANS, STATED LOANS, bank statement loans, and...