Mortgage / Finance

Anybody that's hung around the ActiveRain “water cooler” for any length of time understands the value of the relationships built on the site. AR is so much more than a social networking site, however.


It's also the place to get up-to-the-minute information on topics that affect your clients. Ask yourself: what's the most confusing aspect of buying a home for the real estate consumer? The answer is most likely financing the purchase. Credit scores and how they affect the mortgage rate, types of loan products, points, fees – whew! -- there's a lot to know about mortgages.


To serve your clients effectively you need to know about this stuff and keep abreast of changes in the mortgage industry. Thankfully, ActiveRain is not only popular with real estate agents and brokers but with finance professionals as well.


Whether you're an agent trying to figure out what the Fed's latest move means to your clients or a mortgage pro who needs input on how to build relationships with real estate agents, ActiveRain is the place to tap into a wealth of knowledge.

Trending blogs on Mortgage / Finance

 
By David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageguy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com, FHA, VA, USDA, HomePath, Jumbo)
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Many times a Hard Money loan is a life saver in the real estate industry. It can get you approved for a mortgage when maybe the property needed work, etc. Thou these loans are short term answers and you will need to refinance into a conventional mortgage eventually. Before you go into getting a H...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
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I'm pissed off. I don't like being lied to. And I didn't like 2008 and what followed. It hurt us, our clients, our friends and the country, and I don't enjoy seeing evidence that the lessons from that fiasco haven't been fully absorbed into our business practices. Mary and I have a challenging li...
By Bill Ladewig, Experience Is Your Advantage
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MORTGAGE INTEREST RATE LOCK ADVISORY July 28, 2016, 7:48 AM PST    FEATURED LOANS REVERSE MORTGAGE (HECM) Financial Freedom for Qualified Seniors Click for Reverse Mortgage Details LOCK ADVISORY -  Click for current Lock Advice 1-14 Day Close:  LOCK 15-30 Day Close: LOCK 31-45 Day Close: FLOAT W...
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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Attention Underwater Homeowners! HARP 2.0 is HERE! Fannie Mae has adopted changes to the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) and you may be eligible to take advantage of these changes. If your mortgage is owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae, you may be eligible to refinance your mortgage under...
By Mike Bjork
(American Pacific Mortgage)
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: Provides the mortgage interest rate trends and navigates through the current interest rates for home loans.  Mike Bjork provides this daily service by watching the interest rates in California by projecting his thoughts on the mortgage interest rates forecast.  ...
By Ricky Khamis, NMLS 173141 | CADOC 173141 - 480-339-1565
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc.)
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This 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home for sale in Chandler features 3 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms with 1511 Square Feet. The front of this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home for sale in Chandler has beautiful trees with shrubs in the gravel and features a 2 car garage. The backyard of this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home...
By Ricky Khamis, NMLS 173141 | CADOC 173141 - 480-339-1565
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc.)
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This 6 Bedroom 4 Bathroom home for sale in Chandler features 6 Bedrooms and 4 Bathrooms with 4920 Square Feet. The front of this 6 Bedroom 4 Bathroom home for sale in Chandler has beautiful trees and shrubs in the gravel and features a 2 car garage. The backyard of this 6 Bedroom 4 Bathroom home...
By Ricky Khamis, NMLS 173141 | CADOC 173141 - 480-339-1565
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc.)
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This 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home for sale in Phoenix features 3 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms with 1739 Square Feet. The front of this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home for sale in Phoenix has a big beautiful tree providing shade and features a 2 car garage. The backyard of this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home for s...
By Ricky Khamis, NMLS 173141 | CADOC 173141 - 480-339-1565
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc.)
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This 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom home for sale in Queen Creek features 3 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms with 1454 Square Feet. The front of this 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom home for sale in Queen Creek has beautiful trees and shrubs in the gravel leading up to the front door and features a 2 car garage. The backyar...
By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed up 6 basis points today at 103.81 having remained above all the moving averages today.  After yesterday's strong reaction to the Fed's decision to keep short term interest rates the same, many interest rates decreased. The 30 year conforming was quite close...
By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Once again the Fed kept speculators trying to figure out exactly what Janet Yellen and her cronies at the Federal Reserve were thinking.  While the message was clear that the time to raise short term interest rates has not yet arrived, the phrase "near-term risks to the economic outlook have dimi...
By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Did you know that when someone buys a new home, that person has only 90 days from the date of the closing to mortgage the house and deduct the mortgage interest.  If a mortgage is taken out after 90 days, the buyer may only be able to deduct interest on up to $100,000 which is referred to as home...
By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Did you realize that some veterans can borrow 100% of the purchase price of a house with no upfront fee and no monthly pmi?  After hearing all the bad things that were happening at VA hospitals in various parts of the country, it is comforting to know that VA loans can be so helpful to those who ...
By Ricky Khamis, NMLS 173141 | CADOC 173141 - 480-339-1565
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc.)
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This 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home for sale in San Tan Valley features 3 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms with 1439 Square Feet. The front of this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home for sale in San Tan Valley has Beautiful trees and shrubs in the gravel leading up to the front door and features a 2 car garage. The b...
By Ricky Khamis, NMLS 173141 | CADOC 173141 - 480-339-1565
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc.)
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This 4 bedroom 3 bathroom home for sale in Phoenix features 4 Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms with 2383 Square Feet. The front of this 4 bedroom 3 bathroom home for sale in Phoenix has beautiful trees and bushes surrounding the yard and features a 2 car garage. The backyard of this 4 bedroom 3 bathroom...
By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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TERM POSTED Preferred RATES* Open 1 Year 6.30% 6.30% Fixed 1 Year 2.89% 2.29% Fixed 2 Year 2.84% 2.14% Fixed 3 Year 3.39% 2.20% Fixed 4 Year 3.89% 2.44% Fixed 5 Year 4.64% 2.39% Fixed 7 Year 5.30% 3.44% Fixed 10 Year 6.10% 3.84% Variable Rate 2.20% Prime Rate 2.70% Benchmark Rate 4.64% Cost per ...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
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Stupid Things Sellers Do That Cause Sales To Fall Apart.  There are several things Sellers do or do not do which can result in their home not selling.  Most of them are things which the Listing Agent/Realtor has to deal with such as: Overpricing a home Refusing to negotiate Not making homes avail...
By David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageguy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com, FHA, VA, USDA, HomePath, Jumbo)
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Conventional 30 year Mortgage: 3.625%Credit score:740LTV:80%Loan Amount:$200kAPR: 3.82%FHA 30 year: 3.5%Credit Score:740LTV:96.5%loan amount:$200kAPR:4.66%Conventional 15 year: 3%Credit score:740LTV:80%Loan Amount:$200kAPR:3.22% Rates are Subject to ChangeCall me today if you are thinking of refi...
By Bill Ladewig, Experience Is Your Advantage
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MORTGAGE INTEREST RATE LOCK ADVISORY July 27, 2016, 8:00 AM PST    FEATURED LOANS REVERSE MORTGAGE (HECM) Financial Freedom for Qualified Seniors Click for Reverse Mortgage Details LOCK ADVISORY -  Click for current Lock Advice 1-14 Day Close:  FLOAT With Caution 15-30 Day Close: FLOAT With Caut...