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 Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 5
“Help them get a Mortgage from a Competitor”  Good morning Joe, my name is Chris XXXXXXX, I talked to you about a year or so ago about helping me and my wife get a loan for a house we were trying to buy. Seeing as I had one too many late payments on a time share that I had the company that we wer...

By Stephen Katz, Branch Manager, CMPS
(Katz Mortgage Team, a branch of VanDyk Mortgage Corporation)
Comments 2
Today we are talking about a topic we get a lot of questions about: Zestimates. Zestimates are Zillow’s automated home value system that will tell you what your home could sell for in the market. Is this the best way to determine value, and should you trust it? The answer is maybe, but it might n...

By Edward Gomez, Credit Score Boost USA
( Credit Score Boost - USA Credit Solutions)
Comments 6
  Why wait any longer our tradelines and credit cards will give you the credit score boost you need!   Boost you credit score now in about 30 days          3 Things that will help you boost your credit score   1) Add Credit   Using one of our tradelines or credit cards   http://www.boostyourcredi...

By Royalty One Mortgage, Mortgage company in Henderson, Nevada
(Royalty One Mortgage)
Comments 5
Lending plays a significant role in both home-buying and home ownership. If you're planning on buying a new home, refinancing your current home, or applying for a reverse mortgage loan; it's important to familiarize yourself with common mortgage terms. Finding the right loan program for you is in...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
Comments 1
Mortgage backed securities (MBS) were up 12 basis today today at 103.22 having come to rest directly at resistance offered by the 50 day moving average. The new resistance is 18 points above at the 25 day moving average.  The 30 year conforming was available at 3.875% today.  The 30 year jumbo wa...

By Mike Bjork
(American Pacific Mortgage)
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  Provides a synopsis of the daily interest rates for mortgages and home loans and Interest Rate Trends.  You'll find insight on what is driving the interest rates for that particular day and some thoughts about short- term and long- term trends with the Interest...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
Comments 0
Commercial Bond Yields   CMB         GoC         Floating RateInsured Cost of Funds 5 Year - 2.18%CANHOU 12/15/22 [-]       5 Year - 1.81%CAN 1.0 09/01/22 [+0.01]       1.15%                    [-]                       10 Year - 2.66%*CANHOU 03/15/28 [-]       10 Year - 2.11%CAN 1.0 06/01/27 [-...

By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Comments 1
 You Can Buy That Fixer Too!Use Construction Loans to Fiance Distressed Properties  We've all seen them, that property that just screams potential. Maybe it's the tear down with the ocean view or the leaning Craftsman that has personality. Regardless of the property which calls to you; it's for s...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 9
 Aren’t Low Interest Rates For The Filthy Rich Too? Have you heard all the hub-bub about Mark Zuckerberg and the low 1% interest rate he got on his mortgage? The public seems to be indignant that this low interest rate be wasted on someone so rich. Is he not a good risk? Those pennies mount up as...

By Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
Comments 4
Mortgage Fraud I recently wrote four posts about Mortgage Fraud: How Mortgage Fraud Affects a Neighborhood-- Part 1 How Mortgage Fraud Affects a Neighborhood-- Part 2 How Mortgage Fraud Affects a Neighborhood-- Part 3 How Mortgage Fruad Affects a Neighborhood-- Part 4 In this post, I am going to ...

By Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
Comments 4
Mortgage Fraud I recently wrote five posts about Mortgage Fraud: How Mortgage Fraud Affects a Neighborhood-- Part 1 How Mortgage Fraud Affects a Neighborhood-- Part 2 How Mortgage Fraud Affects a Neighborhood-- Part 3 How Mortgage Fruad Affects a Neighborhood-- Part 4 How Mortgage Fraud Affects a...

By Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
Comments 4
Mortgage Fraud I recently wrote two posts about Mortgage Fraud: How Mortgage Fraud Affects a Neighborhood-- Part 1 How Mortgage Fraud Affects a Neighborhood-- Part 2 This is part 3, and I am going to show you what happens when a whole bunch of licensees buy homes, at the same time, in a new subdi...

By Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
Comments 3
Mortgage Fraud I recently wrote three posts about Mortgage Fraud: How Mortgage Fraud Affects a Neighborhood-- Part 1 How Mortgage Fraud Affects a Neighborhood-- Part 2 How Mortgage Fraud Affects a Neighborhood-- Part 3 Here is another great example of a licensee committing fraud, thereby destroyi...

By Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
Comments 3
Mortgage Fraud I recently wrote six posts about Mortgage Fraud: How Mortgage Fraud Affects a Neighborhood-- Part 1 How Mortgage Fraud Affects a Neighborhood-- Part 2 How Mortgage Fraud Affects a Neighborhood-- Part 3 How Mortgage Fruad Affects a Neighborhood-- Part 4 How Mortgage Fraud Affects a ...

By Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
Comments 3
 I'm taking a few minutes away from the series I'm writing about the Mortgage Fraud in my neighborhood.  Here's one that happened in my town, and nobody has been prosecuted, and the agent has since moved out of town, leaving behind a trail of homes, which he acted as the buyer's agent, that have ...

By Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
Comments 3
I recently wrote seven posts about Mortgage Fraud: How Mortgage Fraud Affects a Neighborhood-- Part 1 How Mortgage Fraud Affects a Neighborhood-- Part 2 How Mortgage Fraud Affects a Neighborhood-- Part 3 How Mortgage Fruad Affects a Neighborhood-- Part 4 How Mortgage Fraud Affects a Neighborhood-...

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 22
You're Looking Out for Veterans?      In today's issue of "I love my business but sometimes hate my industry", I read today that there's a federal investigation into the "churning" of VA loans, which, if you've been in the mortgage industry for more than a few months, falls into the "duh" categor...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
Comments 0
Before getting a Texas Commercial Mortgage know your credit score, have a large down payment on hand and have specific knowledge about the property you want to finance. Knowing your credit score and taking steps to improve it is a vital to secure the best terms on your commercial mortgage. Ensur...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
Comments 0
There are a number of common mistakes that many people make when it comes to a Texas Commercial Mortgage. But with some advice, there are ways you can avoid making these mistakes.First and most importantly, don’t always focus just on the interest rate! The lowest interest rate doesn’t always mean...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
Comments 0
A Master Lease agreement is a unique way to invest in Texas Commercial Real Estate with potential benefits for both buyers and sellers. The arrangement involves the buyer leasing the building with an option to buy it in the future. The buyer gets the benefits of ownership, without having to purc...