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 Judy Wahba Realtor-Broker/Owner Steve Houck Realtor/Partner
(Real Estate Partners, LLC)
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It has come to my attention, after talking with many potential buyers, that the general public doesn't know how to shop for a mortgage loan. Most people will ask "what interest rate are you offering" and that is their only question. I don't know about you,but I am constantly getting junk mail off...
By David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageguy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com, FHA, VA, USDA, HomePath, Jumbo)
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 My credit wasn't the best before I applied for the mortgage loan. Thanks to Mr. Krichmar's knowledge about the industry and his effort to get me into a home, I was able to come away with the best possible financing situation. Mr. Krichmar has extensive knowledge and is willing to share it! This ...
By Jennifer Provencio, The Reverse Mortgage Speciailist
(Fresno-Clovis-Visalia-Hanford-Tulare-Merced-Stockton-Modesto-Madera-San Luis Obispo-Bakersfield)
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 For the last thirty to forty years, you have continually invested your hard-earned money into your home. Even when times were tough and you were raising children and then putting them through college, you still continued to put money into your home. Not necessarily just from mortgage payments, b...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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  “Why Don’t More Multifamily Homeowners Refinance?” I am always amazed when someone comes to me for a new mortgage that currently has a high interest rate on their property and they are not planning on selling. So often the property is a multifamily that was originally financed with an FHA mortg...
By Bill Ladewig, Experience Is Your Advantage
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MORTGAGE INTEREST RATE LOCK ADVISORY July 28 2015, 8:00 AM PST  Click for Updated Lock Advice   LOCK ADVISORY 1-7 Day Close: LOCK 8-14 Day Close: LOCK 15-30 Day Close: LOCK MORTGAGE MARKET INDICATORS Freddie Mac Average:30-Yr FRM, on: 7-23-15: 4.04% - Down 0.05 pointRate Price Based on 3% MBS - C...
By Jennifer Provencio, The Reverse Mortgage Speciailist
(Fresno-Clovis-Visalia-Hanford-Tulare-Merced-Stockton-Modesto-Madera-San Luis Obispo-Bakersfield)
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  Beautiful Fresno Home, Great for a Senior. Make no monthly mortgage payments with a Reverse Mortgage!   Property Features Location Information  County: Fresno  MLS Area: 705  Cross Street: N/McKinley W/Palm  Directions: From Palm/McKinley, travel West on McKinley to Arthur, turn North. Travel ...
By Bob Elliot
(RE/MAX Advisors)
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The United States government established the HARP program, otherwise known as the Home Affordable Refinance Program, to assist homeowners who are struggling with their mortgage payments. Initially, the program was founded in March 2009, and it has provided many homeowners with an easier route to ...
By Jennifer Provencio, The Reverse Mortgage Speciailist
(Fresno-Clovis-Visalia-Hanford-Tulare-Merced-Stockton-Modesto-Madera-San Luis Obispo-Bakersfield)
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Do you have a retirement strategy? Have you developed a plan? Are you maximizing your home's equity? Would you like to create a lifetime income stream? Have you planned for long term care? If you do not have a plan or strategy, you need to attend this free retirement seminar! Our financial strate...
By Bill Kamboukos
(Strategic Mortgage)
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If you are self-employed and looking to obtain a home loan, the rules are slightly different than if you are a regular salaried or hourly employee. In today’s article, we will cover some basic guidelines and tips for someone who is self-employed, to obtain a home loan, to purchase or refinance a...
By Jennifer Provencio, The Reverse Mortgage Speciailist
(Fresno-Clovis-Visalia-Hanford-Tulare-Merced-Stockton-Modesto-Madera-San Luis Obispo-Bakersfield)
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In a previous post, I wrote about the advantages or pros of the reverse mortgage, which you can read HERE. It helps so many people and can be such a blessing to seniors who are struggling to make it month-to-month. However, one of the things I often hear is that the reverse mortgage sounds too go...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“What Underground Oil Tank?” I got a call from a client that has a home under deposit. They wanted to buy in this particular neighborhood as they have a couple of friends that live there. Over the weekend they were at a cookout and one of the neighbors mentioned an “Underground oil tank” at the p...
By Bill Ladewig, Experience Is Your Advantage
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MORTGAGE INTEREST RATE LOCK ADVISORY July 27 2015, 8:00 AM PST  Click for Updated Lock Advice   LOCK ADVISORY 1-7 Day Close: LOCK 8-14 Day Close: LOCK 15-30 Day Close: LOCK MORTGAGE MARKET INDICATORS Freddie Mac Average:30-Yr FRM, on: 7-23-15: 4.04% - Down 0.05 point Rate Price Based on 3% MBS - ...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“Contractors as Referral Partners”Earlier this year a contractor that I have referred clients to over the years wanted to meet for lunch. Over lunch we discussed many topics, but what was really on his mind was growing his business. He wanted to take on bigger projects, but many prospective clien...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“Investing Your Time in Social Media Marketing”  I was asked the other day, how much time I spend each day with social media. They were shocked when I answered, “Two Hours”, usually early in the morning. These two hours that I commit to my blogging and corresponding via comments have a very good ...
By Bob Elliot
(RE/MAX Advisors)
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Last week's scheduled economic news releases were limited as no news was released on Monday or Tuesday, but good news did arrive in the form of a dip in mortgage rates for fixed rate loans. The National Association of Realtors® reported higher sales of pre-owned homes and FHFA reported that home ...
By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Terms Posted Rates Preferred Rates 6 MONTHS 3.14% 3.10% 1 YEAR 2.89% 2.29% 2 YEARS 2.84% 2.19% 3 YEARS 3.39% 2.34% 4 YEARS 3.89% 2.54% 5 YEARS 4.64% 2.59% 7 YEARS 5.30% 3.39% 10 YEARS 6.10% 3.84% Rates are subject to change without notice. OAC E&OE  Prime Rate 2.70% 5 yr variable 2.20%
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 Jeff Jensen
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China's Shanghai Composite had yet another sell-off as America slept which touched off a global malaise that cost investors around in all quarters of the world.  The Dow Jones which just flirting with new record last week and trading over 18,000 closed at 17,440 today.  Despite a rally midday exc...
By Jeff Jensen
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed up 22 basis points today at 103.47 having risen 26 basis points above support now offered by the 50 day moving average,  MBS bonds benefited from yet another poor day in equity markets.  It is unusual to see such a solid advance ahead of a FED meeting as we...
By yanni raz
(hml investments)
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The Power of Commercial Hard Money Loans Commercial Hard Money Loans A commercial hard money loan is a private lending alternative for real estate investors and small business owners. In the event of a hard money loan, the private investors/lenders will lend their money to borrowers with the prop...