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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Conventional 30 year Mortgage: 4.25%Credit score:740LTV:95%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 4.58%FHA 30 year: 4.25%Credit Score:740LTV:96.5%loan amount:$300kAPR:5.50%Conventional 15 year: 3.625%Credit score:740LTV:95%Loan Amount:$300kAPR:3.76% Rates are Subject to ChangeCall me today if you are thinking of ...

By Steven Kosta, Realtor / Broker Associate / SRES / CRS
(Full Realty Services Inc./ FRS Funding)
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By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“A Kennel would have been a Better Decision”    A bachelor, who for companionship owned a beloved cat for over 10 years, plans a vacation to Iceland and entrusts the cat with his brother. As soon as he arrives in Reykjavik he calls his brother and asks how his cat is doing without him. "Oh, the c...

By Matt Brady, Lending With Competence And Character
(Skyline Home Loans)
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March building permits were a slight beat this morning posting a 4.2% gain to 1.267 million annual units, just above expectations.  Treasury yields are unchanged as investors assess the prospects of a Trump tax cut.  Mortgages are doing well as spreads-to-treasuries have tightened a bit.  The 10-...

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 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 Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Here's an important alert from George Souto about buying a home with solar panels that may have been financed.  There can be some serious issues in the assumption of the financing conditions for these panels:   Homes With Solar Panels are becoming more and more common, in fact many towns and citi...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Stocks enjoyed a substantial rally today with no real positive impetus to drive them other than the president's willingness to hold off on the wall until after other important legislation has been enacted.  Reworking the tax reform and reduction plan and taking another crack at health reform appe...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed down a whopping 34 basis points (bps) today at 102.44 having remained just 26 bps above support offered by the 100 day moving average.  MBS bonds lost ground to the 200 day moving average again today.  The 30 year conforming began the day at 4.00%.  Whether...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed down 10 basis points today at 102.78 having remained above support offered by the 100 day moving average.  MBS bonds lost ground to the 200 day moving average again today.  The 30 year conforming began the day at 4.00%.  Whether in New England, the Mid Atla...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“$1,600 a Month in Savings is like getting a $20,000 a Year Pay Raise”   Hello Joe,Everything went well at the closing. My high interest mortgage and 6 credit cards are gone! Hard to believe, but I’m saving $1,600 a month, I can’t thank you enough and am so delighted I was referred to you. I will...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Global events continue to influence domestic markets as yesterday's election in France portrays.  Both the two highest votegetters in the first round of balloting are considered more pro European Union than con.  The result was that S & P futures were up substantially this morning.  With no econo...

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 Russell Smith, Team Move Creator - Ask me your tough questions!
(Team Move OVM Financial)
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Are you buying a home from a family member? Family transactions may have pluses for both the buyer and seller. A major benefit to buyers is a gift of equity. So what is a gift of equity? It is a little known rule which allows equity in a family member’s house to be used as the buyer’s down paymen...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“Southern Divorce Hearing....Priceless!”     A judge was interviewing a South Carolina woman regarding her pending divorce and asks, "What are the grounds for your divorce?""About four acres and a nice little home in the middle of the property with a stream running by." "No," he said, "I mean wha...

By Ron Tissier, Buckhead-Atlanta Lux Real Estate Marketing Pro
(DiscoverAtlantaLuxuryHomes.com)
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Within just an hour of swearing in as the new president, Donald Trump signed paperwork to stop mortgage fee cuts recently put into action by former president Obama.The swift action had many citizens worried about the increased costs of purchasing a home. Some people fear that many younger and fir...

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
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 Homes With Solar Panels are becoming more and more common, in fact many towns and cities are providing incentives for homeowners to install solar panels on their homes.  However, Homes with Solar Panels Are Creating Re-Sale & Refinancing Issues.  As a result Realtors and Loan Originators need to...

By Matt Brady, Lending With Competence And Character
(Skyline Home Loans)
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 The industry is changing and it can be hard to keep track of where we are. Here’s a flyover look at what’s going on in the mortgage industry right now. The bottom line is this is a great time to be a seller, particularly in CA, but it is also a great time to be a buyer. First-time homebuyers can...

By Steve Snyder, 310-948-8585 |100% LTV | Stated | Private Money
(Private-Money-Loan.com)
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We have some amazing new pricing and programs. Call us today and take advantage of everything we have to offer. High Volume FlippersHigh volume Flippers - We can get you docs the day after you give us the purchase contract. One time underwrite when you apply for membership that lasts for 12 month...

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...