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 Bill Ladewig, Experience Is Your Advantage
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MORTGAGE INTEREST RATE LOCK ADVISORY September 22, 2016, 7:45 AM PT  1-14 Day Close:   LOCK  15-30 Day Close: LOCK  31-45 Day Close: LOCK  Recommendations can change throughout the day.   Click for current Lock Advice  _____________________________________________________________________________...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
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  So far I have covered the FHA Waiting Period For FHA Mortgages After A Short Sale and the VA Waiting Period For VA Mortgages After A Short Sale.  Today I will cover the Fannie Mae Waiting Period For Conventional Mortgages After A Short Sale.  I have saved this one for last because the Fannie M...
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 Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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I wonder at times if buyers think everybody in the real estate profession works in a large open office, with desks lined up in a row where everybody is chatting on the phone or waiting for customers. That all they have to do is wander down to the office to plunk their body in front of a live mort...
By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Terms The Bank Preferred Rates 1 Year 2.84% 2.29% 2 Years 2.79% 2.24% 3 Years 3.39% 2.49% 4 Years 4.09% 2.39% 5 Years 4.79% 2.49% 7 Years 5.85% 3.39% 10 Years 6.09% 3.69% VIRM 2.70% 2.20% The prime rate is 2.70%
By Joyce Kelley, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
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Home Buying in Gulf Breeze Florida 32561, Fannie and Freddie redesign mortgage applicationsThe Uniform Residential Loan Application gets a new look on Jan. 1, 2018, that includes simpler terminology and new data fields - its first upgrade in 20 years. Read more.       THOUSANDS OF HOMES.... One A...
By Scott Carson, The Note Guy
(WeCloseNotes.com Inc)
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Pick up my 52 page eBook on investing in notes and how you can purchase and control real estate at 40% off or greater of current market value!  Download yours at bit.ly/GetScottsBook.
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: 3.625%Credit Score:740LTV:96.5%loan amount:$200kAPR:4.76%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 re...
By Bill Ladewig, Experience Is Your Advantage
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MORTGAGE INTEREST RATE LOCK ADVISORY September 21, 2016, 8:00 AM PT  1-14 Day Close:   LOCK  15-30 Day Close: LOCK  31-45 Day Close: LOCK  Recommendations can change throughout the day.   Click for current Lock Advice  _____________________________________________________________________________...
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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What is the Bank Partnership Program? SecurityNational Mortgage (SNMC) has developed a partnership program with local banks in order to help expand the home loan products available to their members. Who can participate? Banks that have a net worth of at least $10 million and at least three years’...
By The Hollinden Team, Serving the Greater Louisville area
(RE/MAX Champions)
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 Excellent news! USDA recently made a major reduction in fees charged to borrowers. In this blog, we will discuss which fees have been discounted and how you can use our mortgage calculator for USDA loans. First, let's discuss the basics regarding USDA loans: What is a USDA loan?USDA stands for U...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“Hard to get away from Politics these Days”   The Louisiana State Police had received numerous reports of illegal cock fighting being held in the area around Abbeville and had sent their famous Detective Boudreaux fromThibodeaux to investigate.Boudreaux promptly began his investigation and then r...
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 Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Today was Fed Day and after weeks of speculation, number crunching and handicapping, the Fed did the expected by leaving the Fed funds rate right where it was.  The much anticipated move is being referred to as a "hawkish hold" in that there were comments contained in the release that stated ther...
By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed up 25 basis points today at 103.59 having  risen to within 2 points of resistance offered by the 50 day moving average before closing just 5 basis points below it.  The 30 year was at 3.50% during today's trading.  Whether in New England, the Mid Atlantic o...
By Amanda Thomas, Broker, Realtor®, SRES®, BPOR
(Providence Group Realty)
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Everyone knows that all interested party contributions need to be disclosed on the Closing Disclosure / Final Settlement Statement, right? CFPB and TRID / RESPA changes that took effect in October 2015 have both emphasized disclosure rules and placed  more responsibility on the shoulders of lende...
By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Fixed term best discounted rates & posted rates as of September 21, 20166 mos                                 3.10%         3.14%1yr                                     2.29%          2.89%2yr                                     2.14%          2.84%3yr                                     2.24%   ...
By Robert Clapton
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We have direct provider for BG/SBLC/LC from top AA rated banks in the world. HSBC London or HongKong ETC our leasing fee is 6+2 Genuine brokers and Borrower only. Please contact Mr Robert Clapton Contact: Email:  robert.clapton@rocketmail.com  Telephone: +44-777-650-6313 
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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  “Always great to get Referrals from a Competitor”     Paula,Please call my friend Joe Petrowsky at Right Trac Financial Group. His office number 860 647-7701 x116. As I shared with you I am not licensed in Rhode Island, but know that Joe will get your refinance done for you.  I took the liberty...