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 George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 38
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 Bill Ladewig, Experience Is Your Advantage
Comments 0
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...
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
Comments 0
A STREAMLINE MORTGAGE REFINANCE COULD SAVE YOU $100s EVERY MONTH! Our streamline refinance process means: NO appraisal and NO income verification required. Contact us to see how you may be able to lower your monthly mortgage payment by refinancing today! Cell 602-326-4983 svetlanam@snmc.comFor mo...
By Gwen Fowler, 864-638-3599, SC Mountains & Lakes Gwen Fowler R/E
(Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc)
Comments 0
Yes you can do your loan application online but that does not mean your loan will move along as you think it should. When you do the application, make sure you fill out all the details in all the sections they require. When you send over the tax forms for the past 2 years, make sure you sign the ...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 13
“Great Idea for Senior Wedding”    Jacob, age 92, and Rebecca, age 89, living in Miami, are all excited about their decision to get married. They go for a stroll to discuss the wedding, and on the way they pass a drugstore, Jacob suggests they go in.Jacob addresses the man behind the counter: "Ar...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 11
“This Bar Owner take Free Enterprise to a New Level”    A guy who owns a local bar asked me and my band to play next Friday night. He tells me, "We can't pay you anything, but it will be GREAT exposure for you and the guys!"So I told him "Hey, can I bring 30 of my besties to your bar next Saturda...
By Ricky Khamis, NMLS 173141 | CADOC 173141 - 480-339-1565
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc.)
Comments 2
This 6 Bedroom 4 Bathroom home for sale in Chandler features 6 Bedrooms and 4 Bathrooms with 4106 Square Feet. The front of this 6 Bedroom 4 Bathroom home for sale in Chandler has beautiful trees and shrubs by a gate at the front of the house and features a 2 car garage. The backyard of this 6 Be...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 18
    “Is the Second Time Around a Charm?”  Hi Joe,  I want to start off by first apologizing for the abrupt way that everything dissolved when my wife and I were preparing to close on the house on schoolhouse road. It was never my intention to do things that way and for that I am sorry. I am writi...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 4
This is a follow up post (and re-blog) from George Souto with more important information for home buyers who may be unaware of the costs involved in purchasing a home: Last week I wrote a blog titled "Costs In Purchasing A House" in which I covered Closing Costs Borrowers will be required to pay ...
By Mike Bjork
(American Pacific Mortgage)
Comments 0
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 JoAnn Moore, Home Loans in Delaware
(The Mortgage Market of Delaware)
Comments 6
VA Home Loan Information for VeteransVeterans, did you know you can refinance your current VA home loan with very little paperwork? Plus you can do it without an appraisal. For example: A Veteran can obtain a refinance of $300,000 to pay off a current VA home loan.  The loan to value is unlimited...
By Bill Ladewig, Experience Is Your Advantage
Comments 0
MORTGAGE INTEREST RATE LOCK ADVISORY July 26, 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...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 9
The title of the posts makes you feel like....'There is something wrong somewhere' OR'This is crazy.'Well, a re-post of a true story from Joe Petrowsky.Mortgage Payment $989, Health Insurance $1112  I am seeing health insurance cost that are higher than mortgage payments. For many in this country...
By Kim Bregman, Exclusive Buyer Agent in S. Florida and Western NC
(Optima Properties)
Comments 3
This chart is a representation of the standard real estate closings.  Different rules may apply by State or county within a State.  Visit Optima Properties Blog for full chart.  
By Ricky Khamis, NMLS 173141 | CADOC 173141 - 480-339-1565
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc.)
Comments 0
This 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom home for sale in Canyon features 2 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms with 1806 Square Feet. The front of this 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom home for sale in Canyon has Several beautiful bushes and gravel and features a 2 car garage. The backyard of this 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom home for sale ...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 13
Last week I wrote a blog titled "Costs In Purchasing A House" in which I covered Closing Costs Borrowers will be required to pay at the Closing.  In this blog I will cover Up Front Costs In Purchasing A House which accure before the Closing.  These costs can be as unexpected if not even more so t...
By Ricky Khamis, NMLS 173141 | CADOC 173141 - 480-339-1565
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc.)
Comments 1
This 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home for sale in Litchfield features 3 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms with 1476 Square Feet. The front of this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home for sale in Litchfield  has Dirt and Gravel and features a 2 car garage. The backyard of this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home for sale in Litchfie...
By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
Comments 0
Not surprisingly for the first day of a Fed Open Market Committee (FOMC) stock traders are doing their best Kenny Rogers impression.  "Know when to hold em and know when to fold em"  They are certainly not counting their money while they are sitting at the table.  chances are there will be not ch...
By Mike Bjork
(American Pacific Mortgage)
Comments 0
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 Mike Bjork
(American Pacific Mortgage)
Comments 2
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.  ...