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By Mark Taylor, 602-361-0707 #MarkTaylor #Awesomerates NMLS#207897
(and for 1st Time Buyers, Move Up Buyers & Investors )
Mortgage News For The Week Of March 17th, 2014 Last week’s economic reports provided rays of light as compared to the recent slump in positive economic news. Unusually severe winter weather conditions affected housing-related indicators as home builders and home buyers stayed on the sid...
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Affordable Housing Starts With Americans Bring Home A Paycheck. When is Washington going to learn that fixing the Housing Market is not about buzz words, it is about getting America back to work. Americans back to work is what will make housing affordable, and not superficial and artificial Gov...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
MSHA, the Maine State Housing Authority and especially it's first time home buyers program for someone that has damaged credit scores. Debt ratios out of whack from the marital knot untying. At first thinking there is no way I should be thinking about buying a Maine home right now correct? This M...
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
HUD'S Credit Alert Interactive Voice Response System (CAVERS). You might have heard of the term CAVERS in the past, but not really understand what it is or even what it stands for. CAVERS stands for "Credit Alert Interactive Voice Response System", and it is a system that Lenders run a Borrower ...
By Bill Ladewig, Your FHA Guru - FHA and VA Loans Since 1970
MORTGAGE INTEREST RATE LOCK ADVISORY March 17, 2014 8:30 AM PST Click for Updated Lock Advice LOCK ADVISORY 7 Day Mortgage Interest Rate lock or Float Advice: NEUTRAL The cost for a 3.50% rate based on Mortgage Backed Securities is up 0.10 point. 30 Day Mortgage Interest Rate Lock or Float...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
“Niche Lenders Looking for Business” There was a time, when there were so many niche lenders, they were falling over themselves. This is starting to happen all over again, maybe not as many as there once were, as they are just starting to come into the market place. Folks that can’t get certa...
Last week's economic reports provided rays of light as compared to the recent slump in positive economic news. Unusually severe winter weather conditions affected housing-related indicators as home builders and home buyers stayed on the sidelines. With spring on the horizon, last week's economic ...
By Lou Ludwig, CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC, e-PRO
(Ludwig & Associates)
Go After You Goals With Confidence “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Life the life you have imagined.” Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862, American Poet, Philosopher, Abolitionist As I see it . . . . . . . Go after your goals with confidence Your confidence in going after yo...
Mortgage Rates We will continue to float, but we are extremely cautious given that Stocks fell Friday as did Mortgage Bonds. If rates are favorable and you can't lose any pricing, think about locking short term files, measured in a few days to a few weeks. But there is no panic given that rate sh...
Last week’s economic reports provided rays of light as compared to the recent slump in positive economic news. Unusually severe winter weather conditions affected housing-related indicators as home builders and home buyers stayed on the sidelines. With spring on the horizon, last week’s economic...
You might be asking yourself if it is worth looking into non performing notes Arizona and the answer is absolutely, yes. Since trust deed investing Arizona is a great way to secure money, and simple, then coupling that with non performing notes Arizona is a great way to make sure that you make so...
Last week’s economic reports provided rays of light as compared to the recent slump in positive economic news. Unusually severe winter weather conditions affected housing-related indicators as home builders and home buyers stayed on the sidelines. With spring on the horizon, last week’s economic ...
Video isn't just for agents: it's also a helpful tool for allied real estate professionals. Last month, I posted about how home inspectors can use video to attract and retain customers. This month, I'm spotlighting mortgage and title professionals. If you work in one of these fields, here are s...
Buyers Use Larger Down Payments to Offset Rising Rates To keep monthly mortgage payments more affordable, more homebuyers are reaching deeper into their pockets to make larger down payments, according to a new survey of 600 homebuyers by LendingTree. Sixty-four percent of prospective homebuyer...
Did you know we offered delayed financing? Delayed financing is for Borrowers who purchased a property for CASH within the past six months. Delayed financing works great for those buyers that bought a house for Cash due to an auction, etc. These buyers are then eligible for a cash-out refinance i...
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 Eric Gausepohl, Eric Gausepohl - Summit Lending
Mortgage rates likely to worsen this week due in part to the continuing crisis in Ukraine and the Chinese economy. This is a change from last week which saw slight improvements. You can read more and find out how Ukraine and China affect our mortgage rates by clicking the photo below and readin...
Best Mortgage Interest Rate How to find the best mortgage company with the best rate for you? Here are 6 tips on how to find the best rates. 1.Establish a baseline. Start out by asking someone you trust for recommended lender so you can obtain credit scores and discuss your loan options. Your len...
By Justin Fitzhugh, Mortgage branch opportunities in 44 states
(Nations Lending Corporation)
It is official, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and 12 other Federal Home Loan Banks (a.k.a. Housing GSEs) are required to file suspicious activity reports to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, FinCEN. The Anti-Money Laundering Program and Suspicious Activity Report Filing Requirements for Housin...