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 Trent Dalrymple (248) 854-0625, Helping Mortgage Brokers & LO's Lend Nationwide!
(American Mortgage Bank)
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It's a short month, start looking into our Branch Opportunity before it's over.  Stay who you are, where you are and offer loan programs nationwide. Expand your territory and keep control over your business.Contact: Trent@AmericanMB.com or (405) 285-1234 ext. 141 for details.

By Matt Brady, Lending With Competence And Character
(Skyline Home Loans)
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The Mortgage Bankers Association has reported on trends from 2017.While inventory was down almost 15percent home sales actually were up 2 percent. The lack of inventory also drove a nearly 7 percent increase in home prices over 2016.The number of homes listed for sale in December was down 3.0% wh...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“Buying a Home Sooner Rather than Later”                                                                                                                                                                                             Good morning Joe,                Happy New Year! I hope you and your...

By Bill Kamboukos
(Strategic Mortgage)
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Arizona is a community property state and because of that reason, there are different lending standards for certain home loans. In this article, we will address the common home loans and how they are affected by a community property state. FHA & VA Home Loans When using a VA or FHA home loan to p...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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 “Her Cookies were Amazing”    Hi Joe!I’m glad you guys enjoyed the cookies! I can’t say thank you enough to you and your staff for helping us with 3 loans last year! Hopefully more to come this year! And as always, I cannot thank you enough for your continued support and always taking the time t...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(LAER Realty Partners)
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George always has something to share with us - and I always love to re-blog his posts so as to spread the word. This re-blog is about the recent QM rules and it's impact in such a short period since the start just a few months ago! CFPB Is Evaluating The Impact Of Their Qualified Mortgage (QM) Ru...

By George Thoma, Mortgage Loan Originator / Broker
(Island Lending Hawaii, LLC | Equal Housing Lender )
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  The IRS is nice to homeowners, no kidding. Here are the some of the tax breaks available.Purchase Costs Deduction. In most cases, any loan discount points and origination fees are tax deductible for the buyer, no matter who pays for them. Any "daily interest" paid on the mortgage at closing is ...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(LAER Realty Partners)
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Which is the most important day for a First Time Home Buyer? After the day on which their offer is accepted, it is Closing  Day! Here is a re-blog from George.   First Time Homebuyer Seminars ..... The Big Day!!! ... The Closing.  Once the Attorney and the Buyer(s) have completed all the conditio...

By Randy Mitchelson, APR, First Impressions are made at First Click
(iPartnerMedia.com #goipm & Homeland Heroes Home Loans)
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           Join your FAMP SWFL chapter at University Grill for a Lunch & Learn Event on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The event is featuring a Government Affairs and Compliance Update by Valerie Saunders, Executive Director-NAMB. Find out what to expect in 2018 for comp...

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 102.47 having come to rest 13 basis points below the 10 day moving average.  The 30 year was available at 4.375% today.  The 30 year jumbo was also at 4.375%.  Whether in New England, the Mid Atlantic or the Midwest or anywhere e...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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While stocks were just puttering along today,  MBS bonds actually had a pretty good day today.  After falling steadily since mid January, the bonds took a break from their slide and closed up 25 basis points.  Meanwhile the yield on the 10 year Treasury fell away from the 2.90% level.  That level...

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 Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Commercial Bond Yields   CMB         GoC         Floating RateInsured Cost of Funds 5 Year - 2.42%*CANHOU 06/15/23 [-0.05]       5 Year - 2.11%CAN 1.0 03/01/23 [-0.06]       1.49%                     [-]                       10 Year - 2.68%*CANHOU 03/15/28 [-0.08]       10 Year - 2.31%CAN 1.0 0...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“Sounds like a Pretty Good Business”   There was a university in New England where the students operated a "bank" of term papers and other homework assignments. There were papers to suit all needs. You had your choice of papers for an A-grade, B-grade, and C-grade.A student who had spent the week...

By YourSiteNeedsMe SEO Team, $399 Real Estate Websites - YourSiteNeedsMe.com
(YourSiteNeedsMe.com)
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Hard money loans aren't for everyone. They fill an important demand in the real estate industry though. Hard money loans are investor loans that make quick money possible to provide almost immediate capital. Hard money loans allow investors to quickly purchase investment properties to renovate.Ha...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed 6 basis points today at 102.19 having come to rest 43 basis points below the 10 day moving average.  The 30 year was available at 4.50% today.  The 30 year jumbo was also at 4.50%.  Whether in New England, the Mid Atlantic or the Midwest or anywhere else in...

By YourSiteNeedsMe SEO Team, $399 Real Estate Websites - YourSiteNeedsMe.com
(YourSiteNeedsMe.com)
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If you know of a first-time home buyer interested in purchasing a new home in Charlotte,  Pruitt Miller Realty Group may be able to help. They offer Charlotte Down Payment Assistance Programs for First-Time Home Buyers. They are the leading expert in first-time homebuyer programs and down payment...

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 Robert Clapton
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By Sharon Kowitz, Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling
(Fonville Morisey-CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN Cary, NC)
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Tax Reform for 2018    Tax Law Through 2017 New in 2018 Mortgage Interest Tax Deduction Homeowners were able to deduct mortgage interest up to a combined $1 million on a primary residence and second/ vacation home. Mortgage interest deductions have been reduced to a combined $750,000 of loan debt...