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 Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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  Did You Conduct a Year-End Review?  For many businesspersons, the end of one year and the beginning of the next signals the need for a year-end review.  And while I always conduct such a review of my own business, I typically don't share my findings publically.    But this year, I'm going to sp...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed down 3 basis points today at 102.69 having come to rest 33 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 ...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Both stocks and bonds continued to be plagued by more volatility today.  The Dow Jones Industrials which opened higher, was down 500 p;points during the session prior to closing up 330.  Correspondingly the 4.0% coupon Mortgage Backed Securities, which we are now following due to the higher rate ...

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 Bob Thompson, 562.344.5626 | ALT Doc, No Income HELOCs, Bob Thompson Capital Advisors - CRE & Residential
(Bob Thompson Capital Advisors, Account Executive)
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  Stated Income Home Equity Line of Credit 1)  (NIVA) Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC), No Income Verified - Verified Assets Owner-Occupied, Non-Owner Occupied and Second Homes, SFR's, 2-4's and Condos. No Income is listed on the Application. 620+ FICO needed. FICO over 700 first 6 months star...

By Stephen Katz, Branch Manager, CMPS
(Katz Mortgage Team, a branch of VanDyk Mortgage Corporation)
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It happened, you found your perfect house. Congratulations, you’re one step closer to homeownership! You reach out to the listing agent, only to find out that someone else wants the house too. Now you are faced with a bidding war (wait… what?). Before you start to panic, we’re here to explain how...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed down 16 basis points today at 102.81 Having come to rest 7 basis points below the 200 day moving average.  The reason for the huge change is the pricing today is that we changed from the 3.50% coupon to the 4.00% coupon.  The 30 year was available at 4.25% ...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Today was an unusual day during with all three major stock indices had small losses at the same time as MBS bonds were sliding downward once again.  The MBS bonds have fallen so far in a short period of time that we are now watching the 4.00% coupon.  In recent weeks I have spoken about the impor...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“I wonder what the Officer was thinking?”   A wife went to the police station with her next-door neighbor to report that her husband was missing. The policeman asked for a description. She said, "He's 35 years old, 6 feet 4, has dark eyes, dark wavy hair, an athletic build, weighs 185 pounds, is ...

By Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor
(Carousel Realty of Dyer County)
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Earlier today I got to thinking about a current client who made an offer 3 weeks ago on a house at $95,000 but the seller countered much higher. It is listed at $115,000. My client kept telling me he wants to get the house and will pay up to $100,000 and no more.I ran some numbers and was astonis...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed down 15 basis points today at 102.69 having come to rest 41 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...

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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While Mortgage backed securities continue to falter, U.S. equity marketing are being hammered. It is a rare day when all three of the major indices here experience triple digit losses.  Today the Dow had a four digit loss losing 1,032 points, the NASDAQ lost an astonishing 274 points and the S&P ...

By Josh Williams, Internet agent extraordinaire in Monroe
(Keller Williams Parishwide Partners)
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How To Buy A House With A Low Down Payment In West Monroe LASometimes renting can be comfortable. If you get a landlord that takes very good care of their properties and tenants, you may never think of moving. After all, they'll come and fix any issues for you, right? The problem is that you're o...

By Randy Mitchelson, APR, First Impressions are made at First Click
(iPartnerMedia.com #goipm & Homeland Heroes Home Loans)
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Join FAMP President Kimber White at Cavo Lounge for an evening of networking February 21 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cavo Lounge is located at 9108 Strada Pl, Ste 14120, Naples, Florida 34108.FAMP is the only organization in Florida protecting the interests of Florida's mortgage professionals.Follow FA...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Holy volatility!  After selling off over a 1,000 points yesterday, the Dow was down over 550 during today's session prior to closing up 567 points today with the NASDAQ closing up 143 and the S&P 500 closing up 46.  The 10 yield on the 10 year Treasury note was all the way up to 2.805 as the mark...

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
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A Lovely Home Buying Experience      This month Lisa Von Domek invites us to share some of the more amorous transactions we've had the pleasure of participating in, and my first entry is a no brainer because it closed just 6 days ago.      A lot of people hate working with their friends and famil...

By Criss-Cross Financial Group, www.iLoveCFG.com
(Criss-Cross Financial Group)
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 Do you or your client need rehab?Our rehab loan programs allow for flexibility and quick access to short-term capital that is in line with our swift underwriting procedures. Regardless if you have great credit, or if you have some major dings we can assist you and bring your transaction to fruit...

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...