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 Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
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Pensacola, Pace, Gulf Breeze Property Management, 1 in 4 Fla. owners with mortgage 'equity rich' ATTOM: 23.2% of Fla. homeowners have a loan-to-value ratio 50% or lower, but 16% are still seriously underwater with a loan worth at least 125% of current value. Read more.     Are you paying too much...

By Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
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 Pensacola, Pace, Gulf Breeze Property Management, Oct. home-start surge largest amount in 34 years. Oct. home-start surge largest amount in 34 years Home construction - which also includes multifamily housing - rose to its highest level in nine years following a Sept. surge in the number of buil...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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With no economic reports being issued today, recent events across the globe shaped the trading picture of the day.  MBS bonds and U.S. Treasuries benefited from a safety trade.  Mortgage rates are inching lower as MBS bonds approach distant resistance far above present levels.  Continue uncertain...

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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Futures traders showed very little this morning as S & P futures opened just about exactly flat.  After last week's excitement with the Syrian missile strikes and the Russian denunciation, it seemed like time for a break.  At the same time President Trump was having some pretty serious, though co...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed up 38 basis points today at 102.66 having remained above support offered by the 100 day moving average.  MBS bonds closed the day just 104 basis points below rsistance offered by the 200 day moving average.  Whether in New England, the Mid Atlantic or the M...

By Matt Brady, Lending With Competence And Character
(Skyline Home Loans)
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This morning the government released the February Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS), a seldom reported, but Janet Yellen-favorite employment report.  The JOLTS reported 5.743 million unfilled jobs, up from 5.655 million openings in January, indicating a very tight job market.  More ...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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We SELL Homes in Pensacola Florida 32514 Can U.S. approve more mortgages without more risk?CFPB, the nation's consumer bureau, hopes to help dependable, credit-iffy people qualify for a mortgage by adding "alternative data" to credit score calculations. Through comments, it hopes to identify pote...

By JoAnn Moore, Home Loans in Delaware
(The Mortgage Market of Delaware)
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Eight Reasons to Refinance your MortgageSince there seems to be a trend of rising interest rates, you may be wondering if you should refinance your home mortgage. There are several reasons why this might make a lot of sense. Here are a few:      If your current jumbo loan or the combination of yo...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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   “Only too Happy to Refer Him”   Joe,       I wanted to see if I could qualify for a HELOC on my property. I have two credit cards I'd like to pay off and I'm looking for 85-90% CLTV. I'm only looking for a 20K loan max.  Even 15k would be fine but I'd like to have 20K. I owe 190,000 on my home...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed up 3basis points today at 102.47 having remained above support offered by the 100 day moving average.  Today was a lot less volatile than Friday with a range  of only 15 basis points during the  day..  Whether in New England, the Mid Atlantic or the Midwest...

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 Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
Comments 5
Interest rates are rising. JoAnn Moore of Georgetown, Delaware, identifies eight situations in which refinancing is smart at this time.  Depending on the type of loan you have, the amount of equity you own in your home, and the original interest rate, you could be saving tons by refinancing right...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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   “It Sometimes takes Weeks before they are Ready”   Joe, Good morning, you may recall that we spoke in Dec after reading a number of your blogs. To say the least I was leery of folks in your industry, it must have been very obvious to you. You recommended that I check you out on LinkedIn and to...

By Larry Gray
(Real Estate Consultant)
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   Bubba and Bobby Joe rented a boat and fished in a lake every day. One day they caught 30 fish. Bubba said to Bobby Joe,“Mark this here spot so that we can come back right here again tomorrow.”The next day, when they were driving to rent the boat, the Bubba asked Bobby Joe, “Bobby Joe, did you ...

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 - 1.49%Canada housing 06/15/22 [-0.01]       5 Year - 1.05%CAN 0.50 03/01/22 [-0.01]       0.99%                       [-]                        10 Year - 2.13%Canada housing 06/15/27 [-0.02]       10 Ye...

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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Fannie Mae proclaimed that the percentage of Americans saying that now is a good time to buy a house fell by 10% while percentage saying that now is a good time to sell a house rose by 9%.  I guess, in typical fashion, sellers don't know what buyers are thinking.  Maybe if more Americans took the...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Fifty nine missiles fired from two U.S. war ships struck an airfield in Syria.  The strikes were in response to intelligence showing that Syrian villages filled with civilians had been struck with chemical weapons. Trump was showing his distaste for the actions of Syrian leader al-Assad and his r...