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 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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Products, Programs, and ProcessesLast updated: 11/7/17 At least a couple times each week I'm asked to send over a list of products that we offer that may be different - Realtors, financial advisors, and other business partners are wanting to know what's available to meet the needs of more and mor...

By Bruce Reichstein, FHANewsblog.com Managing Editor
(Real -Time Dashboard FHA Mortgage Leads / FHANewsblog.com Managing Editor)
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What is the FHA One-Time Close program? Who is it meant for? These are questions with important answers for potential FHA borrowers who are interested in applying for an FHA mortgage to have property built for them instead of buying an existing construction property.One-Time close mortgages are c...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Anyone working with first-time homebuyers should take the time to explain the process as they can easily be scared away or make some poor decisions if they don't understand the process.  Here's a great overview from George Souto that you can use: The Fall Market is here which means many First Tim...

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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Stock futures were somewhat lower this morning as traders kept a watchful eye on Congress as legislators continued to fashion the new tax bill together.  A flatter yield curve caused bank and financial stocks to suffer somewhat today.  A flat yield curve means that the yield for short and long te...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Fixed term best discounted rates & posted rates as of Nov 6, 2017: 6 mos                                 3.10%         3.14%1yr                                     2.64%          3.04%2yr                                     2.54%          3.04%3yr                                     2.74%        ...

By Mike Bjork
(American Pacific Mortgage)
Comments 1
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 Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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     “These Clients were Part of a Lender Fraud Case”  Dear Joe,Just a quick message to say thank you for all of your efforts, help, and advice throughout our long and stressful mortgage refinance. We never thought something that was supposed to be quick and easy would turn into such a dishearten...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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The Dow just barely managed to squeak by with yet another record high today while the NASDAQ and the Standard & Poors 500 each suffered a tiny loss.  Speculation can run rampant with no economic reports scheduled to be released tomorrow.  Trader's were concerned about the progress of the tax bill...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
Comments 0
Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed down 3 basis points today at 103.09 having broken through resistance offered by the 100 day moving average and finished the day just 5 basis point below resistance offered by the 50 day moving average. The 30 year was available at 4.00% today.  The 30 year ...

By Mary Jo Quay
(Remax Advisors )
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How are you going to pay for this baby?New construction is different than buying a traditional home. Before you get too excited shopping for a home you want interview a lender. You might not know that you have options, or how far your hard earned dollars go.If you go through a national builder wh...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 12
George Souto "...many 1st Time Homebuyers are not aware of Closing Costs.  So it is very important for a Loan Originator to make them aware of what the Closing Costs will be, and how much money they will need."Right on target - and - re-blog! The Fall Market is here which means many First Time Ho...

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)
Comments 0
Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed up 9 basis points today at 103.09 having broken through resistance offered by the 100 day moving average and finished the day just 2 basis point below resistance offered by the 50 day moving average. The 30 year was available at 4.00% today.  The 30 year ju...

By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
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 Latest rates, based on 20 percent down, $200,000 owner-occupant mortgages. The rates and terms may vary; check with lenders for details. Rates may have changed click here to varify  Lender Term/Type Int. Rate % Points % *APR Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union531-3711NMLS#377314 15-YR Fixed 2.875...

By Mike Bjork
(American Pacific Mortgage)
Comments 1
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 JoAnn Moore, Home Loans in Delaware
(The Mortgage Market of Delaware)
Comments 18
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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“Proper Planning for Bankruptcy and Foreclosure is Crucial”    Hi Rich – The only thing that scares me is "if funding is realistic in 4 years" - that's a BIG "IF"!  If I can get you into state court mediation, next spring will be a breeze. I'm pretty confident I can do that.  If the court won't l...

By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
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There are some people who have not purchased CT homes yet because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. As Entrepreneur Magazine,...

By Trent Dalrymple (248) 854-0625, Helping Mortgage Brokers & LO's Lend Nationwide!
(American Mortgage Bank)
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