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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Feel free to share this with your clients, kids, associates... whoever. Loan Originators - Happy Halloween and don't be a "Stingy Jack", contact American Mortgage Bank about our Contract Originator Program - allowing you to take applications for residential loans in states you're NOT licensed wit...

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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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed flat today at 102.75 having remained above support offered by the 10 and 200 day moving averages finished the day just 10 basis points below resistance offered by the 25 day moving average. The 30 year was available at 4.125% today.  The 30 year jumbo was a...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Well November blew in with temperatures in the 30s and tomorrow is just 3 weeks before Thanksgiving.  In the banking business this is the month during which we have to finish up the mandatory federal banking courses we have to complete each year.  The courses contain some of the most brutally dry...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed up a whopping 25 basis points today at 102.81 having broken through resistance offered by the 10 and 200 day moving averages finished the day just 9 basis points below resistance offered by the 25 day moving average. The 30 year was available at 4.125% toda...

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 102.75 having support offered by the 10 and 200 day moving averages finished the day just 14 basis points below resistance offered by the 25 day moving average. The 30 year was available at 4.125% today.  The 30 year jumbo was at 4.1...

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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Fixed term best discounted rates & posted rates as of Oct 30, 2017 6 mos                                 3.10%         3.14%1yr                                     2.64%          3.04%2yr                                     2.54%          3.04%3yr                                     2.74%        ...

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 - 2.01%CANHOU 12/15/22 [-0.02]       5 Year - 1.64%CAN 1.0 09/01/22 [-0.03]       1.23%                     [-]                       10 Year - 2.50%*CANHOU 03/15/28 [-0.02]       10 Year - 1.97%CAN 1.0 06...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“Doing Mortgages in 8 States Creates Referral Opportunities”  Hi Joe, A customer of mine, Paul XXXX is looking to purchase either property in Florida.  He is undecided with which he will be doing but was asking if we do lending in Florida. I gave him your number and told him to give you a call. A...

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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We have arrived at Fed week once again.  This Fed week is special, however, as there is speculation about not only whether the Fed will raise rates and what they will do about divesting  themselves of their portfolio of government and Mortgage securities but also about who will be the new Fed Cha...

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 Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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While there are many sources of commercial loans in booming economies, like that of Texas, many small business owners often turn to the Small Business Administration (SBA) for their lending needs. Even though many small business owners find lots of helps with the SBA, there is a lot to the proce...

By Lee Keadle, Keadle Real Estate Group
(Carolina One Real Estate)
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Some of the best advice I can give for getting a home loan is to start early. I've included some information in this article to help you get started. Even if your time frame for buying a home is a year away, it's a good idea to talk with a home loan officer and find out if there is anything you ...

By Lee Keadle, Keadle Real Estate Group
(Carolina One Real Estate)
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Credit scores are a critical component for lenders trying to approve home loan borrowers. Multiple studies by the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (usually called Freddie Mac) have shown that credit scores are some of the best indicators for a borrower's long term performance. So, what exa...

By Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...)
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Dear Readers -George Souto, a Connecticut Mortgage Loan originator, is one of my main sources for keeping up to date with Mortgage info. "One of" due to the excellent advice available from Joe Petrowsky, Rob Spinosa and John Meussner to name a few who share their knowledge on AR.   Mentioned in ...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“Age can be Deceiving for Sure!”  A lady is having a bad day at the roulette tables in Las Vegas. She's down to her last $50. Exasperated, she exclaims to the whole table, "What rotten luck I've had today! What in the world should I do now?"A man standing next to her suggests, "I don't know, why ...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“They have their Priorities”    Morris returns from the doctor and tells his wife that the doctor has told him that he has only 24 hours to live. Given the prognosis, Morris asks his wife for sex. Naturally, she agrees, so they make love.About 6 hours later, the husband goes to his wife and says,...

By Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449
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It is Friday and I am feeling great.To top it off, I read a blog by William Feela.It fits the season and my funny bone.Take a peak at this and you should find yourself with a smile.Then take that mile into the weekend and have a great one!  Fall is all about the harvest and Pumpkins seem to lead ...