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 Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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         Many buyers in our local market have sizable Student Debt . When asking what impact they might have on my ability to buy a home , there appears to be much confusion ! This blog post will clear up all of your questions ! When getting a mortgage many items are taken into account. These ite...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 9
George Souto is currently writing a series of posts that come from his first time buyers' seminar.  There's some great information here for all buyers that can be very educational:  1st Time Homebuyer Seminar ...... Opening Questions.  From my very first, "1st Time Homebuyer Seminar" till now, I ...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 6
“Little did I Know”   Little did I know that I would be able to refer you so often especially since my mortgage hasn’t even closed yet! The thing is there are so many folks around me that need your help, but that was exactly what you asked. I believe you asked me who else I knew that needs my hel...

By Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
Comments 0
Pensacola, Pace, Gulf Breeze Property Management, FHA streamline refinance: 5 strict conditionsHomeowners with FHA mortgages can refinance to a lower rate through streamline refinance. But while the process is simple, the requirements are not. Read more. Are you paying too much in Property Manage...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“We have a Deposit on the Property”   Hi Joe,Please put a stop to the refinance.  I'm really sorry but we got a buyer for the property and don't need the cash out.  I hope this did not consume a lot of your time.  Heidi and I will continue to use you and will have lots of new real estate adventur...

By Mike Bjork
(American Pacific Mortgage)
Comments 0
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 closed down 59basis points today at 100.88 having fallen further below support offered by the 25 and 50 day moving averages. The 30 year conforming rate remained at4.375% again today.  We will watch rates carefully as this month's Fed Open Market Committee approaches. W...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
Comments 0
MBS bonds brought a string of losing sessions to a halt today after having fallen nearly 200 basis point since the close back on February 27th.  Traders saw opportunities to pick up some cheap inventory and close out profits on previous short sales.  Meanwhile stocks sputtered along with moderate...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 6
“We Just Moved into Our New Home”    Joe, We are so delighted with our new home thanks to you, we just finished moving in. As you know we couldn’t find a home that fit our needs and frustrated, we asked about building a new home. Friends said we needed 20% down, but that wasn’t possible, as the 3...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
Comments 0
Mortgage backed securities closed up 22basis points today at 101.09 having gained slightly on resistance offered by the 25 and 50 day moving averages. The 30 year conforming rate remained at 4.375% again today.  We will continue to watch rates carefully as this month's Fed Open Market Committee a...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
Comments 0
Oil and gold commodity prices remained down yesterday and the uncertainty of the effect of that the Trump Administration's policies will have  on international currency trade and specifically the dollar continues to build.  Meanwhile China is continuing to maintain massive gold inventories as the...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
Comments 0
Mortgage backed securities closed down 28 basis points today at 101.47 having fallen further below resistance offered by the 25 and 50 day moving averages. The 30 year conforming rate rose to 4.375% again today.  We will watch rates carely as this month's Fed Open Market Committee approaches. Whe...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
Comments 2
Commercial bond yields   CMB         GoC         Floating rateinsured cost of funds 5 Year - 1.72%*Canada housing 06/15/22 [+0.03]       5 Year - 1.26%CAN 0.50 03/01/22 [+0.03]       0.99%                       [-]                        10 Year - 2.40%Canada housing 06/15/27 [+0.04]       10 Ye...

By Edward Sklar, Buyers Agent-REALTOR, Business Broker,REBSEA
(South Florida for Me-United Realty Group)
Comments 1
The Business Brokers of the South Florida for Me team are members of the Business Brokers of Florida, and provide a concierge approach to purchasing the appropriate business to meet your requirements. Please search Businesses that are currently available at:Florida Businesses for SaleOne of the q...

By Joyce Kelley, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
Comments 1
Home Buying in Gulf Breeze Florida 32561, Average 30-year mortgage rate rises to 3.52%U.S. mortgage rates have hit their highest level since June, rising from last week's 3.47%. Most experts, however, don't expect much change over the short term. Read more.   THOUSANDS OF HOMES.... One Address ww...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Comments 1
We SELL Homes in Pensacola Florida 32514, Mortgage rates keep rising after Trump's election winLong-term mortgage rates continued to surge last week, rising above the psychological threshold of 4% (to 4.03%) - the highest level since summer 2015. Read more. THOUSANDS OF HOMES.... One Address www....

By David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageguy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com, FHA, VA, USDA, HomePath, Jumbo)
Comments 0
I see this situation almost daily where someone wants to buy their home before selling their current home. It could be because your new home is not ready to sell, your dream home came on the market, etc.  So if you thinking of buying a home before selling your current home here are a couple mortg...

By Mike Bjork
(American Pacific Mortgage)
Comments 0
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 Joyce Kelley, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
Comments 0
Pensacola, Pace, Gulf Breeze Property Management, Fla. cities a 'top place to score a mortgage'A SmartAsset study to find the 10 U.S. counties where it's easiest to secure a mortgage found that six out of 10 are in Fla., and Sumter County ranks No. 1. Read more.   Are you paying too much in Prope...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
Comments 2
Stock futures opened nearly flat this morning in anticipation of this Friday's government jobs report.  MBS prices fell off again today despite garnering at A rating on today's auction of 10 year Treasury notes.  When the day was done U.S. equity markets took losses today as oil futures sold off ...