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 Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Terms Posted Rates Preferred Rates 6 MONTHS 3.14% 3.10% 1 YEAR 3.04% 2.44% 2 YEARS 2.84% 2.14% 3 YEARS 3.44% 2.34% 4 YEARS 3.89% 2.59% 5 YEARS 4.64% 2.69% 7 YEARS 5.30% 3.24% 10 YEARS 6.10% 3.79% Rates are subject to change without notice. OAC E&OE  Prime Rate 2.70% 5 yr variable 2.20%

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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TERM POSTED Preferred RATES* Open 1 Year 6.30% 6.30% Fixed 1 Year 2.99% 2.44% Fixed 2 Year 2.84% 2.14% Fixed 3 Year 3.39% 2.34% Fixed 4 Year 3.89% 2.59% Fixed 5 Year 4.64% 2.59% Fixed 7 Year 5.30% 3.44% Fixed 10 Year 6.10% 3.84% Variable Rate 2.10% Prime Rate 2.70% Benchmark Rate 4.64% Cost per ...

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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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed up 12 basis points today at 102.53, having closed 97 basis points below resistance offered by the 100 day moving average at 103.50.  The 30 year rate was at 4.125% today with the 30 year jumbo just an eighth above at 4.25%.  If you have a rate of 5% or more...

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
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1st Time Homebuyer Seminar ...... Opening Questions.  From my very first, "1st Time Homebuyer Seminar" till now, I have started my Seminars by asking a few simple basic questions which serve a very important purpose.  These simple opening questions provide me with the information I need to quick...

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
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1st Time Homebuyer Seminars ..... Applying For A Mortgage.  Now that we have covered in the 1st Time Homebuyer Seminars, the The Opening Questions,  Pre-Qualification Process, process of Choosing A Realtor, and Shopping For A House.  We next cover the process of actually "Applying For A Mortgage...

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
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I have written about how Section 8 Housing Assistance Vouchers Can Be Used To Purchase A House in the past, however, this continues to be a mortgage program which is not talked about much and not very well know.  The Section 8 Voucher Mortgage Assistance Programs is offered by only a few Housing ...

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, Rely on George Souto for good advice and informative posts. George has contributed so much to my understanding of the Mortgage industry.I will be reblogging his entire HOME BUYING SERIES, one by one.   George's posts are always instructive and some are just   for FUN! Open Mic and ...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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So many times we hear from our young potential buyers, they are having issues accumulating enough money for a down payment and their closing costs.    Back a few years ago, Sellers assisted with the closing costs, but not now in this very strong Seller's market.    There are a few programs where ...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed up 25 basis points today at 102.41.  having closed above the 25 day moving average which has now become a level of support.  The  100 day moving average now provides the next level of resistance at 103.52.  The 30 year rate was at 4.25% today.  If you have ...

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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Thanks to George Souto , here's some information for lower income buyers that could make the difference between becoming a new home owner or contiuning their rental lifestyles:   I have written about how Section 8 Housing Assistance Vouchers Can Be Used To Purchase A House in the past, however, t...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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  “Finally have enough Dollars to Refinance”  I'll have a nice chunk of $ when I get my taxes back.  You think it's possible to refi New Britain property while the appraisal is still good? Josh I was in the process of refinancing his residence and an investment property. The appraisal on the resi...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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S & P 500 futures slumped this morning as MBS bonds began the day with some moderate gains.  With no economic reports today, talk of a most unusual Super Bowl carried the day.  The New York Giants remain the only team to have ever beaten the Patriots and they did it twice.  Gold continued creepin...

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. Pensacola mortgage rates, home sales and prices to rise in 2017. On the bright side, a rise in mortgage rates could stem home price increases and lead to a more balanced market in the number of buyers and sellers. Read more.                       THOUSAND...

By Ken Pederson, Certified Mortgage Planner
(FAIRWAY Independent Mortgage Corp)
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Wednesday, February 19th, LCAR is holding a continuing education class on Reverse Mortgage Purchase Loans. Reverse Mortgages are a widely misunderstood loan product that's good for some, not for others.  This is a perfect opportunity to learn the difference, and see if/where this product could i...

By MaryKay Shumway, Door County, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
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This re-blog contains information that the public needs to know:  how much our industry has been regulated, to the incredible frustration of the public.  This article explains what has happened over the past few years, and how some attempts to correct it will help our economy and home sales throu...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“Telling My Client What She Needed to Hear NOT What She Wanted to Hear”  Hello Joe, Thank you so much for meeting with me. You are certainly a breath of fresh air. It is good to know that in this turbulent world, there are still good people with very positive energy. You didn’t necessarily tell m...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed up 13 basis points today at 102.12 having closed 6 basis points above the 10 day moving average which has now become a level of support.  MBS bonds  had broken above the 25 day moving average during the session but fell back below it.  The 30 year rate was ...

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 4 February, 2017 6 mos                                 3.10%         3.14%1yr                                     2.29%          3.04%2yr                                     2.14%          2.84%3yr                                     2.34%    ...