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 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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Commercial Bond Yields   CMB         GoC         Floating RateInsured Cost of Funds 5 Year - 2.21%*CANHOU 12/15/22 [+0.01]       5 Year - 1.81%CAN 1.0 09/01/22 [+0.01]       1.15%                    [-]                       10 Year - 2.65%*CANHOU 03/15/28 [+0.01]       10 Year - 2.08%CAN 1.0 06...

By Mitun Bhowmick, BG/SBLC FOR LEASE
(Bhowmick LEASING COMPANY )
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We are direct provider for BG/SBLC specifically for lease, at Leasing Price: 3.5% of Face Value plus (0.5+X)% commission fees to brokers, Issuance by HSBC Bank London , Barclays Bank London,ICBC (London) Our BG/SBLC Financing can help you get your project funded, loan financing by providing you w...

By Lee Keadle, Keadle Real Estate Group
(Carolina One Real Estate)
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Not many years ago, buyers were able to purchase homes without making a down payment. There were several options for these zero down loans, such as Fannie Mae's My Community or Du Flex loans. An around the way (but quite popular) option for doing this with FHA was getting the seller to contribut...

By Sumantha Sakalya, CRO, Home Warranty Research Specialist, Tech Savvy
(HomeWarrantyReviews.com)
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Mortgages come in different forms and sizes and are usually used as residential mortgages. As a homebuyer, you would normally pledge your home to the bank. It’s only when you cannot make your installments that your home could be foreclosed, the bank will have to evict you and put your house on th...

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
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Licensed to Originate North Carolina Mortgage Loans      I received notification today that I'm officially licensed to do business in the state of North Carolina.  In my slow bid to take over the world country's mortgage market, North Carolina is state #12 where I'm carrying a license.  This is a...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) were up 6 basis points today at 103.34 having come to rest 7 points below resistance offered by the 25 day moving average. The 30 year conforming was available at 3.875% today.  The 30 year jumbo was at 4.00%.  Whether in New England, the Mid Atlantic or the Midwe...

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 Trent Dalrymple (248) 854-0625, Helping Mortgage Brokers & LO's Lend Nationwide!
(American Mortgage Bank)
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July 7th - Today in History 1846 - U.S. annexation of California was proclaimed at Monterey after the surrender of a Mexican garrison. 1928 – Sliced bread is sold for the first time (on the inventor, Otto Frederick Rohwedder's 48th birthday). (machine pictured) 1930 – Industrialist Henry J. Kaise...

By David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageGuy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com - Core Lending)
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Conventional 30 year Mortgage: 4%Credit score:740LTV:95%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 4.44%FHA 30 year: 4%Credit Score:740LTV:96.5%loan amount:$300kAPR:5.17%Conventional 15 year: 3.5%Credit score:740LTV:95%Loan Amount:$300kAPR:3.93% Rates are Subject to ChangeCall me today if you are thinking of refinanc...

By Stephen Katz, Branch Manager, CMPS
(Katz Mortgage Team, a branch of VanDyk Mortgage Corporation)
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Today, we'll discuss how to effectively and efficiently start shopping for your next home. After you're pre-approved and have your criteria figured out, what do you do?There's nothing wrong with taking a Sunday afternoon drive in an area where you want to live and start calling the Realtors on th...

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) were down 3 basis points today at 103.31 having come to rest 10 points below resistance offered by the 25 day moving average. The 30 year conforming was available at 3.875% today.  The 30 year jumbo was at 4.00%.  Whether in New England, the Mid Atlantic or the Mi...

By Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
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Have Banks Become Too Big to Fail? I was at CAR Expo two weeks ago, and rememberance of years past, I have of ton of reusable canvas type carry bags, all with the names and logos of Banks that are now no longer part of the landscape. As a former loan officer that worked for one of the following b...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“Referral from a CT Realtor Purchasing in FL”  Hi there Joe,Just spoke with Kris and she tells me she's closing on a new home tomorrow in New Port Richey, Florida. She thinks you have been fantastic through the mortgage process.I appreciate your helping her!Thank you for making me look good, Cate...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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With no economic reports coming out today to influence traders, the better than expected outcome of Irma's attack on Florida kept stocks moving in a positive direction.  In addition, pundits felt that the Fed is unlikely to raise rates this year.  President Trump is likely to have an opportunity ...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) were down 6 basis points today at 103.34 having come to rest 6 points below resistance offered by the 25 day moving average. The 30 year conforming was available at 3.875% today.  The 30 year jumbo was at 4.00%.  Whether in New England, the Mid Atlantic or the Mid...

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 MaryBeth Mills Muldowney, Massachusetts Broker Owner
(TradeWinds Realty Group LLC)
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Hello All,  Please excuse my format for the information below but I just wanted to share with you my ActiveRain Family as quickly as possible as well notifying my Clients, Team Members and Network of Professionals as this is extremely serious.  Below are my notes I gathered today after media noti...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Term Posted Rate Our Rate Open 1 Year 6.30% 6.30% Fixed 1 Year 3.04% 2.44% Fixed 2 Year 2.84% 2.54% Fixed 3 Year 3.44% 2.55% Fixed 4 Year 3.89% 2.84% Fixed 5 Year 4.84% 2.75% Fixed 7 Year 5.30% 3.39% Fixed 10 Year 6.10% 3.64% Variable 2.40% Prime 3.20% Benchmark 4.84%