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 Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed up 6 basis points today at 101.00 after having been down as many as 44 basis points during the session.  They remained below resistance offered by the 10, 25 and 50 day  moving averages and come to rest 28 basis points below the 10 day.  The 30 year was ava...

By Rodney Mason, FHA 203(k) & HomeStyle Renovation-AL,FL,GA,TN
(On Q Financial)
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Don’t lose another bid!We’ll pay both the Buyer and Seller $1,000 each if we don’t close on time!I am licensed in AL, GA, FL, & TN for all of of your real estate needs.This offer is part of our On Time Closing Guarantee with this 15 day special now through the end of February! Contact me to get s...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 3
“They took me down Memory Lane”    Thank you once again for doing our refinance and once again, you have made our lives so much better. When we left your office we couldn’t help but remember the first time we came to you 16 years ago. Alan had referred us because the home our daughter was living ...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
Comments 1
 Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed down 22 basis points today at 101.06 after having been down as many as 41 basis points during the session.  They remained below resistance offered by the 10, 25 and 50 day  moving averages and come to rest 37 basis points below the 10 day.  The 30 year was...

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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Terms                           Posted Rates              Preferred  Rates 6 months                     3.14%                          3.10%1 year                          3.04%                          2.89%2 year                          3.24%                          2.54%3 year               ...

By Danny Papadopoulos, Offering Private & Second Mortgages in Toronto
(Homebase Mortgages)
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An increase in Canada’s mortgage rates will eventually happen and when it does, the national real estate market will get one of the biggest shocks it will ever have in the past 3 decades or so. There is fear that the real estate bubble will burst and policymakers are busy trying to prevent that f...

By Lisa Perry, Northern VA-80/15/5 100% Loans - Grant Money
(FHA, VA, Jumbo, Downpayment Assistance, Conv.)
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1.  If you have a bankruptcy on your credit report.  You can lessen the impact of the bankruptcy by managing credit responsibly going forward. "Responsibly" means paying your bills on time each month, and making sure the amount you borrow is manageable.Lenders generally view a bankruptcy on your ...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed down 6 basis points today at 100.97 after having been down as many as 25basis points during the session.  They remained below resistance offered by the 10, 25 and 50 day  moving averages and come to rest 37 basis points below the 10 day.  The 30 year was av...

By Dan Papadapoulis, Home equity loans, second mortgages Toronto
(Mortgage Central Nationwide)
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Debt in Canada has reached a record high. Canadians now owe $1.7 for ever $1 of disposable income, as shared by Statistics Canada. These numbers are alarming and it is a consolation that our housing market is strong. You might love to know that there’s a huge possibility that you’ve built up more...

By Dan Papadapoulis, Home equity loans, second mortgages Toronto
(Mortgage Central Nationwide)
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Building your home’s equity as early as you are able can be of great advantage for you in the future. This is true though a lot of people don’t really know what equity is and how to build it.Equity is the value of your home that you own. It is the difference between the property’s market value an...

By Dan Papadapoulis, Home equity loans, second mortgages Toronto
(Mortgage Central Nationwide)
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Many people have been fortunate that their homes’ market values have increased since they bought them, resulting in a marked increase in home equity as well. This is possible because equity is defined as the difference between a property’s market value and the mortgage still owed by the home owne...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Today the Fed's favorite measure of inflation the core Personal Consumption Expenditure index (PCE) was released and it showed year over year inflation at 1.5%.  As I have mentioned many times, the Fed's goal for inflation is 2%.  With the economy increasing at a rate of 2.6% last quarter, that m...

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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TERM POSTED Preferred RATES* Open 1 Year 6.30% 6.30% Fixed 1 Year 3.04% 2.79% Fixed 2 Year 3.24% 2.94% Fixed 3 Year 3.44% 2.99% Fixed 4 Year 3.89% 3.29% Fixed 5 Year 5.14% 2.99% Fixed 7 Year 5.30% 3.69% Fixed 10 Year 6.10% 3.74% Variable Rate 2.55% Prime Rate 3.45% Benchmark Rate 5.14% Cost per ...

By Bill Kamboukos
(Strategic Mortgage)
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There are many articles written on what things to do, when applying for a home mortgage loan. However, in this article, we will discuss some common mistakes seen when applying for a home mortgage. Avoiding all of the items listed below in this article, will increase your chances of not only getti...

By Diane Beaumont, USDA,FHA,Jumbo,VA Woodland Park, CO Mortgage
(Benchmark Mortgage)
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Are you ready to dive into the real estate market for the first time? Buying a new house, condo or apartment is an exciting experience that sets you on the path to building your net worth. However, if you are planning to take out a mortgage, you should be aware that there are some potential pitfa...

By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
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This is an occurrence that many may not have considered and could throw a monkey wrench into a buyer's home buying plans.  As always, George Souto has the answer to any mortgage question...and this one is no exception.  Please visit George's original post to leave a comment there and if you are n...

By Trent Dalrymple (248) 854-0625, Helping Mortgage Brokers & LO's Lend Nationwide!
(American Mortgage Bank)
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Mortgage Brokers and Loan Originators, have I got a unique program for YOU!   The next time a potential client calls you with a loan in another state, you can confidently take that application, but you need to call me first, at (405) 285-1234 ext. 141.