Mortgage Street Smarts

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Mortgage and Lending - AmeriFirst Financial Inc, San Diego, CA - NMLS 259027
From a young age, we learn the difference between BOOK SMARTS (knowledge learned in the school classrooms) and STREET SMARTS (what we learn in the "Real World"...often the hard way). There are no shortage of websites providing the BOOK SMARTS of the Mortgage Industry, but there are very few resources a Consumer has to learn about the STREET SMARTS of the Mortgage Industry. Please feel free to SUBSCRIBE (for free) to this ongoing source of truthful knowledge (without the worry of a "sales spin" buried somewhere in the message). After all, we tend to make better decisions when armed with the facts...the purpose of this blog is to provide FACTS by teaching you the MORTGAGE STREET SMARTS necessary to run your business (if you are a Real Estate Professional) or to make the best decisions for your family (if you are a Consumer). Enjoy!

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2014 

On the heals of a rough day in the market, we have continued this disturbing rate trend today. Mixed economic data has caused a volatile morning. Two early economic reports were negative for Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS). The Employment Cost Index which measures the cost of labor, increased du...
07/31/2014
We are amidst a volatile morning thus far today.  Jobless claims came in below expectations (their lowest level since February, 2006).  Mortgage Backed Securities declined immediately upon discovery of this news. New Home Sales also came in below expectations.   The market has opened roughly 0.12...
07/24/2014
Amidst banking problems in Portugal and violence in Israel, investors are again favoring safer assets this morning.   The market has opened roughly 0.125 BETTER for the Points/Credits associated with any given interest rate option. This daily mortgage interest rate report is designed to provide B...
07/11/2014
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