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They Said It Better Than Me       I try to keep folks in the loop all the time about what's happening in the mortgage marketplace, specifically when it comes to the question on everyone's mind - "where are rates headed?".      It's a tough question to tackle, because most of the media outlets tha...
Market on the Hump - 4/29/15       Happy Wednesday everyone.  Traders and the Fed alike are proving my long held beliefs that they really have no idea what they're doing in many instances, as rates have moved up over the past week in spite of some very poor economic reports.        Consumer confi...
Orange County, CA Spring Meetup  When: Monday, May 11th, 4pmWhere: Yard House Restaurant, 1875 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa CA 92627 (In the Triangle...easy parking, yay!)What: Your local Spring meetup      Christine Donovan  and I will be hosting an ActiveRain Spring meetup on May 11th, and we'd lov...
Mortgage Broker VS Mortgage Banker       "I was looking for a mortgage broker, and I found your name".  I hear this pretty often when answering the phone and speaking to potential clients.  Am I a mortgage broker?  Not technically.  I'm a loan officer. Am I a mortgage banker?  Nope, I'm a loan of...
Ask an Ambassador:  How to Come up with Blog Content       While trying to complete this month's cloudburst challenge, I had to do some digging for content.  Sometimes I'm flush with ideas, and sometimes I'm bust - there are days when I can sit down and create a decent blog post in a few minutes,...
The Fastest Way to Raise Credit Scores       Whether it's fair or not, when it comes to buying a house and planning out your financial future, there is one thing that will make everything else either much easier, or far more of a challenge: a FICO score.  With a high FICO score (above 740), apply...
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles CA 10899 Wilshire BlvdLos Angeles, CA 90024310-443-7000Tuesday-Friday 11am-8pmSaturday-Sunday 11am-5pm       Last Sunday I was invited to attend the Hammer Museum in LA.  The Hammer is one of 3 public arts units of the school of Arts & Artchitectu...
Friday Market Wrap - 4/17/15       I know, it's not Friday.  In some parts of the country, it's actually Sunday, but since our rates don't change over the weekend we're still OK.  Rates had a good week, and though the markets saw some volatility, it was a relatively calm week.  Rates are still si...
Is Your Cloud Bursting?       For those that have been around Active Rain for a while, cloudburst contests are known as a great way to participate, learn the best ways to use the site, interact with others, and (for some, the best part) get a bunch of points!  For those that may be new, check out...
CFPB Targeting MSAs?  About Time!       I recently read an article about a fine levied by the CFPB against a title company that was engaged in a marketing service agreement (MSA).  In the real estate, MSAs are largely known as the "gray area" of referral fees - a way to circumvent RESPA, remain c...

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