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So last week we were on our own discussing the new normal in real estate.

This week’s news has been virtually non-existent regarding real estate and mortgages again. There was one article that expressed that rich people are getting cheaper mortgages. I found the article interest on several levels. First the article suggested that rates on loans over $417,000 are being advertised at lower rates than loans upto $417,000. I have not seen “jumbo” loans for less than conforming loans but the next comment from the bankers in the article really bothered me. The bankers stated that the rates on higher loans are more competitive because the lenders cross sell to the borrowers and they want the wealthier clients. I am not a dreamer I understand the need to make money but how much money is enough? The rest of the news has been about Janet Yellen and her Senate confirmation hearings for her appointment to the Federal Reserve. She is an advocate for more stimuli so the stock market seems to make new records every day.

Today I are on my own to discuss the new normal again. I just saw a new opportunity to help underwater homeowners and look forward to being able to help more people.


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Each week we discuss the myths of the mortgage market. It is not about rate. A higher rate with no mortgage insurance may provide a lower payment.


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