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 Trent Dalrymple (248) 854-0625, Allowing Mortgage Professionals to Lend Nationwide
(Texana Bank)
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PLEASE SHARE! How would you like hundreds of mortgage options available to your borrowers and have the ability to originate those loans in ALL 50 states?  No additional state licensing, no CE classes or fees!  If you are currently a producing Residential Loan Originator, let's talk about expandi...

By Bill Kamboukos
(Strategic Mortgage)
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In the past, we have written many articles on best practices, when it comes to qualifying for a home loan. We have also discussed what things not to do, when applying for a home loan, yet we continue to see these issues pop up from time to time. So, if you are thinking of getting a home loan soon...

By Mark and Laura Anderson, Common Name - Uncommon Service
(Keller Williams Premier Realty)
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The Home Buyer's Guide to Getting Mortgage Ready  Don’t wait until you’re ready to move to start preparing financially to buy a home. If you’re like the vast majority of home buyers, you will choose to finance your purchase with a mortgage loan. By preparing in advance, you can avoid the common d...

By Anthony Atkins
(CixxFive Conceptes)
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 If you’re one of the millions of Americans with a credit score of 620 or lower, you have a “bad” credit score. Having a bad credit score means you’re going to have a hard time securing loans or other financial allowance. If you wondering about whether your credit is bad or not, it’s good to be a...

By Bill Kamboukos
(Strategic Mortgage)
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When it comes to purchasing your first home, there are many considerations to be taken into account.However, whether you are purchasing your first home or your 10th, the whole process should always begin with the financial commitment and the home loan.            In the articles that follows, we ...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed flate today at 102.81 having closed 14 points above support offered by the 200 day moving average.  The conforming rate is at 4.375% day. My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was at 4.125%.  Whether in New England, the Mid Atla...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Rental prices edged higher in February from January and are up 3.6% annually last month, up $2 to $1,426. The 3.6% annual gain is the largest increase since late 2016, according to the latest Yardi Matrix National Multifamily Report. The data showed that demand for rentals continues to grow, whic...

By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
(PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
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We hear mortgage professionals (mortgage brokers and mortgage lenders) misspeak all too often when attempting to educate the public on interest rates. These professionals hear “the Fed is raising rates”, and so they turn around a regurgitate what they hear, but they are telling the public that th...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed up 19 basis points today at 102.81 having closed 142 points above support offered by the 200 day moving average.  The conforming rate is at 4.375% day. My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was at 4.125%.  Whether in New England...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“You are Free to Choose Your Mortgage Broker”   Joe, Hard to believe that in this day and age I got crap from my office manager for not using the loan officer that has a desk in our office. I have used him before, but it was a waste of my time and my clients were not happy. I have told my manager...

By Mike Bjork
(CMG Financial)
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: No data to report on the Economic Calendar to report today, but the rest of the week there will be something to report. Stocks started the morning in the Red; as globally, it was mostly in the Red. DOW and S&P have just recently breached to a Positive stance. We...

By Rob Spinosa, Vice President of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
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Lock Watch for the Week of 3/25/2019 Volatility-O-Meter:"I don't know where I'm going, but I sure know where I been..."  We are in uncharted waters this week and the Fed's statement last week creates a new backdrop for rates.  There has been much volatility since the statement and I would expect ...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“No One to Marry?”  One day a girl brings home her boyfriend and tells her father she wants to marry him. After talking to him for a while, he tells his daughter she can't do it because he's her half-brother. The same problem happens again four more times! The girl starts to get pissed off. She g...

By Diane Beaumont, USDA,FHA,Jumbo,VA Woodland Park, CO Mortgage
(Benchmark Mortgage)
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Many mortgage payments are made up of four parts, called PITI. PITI is an acronym that stands for principal, interest, tax, and insurance. It's important to understand PITI because it is the real number you need to use in order to find out how much mortgage you can afford to pay each month.One of...

By Steve Kantor, Best Agent Business - Virtual Assistance
(BEST AGENT BUSINESS)
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Is accounting paperwork preventing you from doing what you do best, selling? Need help delegating those time-consuming tasks that don’t produce additional sales? While Best Agent Business is not an accounting firm, we can assist you with basic accounting services. Included in our services are rev...

By 1 ~Judi & Don Barrett & Chassy Eastep - Integrity, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
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One of the Most Popular Home Loan in McCurtain County Oklahoma USDA GUARANTEED HOME LOAN Why is the USDA GUARNATEED HOME LOAN one of the most popular mortgages sought in McCurtain County? First many of our citizens in McCurtain County meet the elgibility requirements.  To find out if you meet tho...

By Robert Clapton
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We have direct provider for BG/SBLC/LC from top AA rated banks in the world. HSBC London or HongKong ETC our leasing fee is 6+2 Genuine brokers and Borrower only. Please contact Mr Robert Clapton Contact: Email:  robert.clapton@rocketmail.com  Telephone: +44-777-650-6313 

By Leo Namiot, Great Low Mortgage Rates...Check Them NOW
(Canopy Mortgage)
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Mortgage Rates Have Dropped To the 3's Now is a great time to Purcahse or Refinance a home. Below you will find today's Home Purchase Florida FHA Rate's . These Low Florida FHA Rates are an example of how low mortgage rates have dropped. I also have great VA loan rates and great Conventional mort...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“Bring Me the Construction Projects”     Hi Joe, I have another joint venture for both of us, similar to the transaction we did late last year. Our bank has a long time client that wants to build a home in Florida, but again we can’t do construction loans of this size and I know you do. Our bank ...

By Stephen Katz, Branch Manager, CMPS
(Katz Mortgage Team, a branch of VanDyk Mortgage Corporation)
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What exciting news after you found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! But, before you begin the mortgage process, it’s important to keep your finances as similar as possible until the closing day. While you’re waiting to close, a few helpful tips may help the process go as smooth as p...