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 David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageGuy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com - Legend Lending)
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Conventional 30 year Mortgage: 4.625%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 4.782%FHA 30 year: 4.625% Credit Score:740LTV:96.5%loan amount:$300kAPR: 5.525%Conventional 15 year: 4.%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 4.273% Rates are Subject to ChangeCall me today if you are thinkin...

By Trent Dalrymple (248) 854-0625, Helping Mortgage Professional's Lend Nationwide!
(Texana Bank)
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PLEASE SHARE! If you're an experienced Mortgage Loan Originator or Mortgage Broker, please contact me, at (248) 854-0625 and let's talk about your plans for 2019. No matter which state you're located, give me a call and let's talk about how Texana Bank can improve your business. We're looking for...

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 down 3 basis points today at 101.00 having closed 12 basis points above support offered by the 100 day moving average.  The conforming rate is at 4.6255% day. My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was at 4.6250%.  Whether in New...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“The Truth about Child Birth?”   A boy was assigned a paper on childbirth and asked his parents, "How was I born?" "Well, Honey..." said the boy's mom, "the stork brought you to us." "Oh," said the boy. "Well, how did you and daddy get born?" he asked. "Oh, the stork brought us too," chimed in th...

By TIM GRISSETT
(Chapman Hall Premier Realtors)
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Price, condition and terms are factors that any owner must consider when marketing their home.  Price is usually the easiest to adjust to compensate for shortcomings in location or condition of the home.  Improving the condition of the property is more time consuming but updates to kitchens, bath...

By Leonardo D Yepes, Jumbo, Physician and Construction to Perm Loans
(Citizens One Home Loans)
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         When it comes to affordability, we have a winning solution!   We’re here to help your clients borrow the way they want by providing them with a variety of mortgage solutions. It’s never too early to explore the options, so contact me today to learn more!   $850,000    95% LTV with Mortg...

By Trent Dalrymple (248) 854-0625, Helping Mortgage Professional's Lend Nationwide!
(Texana Bank)
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If you're happy where you are, then congratulations! But if you're dreading Monday, maybe it's time for a change.  Consider one of these career offerings! (Click below) (Please SHARE, you may help someone find their dream job! ) Send your resume to Trent.Dalrymple@TexanaBank.com if you have a min...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed down 13 basis points today at 101.09 having closed 20 basis points above support offered by the 100 day moving average.  The conforming rate is at 4.6255% day. My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was at 4.6250%.  Whether in Ne...

By Stephen Katz, Branch Manager, CMPS
(Katz Mortgage Team, a branch of VanDyk Mortgage Corporation)
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If you’re thinking about purchasing a new home, don’t forget to think about your pets. Life wouldn’t be complete without a four-legged friend by your side.  With that said, you would want to search smarter for pet-friendly homes since certain homes and neighborhoods may not roll out the welcome m...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Fannie Mae released its Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) showing that the index rose slightly in November due in part to rising incomes. The HPSI rose 0.5 points to 86.2. Within the report it showed that Americans who said it is a good time to buy a home rose 2 percentage points, while the ne...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Term Posted Rate Preferred Rate Open 1 Year 6.30% 6.30% Fixed 1 Year 3.59% 3.19% Fixed 2 Year 3.74% 3.19% Fixed 3 Year 3.89% 3.39% Fixed 4 Year 3.94% 3.64% Fixed 5 Year 5.59% 3.49% Fixed 7 Year 5.80% 3.74% Fixed 10 Year 6.10% 4.04% Variable 2.90% Prime 3.95% Benchmark 5.34%

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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Homeowners looking to tap into equity from the homes will be surprised that equity fell in October for the first time since the housing recovery. Black Knight reports that tappable equity declined by $140 billion in the third quarter of 2018 due in part to an ease in the pace of rising home price...

By Matt Kombrink, Your #1 Source For Real Estate
(RE/MAX All Pro)
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December Opens with Slightly Higher Mortgage Interest Rates Are you out there shopping for your dream home this weekend?  Stay up to date with the latest Chicagoland mortgage interest rates. The Altizer Paloucek Group with CrossCountry Mortgage, Inc., our preferred lender, raised their rates on t...

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 12/10/2018 Volatility-O-Meter:Key inflation reports mid-week will help set the direction.  Recent market (stock and bond) volatility has largely played into a narrative that the Fed may reduce number of forthcoming rate increases, but if inflation comes in hot, I expect...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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   “Using a Reverse Mortgage to Buy”    When we were last together, we discussed the Reverse Mortgages to some extent.  Since that meeting, I’ve given considerable thought as to how that mortgage might work out for my sister, if she were to purchase a new home I building.  Presently, she has a ho...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed down 3 basis points today at 101.25 having closed 36 basis points above support offered by the 100 day moving average.  The conforming rate is at 4.6255% day. My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was at 4.6250%.  Whether in New...

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 George DeVine, Mortgage Banker
(Atlantic Home Loans)
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Small Miss on Job Gains  Weekly Change Mortgage rates fell 0.08 Dow fell 800 NASDAQ fell 125 Weaker than expected U.S. labor market data and a reduced outlook for global economic growth were favorable for mortgage rates this week, and rates ended at the lowest levels in about two months.  Friday'...