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 Dan Papadapoulis, Home equity loans, second mortgages Toronto
(Mortgage Central Nationwide)
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Owning a home comes with a lot of financial responsibilities which can add up and make things difficult especially for those who are just making enough to cover their needs. For a lot of Canadians, having a savings account for unforeseen needs is not always possible and hence, tapping their home ...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“Buying & Selling or Selling & Buying?”    I wish I have listened when you recommended that I get our home on the market even before I found a home to buy. Unfortunately we took advice from the wrong person. As you know we lost the property we had on deposit, but we need to move on. We are keepin...

By Danny Papadopoulos, Offering Private & Second Mortgages in Toronto
(Homebase Mortgages)
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Borrowing money by using home equity is nothing new, but many people are still misinformed about what they need to know about how to do it. Tapping your home equity for a loan is easier to get an approval of than trying to get other types of loans. Below are further details on this.Computing Your...

By Danny Papadopoulos, Offering Private & Second Mortgages in Toronto
(Homebase Mortgages)
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Getting a home equity loan is one of the increasingly popular ways for Canadians to take advantage of current low-interest rates and increasing house prices. Below are the top uses that Canadians are utilising their home equity loans for.Funding Home RenovationA home equity loan is a smart way to...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Commercial Bond Yields CMB 5 Year - 2.51%* CANHOU 06/15/24 [+0.02]   ‌ 10 Year - 2.67% CANHOU 12/15/28 [+0.05]   10 Year - 2.70%* CANHOU 09/15/29 [+0.05] * denotes interpolated rate GoC 5 Year - 2.04% CAN 2.00 09/01/23 [+0.03]   ‌ 10 Year - 2.11% CAN 2.0 06/01/28 [+0.05] GOC Bonds are for refere...

By Dan Papadapoulis, Home equity loans, second mortgages Toronto
(Mortgage Central Nationwide)
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More Canadians are getting home equity loans in recent years to make use of rising home prices and low-interest rates but these are not the only reasons why they are tapping into their home equity. Below is a compilation of the top reasons why people get a home equity loan in Canada.Home Equity f...

By Dan Papadapoulis, Home equity loans, second mortgages Toronto
(Mortgage Central Nationwide)
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Getting a second mortgage in Canada is not just becoming more popular, it might also become the norm in the years to come. Whether or not you’re planning to get a second mortgage in the future, now is the best time to familiarise yourself about some details so you can make the right decision in t...

By Danny Papadopoulos, Offering Private & Second Mortgages in Toronto
(Homebase Mortgages)
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If you’re undecided yet whether you should get a second mortgage or not, now is one of the best times to get a second mortgage in Canada. You just have to be sure that you fully understand what it means to get a second mortgage and what options will be best for you. More about second mortgages in...

By uktam mambetov, We are authorized Financial consulting firm that
(FINANCIAL SERVICE )
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
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Inspirational thoughts for 12/5/18by Patricia Feager Experian makes a big improvement to credit scores to help people move quicker and easier. Something buyers dread is when they hear from their lender, they need a higher FICO score to qualify for a loan to get the better rate. Scheduled to be un...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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Although it’s very hard to find the best forex brokers, there are ways to find the perfect brokers for beginners. In my opinion, the perfect broker is the person who meets a trader's needs and trading strategies. Besides, they should be reliable and offer good trading conditions. To choose the ri...

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 up 9 basis points today at 101.00 having closed 9 basis points above support offered by the 100 day moving average.  The conforming rate is at 4.75% day. My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was at 4.6250%.  Whether in New Engl...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Mortgage rates continued to edge lower this week due in part over fears of a slowing global economy along with a big decline in the U.S. Stock markets, which boosted Bond prices. Freddie Mac reports that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell six basis points this week to 4.75% with an average 0.50...

By Rob Spinosa, Vice President of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
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There's Never Just One Cockroach I mean you have to admit that as far as sayings go, the one in the subject line is just about perfect;  short, funny, edgy and all too close to home for any of us who have ever called home someplace a little less than luxe.  So it must be true that as we begin 201...

By David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageGuy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com - Legend Lending)
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Conventional 30 year Mortgage: 4.75%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 4.907%FHA 30 year: 4.875% Credit Score:740LTV:96.5%loan amount:$300kAPR: 5.775%Conventional 15 year: 4.25%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 4.523% Rates are Subject to ChangeCall me today if you are thinki...

By Wayne L. Brown
(Franklin Advantage Inc.)
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 FHFA Announces Increase in Maximum Conforming Loan Limits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2019  It's that time of year when changes to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Mortgage Loan Limits are reviewed and adjusted.  This year, loan limits took a sharp increase over 2018.Below is an excerpt from Mor...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“I’m Sure Many Teachers have Asked”     Have you ever been guilty of looking at others your own age and thinking, "Surely I can't look that old!" Well...you'll love this one.My name is Alice, and I was sitting in the waiting room for my first appointment with a new dentist. I noticed his DDS Dipl...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed flat today at 100.91 having closed right at resistance offered by the 100 day moving average.  The conforming rate is at 4.875% day. My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was at 4.6250%.  Whether in New England, the Mid Atlantic...

By Leo Namiot, Florida Mortgage Lender & CT Mortgage Lender
(loanDepot )
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What are the Benefits of a Cash Out Refinance?Home equityWith a home equity loan, your monthly mortgage payment gets split up for principal, interest and, depending on your loan structure, taxes and insurance. The amount that goes toward the principal balance, coupled with the rise in home values...