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 Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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  Inflation pressures remained contained in May, which is a big topic for the members of the Federal Reserve. The annual Core Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE), the Fed's favorite inflation gauge, rose to 2% last month, right at the Fed's target range of 2%. It was the first time since Apri...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed down 6 basis points today at 101.91 having remained above support offered by the 10, 25 and 50 day moving averages and come to rest 9 basis points below the 100 day average.  The 30 year was available at 4.625% day.  My jumbo pricing is now sizzling!  The 3...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Commercial Bond Yields   CMB         GoC         Floating RateInsured Cost of Funds 5 Year - 2.40%*CANHOU 12/15/23 [+0.03]       5 Year - 2.02%CAN 1.75 03/01/23 [+0.04]       1.70%                     [-]                       10 Year - 2.58%*CANHOU 12/15/28 [+0.04]       10 Year - 2.13%CAN 2.0 ...

By Danny Papadopoulos, Offering Private & Second Mortgages in Toronto
(Homebase Mortgages)
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Are you trying to find home improvement hacks that will help you sell your home, add value to your home, or perhaps just make your home a lot more enjoyable? We’ve got what you’re looking for below!Front Door FaceliftA beautiful piece of hardware on your front door will elevate how it looks and a...

By Trent Dalrymple (248) 854-0625, Helping Mortgage Brokers & LO's Lend Nationwide!
(American Mortgage Bank)
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Stop holding yourself back and let's talk about our Mortgage Branch Opportunity.Here are the Benefits:You'll be able to lend in all 50 states with no additional licensing.No brick and mortar offices are required.Mortgage Broker's license is not required.Group health insurance benefitsPayroll is h...

By Dan Papadapoulis, Home equity loans, second mortgages Toronto
(Mortgage Central Nationwide)
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Building one’s home equity is one of the most searched terms by homeowners these days as more and more people are becoming aware of how important it is to invest in their home. Below are 10 smart tips on how you can build home equity.Increase Your Mortgage PaymentsMaking larger mortgage payments ...

By Dan Papadapoulis, Home equity loans, second mortgages Toronto
(Mortgage Central Nationwide)
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With the steadily rising home prices at present (more so in key cities), it isn’t far fetched that you’re probably sitting on a huge equity especially if you’ve been paying your mortgage for about 10 years or more. Tapping into your home equity by using a home equity loan can give you a huge adva...

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 Danny Papadopoulos, Offering Private & Second Mortgages in Toronto
(Homebase Mortgages)
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Getting a second mortgage is not something that you can simply do on a whim. You have to be sure that you understand what you are getting into and that you’ve at least read about the advantages and disadvantages of second mortgages before plunging in. Asking questions is only wise, after all! Bel...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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U.S. Stocks are rebounding today on news that the Trump administration will take a softer stance on foreign investments. It was reported that "rather than actively restricting Chinese investment in U.S. technology firms, the White House has decided to rely on the Committee on Foreign Investment i...

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 101.94 having remained above support offered by the 10, 25 and 50 day moving averages and come to rest 7 basis points below the 100 day average.  The 30 year was available at 4.625% day.  My jumbo pricing is now sizzling!  The ...

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
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New Loan Program Helping Agents       Over the past few weeks I've talked with a couple agents living and working in crazy markets.  Low inventory seems to be the common theme in most markets coast to coast.  The problems this is causing for real estate agents are multifold.  For one, when listin...

By David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageGuy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com - Legend Lending)
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Conventional 30 year Mortgage: 4.5%Credit score:740LTV:95%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 4.790%FHA 30 year: 4.625% Credit Score:740LTV:96.5%loan amount:$300kAPR: 6.1%Conventional 15 year: 4.%Credit score:740LTV:95%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 4.447% Rates are Subject to ChangeCall me today if you are thinking of...

By Pat & Sharon Mistowski, Horizon Lending Services, LLC
(Horizon Lending Services, LLC)
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When you closed on your home, you signed a whole stack of documents, which you likely just skimmed at best. However, in that stack of papers was what's known as a promissory note. Now would be a good time to dig up that note and take a closer look because it's an important document that you shoul...

By The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
(Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville)
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Q. What is PMI and how much does it cost?A. PMI is Private Mortgage Insurance and is required by most lenders if the borrower is putting less than 20% down on a property. The insurance is to protect the bank if the borrower defaults on the loan. PMI offers no protection to the borrower.There are ...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“Sounds like a carpenter that once worked for me”  Bob had this problem of getting up late in the morning and was always late for work. After a few weeks of this, his boss was mad and threatened to fire him if he didn't do something about it.So Bob went to his doctor, who gave him a pill and told...

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 12 basis points today at 101.97 having remained above support offered by the 10, 25 and 50 day moving averages and come to rest 6 basis points below the 100 day average.  The 30 year was available at 4.625% day.  My jumbo pricing is now sizzling!  The 30...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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  HIGH RATIO fixed term best discounted and preferredposted rates as of June 27, 2018 Terms                           Posted Rates                 Our Rates 6 mos                          3.14%                          3.10%1 year                          3.04%                          2.99%2 yea...

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 101.81 having remained above support offered by the 10, 25 and 50 day moving averages and come to rest 16 basis points above the 50 day average.  The 30 year was available at 4.625% day.  My jumbo pricing is now sizzling!  The 30 ...