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)
Comments 0
Mortgage backed securities (MBS) down  12 basis points today at 102.69 having closed 112 points above support offered by the 200 day moving average. The conforming rate is at 4375% day. My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was at 4.25%. Whether in New England, the Mi...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
Comments 0
Mortgage backed securities (MBS) flat today at 102.69 having closed 112 points above support offered by the 200 day moving average. The conforming rate is at 4375% day. My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was at 4.25%. Whether in New England, the Mid Atlantic or the...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 7
“Nearly 5 Million Mortgages Paying Higher than necessary Interest Rates”    According to the latest report from Black Knight, 4.9 million homeowners with a mortgage can now reduce their interest rate by at least 0.75% by refinancing after the recent drop in mortgage rates.  Should they all refina...

By Mike Bjork
(CMG Financial)
Comments 0
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: Existing Homes Sales slumped a bit in April, as they go from 5.21 million annualized units to 5.19 million. Stocks are cautiously trading in Positive Territory, as the US placed a Temporary (90 days) Exception on US Businesses dealings with Huawei. MBS is curren...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Comments 4
This is another great blog that can help all of us from Stephen Katz,  He comes up with so many great blogs that you should not miss.  Many people like yourself are looking for ways to save money for a new home. Sometimes, it can start to feel like you don’t have enough money for a down payment. ...

By Rodney Mason, AL, FL, GA, SC, & TN
(Angel Oak Home Loans)
Comments 0
 Our Bank Statement Program is an excellent way for you to sell more homes. Prospect for self-employed buyers and let them know you have an ideal option that may help them qualify for a home. While self-employed buyers may not fit into traditional loan guidelines, many do not have credit issues k...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
Comments 2
TERM POSTED Preferred RATES* Open 1 Year 6.30% 6.30% Fixed 1 Year 3.59% 3.19% Fixed 2 Year 3.74% 3.14% Fixed 3 Year 3.89% 2.96% Fixed 4 Year 3.94% 3.14% Fixed 5 Year 5.34% 2.99% Fixed 7 Year 5.80% 3.49% Fixed 10 Year 6.10% 3.44% Variable Rate 2.90% Prime Rate 3.95% Benchmark Rate 5.34% Cost per ...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
Comments 0
Canadian homebuyers are facing stricter mortgage rules, forcing many would-be borrowers to seek out private mortgage loans. Car loans, personal loans, online loans and bad credit are making it harder for potential buyers to get a mortgage.Borrowers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) are experienci...

By Mike Bjork
(CMG Financial)
Comments 0
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: There are no economic data to report from the Calendar today. Stocks are being driven by the continued tensions between the US and China, as both parties agree they won't be meeting any time soon, as neither side is willing to negotiate further. Also, US Compani...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
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Today is Friday, March 14, 2008 and it is time for another breakdown of homes sales in the Washington County, Oregon market. I'm happy to say if you own a lower to medium priced home, sales are still making a moderate increase, if your home is price correctly.While this is good news, higher price...

By Paul D. Diaz, MBA, Real Estate Broker & Instructor, Adjunct Professor
(Realty World Atlas)
Comments 0
U.S. IndicesDow -0.7% to 25,764. S&P 500 -0.8% to 2,860. Nasdaq -1.3% to 7,816. Russell 2000 -2.4% to 1,535. CBOE Volatility Index -0.5% to 15.96. S&P 500 SectorsConsumer Staples +1.1%. Utilities +0.7%. Financials -1.5%. Telecom +0.7%. Healthcare -0.3%. Industrials -0.8%. Information Technology -...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 3
 “President Trump, it’s Time” https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/memorandum-federal-housing-finance-reform/  So, what’s this all about? In 2008 during the financial crisis Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac had to be bailed out. In excess of 90% of conventional mortgages are purchased by the...

By Stephen Katz, Branch Manager, CMPS
(Katz Mortgage Team, a branch of VanDyk Mortgage Corporation)
Comments 2
Many people like yourself are looking for ways to save money for a new home. Sometimes, it can start to feel like you don’t have enough money for a down payment.If you are concerned about saving up money, you aren’t alone. Coming up with the money for a down payment can be one of the most intimid...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
Comments 0
Americans grew more upbeat on the US economy in early May after solid growth was recorded in the first quarter of 2019 along with a strong labor market. The Consumer Sentiment Index in early May rose to 102.4 this month, the highest level in 15 years though the survey was conducted before the rec...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
Comments 0
At the present time, there have been a lot of changes in legislation regulating mortgage affordability checks, the credentials of mortgage brokers, as well as the information that brokers have to share with borrowers regarding their fees and the extension of their services. All these legislative ...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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Hiring a mortgage broker is an essential requirement if you are planning to buy your first house. Yet, many first-time buyers seem to not understand why you need a broker and what role they play in the process of acquiring a property. Once their services and theirrole in the mortgage processare e...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
Comments 0
Mortgage backed securities (MBS) down  basis points today at 102.78 having closed 122 points above support offered by the 200 day moving average. The conforming rate is at 4375% day. My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was at 4.25%. Whether in New England, the Mid A...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
Comments 0
Commercial Bond Yields CMB 5 Year - 1.89% CANHOU 06/15/24 [-0.02]   ‌ 10 Year - 2.11% CANHOU 09/15/29 [-0.04]     GoC 5 Year - 1.53% CAN 2.25 03/01/24 [-0.03]   ‌ 10 Year - 1.63% CAN 2.0 06/01/28 [-0.03] GOC Bonds are for reference purposes only Floating rate insured cost of funds 2.10% [-]     ...

By Mike Bjork
(CMG Financial)
Comments 1
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: Consumer Sentiment jumped up from 97.2 in April to 102.4 in May. Leading Indicators are Up 0.2% in April. Stocks are down on concerns that China won't come back to the negotiations based on all the previous events. MBS is currently down 3bps, but it's not enough...

By Sarah Layton | Copywriter & Inman Star Contributor, I provide real estate content marketing services
(Best Real Estate Writer, a Layton Media brand)
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Starting a real estate blog is one of the most powerful ways to reverse engineer or your real estate business and get your ideal clients to start chasing after you!However, it is also one of those tasks that is easier said than done if you do not have previous blogging experience. In fact, every ...