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: 4.875%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 5.032%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 thin...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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Are foreigners permitted property finance in Thailand? Can foreigners in  สินเชื่อส่วนบุคคลดอกเบี้ยต่ำ  obtain money to buy a vacation home or condominium? Are you aiming to purchase a suite, apartment or various property in Thailand? And also are you in need of finance? After that scan this rep...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed down 9 basis points today at 100.12 having remained above resistance offered by the 25 day moving average and closed 17 points above it.  The conforming rate is at 5.00% day. My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was at 4.750%. ...

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 Interes...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“Perfect Timing for Winners and Losers”     In any 2-horse race (politics included) they both tell the truth.Winner: "I won, you lost."Loser: "No, I came in second place, you came in next to last."

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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After the recent spate of sub-par housing news, October Housing Starts rose 1.5% from September to an annual rate of 1.228 million units while Building Permits beat expectations. However, single-family starts declined 1.8% from October while multi-family starts rose 6.2%. Annually, total Housing ...

By Stella Barbour, Principal Broker, Serving Virginia and Maryland
(NoVa Brokers LLC)
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I was just speaking to a friend of mine who just had her mortgage loan switched from Wells Fargo Home Morgage to Specialized Loan Servicing.  Her loan was one that wasn't supposed to be sold and after all of the years gone by they sold it.  She looked up the reviews and there are so many recent c...

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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Home builder optimism declined in November due in part to higher rates and weakening demand. The NAHB Housing Market Index fell to 60 in November, down from 68 in October and below the 68 expected. It was the lowest level in more than two years. “Builders report that they continue to see signs of...

By Trent Dalrymple (248) 854-0625, Helping Mortgage Professional's Lend Nationwide!
(Texana Bank)
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PLEASE SHARE! The above posting is what our borrowers say about working with Billy Lavender, Texana Bank's mortgage expert located in Texarkana, Arkansas. And keep in mind, Billy can help your buyers with their residential real estate purchase loans, refinance and residential investor loans in AL...

By Trent Dalrymple (248) 854-0625, Helping Mortgage Professional's Lend Nationwide!
(Texana Bank)
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Mortgage Brokers and Loan Originators:  When a client asks if you can help them with their loan for a property out of state, prepare to say YES! Realtors, Real Estate Brokers and Agents: Share this information with your favorite Mortgage Broker and Loan Originators so they can help your clients N...

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 11/19/2018 Volatility-O-Meter:Wednesday is a real market day but otherwise the week is light, even if the meals will be heavy... Economicalendar (all times are Pacific):Mon, 11/19:      Housing Market Index (7am).Tues, 11/20:      Housing Starts (5:30am).Weds, 11/21:   ...

By Dan Papadapoulis, Home equity loans, second mortgages Toronto
(Mortgage Central Nationwide)
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It took years, but Toronto Police were finally able to lay charges against those involved in bridle-path fraud scheme. The scheme has been going on since 2013 and has been using fake home ownership papers to get mortgage money.What is the Bridle Path Fraud Scheme?The Bridle Path Fraud Scheme is a...

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 out of debt when one has bad credit is one of the most common issues faced by Canadians these days. It may be quite easy to get out of debt if one has good financial records but for those with bad credit, this is a huge challenge to overcome.Is it Smart to Get a Loan to Pay for Debt?Most ...

By Dan Papadapoulis, Home equity loans, second mortgages Toronto
(Mortgage Central Nationwide)
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Bad credit may get in the way of getting a second mortgage but it is still possible to get approval even with a less-than-desirable credit score. This is definitely worth a consideration because a second mortgage can be used to improve one’s credit score. A strong application is a must and you mu...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“Making sure each Client Receives the Best Service”     Thank you for the referral Joe.I spoke to each of them. When I mentioned your name, it was like they were willing to drop what they were doing to make sure I was taken care of. I can’t thank you enough, I know I am in good hands as I begin m...

By Danny Papadopoulos, Offering Private & Second Mortgages in Toronto
(Homebase Mortgages)
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Trying to manage several debts can be a huge headache more so if you have to deal with debt collectors and are already financially stressed out. It might be best to consolidate your debt to make payments easier to manage as well as get rid of unnecessary stress. More so, debt consolidation can sa...

By Dan Papadapoulis, Home equity loans, second mortgages Toronto
(Mortgage Central Nationwide)
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Getting out of a bad debt is quite a challenge, but to try to do so with a bad credit is even harder to accomplish. A bad debt is a debt that you can’t afford to overlook payments for but the terms of payment are making it near impossible for you to have the debt taken care of. It takes a bit of ...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed down 9 basis points today at 100.22 having remained above resistance offered by the 25 day moving average and closed 27points above it.  The conforming rate is at 5.00% day. My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was at 4.750%.  ...