Lending / Financial

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Trending blogs on Lending / Financial

 

By Kevin O'Connor, Helping Homeowners Achieve Their Dreams.
(JB Mortgage Capital, Inc.)
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Mortgage Rates Moved Higher Today:After several news outlets reported progress in the US-China trade talks bonds sold off and mortgage rates moved higher. A possible US-China trade deal has been one of three major risks to low bond yields and mortgage rates.Here are the three major risks bonds an...

By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(Frankly Realtors)
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George Mason Forest Homes For Sale | Fairfax, VA - October 2019This is a snapshot of recent sales in the George Mason Forest neighborhood of Fairfax, VA. Real estate market data and analysis are provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Click here to sign up for my free monthly real estate market update.Hi...

By Eric Slifkin, PA
(Keller Williams Realty of the Treasure Coast)
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FAQ: All Cash Home Purchase vs. Mortgage Many of my clients (especially Baby Boomers who are downsizing or relocating) ask me if they should pay cash for their next house or finance it with a new loan. While the idea of owning a home free-and-clear is certainly appealing, I always present them wi...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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When we discuss roofing, does rubber ring a bell? Rubber roofing may not be preferred among home owners. For those living in mobile houses, rubber roofing has quite a number of followers. Its popularity can be credited to its capability to provide a trendy environment during summer and can shield...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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If you own a structure with a metal roofing system, then you may have needed to handle damage, leaks, and the associated repair work-- and if you have not had to do that yet, you will most likely need to make repairs at some point in the future. Of course, it's finest to be prepared in advance an...

By Bob Elliot, 20+ Yrs Local Industry Experience
(RE/MAX RESULTS)
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Last week’s economic reports included readings from Case-Shiller on home prices, pending home sales data and the post-meeting statement announcement from the Fed’s Federal Open Market Committee were released.Labor sector reports on jobs and the national unemployment rate were also released. Weekl...

By Bob Elliot, 20+ Yrs Local Industry Experience
(RE/MAX RESULTS)
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Carrying debt is a common problem that people have. Some of the most common types of debt include student loans, credit cards, and motor vehicles. When you are interested in buying a new home, you often think about whether or not your debt is going to hurt your chances of qualifying for a new mor...

By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
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 Latest rates, based on 20 percent down, $200,000 owner-occupant mortgages. The rates and terms may vary; check with lenders for details. Rates may have changed click here to varify   Lender Term/Type Interest Rate % Points % *APR Acclaim Capital Mortgage - a Kama'aina Company383-5931NMLS#304090 ...

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
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Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You’re undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new home, but before you make any large purchases, move your money around, or make any big-time life changes, consult your loan officer – someone who will...

By Karen Schimpf, When the Bank Says No, I CAN Get Your Deal CLOSED!
(Commercial Capital Ltd.)
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  cc: by: https://flic.kr/p/CPxDnm                         Closing of the Week!    Loan Amount: $1,723,000    Location: TX    The Story: THE BIG NEWS WITH THIS DEAL WAS IT WAS ALL BUSINESS LOAN-NO REAL ESTATE COLLATERAL! Most banks can not go above $500,000 in "goodwill" or "air-ball" meaning un...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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Mortgages can make even the greatest of dream homes feel like a mistake. They are an extra drain on your income and the racked up interest can be demoralizing.The secret on how to get out of a mortgage isn't cut and dry. It's not hopeless though, as there are a few unconventional tips that can he...

By Brian Skaar, VA, Jumbo, FHA & Conv Direct Lender (760) 752-4480
(VanDyk Mortgage - VA, FHA, Conventional, VA Jumbo, Jumbo, Purchase Loans, & Refinance, Direct Lender)
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Here is the Video version of this week's Markets in a Minute:  If you have any questions on the market, loan qualification, or just want to get started on your loan, click the button below to get started online, or give me a call at 866-900-2342 toll free direct.  >>> Click here to read the repor...

By Brian Skaar, VA, Jumbo, FHA & Conv Direct Lender (760) 752-4480
(VanDyk Mortgage - VA, FHA, Conventional, VA Jumbo, Jumbo, Purchase Loans, & Refinance, Direct Lender)
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Here is the Video version of this week's Markets in a Minute:  If you have any questions on the market, loan qualification, or just want to get started on your loan, click the button below to get started online, or give me a call at 866-900-2342 toll free direct.  >>> Click here to read the repor...

By Brian Skaar, VA, Jumbo, FHA & Conv Direct Lender (760) 752-4480
(VanDyk Mortgage - VA, FHA, Conventional, VA Jumbo, Jumbo, Purchase Loans, & Refinance, Direct Lender)
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For the Week Ending October 31, 2019 Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets.   The Fed cut policy rates by 0.250% this week, the 3rd cut in as many meetings. A Fed rate cut doesn't directly impact mortgage rates, other than HELOCs. Weekly j...

By Brian Skaar, VA, Jumbo, FHA & Conv Direct Lender (760) 752-4480
(VanDyk Mortgage - VA, FHA, Conventional, VA Jumbo, Jumbo, Purchase Loans, & Refinance, Direct Lender)
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For the Week Ending October 24, 2019 Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets.   September's factory orders for big-ticket manufactured goods tumbled by the largest amount in 4 months, indicating continuing struggles in the industry. Stocks i...

By Donald Payne, What's your Vision..
(Vision Realty)
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There are a lot of conflicting opinions out there about your credit score and credit history when it comes to getting a home loan. I want to lay out the facts for you so that you know exactly what the truth is when it comes to getting a mortgage and your credit history.If you have had a bankruptc...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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  Are You a Millennial Hoping to Buy a Home?Solutions Exist to Address the Challenges You Face   It's no secret ...   Today's younger generation is finding it much more challenging to buy a home than their parents did.  That's troubling and sad, as 9 out of 10 millennials report they want to buy ...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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Video content stats are encouraging:• 93% of enterprises believe that they owe the appearance of new customers to video on social networks• 88% of marketers are satisfied with the profitability of their work with social networks• 81% of professionals post video ads on FacebookThe numbers obtained...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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 Imagine in your company there is a cozy and comfortable conference room. This can even make your work productive. The setup of a conference room has a great impact on how people experience a meeting. It is estimated that 11 million business meetings are taking place each day, eating up 37% of th...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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CBD has recently gained a lot of popularity owing to its wide array of health benefits. It is seen everywhere and we can find numerous sources praising and recommending CBD for different conditions and overall well-being. People suffering from a variety of health conditions are turning to this na...