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 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 Stephen Katz, Branch Manager, CMPS
(Katz Mortgage Team, a branch of VanDyk Mortgage Corporation)
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If you’re thinking about purchasing a new home, don’t forget to think about your pets. Life wouldn’t be complete without a four-legged friend by your side.  With that said, you would want to search smarter for pet-friendly homes since certain homes and neighborhoods may not roll out the welcome m...

By Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
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Considering all the security breaches happening these days, it seems like a very wise idea, and it recently became an even better idea. Once upon a time, freezing (and unfreezing) your credit report was a tedious process. It took days - or more- and in most states you had to pay $10 per credit re...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Homeowners looking to tap into equity from the homes will be surprised that equity fell in October for the first time since the housing recovery. Black Knight reports that tappable equity declined by $140 billion in the third quarter of 2018 due in part to an ease in the pace of rising home price...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Term Posted Rate Preferred Rate Open 1 Year 6.30% 6.30% Fixed 1 Year 3.59% 3.19% Fixed 2 Year 3.74% 3.19% Fixed 3 Year 3.89% 3.39% Fixed 4 Year 3.94% 3.64% Fixed 5 Year 5.59% 3.49% Fixed 7 Year 5.80% 3.74% Fixed 10 Year 6.10% 4.04% Variable 2.90% Prime 3.95% Benchmark 5.34%

By Matt Kombrink, Your #1 Source For Real Estate
(RE/MAX All Pro)
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December Opens with Slightly Higher Mortgage Interest Rates Are you out there shopping for your dream home this weekend?  Stay up to date with the latest Chicagoland mortgage interest rates. The Altizer Paloucek Group with CrossCountry Mortgage, Inc., our preferred lender, raised their rates on t...

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 12/10/2018 Volatility-O-Meter:Key inflation reports mid-week will help set the direction.  Recent market (stock and bond) volatility has largely played into a narrative that the Fed may reduce number of forthcoming rate increases, but if inflation comes in hot, I expect...

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 101.25 having closed 36 basis points above support offered by the 100 day moving average.  The conforming rate is at 4.6255% day. My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was at 4.6250%.  Whether in New...

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 George DeVine, Mortgage Banker
(Atlantic Home Loans)
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Small Miss on Job Gains  Weekly Change Mortgage rates fell 0.08 Dow fell 800 NASDAQ fell 125 Weaker than expected U.S. labor market data and a reduced outlook for global economic growth were favorable for mortgage rates this week, and rates ended at the lowest levels in about two months.  Friday'...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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   “Using a Reverse Mortgage to Buy”    When we were last together, we discussed the Reverse Mortgages to some extent.  Since that meeting, I’ve given considerable thought as to how that mortgage might work out for my sister, if she were to purchase a new home I building.  Presently, she has a ho...

By Mitun Bhowmick, BG/SBLC FOR LEASE
(Bhowmick LEASING COMPANY )
Comments 52
We are direct provider for BG/SBLC specifically for lease, at Leasing Price: 3.5% of Face Value plus (0.5+X)% commission fees to brokers, Issuance by HSBC Bank London , Barclays Bank London,ICBC (London) Our BG/SBLC Financing can help you get your project funded, loan financing by providing you w...

By Leo Namiot, Florida Mortgage Lender & CT Mortgage Lender
(loanDepot )
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Mortgage Interest Rates Have dipped some this past week to a 2 month low. Now what? Do you need to scramble to find a house and lock your rate? The answer is NO!.... Slow down and don't force a purchase just to secure the dropped mortgage rate.   LOCK IN YOUR RATE NOW and Shop.   Protect yoursel...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed up28 basis points today at 101.31 having closed 40 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 Eng...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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Unless you have a lot of cash in the bank, applying for a mortgage is a necessary step in the home buying process. Throughout the process, you will need to make some very tough decisions. In addition to choosing your lender and loan type, you will also need to decide on a term for your mortgage. ...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday that U.S. employers added 155,000 new workers in November, below the 189,000 expected. Revisions for September and October were revised lower by a total of a modest 12,000. The Unemployment Rate was unchanged at 3.7%, a 50-year low. Average hourly...

By Trent Dalrymple (248) 854-0625, Helping Mortgage Professional's Lend Nationwide!
(Texana Bank)
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PLEASE SHARE! The testimonial above had to be edited down just to fit in this space, it was actually 2 pages long. Take a minute and read what Pamela's happy client has to say about their experience! If you're a Real Estate Broker or Agent who expects your buyers to receive the highest level of s...

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 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...