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 1 ~Judi & Don Barrett & Chassy Eastep - Integrity, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
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One of the Most Popular Home Loan in McCurtain County Oklahoma USDA GUARANTEED HOME LOAN Why is the USDA GUARNATEED HOME LOAN one of the most popular mortgages sought in McCurtain County? First many of our citizens in McCurtain County meet the elgibility requirements.  To find out if you meet tho...

By Robert Clapton
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We have direct provider for BG/SBLC/LC from top AA rated banks in the world. HSBC London or HongKong ETC our leasing fee is 6+2 Genuine brokers and Borrower only. Please contact Mr Robert Clapton Contact: Email:  robert.clapton@rocketmail.com  Telephone: +44-777-650-6313 

By Leo Namiot, Great Low Mortgage Rates...Check Them NOW
(Canopy Mortgage)
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Mortgage Rates Have Dropped To the 3's Now is a great time to Purcahse or Refinance a home. Below you will find today's Home Purchase Florida FHA Rate's . These Low Florida FHA Rates are an example of how low mortgage rates have dropped. I also have great VA loan rates and great Conventional mort...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“Bring Me the Construction Projects”     Hi Joe, I have another joint venture for both of us, similar to the transaction we did late last year. Our bank has a long time client that wants to build a home in Florida, but again we can’t do construction loans of this size and I know you do. Our bank ...

By Stephen Katz, Branch Manager, CMPS
(Katz Mortgage Team, a branch of VanDyk Mortgage Corporation)
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What exciting news after you found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! But, before you begin the mortgage process, it’s important to keep your finances as similar as possible until the closing day. While you’re waiting to close, a few helpful tips may help the process go as smooth as p...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Mortgage rates continued to decline in the latest survey due in part to low inflation levels, a slowing global economy along with a dovish tone from the Federal Reserve. Freddie Mac reports that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell three basis points to 4.28% with an average 0.40 in points and fe...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed up 3 basis points today at 102.62 having closed 124 points above support offered by the 200 day moving average.  The conforming rate is at 4.375% day. My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was at 4.125%.  Whether in New England,...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Commercial Bond Yields CMB 5 Year - 1.88%* CANHOU 06/15/24 [-0.03]   ‌ 10 Year - 2.11%* CANHOU 09/15/29 [-0.03] * denotes interpolated rate       GoC 5 Year - 1.50% CAN 2.50 03/01/24 [-0.03]   ‌ 10 Year - 1.60% CAN 2.0 06/01/28 [-0.05] GOC Bonds are for reference purposes only Floating rate insu...

By Mike Bjork
(CMG Financial)
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: Markit Manufacturing flash PMI dipped from 53 to 52.5 in March. It's counter-part, Markit Services flash PMI also dipped from 56 to 54.8 in March. Existing Home Sales had a nice boost in February, as it jumped up to 5.51 million annualized units, compared to 4.9...

By Dario Ferreira, Internet Marketing
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After a marriage, the last thing that anyone would wish to consider is something that is sadly inevitable – death. Nevertheless, death is part of everyone's life cycle, and although it should not be something to dwell upon, there are certain related elements that ought to be planned for. Should o...

By Robert Rauf
(HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ))
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 Yesterday was the end of the 2 day Federal Reserve meeting and as we anticipated - The Fed did not move rates.  As is always the case - it is not what the Fed does, but what they say that has the most power.  The Comments that came out of the meeting were more dovish than anticipated leading to ...

By Mike Bjork
(CMG Financial)
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: Weekly Jobless Claims rebounded a bit from last week's numbers, going from 230k to 221k. Obviously, this is data we're watching to see if it continues to rise, as it will indicate a recession in the near future. Manufacturing in the Philadelphia region rebounded...

By Dan Papadapoulis, Home equity loans, second mortgages Toronto
(Mortgage Central Nationwide)
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Getting a loan when you have outstanding debts, been refused for a credit card, had past issues with loan payments, or declared bankruptcy can be very tricky. However, it is possible to still be approved for a loan because bad credit does not only affect you but also more than a million other Can...

By Rummy Dhanoa, Rummy Dhanoa Real Estate Experts
(Rummy Dhanoa Real Estate Experts )
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A lot of Americans are holding back on buying homes because of their credit score. The sad truth is the majority of this group are misinformed and should have already started earlier than they plan to. Only 25% of the Americans have a FICO Score between 740 and 800. Here is the breakdown accordin...

By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
(PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
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 Mortgage delinquency* and foreclosure rates have reached their lowest point in 20 years (in the USA alone). 4.1 percent of mortgages were in some kind of delinquent breach (in November 2018). [Source]This has been a consequence of the solid rise in home equity, and the fall of high risk loans in...

By Danny Papadopoulos, Offering Private & Second Mortgages in Toronto
(Homebase Mortgages)
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Getting a second mortgage remains as one of the best financial solutions for homeowners who are at a financial bind and need funds. Not everyone has a stash of savings in their bank and when a huge expense comes by, it is comforting to know that you can use your home equity to gain access to some...

By Danny Papadopoulos, Offering Private & Second Mortgages in Toronto
(Homebase Mortgages)
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Just thinking about getting a second mortgage can be very intimidating. Maybe you’re unsure about whether getting a second mortgage can really help you. Understanding what it is and what it can do for you should allay your worries and make for a smoother application process. That’s why we wrote t...

By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
(PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
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Ocwen Financial Corp, the West Palm Beach financial giant, had announced the big acquisition of PHH Corp (for more than $360 million), this last year. Now the company’s future has been put on hold, or at least for more than 2,000 of its employees. The company’s senior vice-president of corporate ...

By Dan Papadapoulis, Home equity loans, second mortgages Toronto
(Mortgage Central Nationwide)
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People have been using their home equity as a source of emergency funds or as a backup savings plan for years, but not a lot understand how it really works. If you haven’t tapped your home equity yet, 2019 might be the year to consider tapping your home equity for huge bills, consolidate loans, o...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“No One to Marry?”  One day a girl brings home her boyfriend and tells her father she wants to marry him. After talking to him for a while, he tells his daughter she can't do it because he's her half-brother. The same problem happens again four more times! The girl starts to get pissed off. She g...