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 Bill Kamboukos
(Strategic Mortgage)
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Like it or not, your credit score does matter. Whether it comes to obtaining a new home loan, getting a new credit card, auto loan, cell phone, utility bill or even a job, your credit score could be a determining factor.  For that reason, it makes sense to do everything possible, to make sure you...

By Trent Dalrymple (248) 854-0625, Allowing Mortgage Professionals to Lend Nationwide
(Texana Bank)
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We're hiring experienced remote residential Mortgage Loan Originators in Louisiana! Lets' talk! Check out our advantages:Originate in ALL 50 states immediatelyCorrespondent, Broker and In-House Portfolio lending Conventional loans: Fannie Mae + HomeReady & HomeStyle, and Freddie Mac + Home Possib...

By Rui Yeung, Online Content Creator, Real Estate Investing
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Personal finance is something most people don’t like discussing with their friends and family.It’s a touchy topic so my family never really taught me anything about building wealth. The most they would tell me is to be sure that I had enough money saved for the rainy days so I could go and grab m...

By Trent Dalrymple (248) 854-0625, Allowing Mortgage Professionals to Lend Nationwide
(Texana Bank)
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That isn't me in this photo, it's my twin brother Thurman, which shows you how different we are... he's cooking! Let's face it guys, we can all cook. When my wife and I started dating she asked if I cook and I said I don't know how. Her response was, "If you can read, you can cook." Now read thi...

By Trent Dalrymple (248) 854-0625, Allowing Mortgage Professionals to Lend Nationwide
(Texana Bank)
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How can you not love this day! Smart is the new cool! The STEM careers actually make up a huge part of today's (and I'm sure the future's) economy so it's important we keep feeding that fire. STEM activities need to be introduced early in a child's development because in today's age of informatio...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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 “Horse Farms and Properties with Acreage”  Joe, I was given your contact information through our Realtor to discuss mortgage options for a horse property in CT.  We are currently looking at putting our single family on the market and are interested in purchasing an established horse farm, which ...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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Mo Choumil is a true American success story — a first-generation American who started out in Casablanca with big dreams and a $500 plane ticket to the states, and worked tirelessly to build ATG Title. This was no small feat — the Washington Business Journal recently ranked ATG company as the #1 t...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed down 18 basis points today at 102.41 having closed 76 points above support offered by the 200 day moving average. The conforming rate is at 3.75% today. My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was at 4.125%. Whether in New England...

By Mike Bjork
(Pinnacle Home Loan)
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: Consumer Sentiment rose slightly from 95.5 to 95.7, which was better than expectations of it dropping to 95.0. Wholesale Inventories dropped 0.4% in September. Stocks are in Mixed Territory today, as President Trump stated that he didn't authorize any roll-back ...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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US stocks are trading at fresh record highs today on reports that the US and China are moving closer to a deal that would include rolling back tariffs ahead of the "Phase One" signing in the near future. In addition to the positive trade headlines, solid earnings and a strong labor market are als...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Redfin reports that the luxury housing market stabilized in the third quarter after a weak first half in 2019. The average sale price for luxury homes nationwide rose 0.3% year over year to $1.6 million in the third quarter of 2019. Despite the meager gain, it was the first time luxury prices did...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Commercial Bond Yields CMB 5 Year - 1.85% CANHOU 12/15/24 [-0.02]   ‌ 10 Year - 2.00% CANHOU 06/15/30 [-0.02]   * denotes interpolated rate GoC 5 Year - 1.56% CAN 1.50 09/01/24 [-0.02]   ‌ 10 Year - 1.58% CAN 2.25 06/01/29 [-0.02]   ‌ 15 Year - 1.70%* CAN 06/01/35 [-0.02]   ‌ 20 Year - 1.75%* CA...

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 102.38 having closed 72 points above support offered by the 200 day moving average. The conforming rate is at 3.75% today. My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was at 4.125%. Whether in New England,...

By Trent Dalrymple (248) 854-0625, Allowing Mortgage Professionals to Lend Nationwide
(Texana Bank)
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Danny recently closed a USDA loan in Florida for a buyer using gift funds and he was able to receive a DTI (Debt-To-Income) Waiver! This is what makes our Branch Managers and Loan Originators some of the best in the business! As Danny says, "The mortgage business is a lot like chess." You not onl...

By Mike Bjork
(Pinnacle Home Loan)
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: Productivity slipped by 0.3% in Q3, as forecast called for an increase of 0.6%. Unit Labor Costs rose 3.6% in Q3, which was much higher than expectations of 2.5%. Stocks are in the Red this morning after reaching new highs again yesterday. They seem to be search...

By Mike Bjork
(Pinnacle Home Loan)
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: Today, we have 2 reports on the Services Industry. The Markit Services PMI showed a decline from 51.0 to 50.6 in October; whereas, the ISM Non Manufacturing Index rose from 52.6% to 54.7%. The ISM is considered the "Gold Standard" for Economists and Investors. S...

By Mike Bjork
(Pinnacle Home Loan)
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: The Weekly Jobless Claims came in lower this last week (from the previous of 219k) to 211k. Stocks are taking off a bit this morning on news out of China that the US and them have agreed to cancel tariffs in phases. There has not yet been any response from the U...

By Dan Papadapoulis, Home equity loans, second mortgages Toronto
(Mortgage Central Nationwide)
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Qualifying for a mortgage these days is seriously a lot of hard work. Banks are stricter than ever, government regulations are tightening up, and interest rates are rising too; meaning, it will even be more challenging to qualify for a mortgage from a bank more so for people who don’t have an imp...

By Trent Dalrymple (248) 854-0625, Allowing Mortgage Professionals to Lend Nationwide
(Texana Bank)
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Legend has it the Earl of Sandwich worked so much he didn't take time to eat and instead asked for slices of meat between two slices of bread. Are you an Earl of Sandwich? Work smarter! Join Texana Bank Mortgage as a Loan Originator and create your own P&L branch with our growing list of resident...

By Trent Dalrymple (248) 854-0625, Allowing Mortgage Professionals to Lend Nationwide
(Texana Bank)
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Now it's time to blow OUR horn! You can create your own remote branch, anywhere in the U.S. and your LO's will be able to lend NATIONWIDE with no additional state licensing. Then you can blow your own horn! Here's a list of the programs available to you across the country: Fannie Mae (+ HomeReady...