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By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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Financial success can be a challenging goal for anyone, but the topic becomes even more complex when you hear hundreds of conflicting pieces of advice from accountants, economists, consumer counselors and other experts who mean well, but suffer from their own versions of tunnel vision. Of course,...

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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   Refinancing ... is it right for me?  How to find out ...   There are many factors that influence the rise and fall of mortgage interest rates ...Case in point, right now the fear of a global coronavirus outbreak has the markets in a tither and that anxiety has resulted in lower and fluctuating...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Visit HUD's website for your FHA home loan limit. FHA (Federal Housing Administration) loan limits have been increased for 2020. This is great news for both homeowners looking to refinance their mortgage (lower rate, cash out, shorter term) or home buyers looking to purchase a new home. It's impo...

By Rob Spinosa, SVP of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
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What Is an Alternative Mortgage? Every so often in popular music, movies, art and culture, the unconventional becomes the rage, the "alternative" becomes mainstream.  When it does, it usually reshapes people's ideas of what's "normal" and it can redefine what's acceptable --- even preferred --- f...

By Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI 623-582-4444
(Level 4 Funding )
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If you need to know how to get out of a timeshare, you need the experts on our timeshare exit team. We are on your side, and we are the real deal. Read on to learn all the ways that we can help you today. The easiest way to know how to get out of a timeshare is to never get sucked into one in the...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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Whether it is personal or business debt, many people around the world are looking for ways to manage their finances a little better or to recover debts owed to you . It’s admirable to take on such a challenging task as launching a startup, but you can come with a lot of expenses.F.H. Cann & Assoc...

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. 

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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    30 YEAR FIXED MORTGAGE RATE MOVEMENT   For the Week Ending February 14, 2020.  Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets. Fed Chair Powell gave his semi-annual testimony before Congress. He said the Fed is "closely monitoring" the coronavir...

By Karen Schimpf, When the Bank Says No, I CAN Get Your Deal CLOSED!
(Commercial Capital Ltd.)
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Stated Income Commercial Loans for investors or business owners that do not want to provide tax returns.  -- Wishing You the Best,Karen Schimpf   e: KarenSchimpf at gmail.coms:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/karenschimpf/w:  www.applycommercialloans.com/ m: 512-354-5949 P.S.  I specialize in helpin...

By Joseph Metzler, Sr Loan Officer
(Cambria Mortgage)
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Minneapolis / St Paul, MN:  The economy is doing great, and mortgage interest rates are at, or hovering just slightly above all time lows, which has many people thinking of refinancing.Most, but not everyone has a great interest rate, but do you know how your current loan compares to today's mark...

By Karen Schimpf, When the Bank Says No, I CAN Get Your Deal CLOSED!
(Commercial Capital Ltd.)
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Four reasons a 30 year fixed commercial loan could be a better solution for your business than SBA loans. -- Wishing You the Best,Karen Schimpf   e: KarenSchimpf at gmail.coms: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karenschimpf/w: www.applycommercialloans.com/ m: 512-354-5949 P.S. I specialize in helping f...

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. 

By Kevin O'Connor, Helping Homeowners Achieve Their Dreams.
(JB Mortgage Capital, Inc.)
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Everyone is asking what will mortgage rates do now that they are at multi-year lows?Odds are they'll move higher from here. Nothing moves in the same direction forever and this is especially true for consumer mortgage rates. I'm not "predicting" a significant move higher nor do I think that a mov...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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One of the worst mistakes I ever made in my life was paying for home insurance with the wrong company. I have always spent a significant aspect of my life reading and I love to find out about things related to what I am currently doing with search engines. Thus, I had followed through the process...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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For anyone considering refinancing, their journey of discovery must start with a thorough understanding of the details of their current mortgage and current mortgage statement.             Refinancing ... is it right for me?  How to find out ...     There are many factors that influence the rise ...

By Bob Elliot, 20+ Yrs Local Industry Experience
(eXp Realty)
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Last week’s economic news included readings on construction spending and public and private-sector job growth. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and first-time jobless claims were also released.Construction Spending Dips in DecemberOverall spending on public and private-sector construction spendi...

By Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI 623-582-4444
(Level 4 Funding )
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Are you searching for ways to get rid of timeshare? If so, you need the experts at Timeshare Cancel Center. We can help you get out of your timeshare and may even be able to get you a full refund. The timeshare industry is known for being a scam. So much so that they don’t even call them timeshar...

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/8HUqMw Stated Commercial Loans are loans that do not show income on the tax returns and show their income by stating the income via P&L. It is a fast-growing and rapidly expanding part of the commercial mortgage marketplace with new sources coming to market every few mon...

By Nick Good, www.TheGoodHomeTeam.com
(The Good Home Team with eXp Realty)
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Have you been asking yourself "Should I Refinance My House Now?" then you are in luck as Nick Good Top Dallas Realtor with The Good Home Team at eXp Realty interviews Texas loan officer, Michael DeBacker "Mortgage Mike"  Michael DeBacker shares with us that interest rates currently (as of the fir...

By Michael Peron, Michael Peron, Dave Florida Real Estate
(South Florida Home Solutions)
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What's the skinny on jumbo loans? Let's talk about conforming loans vs. jumbo loans in the mortgage world.The GuidelinesEach year in October, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, or FHFA, collects data on the national median home value and compares that number to October of the previous year. If t...