Lending / Financial

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Trending blogs on Lending / Financial

 

By Wayne L. Brown
(Franklin Advantage Inc.)
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  The public as a whole, and Realtors really need to get their facts straight.  It's really not the public's or Realtors fault, but more-so the misinformation in the media that is the culprit.  Almost everyone thinks that every time the Fed Lowers the Fed Funds Rate that this means that Mortgage ...

By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
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Apartment Investors| Not All Multifamily Rental Buildings Are the Same. Multifamily Apartment rental properties are not all the same. By that I mean, they often have different suite mixes i.e, One bedroom suites, Bachelor suites and Two and Three bedroom suites and often all of these types of sui...

By Kevin O'Connor, Helping Homeowners Achieve Their Dreams.
(JB Mortgage Capital, Inc.)
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Mortgage rates are near all time lows and one would think applications would be skyrocketing. Well that's not the case according the Mortgage Bankers Association.The Mortgage Market Index came in at 645.5. Last week the reading came in at 689.5 and the previous week it came in at 682.0. It is som...

By David Alan Baker Laveen & South Phoenix Realtor, Your local Expert
(Keller Williams Realty Phoenix)
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Cuanto tarda vender casa en Rogers Ranch? Febrero 2020 La respuesta es que el tiempe para vender casa en Rogers Ranch en la comunidad de Laveen Arizona, varia un poco. Pero, si uno puede revisar informacion que le dara una idea en general, basado de otras casas en la area de Laveen.La informacion...

By Kevin O'Connor, Helping Homeowners Achieve Their Dreams.
(JB Mortgage Capital, Inc.)
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Tomorrow is the beginning of four days of fairly important economic reports and we're getting closer to the signing of the Phase One trade deal with China. For the most part the trade deal is "baked into" the bond markets so consumer mortgage rates should not be significantly impacted as we move ...

By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
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An FHA 203k loan helps people finance both the property and the remodeling project. Lenders verify the property and the planned upgrades before issuing these loans. This is an excellent way to acquire homes with intentions of improving and flipping them for a profit. The greatness of the 203k loa...

By Dora Griffin, NMLS 6380
(D A Griffin Financial.LLC)
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Underwriters Request Additional Documents When underwriting a mortgage loan underwriters usually start out with some specific documents for the particular loan. These documents are provided when a seasoned loan officer gets them from the borrower and structures the file for the underwriter to rev...

By Bob Elliot, 20+ Yrs Local Industry Experience
(eXp Realty)
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  Some Highlights: With interest rates hovering at near historic lows, now is a great time to look back at where they’ve been, and how much they’ve changed over time. According to Freddie Mac, mortgage interest rates are currently hovering near a five-decade low. The impact your interest rate has...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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Be that as it may, have you at any point asked yourself, how do thieves case a house? Having the response to that question is key in recognizing the signs that a thief might search for a chance to get within your home. When you recognize what to search for, you will have the option to find a way ...

By Dora Griffin, NMLS 6380
(D A Griffin Financial.LLC)
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Getting Organized For a Mortgage Loan Thinking of applying for a home mortgage? Organizing the information required is necessary. I take a lot of applications by phone and we work through the necessary data right there and then on the phone. If the applicant has not already organized their inform...

By Bob Elliot, 20+ Yrs Local Industry Experience
(eXp Realty)
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Last week’s scheduled economic reporting included readings on builder confidence in housing markets, housing starts and building permits issued and sales of previously owned homes. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and first-time jobless claims were also released.NAHB: Builder Confidence Remains ...

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 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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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 Rono Williams
(Versil)
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As the summer starts drawing to a close, homeowners may start considering energy-efficient heating solutions for the approaching cooler months. From furnaces, conventional space heaters to heat pump heating systems – the choices are limitless. But the one that stands out as the most cost-effectiv...

By Jason B. Freeman, J.D., CPA, IRS Tax Defense, Attorney-CPA
(Freeman Law, PLLC)
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When a partner enters into a sale or exchange of their partnership interest, there are often lurking tax surprises—such as unexpected phantom income triggers.  Sales of partnership interests are notoriously fraught with potential tax traps for the unwary.  It is, in fact, even possible to trigger...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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Magic Radio is a station based station based out of London England that’s known for playing more songs that people love. The station has been keeping the UK in hits via digital radio, the app store and more. Some of the most popular artists that are regularly featured on the station include Elton...

By Xavier Castellano
(RE Analytics)
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Finding a good way to make responsible financial investments can be difficult, especially when you have limited capital to work with. Making the most of what you have in this regard takes determination and patience in many cases, but with enough information to work with you can reasonably expect ...

By DEANNA EARLY - - ( NMLS # 268590 ), Highest Ranked Mortgage Loan Originator Virginia
(American National Bank & Trust)
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My name is  DEANNA EARLY  and I am the Mortgage Loan Originator for Franklin County, Virginia and the surrounding areas including the unincorporated areas of Roanoke County.   I have over 30 years in the mortgage industry creating and closing Virginia home mortgage loans and refinances.   I am Na...

By DEANNA EARLY - - ( NMLS # 268590 ), Highest Ranked Mortgage Loan Originator Virginia
(American National Bank & Trust)
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My name is  DEANNA EARLY  and I am the Mortgage Loan Originator for Franklin County, Virginia and the surrounding areas including the unincorporated areas of Roanoke County.   I have over 30 years in the mortgage industry creating and closing Virginia home mortgage loans and refinances.   I am Na...