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 Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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TERM POSTED Preferred RATES* Open 1 Year 6.30% 6.30% Fixed 1 Year 3.59% 2.69% Fixed 2 Year 3.74% 2.69% Fixed 3 Year 3.89% 2.69% Fixed 4 Year 3.94% 2.69% Fixed 5 Year 5.19% 2.64% Fixed 7 Year 5.80% 2.99% Fixed 10 Year 6.10% 3.04% Variable Rate 2.90% Prime Rate 3.95% Benchmark Rate 5.19% Cost per ...

By Trent Dalrymple (248) 854-0625, Allowing Mortgage Professionals to Lend Nationwide
(Texana Bank)
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Don't wait until your past borrowers call you with a loan request for a property in a state you're not licensed and all you can do is refer them out or turn them away!  Be prepared to say, YES, I can help you!  Call me with your questions about this unique program, at (248) 854-0625 or send me an...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Given the low mortgage rate environment home buyer appetite has increased leading to a shortage of homes for sale on the market. Realtor.com reports that during September, the national inventory of homes for sale declined 2.5% from the previous year, and at a much quicker pace of decline compared...

By Trent Dalrymple (248) 854-0625, Allowing Mortgage Professionals to Lend Nationwide
(Texana Bank)
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If you're concerned about someone, take the time to ask if they're ok.Is your mortgage business ok?  Texana Bank Mortgage can expand your residential lending business to include all 50 states with no additional state's licensing, no call reports, no CE classes and no licensing fees.Continue to op...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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Every business has it's jargon and residential real estate is no exception. Mark Nash author of 1001 Tips for Buying and Selling a Home shares commonly used terms with home buyers and sellers.1031 exchange or Starker exchange: The delayed exchange of properties that qualifies for tax purposes as ...

By Mike Bjork
(Pinnacle Home Loan)
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: Consumer Sentiment improved in October rising from 93.2 to 96.0. Stocks are getting a huge lift this morning on optimism for a US and China Trade Deal, as President Trump tweeted that it's going very well and he's meeting the Vice Premier today. Also, there is s...

By Stella Barbour, Principal Broker, Serving Virginia and Maryland
(NoVa Brokers LLC)
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I was just speaking to a friend of mine who just had her mortgage loan switched from Wells Fargo Home Morgage to Specialized Loan Servicing.  Her loan was one that wasn't supposed to be sold and after all of the years gone by they sold it.  She looked up the reviews and there are so many recent c...

By Mike Bjork
(Pinnacle Home Loan)
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: Weekly Jobless Claims dropped from last week's 220k number to 210k, which is a good sign for Jobs. Also, on the agenda is Consumer Inflation by the way of Consumer Price Index, which remained Unchanged from the previous month (MoM); and it's YoY remained at 1.7%...

By Trent Dalrymple (248) 854-0625, Allowing Mortgage Professionals to Lend Nationwide
(Texana Bank)
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Residential Mortgage Loan Originators! Are you or anyone you know, planning on making a move? How would you like to lend NATIONWIDE (FDIC) with all the available Conventional & Gov't programs, including Reverse & Non-QM products, with competitive pricing and comp plans from where you are? Expand ...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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4Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed down 3 basis points today at 102.47 having closed 102 points above support offered by the 200 day moving average. The conforming rate is at 3.625% today. My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was at 4.125%. Whether in New Engla...

By Trent Dalrymple (248) 854-0625, Allowing Mortgage Professionals to Lend Nationwide
(Texana Bank)
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We're excited to announce our newest Branch in Southern California and Brnach Manager, Gary Hughey.In his 17+ years as a mortgage professional, Gary has always put the needs and satisfaction of his clients first.  This is a pledge that he makes to you as a potential client. Whether you're buying,...

By Brunswick Forest
(Brunswick Forest)
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Brunswick Forest is a community that offers more than just the best amenities and some of the most attractive homes in Southeastern North Carolina. Brunswick Forest is the haven residents have been looking for with a convenient and stress-free lifestyle. The Villages Town Center offers pharmaceut...

By Trent Dalrymple (248) 854-0625, Allowing Mortgage Professionals to Lend Nationwide
(Texana Bank)
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Residential Mortgage Loan Originators! Join us and you'll have the ability to provide your borrowers with the following programs NATIONWIDE! Fannie Mae (including HomeReady & HomeStyle renovation) Freddie Mac (including Home Possible & soon to come CHOICERenovation) FHA (including Streamline Refi...

By Joseph Metzler, Sr Loan Officer
(Cambria Mortgage)
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Minneapolis, MN: With average home prices continuing to rise ABOVE the 2007 pre-crash average home value, and with 30-year fixed interest rates ending the week of October 10, 2019 at just 3.57% with 0.6% in points according to the weekly Freddie Mac mortgage rate survey, the combination has says ...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed down 19 basis points today at 102.47 having closed 107 points above support offered by the 200 day moving average. The conforming rate is at 3.625% today. My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was at 4.125%. Whether in New Engla...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Consumer inflation remained tame in September as increases in costs for food and rent were offset by declines in energy prices. The Labor Department reported that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was unchanged in September and was the weakest read since January. The so-called Core CPI, which strips...

By Mike Bjork
(Pinnacle Home Loan)
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: It's a pretty slow day today, as we only have the FOMC Minutes being released later this morning (around 11am PST). Stocks are rebounding this morning on new optimism between US and China Trade negotiations. Reports are coming out that we may have a limited deal...

By Trent Dalrymple (248) 854-0625, Allowing Mortgage Professionals to Lend Nationwide
(Texana Bank)
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Marshmallow Fluff and Peanut Butter? What a combo! For a great Residential Mortgage Loan Originator's combo, one ingredient is, having the freedom to broker and/or correspond through multiple lenders with access to a variety of programs and pricing for their borrowers. And... we have that! The mi...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Reports this morning suggest that Chinese officials are open to a partial trade deal along with China offering to increase purchases of soybeans from the US. Trade talks kick off tomorrow on Capitol Hill with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and USTR Robert Lighthizer meeting with Chinese Vice P...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed down 12 basis points today at 102.66 having closed 128 points above support offered by the 200 day moving average. The conforming rate is at 3.625% today. My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was at 4.125%. Whether in New Engla...