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 William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Comments 9
Fall is all about the harvest and Pumpkins seem to lead the way.I often wonder if more Pumpkins get carved up or eaten.But, at any rate, i was sent a picture of pumpkins.It is the greatest photo I have ever seen although I have a warped sense of humor. But take  a look...But if nudity bothers you...

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 4
Products, Programs, and ProcessesAt least a couple times each week I'm asked to send over a list of products that we offer that may be different - Realtors, financial advisors, and other business partners are wanting to know what's available to meet the needs of more and more clients.  The proble...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
Comments 1
Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed up 9 baiss points today at 102.91 having finished the day just 2 basis points below resistance offered by the 10 day moving average. The 30 year was available at 4.00% today.  The 30 year jumbo was at 4.125%.  Whether in New England, the Mid Atlantic or the...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
Comments 4
After being in the losing column most of the day The Dow rallied before the close and managed to close above 23,000 for the second consecutive day and even squeaked out another record high.  There was some talk by the pundits that President Trump might be leaning toward Jerome Powell, a current F...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 2
“Financial Planner & Realtor Referrals Make Me Look Good”  Want you to know that your help with this was and IS truly appreciated, as everything worked out very well.The Trustee selected XXXXXX  XXXXXXXX who you referred.They enjoyed working with her and were pleased that the home was able to be ...

By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1807
(203kOnLine.com, covering California & most other states)
Comments 3
I need an FHA 203k consultant, what should I expect?My lender recommended a consultant. I called the consultant and he suggested I get a contractor's bid prior to ordering his services. My contractor had experience with the FHA 203k program and indicated that the consultant gave her misinformati...

By Mike Bjork
(American Pacific Mortgage)
Comments 1
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  Provides a synopsis of the daily interest rates for mortgages and home loans and Interest Rate Trends.  You'll find insight on what is driving the interest rates for that particular day and some thoughts about short- term and long- term trends with the Interest...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
Comments 2
Well today was the day.  The closing bell rang, digital cameras collected thousands of image in just seconds and the traders hooted and hollered at the top of their collective lungs.  The Dow finally closed above 23,000 for the first time.  The Dow which closed at 19,827 on inauguration day back ...

By David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageGuy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com - Core Lending)
Comments 0
 Conventional 30 year Mortgage: 4.125%Credit score:740LTV:95%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 4.44%FHA 30 year: 4.125%Credit Score:740LTV:96.5%loan amount:$300kAPR:5.17%Conventional 15 year: 3.625%Credit score:740LTV:95%Loan Amount:$300kAPR:3.93% Rates are Subject to ChangeCall me today if you are thinking ...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 9
“They have their Priorities”    Morris returns from the doctor and tells his wife that the doctor has told him that he has only 24 hours to live. Given the prognosis, Morris asks his wife for sex. Naturally, she agrees, so they make love.About 6 hours later, the husband goes to his wife and says,...

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Comments 7
UPDATE, UPDATE USDA Once Again Funding Loans!   On October 3rd USDA announced their commitment authority would be temporarily unavailable.  Today USDA announced that they are once again issuing funding commitments.   This is great news for Borrowers who have a USDA loan in process.  USDA loans w...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
Comments 0
Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed flat today at 102.61 having finished the day 11basis points below resistance offered by the 200 day moving average. The 3.50% coupon bond is now below all 5 moving averages.  The 30 year was available at 4.00% today.  The 30 year jumbo was at 4.125%.  Wheth...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
Comments 1
Before taking a dive into a big investment, it is a good idea to understand all of the difference between all of the different types of commercial real estate financing. Some of these types include office space, retail space and plenty of more properties.Believe it or not, office spaces happen t...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
Comments 1
The Dow Jones Insdutrials Average, a price weighted average of the 30 most prominent stocks contributing to the U.S. economy, crashed through the 23,000 mark during the trading session today prior to closing below it.  Don't be too disppointed, however, as it did close at yet another record high....

By Mike Bjork
(American Pacific Mortgage)
Comments 0
 http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  Provides a synopsis of the daily interest rates for mortgages and home loans and Interest Rate Trends.  You'll find insight on what is driving the interest rates for that particular day and some thoughts about short- term and long- term trends with the Interes...

By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA)
Comments 4
I still run into people that believe they are required to have 20% of the purchase price for a down payment on a home purchase. I field this question from 1st-time buyers to older folks who are down-sizing and haven't purchased a home in a number of years. The answer to the question is...No… You ...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
Comments 0
A handful of borrowers are looking for more than just a trusting relationship when it comes to choosing commercial lenders. The whole lending process, from the start of the application to the very last day of closing, has become more of an interview process, with a lot of competition!Since there ...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
Comments 0
Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed flat today at 103.03 having finished the day just 8 basis points below resistance offered by the 100 day moving average. The 30 year was available at 4.00% today.  The 30 year jumbo was at 4.00%.  Whether in New England, the Mid Atlantic or the Midwest or a...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 6
    “The Perfect Mortgage Option for these Clients”  Hello,I have been researching “bank statement loans” and found your article here:http://joepetrowsky.com/post/4780396/-bank-statement-loans-are-not-for-everyone-I live in Massachusetts and have been self-employed since 2006. I refinanced our ma...

By Mike Bjork
(American Pacific Mortgage)
Comments 0
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  Provides a synopsis of the daily interest rates for mortgages and home loans and Interest Rate Trends.  You'll find insight on what is driving the interest rates for that particular day and some thoughts about short- term and long- term trends with the Interest...