Mortgage / Finance

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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 Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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With the Fed indecisive about a rate hike in December, Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan  spoke today asking for patience in voting for the next rate hike.  At the same time Janet Yellen's time is being spent considering what steps to take to divest the Fed of its $4.5 trillion portfolio of Trea...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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Asset based commercial lending Texas is growing in popularity. It is a newer alternative to the standard commercial real estate financing that has been in place for many decades.The conventional commercial lending Texas process normally involves many steps. There is an analysis of the commercial...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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If you are hoping to get approved for commercial loans Texas, you may benefit from the expertise of a private lender. They often do not have as high of or as many expectations as a conventional lender such as a bank and don’t have as many difficult requirements, either.Working with a private len...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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When you begin to think about applying for commercial loans Texas you should immediately begin to work on building some important relationships. Commercial lenders can provide you with more than just the loan that you are looking for.There is a lot more to getting commercial loans Texas than sim...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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SBA commercial loans Texas offer some great benefits for borrowers but the application process can be long and tedious. Give yourself the edge by following these tips when you are applying.It can take a lot of time and patience to be approved for SBA commercial loans Texas. But the low interest ...

By Stephen Katz, Branch Manager, CMPS
(Katz Mortgage Team, a branch of VanDyk Mortgage Corporation)
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Today we will be talking about some common mistakes that we often see buyers making. Hopefully, by alerting you to these potential downfalls, you can avoid them yourself when it comes time to buy. Here are the 5 most common mistakes we’ve been seeing: 1.  Not getting pre-approvedGetting pre-appro...

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
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Many homeowners have recently lost their homes  by the  devastating damage caused by Hurricanes Harvey in Texas, and Irma in Florida.  This destruction caused by these hurricane reminded me I should once again post a blog informing homeowners who are victims of a major disaster that there is an ...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Investor and SC Real Estate Agent
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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While the housing market is rebounding, many people in Charleston are still struggling to make their mortgage payments.If you’re underwater on your home or having trouble keeping up with your monthly mortgage payments, you could be fearful that your mortgage provider is going to foreclose.Thankfu...

By Mike Bjork
(American Pacific Mortgage)
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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)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) were down 16 basis points today at 103.03 having come to rest 17 basis points below resistance offered by the 10 day moving average. The 30 year conforming was available at 3.875% today.  The 30 year jumbo was at 4.00%.  Whether in New England, the Mid Atlantic or...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Commercial Bond Yields   CMB         GoC         Floating RateInsured Cost of Funds 5 Year - 2.12%CANHOU 12/15/22 [-0.05]       5 Year - 1.74%CAN 1.0 09/01/22 [-0.06]       1.15%                    [-]                       10 Year - 2.63%*CANHOU 03/15/28 [-0.05]       10 Year - 2.09%CAN 1.0 06/...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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After all the record highs for the Dow Jones Industrials this year, today was the day for the S&P 500 to soar.  Surprisingly, the Dow. which has hit 40 record highs this year is not even close to the 70 record highs it achieved in 1997.  The NASDAQ which has had its share of records this year as ...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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  Many across the Lone Star State are looking for a helping hand, especially with commercial real estate Loans in Texas, after Hurricane Harvey hit. The hurricane brought record-breaking rain and floods causing 18 counties in the state to be declared disaster areas.Relief efforts are already unde...

By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA)
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More Than Half Of All Buyers Are Surprised By Closing Costs According to a survey conducted by ClosingCorp, over half of all homebuyers are surprised by the closing costs required to obtain their mortgage. After surveying 1,000 first-time and repeat homebuyers, the results revealed that 17% of ho...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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Hurricane Harvey brought record-rainfall that led to some of the worst flooding that the country has ever seen. Those in the area are eager to see the damage that Hurricane Harvey left on commercial mortgages in Texas.Local banks are a little on edge because it is still unclear just how much work...

By Mike Bjork
(American Pacific Mortgage)
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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)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) were 9 basis points today at 103.19 having come to rest 20basis points below resistance offered by the 25 day moving average. The 30 year conforming was available at 3.875% today.  The 30 year jumbo was at 4.00%.  Whether in New England, the Mid Atlantic or the Mi...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Fixed term best discounted rates & posted rates as of Sept 28 2017 6 mos                                 3.10%         3.14%1yr                                     2.44%          3.04%2yr                                     2.54%          2.84%3yr                                     2.69%        ...

By Mike Bjork
(American Pacific Mortgage)
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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 John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
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You're Looking Out for Veterans?      In today's issue of "I love my business but sometimes hate my industry", I read today that there's a federal investigation into the "churning" of VA loans, which, if you've been in the mortgage industry for more than a few months, falls into the "duh" categor...