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 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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 Consumers spent broadly across most retail sectors in April after a sluggish start in the beginning of the year. The Commerce Department reported that Retail Sales rose 0.3% from March to April, which was concentrated on sales at furniture stores, clothing stores and gasoline stations. March’s r...

By YourSiteNeedsMe SEO Team, $399 Real Estate Websites - YourSiteNeedsMe.com
(YourSiteNeedsMe.com)
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Perhaps you remember hearing about Florida's estate tax growing up. Now, you're told that Florida has no estate tax. Which is it? Here's the scoop. Florida used to have an estate tax, back when federal law let federal law allowed for a credit for state death taxes on the federal estate tax return...

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
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 For as long as I have been a Loan Originator the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) has offer a Down Payment & Closing Costs Assistance Program (DAP).  However, today CHFA eliminated the closing cost portion of their DAP program effective April 1, 2018.This will make it more difficult ...

By Matt Lee, Real Estate Marketing
(Rise Up Local & Lead Generation Experts)
Comments 1
I am sure you can agree that when you set up your small business or get your first gig, the last thing on your mind is life insurance. In general, it’s hard to put value on something that you will never benefit from But hear me out:  What if I told you that life insurance is the backbone of every...

By Jim Crenshaw, President
(Consumer Credit Alliance)
Comments 4
Be very cautious of: 1. Companies that charge low monthly fees; Most of these companies will drag their feet to prolong the process in order to charge you more money in the long run, and probably not even produce many improvements. 2. Companies that guarantee removal of ALL negative items. No com...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
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     What paperwork and documentation will my Lender need, so that I can get a mortgage loan to buy my new house in Tallahassee, Florida?     Lenders want documents!  Lots of documents!  You, the borrower can make the loan process smoother, faster, and easier by gathering up the required paperwor...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
Comments 0
TERM POSTED Preferred RATES* Open 1 Year 6.30% 6.30% Fixed 1 Year 3.04% 2.99% Fixed 2 Year 3.24% 3.19% Fixed 3 Year 3.44% 3.14% Fixed 4 Year 3.89% 3.54% Fixed 5 Year 5.14% 3.29% Fixed 7 Year 5.30% 3.44% Fixed 10 Year 6.10% 3.99% Variable Rate 2.45% Prime Rate 3.45% Benchmark Rate 5.34% Cost per ...

By Danny Papadopoulos, Offering Private & Second Mortgages in Toronto
(Homebase Mortgages)
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Fraud in Canada has been a problem for quite a while, but it is now growing stronger than ever as the digital age provides fraudsters with more ways to commit fraud. Digital fraud used to be just confined to identity theft via phishing but these days there’s smishing, shimmers, and tech-support f...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
Comments 2
This morning, the Federal Reserve Bank's Loretta Mester (voter, hawk) says the Fed could raise rates more rapidly if the U.S. economy grows faster than expected, though it could go slower if inflation weakens. Ms. Mester went on to say that she doesn't see inflation picking up sharply this year. ...

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)
Comments 0
Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed down 34 basis points today at 101.12 having remained below resistance offered by the 10 day moving average and closed 52 points below it.  The 30 year was available at 4.625% day.  Look out for higher rates tomorrow.  The 30 year jumbo was at 4.375%.  My ju...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
Comments 0
Consumers spent broadly across most retail sectors in April after a sluggish start in the beginning of the year. The Commerce Department reported that Retail Sales rose 0.3% from March to April, which was concentrated on sales at furniture stores, clothing stores and gasoline stations. March’s re...

By Khash Saghafi, Mortgage Loan Officer, Cleveland Ohio
(Liberty Home Mortgage Corporation)
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So you are a real estate agent and you would like to help move the transaction along and you are wondering how you can best help the lender?Here is the easiest, best and fastest way to help -- tell your borrower to get all of their paperwork which they are being asked for to the loan officer imme...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
Comments 0
Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed down 19 basis pointstoday at 101.47 having remained below resistance offered by the 10 day moving average and closed 23 points below it.  The 30 year was available at 4.625% day.  The 30 year jumbo was at 4.375%.  My jumbo pricing is now sizzling!  Whether ...

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...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
Comments 0
Term Posted Rate Preferred Rate Open 1 Year 6.30% 6.30% Fixed 1 Year 3.04% 2.99% Fixed 2 Year 3.24% 3.19% Fixed 3 Year 3.44% 3.14% Fixed 4 Year 3.89% 3.54% Fixed 5 Year 5.14% 3.29% Fixed 7 Year 5.30% 3.44% Fixed 10 Year 6.10% 3.99% Variable 2.45% Prime 3.45% Benchmark 5.34%

By FAJARDO DELACRUZ
(Century Homes Realty Group LLC.)
Comments 2
This massage is for sale by owners and expired listings. If putting your home for sale was not that easy, but with our help, you can start seeing major results in days! The next sign I will but up is a SOLD sign. 

By Darin Osenberg
(Funky Quail Vintage)
Comments 42
Hello everyone!  Everyone on AR,and in the Realestate Market...I am sure KNOWS that USDA loans (where applicable) are arguably the BEST PRODUCT OUT THERE!!!  However, did you know that you can purchase a home that needs some LOVE and FINANCE the improvements?  All with NO MORTGAGE INSURANCE AND A...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA Chef Dolores and I took a Wednesday day trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA to enjoy the Spring Blooms. The flowers were beautiful and we took hundreds of photographs. I will share some of our photographs in future blogs. Click on t...