Lending / Financial

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Trending blogs on Lending / Financial

By Gene Mundt, Chicagoland Mortgage Lender - 37 yrs experience
(www.genemundt.com - 708.921.6331)
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  Once Again ...  I'm Looking for a Few Good Questions      A little over a year ago, I posted an article on my Mortgage Blog entitled, "I'm Looking for a Few Good ... Questions"?  In a nutshell, this post asked readers to submit questions and introduce topics of interest they'd like to see cover...
By Cheryl Powell, The Powell Team- Helping YOU make the right move!
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - The Powell Team)
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Have you had a Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, Short Sale or Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure and are wondering how long you have to wait before you can obtain a new home loan?  Here are the guidelines as of Februrary 2011, which I verified with a loan officer friend.  Of course, every rule is made to be bro...
By Bill Kamboukos
(Strategic Mortgage)
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  As we have covered in the past, when it comes to obtaining a new conventional home loan, there are generally three major events that supersede all other items that can effect when you can obtain a new home loan. Those three events are: a foreclosure, a short sale or a bankruptcy. Recently, Fan...
By Darren Copeland, Darren Copeland
(Leader One Financial)
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The best thing for our military folks, either active duty or veterans would be to Get a VA Home Loan in Blue Springs,  just contact us at KC Loan Tips, we're all about making the mortgage and home buying process simple, especially for those who have served our country and protected our citizens!...
By Gene Mundt, Chicagoland Mortgage Lender - 37 yrs experience
(www.genemundt.com - 708.921.6331)
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  Don't Assume You Know the Outcome of a Mortgage Consultation You've Never Had           As often happens, another's writings motivate me to write a post of my own.  That was the case with a post written by fellow-lender (CT) and ActiveRain member, Joe Petrowsky.  Joe's recent post entitled, "Go...
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Your Financial Opportunities Start Here  Visit my website: FINANCIAL SERVICES Arina Hanciulescu - FES Agent "RESTORE YOUR SCORE" 702-306 4766 soldbyarinah@gmail.com  Can questionable, bad credit be deleted or corrected?  The simple fact is that questionable credit listings are either deleted or c...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 84770)
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Southern Utah USDA Rural Housing Update as of September 24, 2015 Great news! USDA has published the latest property eligibility map for our area. The entire city of Ivins is now eligible.   The northern half of the Ledges and everything north is also showing eligible. This would include: Diamond ...
By Bruce Brown, Senior Loan Officer/CMPS
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Below is the daily mortgage market and interest rate commentary from Bruce Brown, CMPS with Prime Lending and radio host of Dollars and Homes on KCMO Talk Radio 710. To view my daily blog please visit my website at www.dollarsandhomes.com/blog.  
By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, Reverse Mortgage Expert in Miami and Florida
(PS Financial Services 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
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We Are Not All the Same. Stop Comparing Us. It's out there and it's pulling the wool over your eyes and making you think things that aren't true. It's out there and blinding you to the truth. It's out there and it's keeping you from enjoying our retirement fully. What am I talking about? Misinfor...
By Tom Gilliam, Tom Gilliam
(Re/Max Classic)
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There are many ways to reduce the amount of money you send each month to your mortgage company. You just have to know where to cut the fat. Check out these seven money-diet tips to discover how you can slim down your monthly mortgage payment. 1. Refinance to a lower interest rate. Even a half-per...
By Bill Burchard, Broker, Realtor - Murrieta Homes For Sale, Califor
(3B Realty: 951-347-3818, CA)
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Fixed Mortgage Rates Avg. 4.20% (30-Yr), 3.36% (15-Yr) for Week Ending 9/25/2014. Just follow the link to view the latest Weekly Mortgage Rate Averages. Every week I report the latest mortgage rate averages as determined by Freddie Mac. I post the latest national averages, as well as the local av...
By San Diego Home Loans Laura Borja, Mortgage Banker-Expert in VA and FHA Home Loans
(Mann Mortgage)
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  Can A Family Earning the Median Income Buy a Home in San Diego? The short answer=PROBABLY NOT At least not if the home they are purchasing is priced at the current Median Price. Why?   2014 median Income for San Diego County       Median Price for a single family home in San Diego County as of ...
By Dale Samples, REALTOR -Homes for Sale Charleston, West Virgini
(304.741.4705 • www.dalesamples.com )
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Most everyone wants to save on interest and pay off their loan as quickly as possible. Read this great article explaining why you may be doing it wrong if you are paying bi-weekly.   So you just got your mortgage and saved some money or moved into your new home, CONGRATULATIONS! What typically ha...
By Gene Mundt, Chicagoland Mortgage Lender - 37 yrs experience
(www.genemundt.com - 708.921.6331)
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  Getting Married and Buying a Home = The Perfect Marriage        I've always enjoyed working with my First-Time Home Buyers.  Their enthusiasm is infectious ...         And I suppose I see a bit of myself buying my first home. Remembering that I probably felt much the same as they do now.  What ...
By Darren Copeland, Darren Copeland
(Leader One Financial)
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We've been working really hard to get the word out that to Get an FHA Home Loan in Blue Springs, you just need to contact us at KC Loan Tips, we're all about making the mortgage and home buying process simple and so I'd like to introduce you to the first step in the process and help you make tha...
By Jamie Lynne, usamortgageresource
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WE OFFER MORTGAGES ON MANUFACTURED HOMES in Washington! CALL US 7 DAYS A WEEK AT 800 315 8803 - to apply for a home loan or visit www.bartprequalifies.com   Interest rates are still low and we offer competitive rates on a manufactured home loans!   These are the type of manufactured home loans th...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggresive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtgs
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
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Mortgage Market Snapshot 09.24.14 The FNMA Bond market took a little hit today as the FNMA 3.5 coupon has been hovering near the 102 mark as of late. Today started off with a slight improvement as the bond showed gains of +9 bps and as the day progressed it saw those gains fall off and end the da...
By Todd & Danielle Millar, A decade of excellence!
(Glenn Simon Inc.)
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You’ll never be wrong predicting a bust.    Same with predicting a boom - the rub is trying to get the timing exactly right. You might wonder why I put this article up on our blog dedicated to investing successfully in Edmonton real estate, and the answer is that everyone is right sometimes.    I...
By Bruce Reichstein, VA Home Loan Expert +26 yrs - www.VALoans.com
(VALoans.com - Mortgage Banker - RE Agent Trusted Lender)
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A reader asks, "Is a title V inspection required to refinance my home with a VA loan? If not, where would I find documentation stating this to forward to the VA?" VA appraisals are often required as a condition of loan approval for refinance loans. However, this is to establish fair market value...
By Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
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  Flat Fee Property Management $50. Monthly in Pace, Fl. 32571 with NO other charges or hidden fees   Pace Florida 32571: Fla. to get $1B from Bank of America settlement Nearly 17,000 Floridians will get relief from the record-setting national settlement with BofA, according to Florida Attorney G...