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Trending blogs on Lending / Financial

 
By Gene Mundt, Chicago-area Mortgage Lender - www.genemundt.com, 708.921.6331 - 37 yrs experience
(NMLS #216987)
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What Does 580 + 43 Equal?   MORTGAGE APPROVAL!          Credit Scores of 580 or higher ... and Debt-to-Income Ratio of 43% or less ... mean FHA Buyers can obtain Mortgage Approval.        Other qualifying factors such as:     Employment/Income Stability  Down Payment  Acceptable Credit History  N...
By Darren Copeland, Darren Copeland
(Leader One Financial)
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When people are searching for a mortgage many of them have difficulty Understanding PMI.  So, we'd like to help you understand a bit more about how Premium Mortgage Insurance will affect your home loan.  (We're not called KC Loan Tips for nothin'!) Below you'll find a video of our local mortgage ...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
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Well today is starting off a bit rough on the old FNMA bonds and the 10Y treasury but DO NOT PANIC! I know there is likely to be some hedge going on for the non farm payrolls this Friday but I also do not see rates taking a hit this week and expect today's early losses to retrace and go back into...
By Bruce Brown, Senior Loan Officer/CMPS
(PrimeLending)
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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 Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
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3/1/2015 Home Values By Tim Lorenz For Mission Viejo   This week’s report on home values for Mission Viejo and surrounding areas homes is prepared by a Mission Viejo Realtor Tim Lorenz.  The report shows the Orange County Median Prices for resale homes were up 4.7 percent, for new homes up 9.3 pe...
By JOE RYSTROM & TEAM, Real Estate Professionals
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Credit Report Fraud Alerts and Security Freezes   Protecting your credit should be near and dear to your heart for homebuyers, and all other consumers, unless you plan to live off the grid. Below are resources to help protect yourself and your credit, and contact information if your identity or ...
By Richard Woodward NMLS#217454, Service Beyond Expectations! Your Texas Lender
(Interlinc Mortgage Services, LLC #205696)
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If you are going through a divorce, separated, or considering a divorce and you own a home together with a mortgage then there will be issues that need to be addressed. I am a Dallas Texas mortgage lender that specializes in helping home owners settle those mortgage issues. I work with several Di...
By Erick Blackwelder, Text or call Erick now at 703-677-1120.
(Cell: 703-677-1120)
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See a summary of home loan rates from McLean Mortgage Company below. RATES CHANGE DAILY. Preferred Rate SheetFebruary 26, 2015 Program Rate APR Loan Amount 30 Year Fixed 3.750% 3.782 ≤ $417,000 30 Year Fixed 3.875% 3.897 > $417,000 30 Year Jumbo 3.625% 3.634 > $625,500 15 Year Fixed 3.125% 3.182 ...
By Darren Copeland, Darren Copeland
(Leader One Financial)
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We love answering questions about mortgages, and one of the most common questions we get before we start a pre-approval is What Documents Do I Need? and one of the ways we answer that question is by directing people to our YouTube Channel playlist called "Mortgage 1." It's a few short videos (lik...
By Darren Copeland, Darren Copeland
(Leader One Financial)
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The last few weeks we've been tackling a lot of questions about the mortgage process and what it takes to get a home loan.  So, Today we'd like to unveil a great little youtube playlist that we created that answers many of the questions you're asking.  It's our Mortgage 101 series playlist over o...
By Bruce Brown, Senior Loan Officer/CMPS
(PrimeLending)
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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 Josh Gillum, Broker/Owner
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Love this short, simple article we found at Realty Times about credit scores.  Basic info everyone should know! http://realtytimes.com/consumeradvice/mortgageadvice1/item/32954-20150220-credit-scores-explained   CREDIT SCORES EXPLAINED Written by Blanche Evans on Thursday, 19 February 2015 2:23 p...
By Brett Sampson, Texas Lender
(Berkshire Lending, LLC)
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When you give someone option money at the onset of a lease option agreement – you are going to have to prove you gave that money when you get a loan to buy that house. How do you prove it? If it’s certified funds you need to keep a copy of the certified check. If it was a personal check – you ne...
By yanni raz
(hml investments)
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How To Get a Reverse Mortgage Reverse mortgages are a great tool for people looking to take advantage of the equity they have in their homes. Many seniors today are faced with a collection of financial strains resulting from the cloudy economic climate. A reverse mortgage is a type of mortgage in...
By Troy Erickson, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor
(Diverse Solutions Realty www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com)
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Nick and Cindy Davis have offered up some great advice on strategies to shave years off of your mortgage. Considering your mortgage payment will probably be the largest payment you will ever have, and the interest you pay on the loan will be a lot no matter what, this advice can be very beneficia...
By Kristin Walter
(Summit Real Estate-The Simson Group)
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I get this question a lot, so I decided to do my best to explain it.  When I hear "Why Can't I Get an FHA loan on my Ski Condo in Summit County?", my first response is to say that I am not a lender.  It is best to talk with a local lender to give you some insight.  I have a list of very reputable...
By Lynn B. Friedman, Timesaving Strategies for Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- Concierge Service)
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Freddie Mac Preview of US Economic and Housing Market Outlook Feb 2015       Yes, the economists propose to predict the future. As time passes, we get to look back and see how close they were when the time period actually arrives. Len Kiefer, Deputy Chief Economist for Freddie Mac, offers this vi...
By The Tonnesen Team, Put a #1 Team to Work For You!
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Nevada Properties)
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We finally found a reputable lender with low fees and good rates that can do foreign investor loans AND/OR loans on condo hotels. This is a "make sense" lender that can do portfolio loans outside the box. They also have non warrantable condos and condo hotel financing for US citizens with 20% dow...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
Comments 7
Well with today's GDP numbers coming in less than expected I think today is the day we not only pierce 102 but we close above it. I would be shocked if we did not break and hold that for today. The economy is better and I don't think anyone can argue that point but there are still a lot of underl...
By Rob Spinosa, Marin Mortgage Broker
(RPM Mortgage, Marin County, CA)
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Need a Jumbo Loan?  Better Call in the Reserves   Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, and Marin County, where I'm located, we tend to see a lot of loan amounts that exceed the conforming and high balance conforming loan limits (respectively, $417,000 and $625,500, in most local metropolitan stati...