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 Bill Ladewig, Experience Is Your Advantage
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MORTGAGE INTEREST RATE LOCK ADVISORY May 26 2015, 7:30 AM PST  Click for Updated Lock Advice   LOCK ADVISORY 1-7 Day Close: LOCK 8-14 Day Close: LOCK 15-30 Day Close: LOCK MORTGAGE MARKET INDICATORS Freddie Mac Average:30-Yr FRM, on: 5-21-15: 3.84% - Down 0.01 Point Rate Price Based on 3% MBS - C...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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By Karen Schimpf
(Commercial Capital Ltd.)
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cc: by loan closed on April 30th. By explaining this deal a little deeper, I think you can get some insights into just what we are able to do here at Commercial Capital.$3.35 Million Purchase and mild renovation of Golf Course & Land!Locat...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“Continuing to Build My Business Facebook Page”I am kind of late when it comes to building my Right Trac Facebook presence. But guess what? it is starting to payoff. These days I get two or more mortgage inquiries a week.I took a snapshot of the activity from last week. Can you assist me to “LIKE...
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
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Can I Switch Mortgage Lenders if an Appraisal is already done?       In a word, YES.  You can.  In an explanation, like so many things in the mortgage world, it's a gray area.  Some lenders won't accept them at all.  Others will require a borrower use a certain loan product if they want to use an...
By Bob Elliot
(RE/MAX Advisors)
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Last week's economic reports included several readings related to housing The Wells Fargo/National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index, the Commerce Department's releases on Housing Starts and Building Permits, and the National Association of Realtors® report on Existing Home Sales ...
By Brett Sampson, Texas Lender
(Berkshire Lending, LLC)
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I’ve written about this before, but I think it’s worth repeating:If you are trying to purchase a house using part time job income the underwriter will want to see that you have a two year stream of this part time income before they will give you credit for it.Incidentally it works the same with b...
By Jeff Jensen
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Fed Chief Janet Yellen's comments late Friday that rate hikes later this year may be appropriate if our economy continues moving forward in a sustainable fashion, probably caused equity traders to dread the opening of the domestic markets today.  True to form Standard & Poor futures stumbled out ...
By Jeff Jensen
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed up 28 basis points today at 104.28 having advance through resistance offered at the 104.06 level and closed just 10 basis points below resistance offered by the 25 day moving average.  After sliding backward by 44 basis points last week, it was nice to see ...
By Bill Kamboukos
(Strategic Mortgage)
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    In today’s real estate market, it is not uncommon for a home to be purchased for cash. Often times if you can purchase a home for cash and close right away, you are able to have a higher likelihood of having your offer accepted or getting a better price for the home. However, one thing that n...
Buying a home involves a whole series of complex terms and procedures that can be confusing for first time buyers. The American real estate system features a variety of specialized practices to transfer properties safely and protect landowners, lenders, buyers, and sellers alike. However, the ter...
By Mike Bjork
(American Pacific Mortgage)
Comments 0 Provides the mortgage interest rate trends and navigates through the current interest rates for home loans.  Mike Bjork provides this daily service by watching the interest rates in California by projecting his thoughts on the mortgage interest rates forecast.  ...
By yanni raz
(hml investments)
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Investing With Hard Money Commercial Loans Out of all the tasks that go into buying commercial property, the one that takes the most time and requires the most paperwork is getting the loan to finance the property. This is usually always the case when applying for a loan through a conventional le...
By Axis Financial Consultants
(Axis Finance)
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We are providing all types financial services ;Offering loans, equity funding, joint venture,business finance, project finance, bank instruments like mtn, bg, lc, sblc, pof. We are in direct contact with top European banks and private lenders. There are no chains of brokers.We also collaborate wi...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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                                                 “They Listened and Did what was Necessary”It will have taken about 8 months, but Amy is now ready to be a homeowner. There are many Amy’s out there and once they are given the right advice they can stop paying rent. In this case it was wasting near...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“I Already Found Out You Don’t Do FHA 203 K Loans” With all of the blogging that I do, my website constantly brings new potential business. When someone fills out one or more of the forms, these forms ask some very simple questions. When I get one of the inquiries, I will communicate back as foll...
By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
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Over Coming Financial Obstacles to Home Ownership!Many people feel they cannot afford a home. Some of them have even talked to a lender that has told them they cannot afford a home, or cannot qualify for the loan. The California Association of Realtors (CAR) put out a Inforgraphic showing what mo...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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  “Getting Tired of the Classes, Why Would I Market to Only One Age Group?” So much I read these days talks about Marketing to seniors or millennials or whoever, I’m not going to do it. I am in the mortgage business no matter if a reverse mortgage or a mortgage for a first time home buyer. Can yo...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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The Lender Almost Killed the Sale. I don't pretend to know all about insurance premiums and neither should the lender. The Lender Almost Killed the Sale. What a wonderful situation it is to have a really qualified buyer that has been so conscientious that he has saved a hefty downpayment and paid...
By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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  If you need a referral to a commercial mortgage broker, please call me.   RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage 416-745-2300 (office) (e-mail) (web)     Commercial Bond Yields   CMB         GoC         Floating RateInsured Cost of Funds 5 ...