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 April 28, 2015, 8:00 AM PST  Click for Updated Lock Advice   LOCK ADVISORY 1-7 Day Close:  FLOAT With Caution 8-14 Day Close: FLOAT With Caution 15-30 Day Close: FLOAT With Caution MORTGAGE MARKET INDICATORS Freddie Mac Average:30-Yr FRM, on: 4-23-15: 3.65% - ...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“I found you on LinkedIn” For nearly 4 years I have been blogging on Linkedin. I wish I could understand how so many folks read my posts and how they find me. I suppose that really doesn’t matter, it matters that people are reading and bringing new business my way.  Debbie sent me an email lettin...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“When Will the CFPB Set up a Level Playing Field for ALL Loan Officers?” It is hard to understand why loan officers that work for a bank or credit union do not need to take all of the same testing that loan officer’s do that are part of the mortgage broker community. I know many loan officers who...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“I Made a Big Profit, Thanks to You”I remember when I first talked to Jim. He was scared to death about buying his parent’s home. They had referred him to me almost 10 years ago, as they planned on moving to Florida and they wanted to sell their Connecticut home to their son. When we met, he had ...
By Edward Gomez, Credit Score Boost USA
( Credit Score Boost - USA Credit Solutions)
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 Are you ready to find out more :  http://goo.gl/TAUPB9 Retirement,  how many people really want to hear the truth We have been trying to help people outside the normal realm of helping them get approved forcredit, or get the score they need.  We feel it is our obligation to help them further. Ho...
By Mike Bjork
(American Pacific Mortgage)
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: 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 Bill Kamboukos
(Strategic Mortgage)
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When looking into refinancing your home mortgage, most homeowners assume that they will need to have an appraisal completed on their property.   However, that is not always the case, as all three major loan programs: Conventional, FHA and VA loans, have option to refinance with reduced appraisal...
By ActiveRain University
(ActiveRain University)
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In this webinar, I am joined by Deric Barnett and David Ricci of Prime Lending, the fourth largest retail lender in the country.  Deric and David have some great information at the start of the webinar about the challenges facing the next generation of home buyers, Gen Y and Millenials. If you ar...
By Bill Ladewig, Experience Is Your Advantage
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MORTGAGE INTEREST RATE LOCK ADVISORY April 27, 2015, 8:00 AM PST  Click for Updated Lock Advice   LOCK ADVISORY 1-7 Day Close:  FLOAT With Caution 8-14 Day Close: FLOAT With Caution 15-30 Day Close: FLOAT With Caution MORTGAGE MARKET INDICATORS Freddie Mac Average:30-Yr FRM, on: 4-23-15: 3.65% - ...
By Brian Heckman, Brian Heckman- Florida Mortgage Lender
(The Heckman Group)
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    When it comes to home mortgages, there is no such thing as "one size fits all." Homebuyers come to the financing table with all manner of different circumstances dictating the type of mortgage they will need. Fortunately, there are many different types of mortgages available these days, and t...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“I Hate Telling Someone They Can’t Qualify for the Purchase of another Home”   “So, I have you to thank for checking on this for us.  If someone would have come up with an offer I would not be the type to 'back out of a deal', so it's totally best that I inform the realtor that I no longer want t...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“Reaching Out, Can be the First Step to Home Ownership” I got this email, a little unusual, but Judy took the first step.“Hi joe I am a first time homebuyer. I am  divorced with 2 kids; I am raising my grandson that is 12 the other 18. My credit is bad. I looking to buy a hud home. I have been wo...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Getting a home loan these days is a very interactive process.    Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. You have done the hard part in the house buying process and chosen a lender and a real estate agent to work with.  You have also gone out and found the home of your dream...
By Jim Paulson, Owner,Broker
(Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info)
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I am seeing an uptick in the use of Adjustable Rate and Hybrid Mortages and for good reason. Too many people used Adjustable Rate Mortgages in the past to leverage their purchasing power to buy more home than they could afford hoping their financial and property values would improve faster than t...
By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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If you have a low credit score, you may think that investing in real estate is impossible. However, Arizona home loans for bad credit and even qualify for loan programs designed specifically for real estate investors. there are a variety of programs geared towards real estate investing and it is...
By Larry Gray
(Real Estate Consultant)
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  The Rules of Chocolate If you've got melted chocolate all over your hands, you're eating it too slowly.* Chocolate covered raisins, cherries, orange slices & strawberries all count as fruit, so eat as many as you want.* The problem: How to get 2 pounds of chocolate home from the store in hot ca...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Many want to become homeowners again, but don’t know when or how that is possible.   Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. “Past Bankruptcies, Foreclosures, Deed-in-Lieu and Short Sale Clients”   There are millions of prospective buyers that have had one of more of this is...
By Edward Gomez, Credit Score Boost USA
( Credit Score Boost - USA Credit Solutions)
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Everyone that reads this I hope will watch the video , and then go to the site. Every American must think about this and do something about it.   Here are some common subjects we are asked about and discuss in our services The challenges of living without a good credit  score How do get a credit ...
By Reggie Green
(Stonegate Mortgage)
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Interest Rates Improve on Friday – FED announcement on Wednesday Interest rates had a nice day on Friday after moving up the majority of the week before that. The Mortgage Backed Security (MBS) closed up + 35 bps on Friday, but still closed the week down -5 bps. 30 year fixed rates are now availa...
By Bob Elliot
(RE/MAX Advisors)
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Last week's housing related reports included the FHFA Home Price Index, the National Association of Realtors® Existing Home Sales report and The Commerce Department's report on new home sales. Results were mixed, but suggest that housing markets are strengthening. FHFA Home Prices Up in February,...