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 Edward Gomez, Credit Score Boost USA
( Credit Score Boost - USA Credit Solutions)
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By Edward Gomez, Credit Score Boost USA
( Credit Score Boost - USA Credit Solutions)
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By Edward Gomez, Credit Score Boost USA
( Credit Score Boost - USA Credit Solutions)
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    Get a return on your Tax Return! Save hundreds of thousands of dollars over the next few years. Here's How during these tough times. Nothing is more valuable to you than having the best credit available - and doing it supporting a local business.     Credit Restoration Connecting you to t...
By Edward Gomez, Credit Score Boost USA
( Credit Score Boost - USA Credit Solutions)
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    Click to view more Looking for financing but you can't get approved? Your scores are too low or you have derogatory items that are keeping you from getting approved? You wonder what the answer is? You've thought about trying to fix the situtation yourself or call a debt consolidation ...
By Edward Gomez, Credit Score Boost USA
( Credit Score Boost - USA Credit Solutions)
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By Edward Gomez, Credit Score Boost USA
( Credit Score Boost - USA Credit Solutions)
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Southern Utah Residential Real Estate Agent
(Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 435.632.9374)
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Would you drive around with a potential buyer who is not pre-approved? That is a question that begs an answer! Some agents say they have done this quite often and have beat out other agents who requested the information up front and center. Not this real estate agent.  Accurate home price range i...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“Should We Always be Marketing?”   There is a local restaurant that I like to frequent for lunch when I am out with referral partners. The table next to us had a group of four people that were having a good old time enjoying their liquid lunch. They were actually pretty loud, so it was pretty eas...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 24
“Why Should I Use a Realtor to Sell My Home?”   Unfortunately more home sellers are asking this question. They bring up Zillow and Trulia as ways to circumvent having to pay a Realtor, which is absolutely crazy. The truth is home sellers don't save anything, as a matter of fact they more ofte...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
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   The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) has introduced their new Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) HFA 3% Down Conventional Mortgage.  This is great news for Connecticut First Time Homebuyers, and for the housing market in Connecticut.  The Connecticut Housing Finance Auth...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“I Couldn't Imagine Not Being in the Mortgage Business”   Bob and Maureen were wonderful clients and ready to become homeowners again. They were not willing to be stuck in old history and were ready to be coached as to improving credit scores, making available the necessary down payment and c...
By Edward Gomez, Credit Score Boost USA
( Credit Score Boost - USA Credit Solutions)
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Americans have a debt problem. An estimated 1 in 3 adults with a credit history -- or 77 million people -- are so far behind on some of their debt payments that their account has been put "in collections."  According to CNN Money report.  Some of the hardest hit areas,  Nevada, McAllen ...
By Christopher Ohlsen
(Plattsburgh Mortgage Company)
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This May Go without Saying but it does Bear Repeating It is imperative that when you are in the process of obtaining a mortgage loan that you do not incur new debt. It is even better if you don’t even have your credit pulled at all. See the image below? (Screen shot of note on the bottom of an ac...
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 Nevin Williams, Raleigh Mortgage Pro
(Sierra Pacific Mortgage Raleigh)
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How we calculate mortgage insurance (MI) on FHA loans to figure out a monthly MI payment.      View "What exactly is PMI, MI or MIP? " for more info.   What you will need: A standard calculator A piece of paper/pen A little patience An understanding of MI factor  An understanding of UFM...
By Barbara Mooers, 253-278-6389 HomeLoans;VA Loan-Specialist WA State
(Primary Residential Mortgage, INC)
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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 dreams!  Best of all, your team has done a great job of negotiating the best deal for you.   Now, as a buyer, all you have to do is ...
By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 707-812-7668
(203kOnLine.com, covering California & most other states)
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Would you believe I'm about to turn 67 years old in a few weeks? I cannot believe it. My mother passed away at 54 years of age. Let's get back to the topic of today. We have an outstanding loan officer who is specializing in the 203K and located in the Roseville California area. She is Sh...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“What to do When You Can’t Get a Credit Report Corrected”   I tell my clients to go online to access the laws that deal with these issues:www.ftc.gov  then check out the Fair Debt Collect Practice Act (FDCPA).   Three months out diligent calling and email the creditor and credit bureaus these pro...
By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, Connecting Good People with San Diego Lifestyle!
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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  *42% of Americans surveyed, stated the #1 debt they want to pay off/ eliminate is their mortgage.     The largest single debt most Americans carry is their Deed of Trust (CA) or Mortgage for their home loan and 42% of those Americans want to pay them off first and faster than the scheduled ter...
By Bill Ladewig, Experience Is Your Advantage
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MORTGAGE INTEREST RATE LOCK ADVISORY July 28, 2014, 8:00 AM PST  Click for Updated Lock Advice   LOCK ADVISORY 7 Day Close Mortgage Interest Rate lock or Float Advice: NUETRAL The price for 3.50% Mortgage Loans based on MBS is currently down 0.02 point. 30 Day Close Mortgage Interest Rate Lock o...