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 Bob Thompson, 562.344.5626 | Stated Income & HELOCs, RT Capital Advisors - Commercial & Residential
(RT Capital Advisors, CEO)
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Conduit Loan access provides a wide range of private money commercial loan programs and private equity placements for brokers to close most of loans and projects that come across their desk. We offer debt financing terms from 6 months to 3 years for borrowers in need of fast closes and a defined ...

By Bob Thompson, 562.344.5626 | Stated Income & HELOCs, RT Capital Advisors - Commercial & Residential
(RT Capital Advisors, CEO)
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Private Commercial Loan Programs are available and of various loan terms from bridge financing to longer term notes, fixed and adjustable rates, with interest-only payment options for owner-occupied and investment properties. These programs need full documentation but the underwriting process is ...

By Bob Thompson, 562.344.5626 | Stated Income & HELOCs, RT Capital Advisors - Commercial & Residential
(RT Capital Advisors, CEO)
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The decision to undertake any Real Estate tranaction is a monumental one, but it need not be overwhelming, I have over 25 years of Commercial Lending experience and I am able to offer an objective look at due diligence and evaluate each transaction on it's own merits, viability and rewards. I tak...

By Bob Thompson, 562.344.5626 | Stated Income & HELOCs, RT Capital Advisors - Commercial & Residential
(RT Capital Advisors, CEO)
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The decision to undertake any Real Estate tranaction is a monumental one, but it need not be overwhelming, I have over 25 years of Commercial Lending experience and I am able to offer an objective look at due diligence and evaluate each transaction on it's own merits, viability and rewards. I tak...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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    TERM POSTED Preferred RATES* Open 1 Year 6.30% 6.30% Fixed 1 Year 3.59% 3.19% Fixed 2 Year 3.74% 3.19% Fixed 3 Year 3.89% 3.49% Fixed 4 Year 3.94% 3.64% Fixed 5 Year 5.59% 3.49% Fixed 7 Year 5.80% 3.64% Fixed 10 Year 6.10% 3.89% Variable Rate 2.95% Prime Rate 3.95% Benchmark Rate 5.34% Cost p...

By Bob Jablonsky, Helping you resolve your IRS Problems!
(Bob Jablonsky & Associates)
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With the largest tax law update in over 30 years, navigating the course with the new laws can be confusing. Businesses need to be aware of these changes and consult with their tax professional to get advice so they can be knowledgeable of their options.  Although the TCJA was first signed into la...

By Trent Dalrymple (248) 854-0625, Allowing Mortgage Professionals to Lend Nationwide
(Texana Bank)
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On this day, February 15th in 1902, Russian American businessman and inventor, Morris Michtom (pictured above) and his wife Rose invented the Teddy Bear.  They were inspired by a political cartoon in the Washington Post of President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt having compassion for a bear at the e...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed down 3 basis points today at 102.00 having closed 58 points above support offered by the 200 day moving average.  The conforming rate is at 4.50% day. My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was at 4.375%.  Whether in New England,...

By Leo Namiot, Great Low Mortgage Rates...Check Them NOW
(Canopy Mortgage)
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You may be askig yourself; WHO DOES VA LOANS IN JACKSONVILLE FL WITH GREAT RATES? The search is over...If you are looking for a VA Loan in the Jacksonville Florida Area including St Augustine, Orange Park, Ponte Vedra or anyplace in Florida I offer Outstanding Service and Great VA LOAN RATES!VA L...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Consumers held back on spending their hard-earned dollars in December as sales declined across all sectors in the retail space. Retail Sales fell 1.2% in December versus the +0.1% expected. It was the biggest decline in nine years. Lower prices at the gas pumps were a factor along with a plunge i...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“I Never get Tired of Thank You”  We can’t thank you enough, we closed on the mortgage today. There were many times I thought this day would never come. Many would have thrown up their hands and said enough, especially after nearly 5 months, but not you and your staff. You constantly had words of...

By Bob Jablonsky, Helping you resolve your IRS Problems!
(Bob Jablonsky & Associates)
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    Navigating the IRS Collection Process in Richardson, TXAs of the end of 2016, there were over 14 million taxpayers in some stage of the collection process an many of those taxpayers were in Dallas, TX.  If you don't solve your tax problems timely, you can expect levies, liens, a negative impa...

By Trent Dalrymple (248) 854-0625, Allowing Mortgage Professionals to Lend Nationwide
(Texana Bank)
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On this day, February 14th in 1912, Arizona became the 48th state admitted to the U.S. and last of the contiguous states to be admitted.  On the same day, George W. P. Hunt (pictured above) was sworn in as the first governor of Arizona, serving a total of seven terms and was also President of the...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Consumer sentiment pushed higher in early February due in part to end of the partial government shutdown and after the Federal Reserve signal that it will pause in raising interest rates. The Consumer Sentiment Index rose to 95.5 this month, up from 91.2 in January and above the 94 expected. With...

By Mike Bjork
(CMG Financial)
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MikesDailyMarketReport.com: A lot to cover under the Economic Calendar today. The Initial Jobless Claims continued it's increase in claims, as 239k applied for benefits last week. This will pose a question if it bottomed out, as this could be a prelude to a recession. Retail Sales were a HUGE dis...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed up 12 basis points today at 102.03 having closed 69 points above support offered by the 200 day moving average.  The conforming rate is at 4.50% day. My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was at 4.375%.  Whether in New England, ...

By Mike Bjork
(CMG Financial)
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: We have a few economic data pieces to report from the Economic Calendar. We'll start with the Manufacturing data in the NY region, which is the Empire State Index, which reported an 8.8 on it's February numbers. This is up from 3.9 in January. An improvement and...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Commercial Bond Yields CMB 5 Year - 2.21%* CANHOU 06/15/24 [+0.03]   ‌ 10 Year - 2.39% CANHOU 12/15/28 [+0.03]   10 Year - 2.42%* CANHOU 09/15/29 [+0.03] * denotes interpolated rate

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“Pretty Smart, Is this a case of Size Matters?” A small real estate broker was dismayed when a brand new real estate franchise much like his own opened up next door and erected a huge sign which read BEST AGENTS. He was horrified when another competitor opened up on his right, and announced its a...

By Darin Osenberg
(Funky Quail Vintage)
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Hello everyone!  Everyone on AR,and in the Realestate Market...I am sure KNOWS that USDA loans (where applicable) are arguably the BEST PRODUCT OUT THERE!!!  However, did you know that you can purchase a home that needs some LOVE and FINANCE the improvements?  All with NO MORTGAGE INSURANCE AND A...