Monthly Archives: March 2015

Mortgage Rates Slightly Improved Over Weekend

Mortgage rates fell moderately to begin the week, but haven’t yet returned to recent lows.  Even so, the improvement is a relief considering rates had only just begun fighting back against a big move higher that happened on Wednesday and … Continue reading

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Lenders Managed Quick Closings Despite Refi Surge

“The February was the second month in a row that refinancing made up more than half of all mortgage originations.  Ellie Mae’s latest Origination Insight Report said that the refinancing share of originations jumped 8 percent from the January level to … Continue reading

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The Real and the Unreal on Reality TV

When last we checked in with the aggressive trio of brokers on “Million Dollar Listing New York,” the former hand model and soap actor Ryan Serhant was working the deal of his career at a SoHo loft, while the former … Continue reading

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Learn About Your Mortgage Options

FHA Refinancing With a Cash-Out Loan In order to get the most benefit from refinancing your mortgage, it is often best to consider refinancing after you have had time to build up a significant amount of equity in your home. … Continue reading

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The ‘Starbucks effect’: Higher home prices

Living near a Starbucks has its benefits for homeowners, whether you’re a coffee drinker or not. With tens of thousands of Starbucks locations in the U.S., that’s good news for a lot of homeowners. Between 1997 and 2013, home closer to … Continue reading

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Mortgage Credit Availability Boosted by Jumbos

Even though implementation of the Freddie Mac portion of the new 97 percent conventional loan program is still weeks away the program appears to be having an impact on credit availability.  The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) said today that its … Continue reading

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Streamline Your FHA Mortgage

FHA has permitted streamline refinances on insured mortgages since the early 1980s. “Streamline refinance” refers only to the amount of documentation and underwriting that the lender must perform, and does not mean that there are no costs involved in the … Continue reading

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