5 Indicators of Where the Market’s Headed

5 Leading Indicators to Gauge Where The Real Estate Market Is Heading There are several key indicators that may predict what to expect in the weeks and months ahead. Instead of relying solely on the more sluggish statistics of home sales and pending contracts, knowing the following info will give you a much clearer perspective onContinue reading “5 Indicators of Where the Market’s Headed”

How does refinancing save homeowners money?

Question: How does refinancing save homeowners money? There are two categories of refinancing, “rate-and-term” and “cash-out.” Both can save you money. The first type, rate-and-term, replaces your existing loan with one that has a better rate and/or terms. You might replace an ARM or balloon loan with a fixed-rate loan, for example. Or you mayContinue reading “How does refinancing save homeowners money?”

What rates are the Fed’s adjusting?

The Federal Reserve System (also known as the Federal Reserve or simply the Fed) is the central banking system of the United States of America. It was created on December 23, 1913, with the enactment of the Federal Reserve Act, after a series of financial panics (particularly the panic of 1907) led to the desireContinue reading “What rates are the Fed’s adjusting?”

Feds leave rates unchanged

The Federal Reserve left borrowing costs unchanged, continuing to delay any rate moves amid persistently low inflation. The U.S. central bank voted unanimously Wednesday to maintain its benchmark interest rate in a range of 2.25 percent and 2.5 percent, a move that many anticipated despite stronger-than-expected growth in the first quarter of 2019 and anContinue reading “Feds leave rates unchanged”

Federal Reserve Moves… Mortgage Rates???

I wrote this blog over 2 years ago, and it applies to the same principles of today. This is also why you will see the picture of Janet Yellen to the right who has since been replaced by Jerome Powell. Did you know in the Month of December, Mortgage Rates have dropped nearly 1/2%?  EvenContinue reading “Federal Reserve Moves… Mortgage Rates???”

Is Your Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?” Answers called out ranged from 8 oz.Continue reading “Is Your Glass Half Full or Half Empty?”

So Why Do Mortgage Rates Change So Much?

Have you ever called a mortgage company and received a quote and then called back the next day and the same rate was no longer available?? Mortgage companies, Banks and Credit Unions are subject to potential daily and even hourly shifts in the market. Interest rates fluctuate on the simple principal of supply and demand.   Continue reading “So Why Do Mortgage Rates Change So Much?”

Lock your Rate up to 180 Days, then Re-Lock it!

What if I were to tell you that I have a special mortgage program?? What if I were to tell you I have some of the best mortgage rates?? What if I were to tell you I have very competitive closing costs?? Yup…ordinary, just like all the other mortgage companies, banks, credit unions etc!  PrettyContinue reading “Lock your Rate up to 180 Days, then Re-Lock it!”

FHA to increase fees…Again!!

FHA is once again increasing mortgage insurance premiums (MIP) on all new purchase and refinance transactions. Effective for FHA loans that have been assigned on or after June 3, 2013 and in addition to this increase, the Annual Mortgage Insurance Premium will remain for the life of the loan. Meaning, you can only remove theContinue reading “FHA to increase fees…Again!!”

Mortgage Rates still Trending Down