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When it comes to getting a home loan, there are plenty of options out there. However, different types of home loans come with different interest rates as well as requirements. Read More
If you own your home free and clear or your remaining mortgage is small, you likely have substantial equity in your home. That makes your home not only an asset, but a financial tool that may give you the financial flexibility you need. Read More
Use Debt Consolidation and Good Money Habits to Manage Debt and Build Wealth  In today’s credit card culture of charging now and paying later, it’s easy to forget about your up-coming financial obligations. You might feel like all of your money is going towards your credit card bills. Read More
Whether you’re a first-time parent or already have a growing family, preparing for your new arrival can feel overwhelming, but hopefully these tips can help ease your worries. You’ll want to take care of as many home improvement projects as you can, before your new addition arrives. Read More
It's important to protect our environment and preserve its natural resources for current and future generations.  It’s even more essential when you consider how much money you can save by working “green” elements into your home. Read More
Did you know, in 2017 well over a million American’s bought their first home - people who purchased  without an equity from an existing home?   image: http://www. newamericanagent. Read More
A few simple changes in your daily habits could help you save the extra cash you need  to buy a home.       image: http://www. Read More
When one thinks of the U. S. Read More
Use Debt Consolidation and Good Money Habits to Manage Debt and Build Wealth  In today’s swipe-and-go, buy-now-pay-later credit card culture, it’s easy at times to lose control of your finances and feel as if all your money is going just to pay off your bills. If that sounds like you, you may need a debt consolidation strategy, where you combine all your bills into one single payment that is easier to manage and more affordable. Read More
  New American Funding has been named a Top Mortgage Workplace by Mortgage Professional America for 2019. The national mortgage lender ranked No. Read More
New American Funding, a leader in the mortgage industry, today announced it closed more loans and has the highest market share (6. 87%) in the Atlanta Metro region for new construction, according to CoreLogic data. Read More
In NerdWallet’s annual Best-Of Awards program, which highlights the top financial companies and products nationwide, the personal finance website has named New American Funding as a 2019 two-time winner. The mortgage-industry leader has scored one of the awards in the category of Best Mortgage Lender for Purchase Loans and Best Mortgage Lender for FHA Loans. Read More
When you are about to make the largest purchase of your life, you need someone who will not only find you a competitive rate, but who understands your needs. You want someone who will help you succeed in the most affordable way possible. Read More
Technology is changing the world we live in. The way people think about buying a home and getting a mortgage is rapidly evolving. Read More
When you think about the places you have lived, what do you remember the most? That really cool restaurant nearby? Your favorite store around the corner? Ask many people what they most remember about a previous home and they’re likely to say, “The people I knew and the relationships I had with my neighbors. ” If this is the case for you, you’ve already experienced some of the benefits of being part of a neighborhood. Read More
Every year the holidays can sneak up on us and if you haven't made your getaway plans yet, you may want to start thinking of vacation ideas. The Halloween pumpkins have barely been thrown away before Thanksgiving dinner food prep begins and Christmas decorations start to appear while you’re crossing off your Turkey Day shopping list. Read More


MBS RECAP: Tame, Abbreviated Trading Session Leaves Gains Largely Intact

Posted To: MBS Commentary

Today's headline could just as easily serve as the entire recap. By the time we get past the fact that Durable Goods came out much weaker than expected, there really weren't too many moving parts to today's trading session. In fact, the absence of movement following the Durable Goods data was somewhat notable in itself. Granted, this hasn't been a reliable market mover recently as far as econ data goes, but this was a big enough miss/revision to suggest some sort of reaction. In all likelihood, preparation for weakness in today's data was one of the reasons for the big reaction to yesterday's Markit Manufacturing data. In other words, traders gave it a bit more attention than normal because it raised concerns over today's Durable Goods report. MBS managed to hold...(read more)

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Rates Are Back to Lowest Levels in More Than a Year

Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates fell again today as mortgage lenders got caught up with yesterday's market movements. Mortgage rates are based on bond market trading levels, but mortgage lenders only adjust rates once per day unless there's quite a bit of movement. Yesterday saw such movement, and in those cases, lenders typically adjust rates to reflect only part of the overall shift in markets until the shift is confirmed for a certain amount of time. As such, when bond markets began the day in similar territory to yesterday, lenders were able to bring mortgage rates even lower than yesterday. With that, the average lender is back to the lowest rates in more than a year . It should be noted that several lenders are still a bit higher than they were on March 27th and 28th of this year. Other lenders are in...(read more)

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