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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
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
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
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: https://www. newamericanfunding. Read More
A few simple changes in your daily habits could help you save the extra cash you need to buy a home.   image: https://www. 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
Digital Natives Have a Different Way of Researching, Shopping and Keeping in Touch Like most industries, and the way we live, lending and real estate are changing because the largest cohort of consumers is changing. Our newest, largest wave of potential homebuyers are millennials who are preparing for and easing into homebuying in ways very different than their parents and grandparents. Read More
With 2018 soon vanishing in our rear-view mirrors, it’s time to peer into our crystal ball to gain a sense of the housing trends that will prevail in 2019. Because projecting the future is an inexact science – despite the reams of statistical data we rely on to develop these erudite estimates – we offer only one ironclad guarantee: 2019 will arrive on schedule, January 1 at midnight. Read More
Like most people, your pets are part of the family, which means you include them in your holiday festivities. Whether you’re adding a new addition, or you already have several pets, keeping them safe during the holiday season should be top of mind. Read More
Have you been procrastinating on home improvements? With the holidays coming up, guests will be visiting your home and you want it to impress! Whether you have additional time off from work or not, holidays can be a great time to catch up on  home improvement projects. If you’ll have guests over this holiday season, why not take this time to put some effort into creating a welcoming space for your family and friends. Read More
Have you ever passed a neighbor’s yard and found yourself green with envy over their lush, weed-free lawn? With a few adjustments, you too can have a yard just as beautiful come spring. It may be strange to think about this now, when a canopy of leaves is just beginning to give your brown patches cover, but there are some steps you can take before winter that will benefit the overall look and health of your lawn. Read More
As you head toward your closing date, one of the most helpful things you can do to prepare for homeownership is to make sure you are properly equipped. With the right tools, you can literally nail this home owning thing on the first try!   Tape Measure and Level A tape measure and level will come in handy for centering and leveling shelves, hanging pictures, and installing curtain rods. Read More
As a Real Estate Agent, meeting new people is one of the fun parts of the job. However, when you find yourself in strangers’ homes and in the company of clients you may have only recently met, it can still help to be proactive. Read More
With the economy strengthening throughout 2017 and general expectations for it to continue to be healthy, it’s believed that the Federal Reserve Bank (Fed) will increase interest rates during 2018. The increases are expected to be small and are being done to bring the overall level of short-term rates back to what is considered by economists as a "neutral position. Read More
Any day is a good day to reduce your outstanding balances. This especially true given that most American workers’ take-home pay recently rose as new, lower tax brackets took effect. Read More
While March 23 is National Puppy Day, any day you find yourself looking into a pair of adoring brown eyes and see a wagging tail has the potential for being a day to celebrate puppies. It's just as likely to also be the day you open your home to a new family member. Read More

It's that time of year again! Do you have your March Madness brackets filled out yet? 
Check out the infographic below for some fun facts and to learn about this year's teams that 
are competing for the NCAA National Championship. 

March Madness

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SocialSurvey, an online reputation management service, has announced that 16 Loan Officers from New American Funding ranked in the Top 100 Loan Officers for Customer Satisfaction, which is the most representation from any mortgage company in the nation. New American Funding’s Amber Ernst tied for the #1 spot, Johnny Dykes ranked in the Top 10, and New American Funding won the award for Top 10 Large Mortgage Company for Customer Satisfaction. Read More
Many young adults dream of making the switch from renting to owning a home. When these aspiring homeowners are also your kids, it's only natural to want to help. Read More
After the ink dries on your closing agreement and you test the keys in the lock, it’s time to face the prospect of turning that now empty house into your next home. So, how do you satisfy your champagne decorating tastes on what’s likely to be the diet cola budget you have left? Here are some pointers on how to fill your home with furnishings while holding onto what’s left of your nestegg. Read More
A 2017 Nielsen study found 87% of adults in the U. S. Read More

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MBS RECAP: Bonds Make Good on Threats of Weakness

Posted To: MBS Commentary

Bonds have been threatening to end their pleasantly surprising stint of gains over the past few weeks on each of the past 4 business days. Yesterday's weakness was technically enough to start packing up the party supplies, but an isolated day of trend breakage is always more meaningful when it brings a friend. Today was the friend--only in our case, it's the friend of an enemy . In other words, today's moderate bond market weakness confirms the breakout of the stronger trend that had been intact during the previous 2 weeks. The losses can't be traced to any singular event although we can see that most of the weakness occurred during European hours overnight. News of a potential Brexit re-vote added to the mid-day weakness and actually prompted bond yields to hit their highs...(read more)

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Mortgage Rates Bounce Back

Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates had a fairly decent day yesterday as far as most lenders are concerned. A few lenders saw fit to bump rates up in the afternoon following a day of weakness in the bond market (which directly affects the rates lenders can offer). Because a majority of lenders did NOT make that mid-day adjustment, they were always likely to do so with today's first rate sheets--especially if bonds didn't improve overnight. Not only did bonds not improve today, but they weakened a bit more. This made lenders' decisions easy. With that, the average conventional 30yr fixed quote moved back up to levels last seen on May 9th and 10th. In outright terms, some loan scenarios will be an eighth of a percentage point higher in rate while others will merely be looking at a reasonably big bump in closing costs...(read more)

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