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The multigenerational household was a fairly common occurrence until the 1950s, when it gave up ground to the lure of the suburban development and the rise of the nuclear family. Read More

Whether you live in a drought-prone area, want to reduce your utility bills, or wish to simply lower your environmental footprint this summer, there are many small adjustments you and your family can make to reduce your water and energy use. Read More

When you are about to make the largest purchase of your life, you need someone who will not only find you a low rate, but who gets the significance and wants to help you succeed in the most affordable way possible. Read More

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The first 100 days of the new administration begins as President Trump and his team race to action during this most influential time of his presidency. Read More

The markets continue to make corrections in all areas as the new administration prepares to take office, and there are only a short 10 days until the inauguration of Donald Trump. Read More

The first 100 days of the new administration begins as President Trump and his team race to action during this most influential time of his presidency. Read More

Total US retirement assets are valued somewhere around $25 trillion and have likely increased with the latest stock market rally since Election Day. Read More

While the bond market is performing very similar to the infamous Taper Tantrum of 2013, this is a very different market today. Recall that Taper Tantrum was about removing accommodation. Read More

Members of the Baby Boomer generation are turning 65 at a rate of approximately 10,000 people per day. Read More

New virtual alternatives are drawing attention and business away from professional services in all sorts of industries—from travel and marketing agencies to wealth management and banking. Read More

New American Funding announced today that its President and Co-Founder, Patty Arvielo will be a luncheon keynote speaker at the Southern California Women Business and Wellness Conference and Expo hosted by Hispanic Lifestyle, an enterprise that promotes positive images of the Latino Community. Read More

Where applications from single borrowers used to be a rarity, these homebuyers now account for Read More

With all of the drama surrounding the Presidential election coming up in November, people may have missed the bond market trading off to four month highs in yields. If you did miss it, it's probably due to the fact that mortgage rates have not tracked closely with Treasury rates and have moved very little. Read More

Snapchat is the social app that has already captivated the attention of tweens and teens, and is now finding its way into the hands of older generations and even of some businesses’ marketing strategists. The reason is simple: Snapchat is really engaging. Read More

Whether the clients in front of you are married, in a relationship, related, or just partnering to afford a home doesn't really change things from your perspective. As an experienced Loan Officer, you still look for the best, most affordable way for them to access the credit they need based on their application. Read More

MARKET UPDATE | From the desk of Jason Obradovich EVP of Capital Markets

The US Presidential election is on November 8th. There are two more FOMC meetings this year, November 2nd and December 14th. Read More

Applying and getting approved for a home loan requires a laundry list of paperwork, but that's not just because the lender wants to be annoying. In reality, the pile of forms that borrowers need when applying for a mortgage works to their benefit, since it helps lenders understand that person's financial situation and what kind of loan is right for them. Read More

Applying and getting approved for a home loan requires a laundry list of paperwork, but that's not just because the lender wants to be annoying. In reality, the pile of forms that borrowers need when applying for a mortgage works to their benefit, since it helps lenders understand that person's financial situation and what kind of loan is right for them. Read More

There is no denying the opportunity home-buying Millennials represent as they enter their household-forming years. Connecting with these clients isn’t as mysterious as many would have you believe. Read More

While the current environment of low interest rate mortgages bodes well for those looking to enter the housing market, it's also great news for financially-savvy homeowners. According to statistics from Freddie Mac, the going rate for a Read More

Fads and trends come and go, but they tend to stick around longer when propelled by necessity. This may be the case with a new interest among first-time homebuyers in what's being called "micro-housing. Read More

After making your monthly car, rent, and student loan payments, then spending what you need for essentials, saving money can be tough. If what you are trying to save for is a home, the prospect of putting away enough for a down payment may seem daunting, but it’s not impossible. Read More

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Competition Lowers Credit Standards and Profit Expectations

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Since the fourth quarter of 2016, lenders have increasingly reported to Fannie Mae that they have been loosening their home mortgage credit standards. The company's third quarter 2017 Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey has those responses at a survey high. Fannie Mae attributes the apparent easing in part to increased competition. Across all loan types - GSE Eligible, Non-GSE Eligible, and Government - the net share of lenders who reported easing rather than tightening credit standards over the prior three months was up, ranging from a net of 12 percent for government loans to 25 percent for GSE eligible loans. Very few lenders said they were tightening standards - between 1 and 3 percent across loan types. When asked about their intentions for the next three months there were similar responses...(read more)

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Housing Market "Funk" Doesn't Reflect Consumer Attitudes

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Home sales might be a bit disappointing, but the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) says consumer attitudes about the economy are not the reason why . NAR's third quarter Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) survey found increasing confidence among respondents about the direction of the national economy and their own finances. There were also more responses that it was a good time to sell a house, and among renters, that it is a good time to buy. With home prices appreciating rapidly, it is no surprise that the share of homeowners that believe now is a good time to sell is moving higher. A survey high 80 percent of homeowners said this is now a good time to list their home for sale, up from a second quarter total of 75 percent, and 13 percentage points above such responses...(read more)

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