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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. Times have changed, and with them a greater appreciation for multigenerational living. 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. Water You Waiting For? Depending on where you live, you may not have given your water habits much thought. 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. After all, the terms of your mortgage will impact your household finances for years to come. 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. Leading into his inauguration, politics had dominated speculation over what executive orders and legislation would be the first order of business. 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. What the world, and the markets for that matter, will look like are still under debate. 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. Leading into his inauguration, politics had dominated speculation over what executive orders and legislation would be the first order of business. 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. Most of this money is managed by a third party and if you are the money manager, regardless of your preference between stocks, bonds, index funds or other, you must make a choice between what is cheap and what is rich. 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. This trend is expected to continue for the next 15 years, and as more and more retire, they are looking at making a move. 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. Yet, they haven’t made much of an impact on real estate professionals or their fees. 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. Arvielo will speak to women business owners on the topic, “Building a Business During Challenging Times. Read More
Where applications from single borrowers used to be a rarity, these homebuyers now account for 24 percent of home purchasers. It's a trend that's expected to lead to more than 41 million single-person homeowners by 2030. 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
Tustin, CA – New American Funding, a national mortgage lender, announced today that the Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ) for the second time in a row named it the 5th fastest-growing, private company in Orange County, compared to other large companies with an annual revenue exceeding $100 million. OCBJ ranked more than 150 privately held companies according to how rapidly their annual revenue grew over a 2-year timeframe from June 2014 to June 2016. 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 30-year fixed mortgageis at its lowest in decades. 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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MBS RECAP: Not The Kind of Green Day We Like

Posted To: MBS Commentary

Bonds ended in the green today, albeit just barely . Normally that wouldn't be a bad thing, but today's example leaves a bit to be desired. I should start off by saying that today could have been much worse than it was. Indeed, any time we can avoid ending in the red these days is an opportunity to count blessings. With those disclaimers out of the way, I'll get back to the lament . At the simplest level, generally negative trends generally continued. Case in point: In other words, we may have technically been in positive territory versus the 5pm levels from Friday, but we can all agree those 5pm levels were ridiculously unpleasant. The mid-day turn around occurred A) right on a pivot point with Thursday's highs B) immediately following the European close,and C) immediately...(read more)

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HUD Provides Availability Info for Shutdown

Posted To: MND NewsWire

With a stop-gap funding bill likely to be approved tonight, the following will not be germane for long, but it could serve as a template for the next potential shutdown. FHA's Office of Single Family Housing has provided a lengthy list of the availability of services, processes, and technical support, and we have cherry picked what seems to be the most important information for our audience. The FHA Resource Center's online online FAQ site has been updated to include additional information about operations and systems availability during the shutdown (use the keyword "shutdown".) It will not be updated further until the shutdown ends. The Resource Center's email ( answers@hud.gov ) and phone (800-225-5342.) will also be available to provide general, but not case specific, information, as will...(read more)

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