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New American Funding, a national mortgage banker, has been named a winner in nine categories for the 15th annual Stevie American Business Awards?, which is the premier business awards program in the U. S. Read More
Grand Opening Marks Fifth Illinois Location for National Mortgage Banker California-based mortgage lender, New American Funding, is expanding its Midwest region into Naperville, IL. This newest branch marks the second Chicagoland grand opening for the mortgage company in six months. Read More
Do you offer your clients an annual loan review after their mortgages close? Now would be a good time to start. With interest rates forecasted to inch up throughout the year, many clients might benefit from refinancing. Read More
There are many considerations when deciding between renting and buying. Renting may seem like the cheaper option, but that may not necessarily be the case once you look at your possible deductions. Read More
Even with current rate trends, refinancing remains an attractive option for many clients. Rates remain rather low, on a historical basis, and as long as the U. Read More
Moving during childhood is something many of us did as kids. Whether a move is to a bigger home or a school district with more resources or related to a parent’s career or a change in marital status, it can be challenging for children. Read More
Soon the national conversation will turn to the vulnerability of top seeds, the “Sweet Sixteen,” and Cinderella stories. Many of us will pour over our brackets, taking part in March Madness, while the rest will be doing it out of a true love for the game. Read More
If you’re a Millennial and attended college, there is an excellent chance student debt is part of your financial life. Total U. Read More
For 2017, the Pantone Color of the Year is “Greenery. ” The company chooses its annual shade of distinction based on cultural trends, and it singled out “new growth” as this year’s key theme. Read More
In the mortgage world, one area appears ready to take off: Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loans. These loans, which first arrived on the scene in 2008, are gaining traction as a financing tool local governments can use to encourage energy-efficiency and water conservation-related improvements to both residential and commercial properties. Read More
New American Funding announced today that Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ) ranked it one of the top minority-owned businesses headquartered in Orange County. This is the third year in a row that New American Funding made the list, which includes 78 companies ranked according to annual revenue. Read More
While we all know you can’t put a price on love, this Valentine’s Day U. S. Read More
Can your position in the birth order of your siblings—or not having any siblings—influence your money management style and the decisions you make around finance? Numerous academic studies—stretching over several decades—provide support for a link between birth order and money-management skills. It may not be a perfect fit, but it is a statistical one. Read More
In recent decades, owning real estate has provided millions of people with an opportunity to create and retain personal wealth. For most, their home is their largest asset. Read More
While hosting an open house remains a tried-and-true way of connecting with qualified buyers and generating new client leads, results can vary. “An open house is not just about the house, it is an opportunity to grow your sphere of influence and build a stronger farm area. Read More
Whether it’s your nana, who has been coming through with a crisp $20 bill every birthday for years, or your unassuming father-in-law, if you are fortunate to be on the receiving end of help with a down payment, what’s your next move? After the expressions of heartfelt gratitude, it will require some strategy on your part. Next Steps It’s a good problem to have: family members or close friends who want to contribute to your down payment. Read More
If 2017 is the year you plan to make your big move—whether it’s into your first home, trading up to your dream home, adding a vacation home, or starting to accumulate an investment property portfolio—here are 10 resolutions that can help you get that much closer to achieving your goal over the next 12 months. Making Yourself at Home in 2017 Review your credit scores and history, improve their accuracy by addressing any errors, and then look for ways to improve your score. Read More
2017 is around the corner! While it’s a fresh start for the calendar, many of the trends that were already underway in the real estate market in 2016 may carry through to the New Year. Here’s what we see when we peer into the future. Read More
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Once you have spent time finding the home you love, it's important to keep in mind that it will take some time before homeownership is a reality. House hunting begins the journey but the home-buying process is another step-by-step procedure. Read More
Millions of homebuyers in the U. S. Read More
Coming up with enough for a down payment doesn’t have to be a reason to delay the purchase of a home. With over 2,200 down payment assistance programs available across the country—all with the intent of making homeownership more affordable to more buyers—you may be much closer than you think to making a purchase. Read More
Moving into a new home is one of life’s most exciting, unforgettable events. However, once the excitement fades, the maintenance begins. Read More
Whether you’re considering a new career opportunity, desire to be closer to family, or have always wanted to live in a particular city, buying a home out of state is a big move. It may seem like a daunting task at first, but with proper planning and preparation, you’ll soon discover that by taking the right steps, you can simplify the process and turn an overwhelming transition into a well-thought-out, feasible relocation. 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
Once you’ve obtained a preapproval or mortgage commitment letter, typically the lender approves your loan application based on conditions, which means you have to satisfy certain requirements before your loan is fully approved. Usually, those conditions fall into two categories: “prior to documents” conditions and “prior to funding” conditions. Read More
Really, this time the government means it! The Home Affordable Refinance Program® (better known as HARP) will now end Sept. 30, 2017. Read More
In the past, home buying was typically associated with couples and families. Today, more and more single people, of all ages, are heading into homeownership. Read More
Mortgage loans are like power tools: You get the best results by using the right one for the job at hand. For many borrowers that may mean bypassing the conventional route to find the one that fits your budget today and is the least likely to cause financial stress in the future. Read More
With the shocking pace at which mortgage rates have continued to fall, Freddie Mac has been in the spotlight quite a bit this past January. Since the new year began, all eyes have been on the Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey, which has shown a drop in mortgage rates for four consecutive weeks. Read More
The US Presidential election is on November 8th. There are two more FOMC meetings this year, November 2nd and December 14th. Read More
Buying a home is often considered a milestone in life as well as in a relationship. According to the National Association of Realtors, 67 percent of homebuyers were married couples, up from 58 percent five years ago. 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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