Monthly Archives: March 2011

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Real Estate Perks (Episode 53)

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Who doesn't like free stuff? When shopping for a home, Mike recommends checking with the listing agent to see if they're offering a free home warranty or inspection. Also, don't forget the deadline for filing taxes i...

Tragedy Pushes Mortgage Rates Down (Episode 43)

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Rates are in motion today! Mike's "No Lender Fee" mortgage industry rates were down sharply today as the tragedy in Japan worsened and investors fled for safer ground in mortgage bonds. Our thoughts and prayers are w...

Lock Your Rate Before April 1st (Episode 54)

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Prashant in Michigan asked if it was a good idea to lock after April 1st once the new law goes into effect and the yield spread premium (each loan officer's behind the scenes profit) is fixed. Here's Mike's answer: ...

Episode 33 – The “Low Down” on Mortgage Down Payments

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Today in our main segment, Mike shares the "Low Down" on mortgage down payments in this current real estate finance marketplace. He also discusses Warren Buffett's comments about the real estate market in his letter t...

Why is Mike Doing This? (Episode 44)

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Mike takes a minute to read a letter from one viewer and answers the question everyone is asking: "Why is Mike doing this?" Also, we're still thinking about the tragedy in Japan, and Mike is trying to help spread the...

Last Day to Lock (Episode 55)

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With new mortgage industry changes beginning tomorrow on April 1st, Mike recommends that you lock in today to get the best deal on your mortgage. Here's more: (Watch it on your mobile phone or email reader here) ...

Episode 34 – Underwriting Tongue Twister Tip of the Day

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Today the iPad 2 is out, some rates are down, and Mike attempts to share his underwriting "Tip of the Day" five times fast while he discusses underwriting processes and the issue of seasoning down payment funds (and c...

Why Sellers Like Low Rates (Episode 45)

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Happy St. Patrick's Day! Today Mike discusses why it's in the interest of sellers (and also their Realtors) to make sure the buyers have the best deal on their mortgage. Here's more: (Watch it on your mobile phon...

Episode 35 – Time to Seize the Day!

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It's a new day here at Rates in Motion! To celebrate the new format, we have a lot of fun with Charlie Sheen making a guest appearance while Mike shares a passionate recommendation to "Seize the Day" before mortgage c...

Mike in Motion (Episode 46)

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TGIF everyone! Since Mike was on his way to a meeting of Realtors, he used a "hands free" iPhone mount to shoot today's episode from his truck. We think it turned out pretty good. Here's more: (Watch it on your m...

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