Monthly Archives: April 2011

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Will We Ever See 100% Mortgage Financing Again? (Episode 74)

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Will you ever again get 100% financing when buying a house? Is it still possible to someday have a 0% down payment? Are the days of the 80/20 mortgage long gone? Today I pull out the crystal ball and predict the futu...

The Thing about Homeowners Insurance (Episode 62)

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Mike was nearly hit with a tornado yesterday! Today he shares his experience driving to the studio today and talks about homeowner's insurance. Inside today's episode you'll see: Inflation fears affecting mortgag...

Up Front with Occupancy (Episode 67)

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Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines! Don't forget the deadline for income taxes and that FHA mortgage insurance premium increases kick in.  To help make up for the pain, we're launching the free Rates in Motion LoanApp g...

Sellers Can Pay Your Closing Costs (Episode 75)

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No royal wedding fever here today... It's casual Friday and I want to talk about something that's more important to all of us. Money. I've been getting a bunch of questions about who pays for what expenses during a ...

Is it Really Hard to Get a Mortgage? (Episode 70)

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Special thanks today to Michael D. Harris Jr., who is the editor of The Lime Magazine and president of Ardynn Media Group.  Rates in Motion now has its very own tab on his online magazine! We're looking forward to fi...

Changing Jobs? Wait! (Episode 63)

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Mike reminds you that if you're looking to buy a home or change mortgages, don't change jobs! Inside today's episode you'll find: Top 9 home repairs after winter What to avoid if you're thinking of switching job...

On the Road Again! (Episode 64)

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Mike is on the road again! This time he's heading to a first time homebuyer group hosted by a local Realtor. There will be loan officers there, so this should be fun! Here's Mike's update from the road: (Watch it...

Home Purchase Appraisal Problems (Episode 68)

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Sometimes appraisals go the wrong way. That's usually bad news if you're all ready to move in. Today I talk about why an appraisal can be an issue and ways to fix the situation if an appraisal comes in too low when t...

Do I Need PMI? (Episode 69)

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I'm on the road again, this time shooting from my hotel room. Some of my friends jokingly call me the "Godfather of Rates", so we had a little fun in this episode answering a question about Private Mortgage Insurance...

“No Payment” Mortgage Option (Episode 60)

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What's better than a low payment? No payment! A new company will pay your mortgage for you if you let them use your house as a billboard! It might be a good idea with the new loan officer compensation regulations ...

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