Monthly Archives: April 2011

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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...

Top 3 Things You Should Tell Your Loan Officer (Episode 72)

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This is the best Rates in Motion episode ever! Hey, I know that mortgages are boring and confusing, so today I offer some advice on what you need to tell your loan officer when shopping for a mortgage.  I hope it hel...

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...

Top 5 Things that Can Kill Your Mortgage Application (Episode 66)

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Here’s my top five things that will kill your mortgage application or give you one BIG mortgage headache! Opening new credit or using up your current credit. Missing payments. Making large deposits without a pa...

“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 ...

FHA Changes Ahead! (Episode 58)

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After April 18th, FHA guidelines are changing and your mortgage insurance will be more expensive for FHA loans. Today's episode also features: - Taxes on your iPhone? - US debt weighing in on mortgage bonds - Cong...

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...

No April Fool’s Joke (Episode 56)

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It might seem like an April Fool's Day joke, but a federal judge ordered a temporary delay of the big changes that were set to begin today. It does affect rates. Also, Mike talks a bit today about rate locks and how ...

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...

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...

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