Monthly Archives: May 2011

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2 More Reasons to Buy a Home (Episode 91)

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Happy Monday! Since the world didn't end on Saturday as predicted, I figure it's time to focus on the future again. Obviously rates and home prices are low right now, but in this episode I talk about two more reasons...

3 Reasons to Get a “Cash In” Mortgage

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I hope you enjoyed your weekend! I don't know about you, but I'm ready to get back on the horse. Rates are flat again today. Mortgage Bonds are up slightly due to some weak economic data that came out this morning. H...

7 Things Borrowers Need to Do a Mortgage (Episode 87)

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After letting the guys have some fun yesterday, I'm back! While I was gone I discovered what women want and I'm pretty excited! I share my ground breaking discovery in today's episode. I also share the 7 things that ...

Behind the Scenes of Rates in Motion (Episode 86)

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Mike is busy giving a talk to Realtors today, but we know you rely on the daily rate updates. The State Troopers won't let Mike shoot an episode in his truck again, so Mike's partners in crime (Aaron and Tony) had to ...

Borrow From Your 401(k) to Pay off Debt? (Episode 85)

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I've heard of robbing Peter to pay Paul, but what about robbing your 401(k) account (taking a loan) to pay off debt that is hurting your "Debt to Income" (DTI) ratio? Check it out in today's Friday the 13th video: ...

Cash Out vs Rate and Term Refinance Mortgages (Episode 82)

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Yesterday, I talked about trying to refinance and sell your home at the same time. There are significant differences between "rate and term" and "cash out" refinances. It can be confusing. For instance, you can get ...

Dude, where is my escrow? (Episode 84)

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Ever wonder what happened to all that money you had in your mortgage escrow account when you sold or refinanced your home? It won't reduce your mortgage payoff It won't be given to you at closing It may cause p...

Fight for Your Appraisal (Episode 77)

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This is a call for action! Now that appraisers have been insulated from contact by lenders, borrowers, and Realtors, some appraisers are taking the easy way out and using a lower value to save time. It's time to figh...

Free Money for Down Payments? (Episode 78)

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In the new mortgage environment, 100% mortgage financing is mostly gone. So what should you do if you don't have a big chunk of money saved? Watch today's episode and I'll share some ways to get low cost or no cost d...

Guide to Using Gift Funds for a Down Payment (Episode 92)

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I'm going to the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors (GMAR) Brewer game outing today, so it feels like Christmas in May at the Rates in Motion studio. Since I'm feeling festive, not only am I going to talk abou...

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