Monthly Archives: August 2011

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Mortgage 101: 4 Types of Mortgage Programs & Their Payments

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Rates are flat today.   Initial jobless claims were higher than expected, driving stocks down.   Bonds are mostly flat.   Today's comparison mortgage rates with no lender fees are 4.25% on a 30 year, 3.375% on a 15 ye...

Is Online Mortgage Shopping Risky?

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Rates are flat today. Today's comparison mortgage rates with no lender fees are 4.125% on a 30 year, 3.25 % on a 15 year and 3.0% on a 5/1 ARM. (click here for details) I'm glad to see everyone survived this wild wee...

What to Do When Rates Go Down and You Are Locked In…

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Rates are down today. The combination of passing the debt ceiling bill, keeping our AAA rating, and a weak US economic outlook has helped bonds. It's amazing what a few days can do in today's crazy market. Today's com...

What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate (and Planking)

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Rates are flat today. The Debt Ceiling issue looks to be settled and is just waiting on final Senate approval. Today's comparison mortgage rates with no lender fees are 4.375% on a 30 year, 3.5% on a 15 year and 2.875...

10 Deadly Skeletons in Your Mortgage Closet

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Rates are flat today. With no big economic reports out today, expect more of the same. I recommend locking if you can. Today's comparison mortgage rates with no lender fees are 4.0% on a 30 year, 3.25% on a 15 year an...

4 Mortgage SNAFUS and Who Pays For These Changes

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Rates are flat today. Today's comparison mortgage rates with no lender fees are 4.25% on a 30 year, 3.25% on a 15 year and 2.875% on a 5/1 ARM. Click here for more details. I hope everyone enjoyed yesterday's episod...

A Mortgage Lender Referral Is Not Enough (With Commentary)

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Rates are flat today. Mortgage bonds are drifting downward slightly and stocks are up in anticipation of Friday's speech by Fed chairman Ben Bernanke. I recommend locking. Today's comparison mortgage rates with no len...

3 Ways Gamblers Can Lock In Lower Mortgage Rates

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Rates are flat today. Consumer spending was reported higher than expected and stocks are up around 200 in early afternoon trading. Today's comparison mortgage rates with no lender fees are 4.25% on a 30 year, 3.375% o...

How It Feels to Be a Mortgage Loan Officer in This Economy

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Mortgage bonds are down and rates are up this morning. I recommend locking. Today's comparison mortgage rates with no lender fees are 4.25% on a 30 year, 3.375% on a 15 year and 3.0% on a 5/1 ARM. Click here for more...

How the S&P Downgrade Will Affect Mortgage Rates

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Rates are flat. The Fed meets today and there is a possibility of additional quantitative easing stimulus (QE3). The Dow is up 200 in early trading. Today's comparison mortgage rates with no lender fees are 4.25% on a...

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