Conforming Jumbo and FHA Mortgage Rates Rise For Second Consecutive Week

According to Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) latest weekly survey, mortgage rates for conforming jumbo (also called High Balance Loans) and FHA loans increased again last week. This is second week in a row that the rates have gone up. And if that was not enough, by the end of Thursday, mortgage backed securities tanked by […]

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A Slew Of New Guidelines Can Clip Mortgage Origination By 20%

Since the mortgage meltdown of 2007, the industry has been hit with a slew of regulations. While consumer advocates think much still needs to be done, industry insiders and some outside experts thing the pendulum has swung too much on the other side and is impacting the housing recovery. A recent study by American Action […]

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How to De-mystify Mortgage Rate and Become a Better Rate Shopper

Shopping for the best Mortgage rate possible has always been the primary objective when borrowing a home loan. As well it should be! The challenge with this strategy is that there is much misleading information released on the subject by various media. Internet web sites and email marketing, along with other media such as radio, […]

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