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In terms of investment options, real estate should rank among your top considerations! With traditional investments yielding uncertain or very low returns, real estate investing is growing ever more competitive and mainstream. Here are some simple guidelines I use when representing new real estate [...]

Which Home Improvements Yield The Strongest Returns?

The key to adding value to a property is buyer appeal. In real estate, light, bright and clean spaces are inviting to buyers, so good lighting and a neutral palette are inexpensive and very worthwhile investments. According to the National Association of Realtors, updated kitchens and bathrooms are the improvements that yield the strongest [...]

Weekly Mortgage Message from our in-house Mortgage Master Specialist Colleen Polson

 

Single family, owner occupied, 80% loan to value, 740 or better fico

Current Trend Direction: Sideways 

Advise Your Clients: Carefully floating

Current Price of FNMA 3.0% Bond: $102.34, -9bp

Mortgage Bonds begin near unchanged and off their opening highs as investors await a plethora of economic data that culminates with the April Jobs report on [...]

Weekly Mortgage Message from our in-house Mortgage Master Specialist Colleen Polson

 

Single family, owner occupied, 80% loan to value, 740 or better fico

 

Current Trend Direction: Topping out at highs seen in May and October

Advise Your Clients: Locking

Current Price of FNMA 3.5% Bond: $104.56, -9bp

The new month is ushered in today after the U.S. Stock markets suffered their worst losses for a January since 2009.

able to rebound in the last week of trading.  Oil prices are lower to begin the month on fading prospects of a cut in production from [...]

Weekly Mortgage Message from our in-house Mortgage Master Specialist Colleen Polson

 

Single family, owner occupied, 80% loan to value, 740 or better fico

Current Trend Direction: Sideways beneath resistance at 200-day moving average

Advise Your Clients:  Locking

Current Price of FNMA 3.5% Bond: $103.72, -19bp

Mortgage Bonds are giving back Friday's gains as Stocks, which are off to their worst start to begin a year on record, try to [...]

Weekly Mortgage Message from our in-house Mortgage Master Specialist Colleen Polson

 

Single family, owner occupied, 80% loan to value, 740 or better fico

Current Trend Direction: Higher

Advise Your Clients: Start Day Carefully Floating – but read on

Current Price of FNMA 3.5% Bond: $103.38, +19bp

There is nothing like some heightened Mideast tensions, wicked Stock selloff in China and a significant decline in Stocks here in the US to ring in the New [...]

Weekly Mortgage Message from our in-house Mortgage Master Specialist Colleen Polson

Single family, owner occupied, 80% loan to value, 740 or better fico

  

Current Trend Direction: Sideways beneath resistance

Advise Your Clients: Locking

Current Price of FNMA 3.5% Bond: $103.44, Unchanged

Mortgage Bonds trade near unchanged and remain below resistance as the month of November comes to an end.

The week's economic calendar is [...]