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Thanks for visiting my ActiveRain blog. Here, you'll find information about what's going on in the mortgage market, ideas to build your real estate business, and other blippits I think you may find of interest.
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The volatile path of mortgage rates last week followed the changing expectations for Tuesday's Federal Open Market Committee meeting.  The FOMC sets the Fed Funds Rate, a benchmark interest rate upon which Prime Rate is based. According to Federal Funds Rate futures, there is a 94 percent chance ...
09/17/2007
Who: The Columbia AssociationWhat: Commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month, this free event will offer fun and games for the entire family, including miniature golf, batting cages, a moon bounce, ethnic music, a salsa dance competition,  plenty of food, and much more! When:  Saturday, September 22,...
09/15/2007
I'm sure you've heard of sending out open house postcards to all the neighbors. You might even do it yourself.But instead of sending an informal postcard that might just get tossed in the trash without a second glance, how about calling the neighbors yourself and personally inviting them to the o...
09/15/2007
If so, join Belair-Edison Neighborhoods, Inc. for 18 holes of golf, fun prizes, and all-you-can-eat barbeque from Big Bad Wolf's House of Barbeque!What: 9th Annual Belair-Edison Golf TournamentWhen: Friday, September 28th at 8:00 amWhere: Historic Clifton Park Golf Course, 2701 Saint Lo DriveCost...
09/15/2007
As crude oil crossed $80 a barrel Thursday, the Wall Street Journal ran an interactive poll with its readers. What sustained price for gasoline would cause you to cut back on other household spending? The graph above shows the on-going results of the non-scientific study.  You can chime in, too, ...
09/14/2007
Many real estate and mortgage consultants I know give plants as house warming gifts. That’s a good idea, but plants die. Another idea is to give a fireproof safe for all their important documents. The safe costs more than a plant, but will last a lifetime. You can get one for under $30. And it h...
09/13/2007
Headlines today read that the value of gold is nearing its all-time high (adjusted for inflation).  The lay people would ignore this story, but those in the know understand that the price of gold is usually reflective of the state of the global economy. The spot price of gold tells a lot about in...
09/13/2007
Mortgage rates "come from" one place only: the prices of mortgage bonds as determined by investors.  The higher the price, the lower the corresponding return, or rate. Bonds -- like stocks -- are traded as securities.  An investor may buy Microsoft stock if he thought the company's future looked ...
09/12/2007
Line 901 of a mortgage settlement statement is commonly confused for a closing cost.  It's actually an "advance payment" on the mortgage. Often called a per diem by mortgage professionals, line 901 itemizes a borrower's prepaid mortgage interest charges due at closing.  The total amount due equal...
09/11/2007
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Zig Ziglar’s most famous quote is “You can get anything you want if you help enough people get what they want.” It’s true. Help your clients get what they want: a nice homea fair pricegreat service.Do this, and you'll have clients for life - clients who will tell all their friends and family abo...
09/10/2007
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