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For the 9th straight month last month, foreclosure activity slowed. According to foreclosure-tracking firm RealtyTrac, the number of foreclosure filings dropped 29 percent nationwide on an annual basis in June. The phrase “foreclosure filing” is a catch-all term, comprising default notices, sche...
07/14/2011
More commonly called APR, Annual Percentage Rate is a government-mandated mortgage comparison tool. It measures the total cost of borrowing over the life of a loan into dollars-and-cents. A loan’s APR is printed in the top-left corner of the Federal Truth-In-Lending Disclosure, as shown above. W...
07/12/2011
Mortgage markets improved in roller coaster-like trading last week. And, not surprisingly, the week’s two big stories were the same two stories roiling mortgage markets since March — Greece and Jobs.In both instances, rate shoppers won. Conforming mortgage rates in California improved for the fir...
07/11/2011
The year is half-over. It’s an opportune time to take stock of analyst predictions made at the start of the year, and to recognize that the “experts” can be wrong as often as they are right. For as much experience and authority an expert brings to the conversation, though, nobody can accurately p...
07/08/2011
Friday morning, at 8:30 AM ET, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its June Non-Farm Payrolls report. If you’re currently shopping for a mortgage, or floating a mortgage rate, be prepared. Mortgage rates can change following the monthly report’s release. Often, by a lot. More commonly called...
07/07/2011
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/43591720#43591720 (click here) As home buyers in the Newport Coast area , we tend to research homes a lot. We look at square footage; at upgrades; at landscaping; at community statistics; and, at every other “number” on which we can get our hands. But those...
07/06/2011
Mortgage markets worsened last week as Wall Street’s renewed optimism pushed equities to their best one-week gain in 2 years. The change in  sentiment was bad news for rate shoppers, however, as investors pored into stocks at the expense of bonds. Last week, for the first time since February, mor...
07/05/2011
The interest rate differential between fixed-rate and adjustable-rate mortgages continues to widen and has now reached historic levels. There’s never been a better time to lock an ARM. According to Freddie Mac’s weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey, homeowners in Laguna Beach who lock their mort...
07/04/2011
The summer housing market is heating up. According to data from the National Association of REALTORS®, the Pending Home Sales Index smashed analyst expectations, jumping 8 percent on a monthly basis in May.  Wall Street calls were for an increase of just 0.5 percent.  It was a surprise result tha...
06/30/2011
Maybe homes in Irvine are holding value better than we thought. Between March and April of this year, home values rose 0.8 percent nationally, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s Home Price Index. It’s the index’s first month-to-month improvement since May of last year. Values are ...
06/29/2011
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