February 2011 Blog Posts (18)

Freddie Mac Weekly Update: 30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage Drops to 5 Percent

 

30-year fixed-rate mortgage: Averaged 4.95 percent with an average 0.6 point for the week ending February 24, 2011, down from last week when it averaged 5.0 percent. Last year at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 5.05 percent. .



The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage: Average 0.7 point, down from last week when it averaged 4.27 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 4.40 percent.



Five-year indexed hybrid…

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Added by Your Property Path on February 24, 2011 at 6:21pm — No Comments

Is Search An Early Market Indicator

Real Estate Porn

The search bunny keeps on going



Its interesting that online search for real estate is as strong as ever. Sales are miserable, people are afraid to buy. They no longer know what value and they have no job security. So, why is search so strong. Realtor.com President, Errol Samuelson notes that Online search is a critical measure of interest in real estate, especially now that more than 90 percent of buyers search for their homes…

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Added by Your Property Path on February 23, 2011 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Real Estate Recovery, When?

According to many economic reports, the United States is out of recession. However, many of the aspects that we as real estate investors are concerned like jobs and borrowing, continue in the bottom of the pit. There are signs that indicate that we may see a recovery in our real estate market, recent reports have shown an increase in consumer spending, jobs are growing at a faster pace, and personal finance for many US families are starting to improve. For… Continue

Added by Pedro Gonzalez on February 20, 2011 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Get Into The REO Industry The Profitable Way

The current conditions of our real estate market provides great advantages for those of us that have decided to jump into the market and take advantage of the low prices. The weakness of the U.S. economy has given rise to the largest epidemic of foreclosures in American history. Yet as always, challenges bring opportunities.



The year 2010 was another breaking year for foreclosures and bank REOs. Over a million homes were converted to REO properties… Continue

Added by Pedro Gonzalez on February 19, 2011 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Become a Better Negotiator and Increase Your Revenues

"Let us never negotiate out of fear, but never fear to negotiate"

John F. Kennedy



Negotiations is method of resolving differences between people. In real estate much of our work revolves around resolving differences, thus our ability to negotiate effectively is an essential skill. How you negotiate on a daily basis determines how much you make, what benefits/concessions you get, and how easy it is to get your offers approved. However, recent research… Continue

Added by Pedro Gonzalez on February 18, 2011 at 10:56am — No Comments

Attn: Real Estate Investors Nationwide...

Real Estate Investors... Did you miss it?

 

Here is the replay link: http://bit.ly/fqUFM7

Added by Reginald D. Wimbley on February 18, 2011 at 9:59am — No Comments

Invitation to Watch and Attend The Mason Hill Money Train webinars

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With record sales, new markets, phenomenal product, record webinar attendance, an Affiliate and SP Program producing nearly ALL of our business and considerable buzz in the real estate industry…the time is now to get on board the Mason Hill money train!

 

They have expanded and are in several markets with more on the horizon. Here’s where we are and…

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Added by Pierre A Pienaar on February 18, 2011 at 12:12am — No Comments

Freddie Mac Weekly Update: 30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage Drops to 5 Percent

 

30-year fixed-rate mortgage: Averaged 5.0 percent with an average 0.7 point for the week ending February 17, 2011, down from last week when it averaged 5.05 percent. Last year at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.93 percent.



The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage: Averaged 4.27 percent with an average 0.7 point, down from last week when it averaged 4.29 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 4.33…

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Added by Your Property Path on February 17, 2011 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Mortgage Bankers Weekly Update: Mortgage Applications Decrease as Rates Jump

Mortgage Bankers Association for the week of 2/16/2010



Market Composite Index: (loan application volume) a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 9.5 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On an unadjusted basis, the Index decreased 7.9 percent compared with the previous week.



Refinance Index: decreased 11.4 percent from the previous week and is… Continue

Added by Your Property Path on February 17, 2011 at 4:54pm — No Comments

The Impact of a Higher National Debt

The U.S. national debt ceiling was set at $14.29 trillion in February, 2010. Now it looks like we are going to hit that ceiling by the time you read this posting. What our politicians are going to do? Not passing a law to increase that ceiling means to enacting a balanced budget amendment. Not raising the national debt ceiling means deficit spending ends immediately. It means the… Continue

Added by Pedro Gonzalez on February 14, 2011 at 10:52am — No Comments

The Future of Fannie and Freddie and its Impact to China

China may be affected by the imminent changes to Fannie and Freddy announced by the Obama administration. Chinese regulators have issued a rare denial of a local media report that the country could lose up to $450 billion on its investment in securities issued by U.S. housing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. LEARN MORE

Added by Pedro Gonzalez on February 12, 2011 at 8:33am — No Comments

Obama wants big changes in mortgages

It seems that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may be facing down under some changes being currently proposed...http://bit.ly/eNwF34

 

 

Added by Pedro Gonzalez on February 12, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

This Week's Webinars...

Upcoming Webinars:

"Hassle Free Investing: Introducing the Mason Hill Model"

Wednesday, Feb. 16 | Wednesday, Feb.…

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Added by Reginald D. Wimbley on February 11, 2011 at 8:22pm — No Comments

The advantages of Bridge Loans to Invest in Real Estate

Getting a Caveat Loan

 

If you have an existing mortgage and you suddenly need additional money for additional investement, you might find bridge loans as a good option. Bridge Loans are also called, caveat loans or short term second mortgagee. It is because in most cases, a caveat loan could be obtained even if you have an existing home loan. The…

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Added by Andrew Black on February 11, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

Mortgage Bankers Weekly Update: Mortgage Applications Decrease as Rates Jump

Mortgage Bankers Association for the week of 02/09/2010



Market Composite Index: (loan application volume) a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 5.5 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On an unadjusted basis, the Index decreased 3.9 percent compared with the previous week.



Refinance Index: decreased 7.7 percent from the previous week



Purchase Index:… Continue

Added by Your Property Path on February 10, 2011 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Freddie Mac Update: 30-Year Mortgages Rise to Highest Level Since April 2010

30-year fixed-rate mortgage: Averaged 5.05 percent with an average 0.7 point for the week ending February 10, 2011, up from last week when it averaged 4.81 percent. Last year at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.97 percent.



The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage: Averaged 4.29 percent with an average 0.7 point, up from last week when it averaged 4.08 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 4.34 percent.



Five-year…

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Added by Your Property Path on February 10, 2011 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Fannie Mae Raises Borrowers Costs

Costs Will Increase For Buyers Regardless Of Credit Worthiness



Beginning April 1, 2011 Fannie Mae will implement a higher interest rate to borrowers even if they have a perfect credit score for all loans term over 15 years. Freddie Mac will change its fee structure changes on of March 1st.



Loan Level Price Adjustment

Borrowers will be charged either a higher interest rate derived from the size of… Continue

Added by Your Property Path on February 9, 2011 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Case Shiller: Will We Double Dip

Case Shiller report shows a deceleration in the annual growth rates in 17 of the 20 MSAs. Housing generally leads the economy out of a recession. This time its not, housing is simply suffering. Not only is money tight but job creation is still a big hurt. In some cities, the decline over the last year was quite sharp.



David M. Blitze,chairman of S.&P.’s index committee tells the NY Times that a double-dip could be confirmed before spring. He goes on to say the series is now…

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Added by Your Property Path on February 2, 2011 at 1:53pm — No Comments

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