Are You on a Clear Path to Mortgage Success?

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Refund checks kick off ‘tax buying season’

By Jonnelle Marte, MarketWatch  The Internal Revenue Service has cut more than $100 billion in refund checks so far this tax season, according to the latest data available. At $3,200, the average check is $200 more than what early filers collected at the same time last year. In surveys, ...
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Mortgage Rates Drop to 2-Week Lows

BY MATTHEW GRAHAM Feb 26 2014, 4:37PM Mortgage rates built on yesterday's strength and continued lower today.  After lenders released rate sheet improvements in the afternoon, the average offering was right in line with the low rates seen on February 13th or 6th.  While Monday's run up to 1-month highs briefly shifted the most prevalentl ...
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Is the Seller Aware?

By Geary Smith -February 14, 2014I am finding it increasingly more difficult to show listings. More agents are requesting that they be contacted via email for showing instructions or request they be contacted for showing instructions and then don't respond to the requests. For example yesterday I attempted to reach an agent who listed in Agent Rema ...
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Mortgage rates moved sideways today

Feb 24 2014, 4:53PM Mortgage rates moved sideways today, reflecting the ongoing indecision in the bond markets that underlie day-to-day rate movements.  The mortgage-backed-securities (MBS) that most directly affect mortgage rate movement spent some time in both positive and negative territory. Rate sheets themselves were slightly stronger ...
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No Love for Lower Rates Heading into the Weekend

Today's rate sheet offerings are very similar to Wednesday's.  Recently, 4.375% dominated however rates are inching higher and now leaning towards 4.5% as the most prevalently quoted 30yr fixed rates for the very best borrower scenarios. Last week was volatile for both stocks and bonds as confl ...
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