Mortgage bond prices finished the week lower which put upward pressure on rates. We started with sharply higher rates as data showed economic strength. New home sales were 694K versus the expected 631K. Consumer confidence was 128.7. Analysts looked for a reading of 126. The 10Y hit the key psychological 3% mark for the first time since January 2014. Weekly jobless claims were 209K which was the lowest reading since 1969. Durable goods orders rose 2.6% versus the expected 2.3% increase. However, ex-auto orders were unchanged versus an expected 0.7% increase. Q1 Gross Domestic Product rose 2.3% versus the expected 2.1% increase. Employment cost index rose 0.8% which was 0.1% higher than expected. We ended the week worse by 1/8 to 1/4 of a discount point.LOOKING AHEAD
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Keep a sharp eye on the various employment related data this week. Last week’s weekly jobless claims hit levels not seen in over 40 years. The data showed 209,000 new applications for unemployment. Analysts expected a number around 230,000. It is not uncommon for the weekly figures to miss estimates but the sharply lower figure was a very strong indicator that the U.S. economy continued to add jobs. The Fed is clear on their course to raise rates. Strong employment data supports the call for rate hikes sooner rather than later.
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you’re looking for a mortgage you can use a mortgage broker or deal
directly with the bank. Even if you do have a bank you've worked with, you
should consider shopping around anyway—don’t trust your bank is automatically
giving you the best deal.
mind that when you're on your own, comparing rates and closing cost and
terms can be time consuming and complicated. A second opinion could save your
typically offers just a few mortgage options, so in order to find the best
one, you will have to research them each individually.
Pros of Using a Broker
Brokers are mortgage experts . They know the market, follow trends
and know which institutions offer which mortgages products. They'll also know
which lenders are offering discounts or deals.
brokers can save you time. A smart broker can identify the most
appropriate lender for your specific circumstances and know which mortgages
will be most appropriate. They also handle the hassle
of paperwork and interaction with lenders, which can help
relieve stress from the process.
saving of time, work and stress is a big factor for many individuals who
use a mortgage broker. Some brokers develop personal and professional
relationships with lenders, which may accelerate the application process.
Top 10 Reasons to Choose a Mortgage Broker
vs a Banker, Dana Bain
Few people realize there are large
differences when choosing what type of company to get your new mortgage
from. I have worked on both sides of the coin and will recommend to
anyone: Find the best Mortgage Broker you can.
10. Licensing Qualifications –
Brokers have many more laws to abide by and are more heavily licensed than
All Brokers are required to be SAFE Act compliant including being registered
with the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System. The new licensing
requirements: 20 hours of education, FBI Fingerprint scans, Submission of a
credit report, and a satisfactory score on the Federal and State Licensing
Exam. Once licensed the broker must complete 8 hours of continuing education to
maintain their approved status. Not all Bankers are required to meet the
above guidelines; they can operate under the company licenses without being
9. Full Disclosure – All
Brokers must be completely transparent when disclosing the closing costs to the
borrower, even including their compensation. Bankers Do Not, nor is
it figured into the fees they show you.
We have to show you how much we make during the transaction and our fees are
also considered when calculating whether or not the loan passes the Qualified
Mortgage Rules Fee Cap. As of Jan 10th 2014, there is a 3% cap
to the amount of fees that can be charged on a loan that is equal to or greater
than $100k. Brokers are not allowed to collect compensation from both the
borrower and the lender in the same transaction. We must choose one or
the other, tell the borrower which and then show them the amount we are
collecting. Bankers do not have to disclose their compensation and their
compensation is not figured into the new Qualified Mortgage Rules Fee
Cap. Bankers do not have to let you know their compensation nor is it
regulated under the new federal laws.
8. Ability to Shop – Brokers have
various lenders in their portfolio, so they can effortlessly shop for
you. Bankers cannot shop around and sometimes are unable to even
get your loan approved.
Brokers can pair you with a lender that offers the best rates and costs for
your situation and tailor the loan to meet your needs. Bankers are
usually stuck selling one product to everyone with no option to shop you around
and find you the best fit.
7. Wholesale Vs. Retail – Brokers
sell wholesale, bankers sell retail.
you use a Broker it’s like shopping at Costco or Sam’s club versus going to
Walmart or Target. Everyone knows that the wholesale stores offer better
deals than their retail counterparts.
6. Smaller Company means Better Customer
Service – Brokers have more time to work on a personal level. Bankers
work in volume and not have time to provide personal service.
Most Brokers work for smaller local companies that focus on customer service
instead of margins and bottom lines. Those large Banks sure have big
names, but tend to do loans in volume to make investors and stockholders
happy. A smaller local company is more than likely focusing on building
customer relationships in the community than quarterly profit and loss
5. Faster and Easier Process – A
common misconception today is that a broker has no control over his business,
but must rely on the actual lender to close the loan. We have competitors
time and time again tell our clients if they want the loan closed then they
better choose a banker.
we have more control over our loans because we do all the beginning initial pre
approvals and qualifications. Before we can submit a file to a lender it
must be completely scrubbed by us and been run through Fannie Mae’s Automated
Approval system. This ensures the file is approved and is ready to be
underwritten by the lender. Most lenders hold brokers to high standards
when submitting files that don’t close and a dirty file could cost us our
relationship with that lender. Once in the door approvals take 24-48
hours, then we can start moving a loan toward closing. Fact is; as a
Broker I can get a loan approved and closed before most Bankers can get an
approval. Need a loan closed in just a couple of weeks instead of a
couple of months, then find a mortgage broker to work with.
4. Broker Hours vs Banker Hours – My
hours don’t end when the Bank closes, therefore I am here to help my clients at
As an independent Mortgage Broker I am always available to answer your
questions and take your calls. Most of my business is done actually done
before 9am and after 5pm, which is more convenient to the borrower. When the
bank closes, everybody goes home and you get the answering machine.
3. Knowledge – Brokers are usually
more educated and experienced because of the strict licensing requirements and
Strict licensing requirements and qualifications have weeded out most of the
fly by night Brokers. Those of us who are left have been in the industry
for a number of years and have continued to be successful despite the growing
pangs the industry has gone through since 2010. Most companies won’t hire
anyone without years of experience and a proven track record for success.
Banks are much more willing and likely to hire a newbie because they don’t have
to be licensed. Those few brokers who are left standing are the best of
the best in this industry.
2. Lowest fees – Since Mortgage Broker’s
Compensation is regulated by law we have seen these fees come way down and
benefit the borrowers.
most of my deals I rely on my lender paid compensation to earn my
commission. This means I charge ZERO fees to the borrower, so all they
are left with is Lender, Title and appraisal fees. There are no points or
origination and usually I can offer them a credit toward their closing costs to make them
even lower. The way it works is that each broker company must decide on a
compensation plan with their lender of choice. This is done usually once
a quarter or monthly. So every loan we bring to our lenders have a
predetermined % of compensation we can expect to earn. That
means no matter which rate you choose, I am paid the same amount. No
reason to steer you into a higher rate to make more money. We have our
comp plans fairly low in the market, so when we offer a rate there is usually
money still left over that goes to our clients as a credit to lower their
1. Lowest Rates – Compounding
on the lower fees is of course what rates come at those fees. Since we
are a smaller company with less overhead, we focus on the lowest rates.
The Big Banks have a lot of overhead; buildings, light bills, phone bills,
tons of staff, and the list keeps going. In order to compensate for their
rising costs they have to make it up somewhere, usually from your pocket in the
form of a higher rate. Simply put, I don’t have to pay for all that stuff
so I can give you the best rate and the lowest cost.
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Inc. NMLS #1498 is a licensed broker and not a lender.We
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condo is a lot like purchasing a "regular" home, but
with one big difference -- mortgages are tougher to come by.
impose a different set of rules on you when you buy a condo. They may sometimes
increase your interest rate.
With condos and co-ops, it’s not just your creditworthiness the lender has
to worry about. It must also verify the fiscal and physical health of
the entire development into which you're buying.
Conforming mortgage rules for condos
The majority of homebuyers use "conforming"
This means that their loan
purchased by one of two government-sponsored entities -- Fannie Mae or Freddie
Mac -- and that the loan meets the two group's minimum standards.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac use the
term "warrantable" to describe condominium projects and
properties against which they'll allow a mortgage. See: https://www.fanniemae.com/content/guide/selling/b4/2.1/01.html
Condo projects and properties
which don't meet Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac warrantability
standards are known as non-warrantable.
Non-warrantable condos are more
challenging to finance.
Typically, a condo is considered
Common non-warrantable properties
include condotels, time shares, fractional ownership properties, and other
projects which require owners to join an organization, such as a golf club.
Manufactured housing projects and
other developments which are not legally considered real estate are also excluded
from warrantability. These include house boat and motorhome projects.
When buying a condo, ask your real
estate agent or lender about the building's warrantability before you go any
A warrantable condo typically gets
you lower mortgage rates than a non-warrantable condo. Warrantable condos
create lower risk for the bank.
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not a lender. We arrange but do not make loans.
Consumers thinking about getting a mortgage
should know where they stand. Here is what you might not know about your credit
score when it comes to applying for a mortgage.
The truth is not all credit reports are
created equal. Many of the consumer credit reporting services that are
available in the market place today such as Credit Karma do not give you the
same type of data that a mortgage credit report does. The granddaddy credit
report bar none is a financial services credit report. A financial services credit
report is the most accurate type of credit report because it provides a credit
score from each bureau.
Most of the consumer credit reports available
in the market place only provide one score or no scores or a combination of
multiple reports with inconsistent information as it pertains to accurateness.
For example, if your credit score is 700 from
Credit Karma then when you go apply for a mortgage, your credit score is 650.
This disparity might be because the credit report that the mortgage provider
obtains is all 3 credit scores and they use the middle of the score.
The other misconception in the marketplace is
that applying for a mortgage makes your score tank. That is just not true.
The federal government encourages you to shop for a mortgage and does not
penalize you from a credit reporting standpoint if you’re having mortgage
lenders pull your credit report.
Consumers can get into trouble when they are
applying for a mortgage and diverse types of credit entities at the same time
e.g. a mortgage inquiry, a cell phone inquiry and a cable inquiry.
Another reason that there could be a disparity
in your credit score versus the credit score that the lender obtains is that
each creditor you have reports to the different bureaus at separate times of
the month and there is not an accurate way to pin point in time when the
optimal time to pull a copy of your credit report is.
A credit report is an accurate reporting of your
credit 30 days ago. Put another way, you might see some debts on your credit
report that are already paid off based on when your creditor reports your
activity to the bureaus. If you need to get your credit score up most mortgage
companies can do what’s called a rapid score to show that you’ve paid down a
credit card for example to get your credit score up a couple of notches to
change your mortgage loan program or your down payment or get you into a more
affordable mortgage loan. Let the mortgage company help with your financial
situation including your credit.
Give us a call at 978-422-2311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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One of the smartest ways to
build wealth is by buying real estate (particularly rental properties); just
ask Warren Buffett. He was recently quoted as saying he’d buy “a couple hundred
thousand single family homes [as an investment]” right now if he could Buffett
realizes the value that rental properties can bring not just in terms of
monthly cash flow but also in appreciation and deductions.
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Another benefit of owning a
multi-family unit and living in one of the units while renting out the others
is that you’ll always be close to your rental properties so that you can check
on the condition frequently.
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with home equity loans may no longer be able to deduct from their taxes the
interest paid on those loans, according to new legislation. This is the result
of the sweeping tax law signed by President Trump in December.
you need to know about these tax-code changes 2018,.
Home Equity Loan Tax Deductions Eliminated
past, most homeowners with home equity loans were able to deduct the interest
paid on those loans, up to $100,000 in most cases (or $50,000 for married
couples filing separately). With the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,
however, that deduction is going away.
changes apply to home equity loans taken out in 2018 and onward, as well as
those that were taken out in the past. In other words, the old deduction will
not be grandfathered.
these changes, home equity loans can be still a useful financing tool for some
homeowners. It’s one of the cheaper ways to borrow money. That’s because the
average rates assigned to these loans are typically much lower than credit card
rates and other forms of financing. The new law just means that the interest
paid on a home equity loans in may no longer be deductible, in
question is, what now? Is there anything homeowners in this situation can do to
regain some of their tax deductions? Consolidating might be an option here.
Refinancing to Consolidate First and Second Mortgage
strategy that might work is consolidation refinancing. This is where the
borrower / homeowner refinances in order to combine or “consolidate” a first
and second mortgage, including an equity-based loan. And by adding a “cash-out”
component, homeowners could still convert some of their equity into cash. The
end result would be that the entire loan balance is once more tax-deductible,
up to a certain limit.
Definition: Cash-out mortgage
refinancing is when a borrower refinances an existing mortgage loan, or even
two loans, for a larger amount and then receives the difference in cash. This
strategy allows homeowners to turn some of the equity they’ve built up in their
homes into cash. The money received could be used for a variety of purposes,
including home improvements and educational expenses.
mortgage interest deduction for a first mortgage on a primary residence still
exists. Mortgage interest deductions were reduced from a cap of $1 million
(before the new law), to a lower limit of $750,000. But they are still
allowable under the new tax legislation. So, in some cases,
homeowners might be able to refinance a first and second mortgage into one,
thereby regaining their tax deduction benefits.
mortgage rates are still hovering near 4.32%, according to the weekly survey
conducted by Freddie Mac (as of February 8, 2018). See http://www.freddiemac.com/pmms/pmms_archives.html And home prices have risen
over the last few years, boosting equity levels. So a lot of homeowners might be in a good position to refinance, possibly by consolidating
a first and second mortgage with cash-out benefits.
However if you look at 30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgages Since 1971 http://www.freddiemac.com/pmms/pmms30.html you will see that the current mortgage rates are still at historical low's.
revisions can be downright confusing, especially when there are multiple
versions of a bill leading up to its final passage. That’s why it is so important
to speak to a knowledgeable mortgage professional about your financing options.
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We’re Robin and Dana Bain, and we provide Massachusetts and New
Hampshire mortgage loans for home purchases and refinancing. Dana
Bain has been originating mortgage loans for over 30 years and we
treat our clients like family.
Premiere Mortgage Services Inc. and its affiliates do not
provide tax, legal or accounting advice. This material has been prepared for
informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be
relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. You should consult your own
tax, legal and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction.
There is so much to talk about
with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 it’s hard to know where to start.
What we do know is that 2018 is going to be a year of changes.
Today we are going to talk about itemized deduction:
On a good note in an act to try and simplify taxes for the
“regular” person, the standard deduction has now been raised. So for a
married couple filing jointly, the standard deduction is now $24,000. For
a single person the standard deduction is now $12,000. What does this
mean? Well the government says that you, the taxpayer, are allowed to
choose whether you want to take the standard deduction or the itemized
deductions. Further, they say that you can take whichever deduction is
worth more to you. Due to the increased amounts for the standard
deduction and restrictions as described above on the itemized deductions, there
will be more people that will opt for the standard deduction in 2018.
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The cake has been cut, the thank you notes written, and the last vendor has (finally) been paid. Depending on your budget and style, getting married may be one of the most expensive events of your life. The average wedding in the United States in 2016 cost $26,720, and even if you had help from family and loved ones, you probably had to save up quite a bit for the big day.
After spending a lot of money on a major life milestone, it might be hard to know what to save for, or to even want to save. While you can certainly give yourself a breather, don’t neglect your savings account.
If you built up good saving habits in preparation for your wedding, like paying yourself first or utilizing automatic savings, you don’t want to lose steam, particularly if you want to move towards other important life milestones. Here are 5 things to consider starting to save for:
It’s great to take some time off after your wedding to relax and recharge. But it’s becoming more popular to put off the honeymoon, which some have coined the “later-moon.” There are a lot of reasons it might make sense for you to put off your honeymoon. One of our favorites? More time to save. If you’re already spending a lot of money on a wedding, it can be hard to save up for the honeymoon you want to take. You don’t have to compromise just to get away the day after you say “I do!” Once the pressure of paying for the wedding has passed, you can devote some more dedicated saving power to your dream vacation. Plus, you can take some time to rest from any wedding craziness, helping you fully enjoy your delayed honeymoon.
We know not all couples follow the “traditional” milestone track – get married, buy a house, have kids. But even if you already own a home, getting married means you might be reprioritizing. Your current living situation might not be ideal anymore for a variety of reasons, like needing more space or having different tastes. Whether you already own or you’re first-time homebuyers, consider saving money for a house.
Are you still driving your college clunker? Channel your new-found saving skills into saving for a new ride. You may be combining finances for the first time, which could help you afford an upgrade. If you’re a two-car household, talk to your partner about which car will need to be replaced first. You may also want to consider varying what kind of cars you own. If both of you own smaller cars, you might want to save up for a vehicle with more cargo space for big purchases, or to fit more people. Which leads to…
Before the wedding bells finished ringing, you probably already had one nosy family member ask you, “When are you going to have kids?” But even if they aren’t on the direct horizon, if you plan on having kids it doesn’t hurt to start saving now. According to the USDA, the average cost of raising a child born in 2015 was $233,610, and that’s without any college expenses. While those costs will be spread out over 18 years, planning ahead of time could ease the financial burden of starting a family.
If you’re enjoying the early days of wedded bliss, you probably aren’t think about retirement. But now’s actually a great time to consider how much you’re saving for retirement. In addition to banking on good savings habits, you likely need to swing by the HR department at work to update your marital status. While you’re there, get a refresher on any retirement plans, like 401ks, your company offers, as well as if they’re willing to match your contribution.
Mortgage companies, Banks and Credit Unions are subject to potential
daily and even hourly shifts in the market. Interest rates fluctuate on
the simple principal of supply and demand.
Mortgage rates trade based on Mortgage Back Securities and The Bond
Markets as well as the overall economy. The vehicles that mortgage
rates are based on are considered very conservative, stable and tend not
to have the wild swings that one would find in the Stock Market. If
the Stock market begins to see large increases or decreases, Investors
will shift Billions of dollars in and out of the Stock Market and move
them in to the Mortgage Markets. This will cause mortgage rates to
either rise or fall. Stock Market tanks, good news for Mortgage Rates,
Stock Market rallies and rates suffer. Investors and Traders will
constantly shift funds out of the riskier stocks into the safe haven of
the mortgage markets. These shifts can occur as little as once a day or
in some cases can happen multiple times during a trading day. Thus
causing mortgage rates to possibly change multiple times in a day.
These markets are affected globally as well; so even after the
markets are closed in US, whatever is happening in Europe, Asia and
around the world will cause our markets to move one way or the other.
Here are some of the variables that are being watched in today’s market:
Any of these items can trigger a rally one way or another. Even a
simple comment at a breakfast meeting by the President, the Fed Chairman
or someone in power is enough to influence the markets.
Additional Mortgage Rate and Index Information:
To help us understand why mortgage rates change, it is important to
realize that there is not one interest rate, but multiple ones. Below
are some of the most prevalent interest rates and indexes that also have
an impact on mortgage rates:
Prime rate – This rate is often offered to a bank’s best
customers. If you are shopping for a home equity line of credit, then it
is important to familiarize yourself with the prime rate. HELOCs are
typically based upon the prime rate -plus or minus a certain percentage.
LIBOR – Stands for London Inter-bank Offered Rates. Libor
rates are based upon the rates that a select group of London Banks offer
each other for inter-bank deposits. Many adjustable rate mortgage
programs use the Libor index.
Treasury bill rates ”T-bills” and Treasury Notes –
These are short-term and intermediate debt instruments used by our
Government to finance their debt. The treasury index is based upon the
auctions of U.S. Treasury bills or on the Treasury’s yield curve. Like
the LIBOR index, the U.S. Treasury index is a popular index for
adjustable rate mortgage products. Also, the Twelve Month Treasury
Average (12 Month MTA) is a popular index which is based upon the twelve
month average of the monthly yields of U.S. Treasury securities
(maturing in one year). The MTA is a popular choice for option arm
Treasury Bonds – Unlike T-bills and Treasury Notes, treasury
bonds are long-debt instruments. These bonds are used by the U.S.
Government to finance its debt.
Cost of Savings Index – often referred to as the COSI index.
This index is based upon the annual average of interest rates on World
Savings deposit accounts. The average is pulled on the last day of each
11th District Cost of Funds – Often referred to as the COFI
index – The COFI index is based upon the average of the borrowing cost
to member banks of the Home Loan Bank of San Francisco of the 11th
District. Unless you are shopping for an option arm mortgage, it is
unlikely that your loan will be affected by this rate.
Certificates of Deposit Index – Often referred to as the CODI
index – this index is arrived at by calculating the average of the past
twelve months rates of 3 month CD rates.
Federal Funds Rate – The fed funds target rate is the rate
which federally chartered banking institutions lend balances to other
depository banks overnight.
This is a lot of information to weigh each day when calculating
mortgage rates. In general, most Banks, Investors, Lenders etc. will
set rates around 10:30am once most of the morning economic reports have
been released and the markets have had time to react to the
information. In a calm trading day on Wall Street, these rates would be
good for that day.
In a day where lots of Economic reports and World events are occurring,
these rates can be reset a few times as the Markets fluctuate. It is
important to call your lender or bank often to check on these rates as
they can and will change. It also important not to follow online rate
sites that may be posting Average Rates as this information can be old
as well a different Financial Picture then you may have. The Freddie
Mac rates are based on closed loans from last week and an average of .7
Points of fees in the rate. This may give you a range, but not accurate
enough to base your mortgage payment on or what is happening today in