Managing Referral Partners for Loan Officers

April 29, 2016 by Leave a comment

Referrals are the bread and butter of the mortgage industry—and for good reason. When the product you’re selling is a 100k-plus lifetime commitment, it helps to start establishing trust before even the first phone call. That’s where your referral partners come in. “Referral partner” is marketing code for “non-competing professional who passes on prospective leads.”... View Article

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Current Mortgage Rates for Friday, April 29, 2016

April 29, 2016 by Leave a comment

Happy Friday everyone and welcome to the TMS current mortgage rates blog. There’s a decent bit of economic data out today, but first, your mortgage rate forecast/advice. Click here to get today’s latest mortgage rates. Where are mortgage rates going? The Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) came out yesterday, and it showed that  mortgage... View Article

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Current Mortgage Rates for Thursday, April 28, 2016

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Welcome to the TMS current mortgage rates blog. There’s a decent bit of economic data out today, but first, your mortgage rate forecast/advice. Click here to get today’s latest mortgage rates. Where are mortgage rates going? The Fed keeps rates on hold The Federal Open Market Committee’s two-day meeting on monetary policy came to an... View Article

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Current Mortgage Rates for Wednesday, April 27, 2015

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Mortgage rates have been under upward pressure this week.  Treasuries have sold off a bit since Monday, and mortgage backed securities followed suit.  In fact, mortgage backed securities under-performed a bit in relation to Treasuries.  This movement comes despite the fact that recent domestic economic data has been soft on balance. As has been the... View Article

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What Housing Market Stability Means for You

April 26, 2016 by Leave a comment

After three years of rising prices and increasing sales, will the nation’s housing markets quiet down and return to something resembling normalcy in 2016? Jonathan Smoke, chief economist at Realtor.com, thinks so. “This slowdown is not an indication of a problem—it’s just a return to normalcy,” says Smoke. “We’ve lived through 15 years of truly... View Article

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Current Mortgage Rates for Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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Welcome to the TMS current mortgage rates blog. There’s a decent bit of economic data out today, but first, your mortgage rate forecast/advice. Click here to get today’s latest mortgage rates. Where are mortgage rates going? Today is one of those rare days where there is actually a decent amount going on, at least on... View Article

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Current Mortgage Rates for Monday, April 25, 2016

April 25, 2016 by Leave a comment

Last week was another fairly boring week for mortgage rates.  Rates were flat until midweek, and then rose a bit as bonds sold off on Wednesday and Thursday.  Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey showed that rates were unchanged from the week before, with the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage staying at 3.59%... View Article

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