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Try to Remember the Fed in September 9/2/2016

The old song “Try to Remember” is a wistful, romantic tune which invites the audience to recall the good old days when life was simple and mellow. However, this September promises to be anything but mellow when it comes to the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy. When the August Jobs Report» read more…

What is a FHA streamline refinance?

One of the most commonly asked questions we receive from our customers is, “What exactly is a ‘streamline refinance’?” We love answering this question because the FHA Streamline Refinance Program has been one of our favorite loan programs for almost 25 years. Why? Because FHA streamline refinances provide substantial savings» read more…

Why We Should Care About the "Brexit" Vote

While the attention of the U.S. media over the past week has been rightfully focused on the horrible tragedy in Orlando, upcoming events across the pond threaten to have an enormous impact on the U.S. housing recovery. On June 23rd, Great Britain will hold a landmark election to decide whether» read more…

Choose a Mortgage Lender That Knows the TRID Requirements

Change is often difficult in the financial services industry, but in the case of the mortgage lending business, where many housing laws have been in place since the 1970s, change can be particularly challenging. A perfect example is the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) new mortgage disclosure requirements, also known» read more…

MORTGAGE 101: Cash-Out Refinance

Sometimes in life, you can have your cake and eat it too. As homeowners across the country continue to benefit from record low interest rates, property values are rising, as evidenced by the February Case-Shiller Index which showed that home prices increased 5.7% from a year earlier. As a result,» read more…

The Cash-out Refinance Awakens, Part II

Sometimes bad economic news can be good news for homeowners, and that is exactly the case in January 2016. While the stock market has gotten off to a very rough start due to weakness in the Chinese economy and the price of oil, homeowners across the country are benefiting from» read more…