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How the Fed’s rate hikes slow the economy — and impact you

2022-11-02T18:56:02-07:00

By Rachel Siegel and Emily Wright Updated Nov. 2 at 2:02 p.m. Originally published Oct. 31, 2022 The economy runs like a machine. Right now, it’s overheating: Inflation levels are at the highest in decades, with prices climbing on everything from groceries to cars to rent. And the job market is unsustainably tight, with nearly [...]

How the Fed’s rate hikes slow the economy — and impact you2022-11-02T18:56:02-07:00

What Are Supplemental Real Estate Taxes?

2022-10-18T16:59:53-07:00

Homebuyers are often caught off-guard, and confused, by supplemental property tax bills. Receiving an unexpected bill in the mail is never a pleasant surprise, however supplemental property tax bills have been with us since July of 1983.  To help you better understand what they are, and how they affect you and your property, we have [...]

What Are Supplemental Real Estate Taxes?2022-10-18T16:59:53-07:00

Adjustable-Rate Mortgage vs. Fixed Rate Mortgage

2022-09-29T14:22:55-07:00

Adjustable-Rate Mortgage vs. Fixed Rate Mortgage When interest rates are on the rise, like as of late, it’s not all bad news for homebuyers. With the surge in interest rates, many forecast an uptick in housing inventory, potentially less competition for homebuyers, and an increased interest in mortgage solutions that have recently been neglected – like the adjustable-rate [...]

Adjustable-Rate Mortgage vs. Fixed Rate Mortgage2022-09-29T14:22:55-07:00

Loan-Level Pricing Adjustments (LLPA): A Complete Guide For Mortgage Borrowers

2020-05-05T14:23:06-07:00

Loan-Level Pricing Adjustments (LLPA) A loan-level pricing adjustment (LLPA) is a risk-based fee assessed to mortgage borrowers using a conventional mortgage. Loan-level pricing adjustments vary by borrower, based on loan traits such as loan-to-value (LTV), credit score, occupancy type, and number of units in a home. Borrowers often pay LLPAs in the form of higher [...]

Loan-Level Pricing Adjustments (LLPA): A Complete Guide For Mortgage Borrowers2020-05-05T14:23:06-07:00

Could mortgage rates stay below 4% through 2020?

2019-10-04T08:31:13-07:00

Written by Erik J. Martin The Mortgage Reports Contributor Mortgage rates have been unbelievably low lately. That’s due to several factors, including the Fed’s recent decision to cut interest rates. But will they remain low for long? According to industry experts, there’s a good chance they will. Freddie Mac — one of the industry’s leading authorities — sees [...]

Could mortgage rates stay below 4% through 2020?2019-10-04T08:31:13-07:00

Down Payment + Loan Costs + Other Costs = Cash-to-Close

2019-10-08T07:56:52-07:00

Written by Carissa Abazia What are closing costs? Closing costs are a combination of lender fees, third-party fees, and fees charged by your state or county for recording or transfer taxes. You will review these fees during the transaction; fees are included in the initial Loan Estimate as well as your Closing Disclosure(s).  Here are [...]

Down Payment + Loan Costs + Other Costs = Cash-to-Close2019-10-08T07:56:52-07:00

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says This 1 Thing Unlocks Employee Greatness. (It’s Why Microsoft Is Winning Again)

2019-08-21T09:22:10-07:00

By Scott Mautz CEOs have an overwhelming amount to worry about and focus on, especially incredibly complex tech companies like Microsoft. That's why I found Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's sit-down interview on July 25th with cheddar.com so intriguing. Nadella was asked for the secret behind Microsoft's resurgence. It passed a trillion-dollar valuation in April, becoming the third company to do so after [...]

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says This 1 Thing Unlocks Employee Greatness. (It’s Why Microsoft Is Winning Again)2019-08-21T09:22:10-07:00

I Was Such a Twenty-Something in My Twenties

2019-02-04T19:47:24-08:00

Written by Carissa Abazia I sit here embracing the small amount of wisdom that has come with my age, and hope it makes the remaining years of my current decade – and decades thereafter – a tad smoother. Growing up my father would tell me: “Sweetie, the older you get, the wiser I become.”  So [...]

I Was Such a Twenty-Something in My Twenties2019-02-04T19:47:24-08:00
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