Did you miss me? The company I work for has gone through a transition (more to come on that at a later date) and there were some regulatory hurdles I had to cross before I could send this update again. I am still open for business. Interest Rates Since Patrick Reed won the Masters home […]
At the end of her life my wife has already decided to be buried at the golf course so that I visit her multiple times per week. It’s’ Masters week which means my productivity at work will decline significantly starting Thursday. Quarterly Report Interest rates had a tough start to the year increasing by approximately […]
I get so frustrated when I receive solicitations in the mail from mortgage companies that send confusing and conflicting information about refinancing. Often times the pieces are inaccurate and manipulative. Watch this short video to learn why you should avoid them.
If you’re like me then your NCAA men’s basketball bracket is officially busted. With two #1 seeds eliminated in the first weekend I will now focus my sporting attention on the upcoming Masters golf tournament. Speaking of golf, do you know why Virginia and Xavier fans only plan 14 holes? They can’t make it to […]
With today being the first Monday after daylight savings I think we can all agree this is the “Mondayest” Monday of the year. Mortgage rates stable? Mortgage rates fared ‘OK’ last week. For the most part home loan rates were unchanged despite US stock indexes moving higher. Normally interest rates worsen when stocks do well. […]
Video Transcript: Hi, Evan Swanson here to talk to you today about the difference between a mortgage loan pre-qualification, and a mortgage loan pre-approval. The two differ based on the source of information used, and their ability to help you make an offer to buy a home. Let’s start with source of information. A mortgage […]
Congratulations to “The Shape of Water” for winning big at the Academy Awards last night. I haven’t seen the movie but isn’t the shape of water simply the shape of its container? Mortgage rates Mortgage rates oscillated last week but are mostly unchanged from last Monday. Fortunately the yield on the US 10-year treasury note […]
Curious about the requirements and process of having private mortgage insurance (PMI) removed from your conforming loan? Watch this video to learn more!
One of my favorite days of the year took place on Saturday when Berkshire-Hathaway released its annual shareholder letter. If you have never partaken in Warren Buffett’s simple, humorous, and sage advice I encourage you to dive in HERE. Have kids? This is all the financial education you need to give them. Mortgage Rates Mortgage […]
Video Transcription: Hi! Evan Swanson here to talk to you today about mortgage insurance. What is mortgage insurance, when is it required, and why do banks require it? First, what is mortgage insurance? Mortgage insurance is insurance that homeowners pay for, and the bank is the beneficiary to the insurance coverage. It protects the bank […]