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Articles about Interest Rates


Residential | May 2017 
The One-Two Punch to Rising Rates
Like practically every other sector of the U.S. economy, the housing industry can expect significant changes in the face of new economic pressures this year. Two big topics defining the country’...
By Kasey J. Marty, executive vice president, Guaranteed Rate

Commercial | May 2017 
The Multifamily Market Enters a New Era
The multifamily real estate market has been on the rise in recent years. Real estate research company CoStar Group, for example, reported that loan originations increased by 26 percent year over year ...
By Yuen Yung, chief executive officer, Casoro Capital

Commercial | May 2017 
Find the Best Loan for the Borrower
Interest rates are going to continue to rise. That’s the general consensus among experts in various sectors of the financial industry, and commercial mortgage brokers will need to keep that in mind wh...
By Melissa Foxall, underwriter, APEX Mortgage Corp.

Residential | March 2017 
Answering the Tough Questions
Mortgage loan originators, or MLOs, often get asked about the state of the market. Borrowers want to know if it is a good time to buy a home or where the market is going. The toughest questions to ans...
By Houtan Hormozian, vice president, Crestico Inc.

Residential | February 2017 
Pick a Niche and Stick With It
Everyone has heard the saying, “A Jack of all trades, but master of none.” The hidden truth of this saying is that trying to be a “Jack of all trades” will just burn you out. No one has the time to le...
By Nathan Rufty, mortgage coach and trainer, Mortgage Marketing Pros

Residential | February 2017 
Prepare for the Unexpected
For every unique lending situation, there is a unique loan solution. In today’s ever-changing economy, it is critical for mortgage originators to have access to a vast product portfolio with an array ...
By Aaron Nemec, executive vice president of production, Academy Mortgage Corp.

Residential | February 2017 
Protect Against Rising Rates
The new year has just begun, yet many Americans are already abandoning the resolutions they chose just one month ago. Although residential mortgage originators may have already misplaced their gym mem...
By Michael Boggiano, national sales manager, Silver Hill Funding

Commercial | January 2017 
The Search for a Better Loan
What do you do when you’ve outgrown the nest of your short-term bridge loan? It’s time to find a new home — one with a longer term and a lower interest rate. When seeking longer-term financing options...
By Michael Boggiano, national sales manager, Silver Hill Funding

Commercial | December 2016 
The Elusive Interest Rate Challenge
Key Points What impacts interest rates for hard money loans The supply and demand for nonbank lo...
By Corey Curwick Dutton, founder, Private Money Utah

Residential | November 2016 
The Joy of Interest Rate Forecasting
At a GlanceBasel III, an international regulatory framework for banksBasel III is a comprehensive set of reform measures, developed by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, to strengthen the reg...
By Amy Crews Cutts, chief economist, Equifax

Residential | September 2016 
Luring Undecided Borrowers
More than 8.6 million borrowers in the U.S. with 30-year mortgages could qualify for and benefit from refinancing as of this past June, according to a recent market analysis. Like the proverbial carro...
By Ben Graboske, executive vice president, Data & Analytics Division, Black Knight Financial Services

Residential | July 2016 
Look to the Great White North
Millions of Canadian snowbirds travel to the United States every year to escape the harsh Canadian winter and enjoy amenities like beaches, golf, dining and more. Often those individuals rent property...
By Alain Forget, director of U.S. business development, RBC Bank

Residential | September 2003 
Signs of a New Interest Rate Market
Long-term interest rates may have bottomed in June 2003, after setting new historical lows in rates that had not been seen in over 40 years. The 10 Year Note yield, a barometer for the financial commu...
By Alan Fine, technical analyst, Myers

Commercial | July 2005 
Look out: Price corrections likely are on the way
Many of us have hypothetical crystal balls, which we use to predict the future. For many, the 2005 real-estate market has looked cloudy. A deeper gaze into our crystal balls shows that it is only a ...
By Rene G. Boisvert, principal and owner, Boulevard Equity Group

Commercial | February 2015 
Tracking the Next Big Move in Interest Rates
Now that the commercial mortgage industry can look at the recession through the rearview mirror, it’s apparent that the aftermath of the downturn brought with it far more upside than downside. ...
By Mitch Siegler, senior managing director, Pathfinder Partners LLC.


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