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Residential | October 2019 
Viewpoint: Monetary Policy Should Embrace a 2.5% Mortgage Rate
Mortgage originators thrive on low interest rates. What could drive rates back down to or below where they were in 2016? Oddly enough, the answer is that the Federal Reserve might believe ...
By Dick Lepre, senior loan adviser, RPM Mortgage

Residential | May 2019 
Condo-Financing Rule Delay Has Been Detrimental
For mortgage originators, closing more loans is tough enough given the competition, lenders creating their own direct-to-homebuyer divisions and rising interest rates. Add to the list of troubles a cu...
By Chris Gardner, founder, FHAPros

Residential | February 2019 
Rising Debt Is the White Elephant Stalking the Economy
In 2018 we learned the extent to which mortgage rates can affect the amount of business mortgage originators do. Rates went up about 1 percentage point over the year, and refinance volume sank t...
By Dick Lepre, senior loan adviser, RPM Mortgage

Residential | February 2019 
Reliable Credit Scoring Is Vital for Homebuying
Key Points Evaluating an alternative credit-scoring model ...
By Joanne Gaskin, vice president of scores and analytics, FICO

Residential | August 2018 
Get to Know How the Fed Affects Rates
Many people believe that the actions of the Federal Reserve have substantial impact on mortgage interest rates. This is not the case. The Federal Reserve is the central bank of the United S...
By Dick Lepre, senior loan adviser, RPM Mortgage

 
 




 
 

 
 

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