VA Refinance: Understanding Your Two OptionsJul 1 2020
If you haven’t refinanced your home you could be missing out on big savings. In fact, more than eight million homeowners are leaving cash on the table by not refinancing. While this number... »
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In the last post, we discussed several reasons why a VA Loan may be the right choice for you and your family. In this article, you’ll learn if you’re eligible for a VA... »
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Tech-Centered Marketing Via Growth EngineJun 9 2020
In the past, marketing was considered a secondary or peripheral focus for a company, with other functions such as business development or recruiting being in the forefront. That all changed at the beginning... »
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While having a comfortable home is always a priority, it’s more important than ever as we’re spending more and more time at home. For some of us, this includes working from home as... »
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How Homebridge is Responding to COVID-19Jun 2 2020
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States 3 months ago, many of our normal routines have been altered on a collective level. Companies such as Homebridge are no exception. Throughout the... »
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A Lesson in Supply and DemandMay 8 2020
One week after home loan rates failed to improve further in the face of multiple bond-friendly stories, such as low inflation, high unemployment claims, and the Fed's continued commitment to purchase bonds, we... »
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During this time of uncertainty, several of our Mortgage Loan Originators have offered aid to their communities in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Homebridge's Aiea location and other Hawaii branches partnered up... »
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Stabilization in the MBS MarketApr 25 2020
One of the major effects of the coronavirus was the enormous destabilization of the mortgage-backed securities (MBS) market back in mid-March.
MBS pricing and trading activity determine home loan rates, so a big and... »
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The Unemployment Line is GrowingApr 17 2020
The leading indicator on the health of the job market is the Initial Jobless Claims report, which essentially tells us the length of the unemployment line. And that line just grew.
Over the past... »
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The year of 2019 was a massive year for Homebridge and its associates. Top originators closed an unprecedented amount of loans in 2019, creating a high watermark for the company as a whole.... »
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Coronavirus Fallout to Hit HomeownersApr 3 2020
The Coronavirus has impacted millions of Americans across the country due to job loss and furloughs making it difficult, and sometimes impossible, for homeowners to make their mortgage payments.
The U.S. government has stepped... »
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The growth of any Homebridge Mortgage Loan Originator is dependent on how effectively they can communicate with leads, borrowers and referral partners. Growth Engine is our promise that as a Homebridge MLO, you... »
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Each year Homebridge recognizes our incredible associates with an enchanting incentive trip for top producing Mortgage Loan Originators. This year our team spent time together in Cancun, Mexico on an All-Star trip of... »
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Coronavirus and Extreme VolatilityMar 20 2020
This past week, home loan rates ticked up again despite the Fed recently cutting rates by a full point and the 10-year Note remaining just above 1%. Why?
Mortgage backed securities (MBS) are bonds... »
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Now Boarding Our 2019 Homebridge All Stars!Mar 6 2020
2019 was a year of unparalleled growth and record-breaking volume which in turn, produced the largest number of All-Star qualifiers ever at Homebridge Financial Services.
Our tremendous success in 2019 was made possible by... »
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A Great 2020 Housing StoryFeb 21 2020
The continued strength of the labor market, along with historically low mortgage rates, will keep positive housing momentum alive in 2020.
The Unemployment Rate is currently at a 50-year low of 3.6% with expectations... »
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When you first bought your house, everything felt new and there was a sense of excitement about your home. As time goes on, however, you may discover that your current home no longer... »
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Rates Decline AgainJan 31 2020
The coronavirus outbreak in China continued to grip the financial markets this week. The total affected and number of deaths rose sharply throughout the week suggesting the virus is not yet contained.
Stocks hate... »
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