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“Ask the Experts” Real Estate Forum

On Tuesday we launched the premier of the “Ask the Experts” live real estate forum. Thanks to our terrific panel of experts, a great turnout and active participation from the audience, the forum was a success!

Overall, participants rated each of the experts with marks of excellence for presentation and content covered. Due to the positive response, we’ll be continuing the series, so stay tuned for future Ask the Experts!

If you weren’t able attend, here’s your chance to hear the valuable information and advice the experts gave out to real estate professionals.

Listen to the full version:

Or, listen to the individual experts here:

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Posted by: Jessica Gopalakrishnan on August 14th, 2008 under Ask the Experts

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Mortgage Rates Report: June 25, 2008

No recommendation until tomorrow. All eyes are on the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee today. At 2:15PM (EDT), 11:15 (PDT), they will release their interest rate decision and statement. The fixed income securities market believe there is a 43% chance that the Fed will RAISE rates to stifle inflation in August and that there is a 61% chance that the hike will come in November.

The eyes will be on the Fed’s commentary, though:

”We expect the Fed to keep the funds rate at 2% today but to shift to a more hawkish statement by placing more emphasis on inflation over growth risks,” strategists at Credit Suisse wrote in a research report. “The Fed will likely use this meeting as an opportunity to set the stage for a potential rate rise in August.”

If the Fed signals that rates could rise as early as August, expect mortgage rates to jump .25% higher, from today’s 6.375% 30 year fixed rate, over the next few weeks. If the Fed signals rate hikes are “possible” as a way to fight inflation, expect rates to stay Continue reading this post

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Posted by: Brian Brady on June 25th, 2008 under Financing, Mortgage and Home Loans

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National Mortgage Rates Report: June 12, 2008

Mortgage rates are headed higher. Lock all rates at application, regardless of closing date.

The trend is clear; the Fed believes it has done all it can to stave off the banking crises and is now focusing its efforts on inflation. This morning, retail sales were up and the dollar is strengthening. If stagflation is the fear, the current strategy of targeting core inflation may be abandoned for the more radical Paul Volcker-style approach to tame inflation.

While I believe the higher mortgage rate cycle will be shorter than the 80-s style interest rate hikes, it’s clear to me that Bernanke is talking differently than he did in 2006 and 2007.

The effect? We could see mortgage rates rise as much as 2% in the next two years. I still believe that a five year ARM will offer the best solution because interest rates move in cycles; I think we’ll see mortgage rates under 6% again in 2011. Today? The trend looks like we’re headed higher.

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Posted by: Brian Brady on June 12th, 2008 under Financing, Mortgage and Home Loans

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Six Million And Counting

Today we announced in a press release that HomeGain.com received more than 6MM website visits last month, making us the second most visited real estate website to start off the year, according to Hitwise.

We attribute this number to our recently redesigned website and access to tools that allow visitors to:

• Get instant estimates of homes values and connect with AgentView real estate agents to receive information regarding the home selling process

• Find and compare Realtors using AgentEvaluator

• View MLS listings displayed by thousands of BuyerLink™ real estate agents and brokers

• Determine the best home improvements with Home Sale Maximizer

Let’s not forget the latest HomeGain resource, this real estate blog, as well.

On the press release Louis commented: “We are pleased to announce the launch of our guest blogger program that brings to HomeGain some of the best real estate bloggers in the country. To date we have featured Continue reading this post

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Posted by: Jessica Gopalakrishnan on February 11th, 2008 under HomeGain

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Guest Bloggers Are Coming!

We are assembling some of the best real estate bloggers in the country to contribute content to our blog.

Starting in February we will be posting content not only from HomeGain real estate agents and employees but also from some of the industry’s leading bloggers.

Our first guest blog next week will come from Brian Brady, Managing Director of the Mortgage Leaders Division of World Wide Credit Corporation, America’s #1 Mortgage Broker lending in 43 states.

About Brian Brady:

Brian started in financial services as a Consumer Markets Account Executive with Merrill Lynch. His six years on Wall Street benefits his clients because he understands how loan fits into their financial plan. He rose from a retail loan officer to the National Sales Manager of a start-up mortgage banking firm and built the sales force to over 300 loan originators.

Brian has a popular weblog, www.millionairerealestatelender.com where he educates people how to manage their liabilities to increase their wealth.

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Posted by: Louis Cammarosano on February 1st, 2008 under Guest Bloggers

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