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Mortgage market update

Mortgage market update with Dave Lewis at Home Services Lending

This was recorded on 4/16/2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. (So, if you're watching this in 2021 or later, it's probably a relic of the past and you should move on to another video.)Anyway, Dave Lewis from Home Services Lending, a local mortgage lender in the Des Moines, IA, area shares how the pandemic has affected the mortgage market. This was a very high level subprime mortgage crisis summary.His first...

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What are the effects of low interest rates for homeowners?

In the last 10 years, we've all heard about historically low mortgage rates. But what does that really mean to homeowners? What are the effects of low interest rates?In this video,  I share some of my thoughts on the effects of low interest rates and why you should take advantage of them. Way back when, in the year 2000, yours truly was approved for a Fannie Mae mortgage loan at 7% interest...

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What Are the Experts Saying about Mortgage Rates?

Mortgage rates have risen over the last few months and projections are that they will continue their upswing throughout 2017. What impact will this have on the housing market? Here is what the experts are saying: Laurie Goodman, Co-director of the Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center:“In 1984, 1994, 2000, and 2013, every time we have rate increases, we have increases in nominal home prices....

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