Private Mortgage Insurance helps lead the way in the Housing Recovery

Private Mortgage Insurers leading the way in housing recovery   One of the earliest indicators of the housing meltdown which began in 2007 was that issuers of Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) began to contract their underwriting guidelines for issuing PMI policies.  In fact, so bad was the meltdown that many PMI companies either stopped issuing…

Market Commentary Feb 14 – 2012

Market Commentary – Tue, Feb 14 – 10:46 AM ET The Commerce Department reported this morning that consumers spent a little less than expected in January but any gains were welcome. Retail Sales rose by 0.4% last month, below the 0.8% that was estimated but above the December reading of 0.0%. When stripping out automobiles, sales…

Cary neighborhood opposes potential immigration office

“The federal government is considering moving its local Immigration and Customs Enforcement office from a Cary office park to a former Kroger supermarket on N.C. Highway 55 and High House Road.” reported Sloane Heffernan from WRAL News. Read the story here. The debate rages onward.  If you read the local online forums, neighbors and Cary…

Mortgage Rates Little Changed

Mortgage Rates Little Changed Weaker than expected economic data helped mortgage rates decline to the lowest levels of the year early in the week. On Wednesday, though, a reminder that the Fed will eventually sell its portfolio of mortgage-backed securities (MBS) helped to erase the improvement. These two influences offset each other, and…

My Bank Failed; should I pay my mortgage?

The terms of your loan will not change, because they are contractually agreed to in your promissory note. Checks should be made payable as usual and sent to the same address until further notice. If you have further questions regarding an existing loan you shuold contact your loan officer. Ricardo Cobos is a mortgage loan officer in Raleigh North Carolina specializing in low down payment and low interest mortgage loans. (919) 559-3384