It’s a big week for market watchers, says Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage), senior mortgage adviser at the nation’s oldest private lender, Wallick & Volk, in the 74th episode of the Mortgage Report.

According to our most-trusted mortgage expert, it’s take-it-to-the-bank certain that the Federal Reserve will raise the Fed Funds rate this week. However, don’t freak out, says BobMortgage, as he walks you through the cause and effect of what happens when the Fed raises rates and how it affects mortgages. Learn more now so you can educate your clients on how this news will affect them:

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For the 73rd episode of the Mortgage Report, Bob Johnson (AKABobMortgage) reveals that the Mortgage Bankers Association announced that refinance applications are down, but home purchase applications are up. What does it mean? Bob explains that and more.

And pro-tip: If you follow BobMortgage on Instagram, you can get daily updates on Bob’s lock or float positions, and more market news. (more…)

News reports that came in over last week had drastic affects on the mortgage market, says Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage) in this week’s Mortgage Report. If you follow BobMortgage on Instagram, you could have caught his conversion from a “float” position to a “lock” position as the bond market took a spectacular dive. 

This morning, our most-trusted mortgage expert and senior mortgage adviser at the nation’s oldest private lender — Wallick & Volk — shows how positive job growth numbers actually stoked some fear of inflation, and why tariffs are drastically affecting the market. Learn more about the mortgage market to better serve your clients in this week’s Mortgage Report with BobMortgage:

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Last week, stocks rallied on news of a trade deal between the United States and Canada, which put pressure on bonds, says Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage) in this week’s Mortgage Report. Instagram followers got that up-to-the-minute news on Wednesday, where our most-trusted mortgage expert converted his “float” position to “lock.” 

In this week’s 71st episode of the Mortgage Report, BobMortgage, the senior mortgage adviser of the nation’s oldest private lender, Wallick & Volk, keys us into just what market dynamics are at play and how to interpret the fluctuations in the stock and bond markets. 

Keep your finger on the pulse of the market by following BobMortgage on Instagram. For a more detailed breakdown of all the myriad forces that impact mortgages, tune into this week’s Mortgage Report:

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It’s the 70th episode of the Mortgage Report! This week, Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage) reports on some big news and rumblings in the market, specifically related to yield curves. What’s a yield curve? How does a yield curve indicate the overall health of the market? Our most-trusted mortgage expert and the senior mortgage adviser at the nation’s oldest private lender, Wallick & Volk, explains. 

Additonally, Bob breaks down news from US Fed chair Jerome Powell’s speech from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, last week along with news on home sales and jobless claims and how all of this combined shapes his lock or float position. Educating buyers on how mortgages work is what BobMortgage does best, and you won’t want to miss this week’s report. Want to keep track of our constantly changing market? Be sure to follow BobMortgage on Instagram, too!

And now for the 70th episode of the Mortgage Report with BobMortgage:

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In the “real world” the typical time it takes to close and fund a home loan can be 30 days, says Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage) in his latest brodcast. However, as he notes, it does’t have to take that long. In this week’s BobMortgage Zone episode, we hear from the team on what it means to “go slow to go fast” and how they can help clients win bids by cutting closing time in half.

Find out more about what makes the BobMortgage team at the nation’s oldest private lender, Wallick & Volk, so successful now!

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There’s a lot of mystery wrapped up in how you get pre-approved for a mortgage. Part of that lies in the debt-to-income ratio, which is part of the alchemy mortgage companies use to see how much you can borrow for your home. But how do they calculate it, and what’s behind the numbers?

In this week’s BobMortgage Zone episode, our most-trusted mortgage expert peels back the layers of mortgage mystery and shows the math. Educating buyers is one reason Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage) has become the senior mortgage adviser at the nation’s oldest private lender, Wallick & Volk

Get a lesson on debt-to-income ratios and how they affect your mortgage now!

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Last year’s Puppies and Popsicles event benefiting the SPCA was quite a lively gathering of dogs and do-gooders. This year, TL Moore of Century 21 Fine Homes and Estates is hosting his annual event at The Cedars Social.

Who doesn’t need a margarita and some puppy cuddles with Thursday rolls around? Exactly. Which is why heading out to Puppies & Popsicles at the Cedars Social should be a no-brainer. 
 
The event, hosted by TL Moore of Century 21 Nathan Grace Fine Homes & Estates and Monica Greene of The Cedars Social, brings everything you love under one roof: adoptable puppies, sugar, and booze. Of course, considering that last year’s charitable benefit had its hurdles to clear, Moore says he’s looking forward to a much more successful event on Aug. 16.
 

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