Mortgages

With Its Big Texas Presence, Opendoor ‘Ready for Prime Time’ With IPO

By Tommy Cummings / September 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

Opendoor elevates the online experience of buying or selling a home.

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Can’t Make Your Mortgage Payment? Here’s What to Do

By Shelby Skrhak / March 31, 2020 / 1 Comment

Local mortgage experts say homeowners who can’t pay their mortgage because they’ve lost income due to COVID-19 have several options for mortgage relief — but you have to ask. “If you need help, ask for help,” says Lisa Peters, branch manager for the Sherry Lane branch of Caliber Home Loans. “There are a lot of […]

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Title Tip: What Does ‘Quiet Title’ Mean?

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / April 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor Despite the sound of the name, there is nothing secretive or hushed about ‘Quiet Title.’ This is actually a legal action to ‘quiet the title’ under Texas law. Quiet Title refers to a lawsuit to clarify the ownership of land and the validity of any liens on a piece of […]

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Mortgage Report: Fear in The Stock Market is Putting Up Positive Bond Numbers

By Joanna England / October 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

There was a lot of downward trending for the stock market last week, but overall, that’s positive for the bond market and interest rates, says Bob Johnson (AKA Bob Mortgage) the senior mortgage adviser at the nation’s oldest private lender, Wallick & Volk.  Our most-trusted mortgage adviser explains that, as people react to the plummeting […]

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Mortgage Report: Refinance Apps Down, Purchase Applications Up

By Bethany Erickson / September 17, 2018 / 0 Comments
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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, […]

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Mortgage Report: What is a Yield Curve? How Does it Influence Mortgage Rates?

By Joanna England / August 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

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 […]

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