Mortgage Report: A Trade War With China Will Impact Mortgage Rates

By Joanna England / April 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Dow was down last week after news broke regarding President Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs totaling billions in the simmering trade war with China. Meanwhile, bonds rallied — at the expense of the stock market. Our most-trusted mortgage expert, Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage), the senior mortgage adviser at the nation’s oldest private lender — Wallick […]

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The Mortgage Report: Trump’s Proposed Tariffs Send Shockwaves Through Housing Market

By Joanna England / March 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Trump administration announced a proposal for tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, sending shockwaves through the housing market. With tariffs on Canadian lumber already driving up the cost of some types of housing, new tariffs on aluminum and steel could increase the overall cost for a new home even more. How will that affect […]

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Phil Crone: Future of DACA and Housing Inextricably Linked

By Contributor / February 28, 2018 / 1 Comment

By Phil Crone Executive Officer, Dallas Builders Association In the midst of a labor shortage of nearly 20,000 construction workers in our area, the Dallas Builders Association is looking for young people to enter into an industry that desperately needs them. Much of our outreach has centered on our area’s vocational trade school programs. These […]

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The Mortgage Report: Don’t Panic! BobMortgage Offers Advice For Buyers in a Tricky Market

By Joanna England / February 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Dow plummeted 666 points, the largest dive in the past two years. Though a weak stock market usually means a boost in bonds and therefore lower interest rates, there’s another point of influence that is keeping rates up: inflation. If it sounds like it’s time to panic about locking or floating, just listen to […]

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The Mortgage Report: What Effects Will The Government Shutdown Have on Mortgages?

By Joanna England / January 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

It’s a critical week for housing, says Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage) in our Mortgage Report. With the federal government thrown into chaos after a shutdown and a turbulent stock market, should you lock or float?  Arm yourself with information in these quickly changing times from our most-trusted mortgage expert, senior mortgage adviser for the nation’s oldest […]

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The Mortgage Report: Mortgage Bonds Show Market Momentum

By Joanna England / July 24, 2017 / 0 Comments

Mortgage bonds broke through the resistance level and continued to close above the highs from the previous days. The gamble to float last week paid off, but this is a new week with a busy economic calendar. Should you lock or float? Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage) shares his opinion in today’s Mortgage Report. You may know him as Bob […]

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