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interest-rates-headlineIf you haven’t noticed, mortgage rates are at a new low. But does that mean our economy is at a new low or is it on the rise?  Probably both, I really don’t know.

It kind of sucks because people have been hearing “record low interest rates” or “lowest rates in 30 years” for a while now but those are only sales terms.. They finally have a new connotation. Rates really are at a new low which explains why mortgage applications have shot up to a record 5 year high.. thats back in 2003. 80% of that rise in applications are Refinances. Rates have dropped because of The Federal Reserves pledge of billions of dollars just one month ago.

For people with REALLY poor credit… example.. you haven’t paid your mortgage/bills in over 3 months. Anything over 600 credit score is kosher for a new interest rate around 5.18% … This is real.. 5.18% is very low. The lowest Freddie mac has recorded since 1971.

But say you have ok credit.. and you have some equity in your house. The 30 year fixed rate is at 5.18%.. cheap money right? You can pick up a 15 year extension on your mortgage, Cash out with a rate of 4.92%..

Even 5 year Adjustable rates are low.. around 5.49%

I would say all of these low rates is going to be the stick of dynamite needed to break up the clogged log fluke and bring home sales back up from the free fall it was in.  It might be able to stir up our economy too with all the homeowners cashing out.

So if your in New Jersey and you are wondering what to do because you’re short on money and you just spent a good portion of your reserves on christmas presents, give us a call. See what we can do for you over at Ford Financial!

MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HANNUKAH, And A GREAT KWANZA

600px-us-federalreservesystem-seal1With the Implosion of the mortgage market. Unfortunately we had to slow up and focus more attention on other areas of the business EXCLUDING this blog!! Wellll on that note things have picked up a bit and rates are at a CRAZY low. NOW is the oppurtunity for everyone to refinance. The Fed (short for federal reserve.. aka the people that print off our money)  cut mortgage rates because of the poor state of our economy.

What happens is the federal reserve lends money that they print off and charge an interest rate to banks. The banks then charge an interest rate on that money to us, the consumer. The “prime” rate is the rate directly influenced by the federal reserve and is usually 3 percentage points higher.  The fed rate is down to about .25% which translates a prime rate of about 3.25%. This is extremely low causing mortgage rates to drop to the low 5 percentage, even as low as 4.75%.

Call us to talk about how low we can get your current rate. This is cheap money. The only tough part is that the credit crunch is still effecting many and shaky credit may not get the same low rates.

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Hello everyone! We are in the process of creating a fully functional website. This is taking a while because we are looking into several different website services. We want the best serviced website to match the service we give to each and every client. This is the site that we have up right now. We hope we will be making the mortgage process a painless procedure. You can apply online, fax all the documents you need, log in to our site and get updates about where you stand in the loan process. Also, by doing this maybe we can save some trees!

I suggest you check it out. Especially if your in the market right now looking for a top notch mortgage professional to finance your dreams.

When it comes to Ditech, you’ve got a big name your dealing with. I’m sure everyone’s seen the commercials offering low rates. What I don’t understand is how they can run an ad with a set rate when rates can change HOURLY. Must be all that fine print. Ever read all that fine print? There are alot of fee’s involved in that fine print that your local mortgage broker (Ford Financial) won’t ever charge you. Like a “Lock in Fee”. They actually charge you money to lock in an interest rate.

..Like you even know when the best time to lock in a rate is?

That’s not meant as an insult in anyway, one of the advantages you get with us is the expertise of when to lock in the rate. Usually, our clients say. “ok I trust you just lock me in whenever you feel it will be the lowest”. This could mean saving you a hundred bucks every single month because you went with a knowlegable loan officer rather than a profit machine. So Whatever you do, if you dont use us here at ford financial, just please dont use Ditech.

Disclaimer – Ditech is probably an upstanding mortgage company that will finance/refinance your home. What it comes down to is EVERYONE offers the same low rates, Ditech is no lower than our rates, the difference is the knowledge our loan officers have in getting you the perfect loan while giving you the perfect service. So, go ahead and give us a look, you’ll be glad you did.

After some time well spent, we can proudly say that we are FHA GURU’s. Sooo lets begin..

What is FHA?

The Federal Housing Administration. Although you probably are hearing more and more about FHA government loans it is NOT some new program. It has only been since the mortgage meltdown that FHA loan programs have risen to the top and are helping LOTS of people!!

Why FHA?

FHA doesn’t provide the money, they just provide the insurance on the money. Because of the declining housing market and increasing foreclosures/defaulting loans, mortagage insurance companies are becoming more and more strict about whose loans they insure and it’s coming back to bite YOU, the consumer, in the behind. FHA is the governments way of “coming to the rescue”.

Can you benefit from FHA?

Yes. There is a VERY VERY high possibility that a FHA government issued loan/refinance can help you get out of financial troubles.

Ford Financial as a mortgage company is adapting to these current changes. Now-a-days you have to put up your left leg and first born to the big bankers to get a decent interest rate on a loan. We know the “In’s and out’s” of the FHA loan programs.

The next few blogs will be all information about FHA so come back and learn a little will ya?

Realize how YOU can benefit.