Florida Mortgage Trends


As of the writing of this blog, the US Economy is all steam ahead and each month this year the economy is adding jobs to the labor force as well as controlling inflation to date.  To keep inflation in check, the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) has telegraphed that they plan to raise the Prime Rate (projected) a + .25% rise in December 2018.  Also they have telegraphed the desire to raise rates 3 or more times in 2019.  

Recently the Stock market has had a normal correction led by a correction in the strongest sector Tech.  This safe heaven within the stock market drop & with the rise of interest rates has shaken the Housing market.  

We feel the current rates are still in all time historic lows even with the rise in interest rates so far this year.  Buying a house is rewarding in many ways through ownership pride, mortgage interest tax deduction possibilities & other deductions that may be available to you.  

We feel that the stock market may move sideways for the next 3-6 months and believe the best opportunity is buying a home and locking into today's still low interest rates before the FOMC continues to raise them in the coming months and into 2019.

AmeriBest Mortgage continues to make mortgage lending easy & all Conventional Mortgages through Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac will have the appraisal cost reimbursed to all our clients at closing up to $525 in cost.  

Please call Scott or Donna at (321) 777-7277.  Our team looks forward to helping you buy or refinance a home anywhere in Florida.  
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Posted by Scott Bray on November 4th, 2018 8:21 PM
On 4/19/2016, Fannie Mae's Chief Economist says he expects mortgage interest rates to stay low during 2016.  

Currently this year at AmeriBest Mortgage we have seen rates drop to local mortgage interest rate level not seen since November 2012.  If your in the hunt for a new home or refinance of a current home now would be the time to do it.  You may be able to get a lower interest rate than most people got on their mortgages in the last 3 years depending on the type of mortgage your get and credit scores, etc.

We're here to help you each step of the way at AmeriBest Mortgage.  Call us at (321) 777-7277 for a free consultation.  

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Posted by Scott Bray on April 22nd, 2016 2:19 PM

2/4/16

Rates Drop to Start 2016 with a Bang

With Stock market in turmoil a surprise has happened in the Home Interest rates available to home buyers and refinance candidates in home ownership.  Current Interest Rates are the lowest today than they have been in the last 3 months.  This month has set-up what will be a strong buying season in Florida that will start with the great weather in Brevard County in March of 2016.  We at AmeriBest Mortgage don't charge any Bank or Mortgage Broker fees saving our clients up to $1,600 in local competitors mortgage fees.  

So if your in the market for a new Home anywhere in Florida, call AmeriBest Mortgage today at (321) 777-7277!



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US Home Purchases Rebound in 2015

U.S. home sales rebounded in December after new regulations had delayed the completion of purchases in November.  New Mortgage rules nationwide called TRID started and is designed to slow down the mortgage process for borrowers giving them more time to shop for a mortgage and review their closing costs days before the closing date.  Total sales sold in 2015 were the most in the last 9 years.   

The National Association of Realtors said recently that sales of existing homes climbed 14.7 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.46 million. Sales had previously plummeted as the industry adapted to new mortgage disclosure rules – a temporary downturn before delayed sales were finalized in December.

December’s rebound concluded a year that produced the highest annual sales total since 2006. Steady job growth and low mortgages drew more buyers into the market, causing both sales and prices to climb.

Americans bought roughly 5.26 million homes in 2015, a 6.5 percent increase over 2014. 

Posted by Scott Bray on February 4th, 2016 1:17 PM

Freddie Mac Warns of Credit Scams

Freddie Mac wants mortgage companies to warn consumers about credit scams.  Especially those that promise credit repair. It seems consumers who are shopping for a loan are particularly vulnerable. It is little wonder with so many companies on the internet pretending to offer loans that aren’t licensed lenders or brokers. Then there are those who buy trigger leads of low-score borrowers. Seems like a good area for the CFPB to find some real abuse.

AmeriBest Mortgage is licensed in the State of Florida.  NMLS Lic # 325885.

Posted by Scott Bray on November 14th, 2015 1:36 PM

Mortgage Lenders Easing Credit Standards: Fannie Mae

SEP 17, 2015 6:40pm ET

Lenders are easing loan standards across all types of mortgage products, according to Fannie Mae's latest survey of mortgage lenders.

The gap between lenders who said they're easing standards, compared to lenders who said they're tightening standards, rose to 20 percentage points in the third quarter 2015, compared to 18 percentage points in the second quarter, according to Fannie Mae's Sentiment Survey.  
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Lenders also may be getting more familiar with the regulatory and compliance environment [and they] may be removing credit overlays.

In other findings from the survey, senior executives with mortgage lenders are more optimistic about both the economy and home prices than consumers. However, senior mortgage executives are less optimistic than consumers about the ease of a getting a mortgage today.

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Posted by Scott Bray on September 18th, 2015 6:23 PM

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