Mortgage Market Commentary, 10-01-21

By Lou Barnes on Oct 1, 2021 5:46:39 PM

We are excited to partner with one of our favorite mortgage minds, Lou Barnes, to bring you his biweekly commentary. Lou is a loan officer in Boulder, CO, but his insight is relevant across the country. Lou's opinions should not be construed as the opinions of CENTURY 21 Redwood Realty or our partner, Day 1 Mortgage. 

We hope that you enjoy this series! Our good friends at Day 1 Mortgage are here to answer all of your mortgage needs. You can reach them at 888.973.0624 or online at Day1Mortgage.com

This week: interest rates, the supply chain trap in two parts, and econ-politics.

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Tom Ferry + Business Planning = Best Year Ever

By Adrienne Barkas on Sep 30, 2021 11:21:59 AM

C21Redwood partners with agents to grow their business. But what makes us different from the rest? There are two words that encompass all that makes us special —  Business Planning. 

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Mortgage Market Commentary, 09-17-21

By Lou Barnes on Sep 17, 2021 5:48:46 PM

We are excited to partner with one of our favorite mortgage minds, Lou Barnes, to bring you his biweekly commentary. Lou is a loan officer in Boulder, CO, but his insight is relevant across the country. Lou's opinions should not be construed as the opinions of CENTURY 21 Redwood Realty or our partner, Day 1 Mortgage. 

We hope that you enjoy this series! Our good friends at Day 1 Mortgage are here to answer all of your mortgage needs. You can reach them at 888.973.0624 or online at Day1Mortgage.com

Next week, “game on” at the Fed — and while waiting, below are Democrats and taxes, French outrage, and the 10-year T-note.

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Mortgage Market Commentary, 09-10-21

By Lou Barnes on Sep 10, 2021 4:57:01 PM

We are excited to partner with one of our favorite mortgage minds, Lou Barnes, to bring you his biweekly commentary. Lou is a loan officer in Boulder, CO, but his insight is relevant across the country. Lou's opinions should not be construed as the opinions of CENTURY 21 Redwood Realty or our partner, Day 1 Mortgage. 

We hope that you enjoy this series! Our good friends at Day 1 Mortgage are here to answer all of your mortgage needs. You can reach them at 888.973.0624 or online at Day1Mortgage.com

On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, thinking is a good idea, although we’ll be awash in each others’ thoughts and touching awful, walled-off spots.

Read about interest rates, the unavoidable decisions facing the Fed twelve days from today and its leadership. 

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Mortgage Market Commentary, 09-04-21

By Lou Barnes on Sep 3, 2021 4:17:08 PM

We are excited to partner with one of our favorite mortgage minds, Lou Barnes, to bring you his biweekly commentary. Lou is a loan officer in Boulder, CO, but his insight is relevant across the country. Lou's opinions should not be construed as the opinions of CENTURY 21 Redwood Realty or our partner, Day 1 Mortgage. 

We hope that you enjoy this series! Our good friends at Day 1 Mortgage are here to answer all of your mortgage needs. You can reach them at 888.973.0624 or online at Day1Mortgage.com

At the end of this week we know less about the economy than last week, and the same goes for policy. So, below are the anti-clarity data, some other murk, and an appeal to study a back-to-the-future tool.

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Mortgage Market Commentary, 08-30-21

By Lou Barnes on Aug 30, 2021 12:10:42 PM

We are excited to partner with one of our favorite mortgage minds, Lou Barnes, to bring you his biweekly commentary. Lou is a loan officer in Boulder, CO, but his insight is relevant across the country. Lou's opinions should not be construed as the opinions of CENTURY 21 Redwood Realty or our partner, Day 1 Mortgage. 

We hope that you enjoy this series! Our good friends at Day 1 Mortgage are here to answer all of your mortgage needs. You can reach them at 888.973.0624 or online at Day1Mortgage.com

Rate risk is tilted upward, now. Below... Powell and the Fed today, inflation thinking, and a little data.

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Our Predictions of the 2020 Real Estate Agent

By Adrienne Barkas on Aug 24, 2021 11:15:12 AM

Six years ago, we published an article that predicted what a day in the life of a U.S. real estate agent would look like in 2020. (Read the original post here.) We imagined a life where our daily routines were interconnected and assisted with the newest technology.  

Well, no one could have predicted what actually happened in 2020, but how much did we get right about the life of a real estate agent in 2021?

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4 Ways to Protect Your Online Privacy

By Adrienne Barkas on Aug 23, 2021 4:22:13 PM

Online privacy is a major concern worldwide, including in the real estate industry. Fraud can lead to a loss of money or identity theft, with the added risk of also compromising clients and vendors you work with as well as friends and family. The care you should be taking to protect yourself in your offline activities should be echoed in the care you take in online activities. Here are 4 ways you can start to protect your online privacy:

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Mortgage Market Commentary, 08-20-21

By Lou Barnes on Aug 20, 2021 6:15:14 PM

We are excited to partner with one of our favorite mortgage minds, Lou Barnes, to bring you his biweekly commentary. Lou is a loan officer in Boulder, CO, but his insight is relevant across the country. Lou's opinions should not be construed as the opinions of CENTURY 21 Redwood Realty or our partner, Day 1 Mortgage. 

We hope that you enjoy this series! Our good friends at Day 1 Mortgage are here to answer all of your mortgage needs. You can reach them at 888.973.0624 or online at Day1Mortgage.com

At the end of a week with no economic data of note, and long-term yields frozen, explore how rates can be so low, and... can’t stay away from it... Afghanistan. Strange places can have large and strange effects on markets.

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Mortgage Market Commentary, 08-13-21

By Lou Barnes on Aug 13, 2021 5:33:27 PM

We are excited to partner with one of our favorite mortgage minds, Lou Barnes, to bring you his biweekly commentary. Lou is a loan officer in Boulder, CO, but his insight is relevant across the country. Lou's opinions should not be construed as the opinions of CENTURY 21 Redwood Realty or our partner, Day 1 Mortgage. 

We hope that you enjoy this series! Our good friends at Day 1 Mortgage are here to answer all of your mortgage needs. You can reach them at 888.973.0624 or online at Day1Mortgage.com

Here in the heart of the Silly Season, all media starved for news, below are interest rates, the new federal budget, eviction and unemployment, climate, and the improbable new location of massive marijuana farming.

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