Dinners, Climbing Rates, and Hotel Safes!

Dinner Quote of the Day: “We sleep in separate rooms, we have dinner apart, we take separate vacations – we’re doing everything we can to keep our marriage together.” – Rodney Dangerfield

Self-promotion! Hey Mortgage Fans, I’ve been nominated as the Loan Officer of the Year and need your help because I have not been nominated for anything since I won 6th grade Student Council Treasurer election (*I was in charge of a $42 budget). Scroll down towards the bottom and feel free to vote for yours truly

Did’ja Know: In Scotland it’s tradition for people to paint their front door of their house red once they’ve finally paid off the mortgage. (*side note: only 23 more years until I buy that red paint)

Wuss’up This Week: Every day reports about our economy are released into the wild, and it’s these reports that can sway interest rates in either direction. Not a whole lot happening this week though as we have the FHFA House Price Index combined with a 5-Year Note Auction today, and tomorrow Durable Goods, Jobless Claims, and New Home Sales. Good news about the economy will push rates up, and vice-versa if the news isn’t that great.

Interest rates remain on their 4-month high but they are still beautiful, Mortgage Fans. A 30-year fixed rate today will range anywhere from 3.75% – 4.125% with adjustable rate mortgages a very small sliver lower. As usual rates will vary based on type of home, equity in the home, your credit score, and if you know a baby name that’s been outlawed.

Don’t Forget to Remember: Any purchase or refinance loan closing with me between now and Dec 31st I will waive $500 in closing costs! Grab yourself a cup of instant karma and pass my info along to any friends, family, coworkers, or hotel safe crackers that can use this gift.

Dinner Quote of the Day 2: “A ate a gluten-free lactose-free low carb pizza for dinner tonight. (it was a raw tomato)” – @samir

Timeout for Trivia: Congrats to those who last week guessed Penny Marshall. Want to be entered into a drawing to win a Weightlifter Toothpick Dispenser? Simply email me the answer to this week’s Who Am I? question – good luck: “It’s my birthday today so feel free to buy a present for People’s Sexiest Man Alive 2010. I’ve definitely still got my good looks, and with a little luck maybe I’ll continue to be handsome for many years to come. If my looks do fade I can always don a mask – y’know I’m one of the few actors to headline films based on both Marvel and DC characters. Personally I am married to a woman that does not start rumors (despite the title of her 2007-2012 drama show) and who I consider the sexiest woman alive (is that a play on words?)”

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