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Benchmark Bank’s Kelly Malatesta Ranked as One of the Nation’s Top Originators

Benchmark Bank’s Kelly Malatesta Ranked as One of the Nation’s Top Originators Scotsman Guide Releases Top Originators 2015 Rankings Congratulations to Kelly Malatesta for ranking as a Scotsman Guide 2015 Top Originator. Malatesta was ranked #110 in Top Dollar Volume, #122 in Most Loans Closed, and #65 in Top Purchase Volume. [Leading Houston, Kelly totaled…
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Long-Term Locks For Construction Projects

Long-Term Locks For Construction Projects  Affiliated Mortgage Company is now offering long-term lock options that can extend out 365 days with a float down option. These programs are available for both purchase and new construction end loans. Pricing Upfront Security Deposit - collected at the time of lock 90 days - 0 pt 120 days - .25 pt…
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Mortgage Rate Forecast for End of Year 2014

Mortgage Rate Forecast for End of Year 2014 Economist Dr. Elliot Eisenberg has released his economic forecast for the next few months and it seems as though we can rely on a strong market momentum moving forward. Eisenberg's Predictions: Tapering will end in late October. Federal Reserve expected to raise short-term interest rates by 25…
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How to Finance a Fixer Upper

How To Finance a Fixer Upper  Purchasing a fixer upper may be a viable option with low housing inventory across the city of Houston. Although many may feel overwhelmed with the amount of repairs or remodeling the property may need, Affiliated Mortgage offers two great programs that present a solution to this problem. Both the…
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