About Kris Barros

Kris Barros is the Director of Corporate Communications at Embrace Home Loans. He always has his eye on the market and real estate industry in order to bring you the most up-to-date, relevant mortgage news.

Mortgage Rates Are Going in the Right Direction — but What’s the Longer Term View?

This week saw mortgage rates drop more than they have in any other one week period in the last ten years. The timing couldn’t be better, as we also saw the official start of spring and the unofficial start of the home buying season — especially in those areas of the country where winter plays [...]

By |2019-04-08T16:49:27-04:00March 29th, 2019|Categories: Mortgage, Real Estate Agents|Tags: |

Millennial Homeowners and Buyer’s Remorse

Arguably bigger than the "to-may-to/to-mah-to" or even the "po-tay-to/po-tah-to" debate just might be the over or under question. No, not in reference to sports betting — but that age-old question about how the toilet paper falls from the roll. The UK's Daily Mirror reported that Choice magazine had unearthed a 128-year-old patent which contained a [...]

By |2019-04-08T16:49:49-04:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: Mortgage, Real Estate Agents|Tags: |

On-Time Closing Offers from Big Banks Aren’t Always That Special

We need to call "fake news." Keep reading — this has noting to do with politics. Some recent industry headlines read: "Chase Guarantees It Will Close a Mortgage in 21 Days or It'll Give you $1,000," or something to that effect. It is true — Chase is offering the guarantee. So if it is true, [...]

By |2019-02-21T15:03:09-04:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Mortgage, Real Estate Agents, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Seniors Holding on to Homes Could Have Lasting Impact on Housing Market

Several news feeds are reporting that a well-intentioned mom has been working her way through Towson University speaking with female students, hoping to find a date for her son. She is apparently approaching young ladies that she approves of and showing them a picture of her son. University police are trying to identify the lady. [...]

By |2019-04-08T16:50:12-04:00February 15th, 2019|Categories: Mortgage, Real Estate Agents|Tags: |

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