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Rhonda Porter
Works at Mortgage Master Service Corporation NMLS 40445
Lives in Seattle
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Mortgage rates are improved compared to last Monday's rate post... here's what may impact the direction of mortgage interest rates this week.
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Mortgage rates are still very low - here's what may impact the direction of interest rates this week
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I'm doing a live post today to show how the FOMC minutes impacts the direction of mortgage rates - stay tuned!
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I love this cataplana clams and mussels with chorizo recipe
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That low mortgage rate cost more today following Friday's strong Jobs Report
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What is the difference between credit and non-credit qualifying FHA streamlined refi's? 
With an FHA streamlined refi, most folks have the misconception due to the program name "streamlined" that the refinances are close very quickly and are a slam dunk with little to no paperwork. Whi...
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Delayed financing allows people who paid cash to buy their home to refinancing and take cash out.
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65% of homes in King County WA are eligible for some sort of down payment assistance program.
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What may impact the direction of mortgage interest rates this week
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+Jim Reppond and I will be teaching a home buyers class at the Greenwood Library. If you want to learn more about the home buying process, would like down payment assistance or MCC (mortgage credit certificate), join us at this WSHFC sponsored class!
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Reduced FHA mortgage insurance makes the FHA streamlined refi more attractive again 
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Mortgage rates continue to trend lower - check out rates for the greater Seattle area in this week's rate post.
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Licensed Mortgage Originator MLO121324
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originating home loans for property located in Washington state, including home purchases and refinancing.
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  • Mortgage Master Service Corporation NMLS 40445
    Licensed Mortgage Originator MLO121324, 2000 - present
    Helping Washington borrowers buy or refinance a home from the initial pre-qualification and review of possible mortgage scenarios, all the way to closing the mortgage transaction. Educating borrowers about the mortgage process and their options so they can make informed decisions. Washington State Housing Finance Commission approved state instructor for Home Buyer Education Seminars. We offer conforming, FHA, VA, USDA and jumbo/non-conforming mortgages.
  • Washington Title Company
    Branch Manager, 1996 - 2000
    Manager of a title and escrow branch located in Federal Way. Assisted with everything from sales, customer service, overseeing the escrow team and helping with signings/closings.
  • Transamerica Title Insurance
    Account Executive, 1991 - 1996
    Title insurance sales representative.
  • Chicago Title Insurance
    Account Executive, 1986 - 1991
    Title insurance sales representative.
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I've lived in Washington State for most of my life and have been a mortgage originator at Mortgage Master Service Corporation since April 2000.  Mortgage Master is a family owned correspondent lender serving the Pacific Northwest for over 30 years. 

I live in Seattle with my husband and our three teens, cat and old pug.  I enjoy cooking, gardening, wine and I love blogging.

MLO License #121324

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I played the clarinet in marching band
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What May Impact Mortgage Interest Rates this week: March 2, 2015 - Rates...
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This being the first week of the month, means that Friday, we will have the Jobs Report. Last month, the better than expected Jobs Report se

What is Delayed Financing?
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In today's competitive housing market, we are seeing more buyers using "all cash" to purchase their homes. Delayed financing allows home buy

Many Washington State Homes (and Home Buyers) are eligible for Down Paym...
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RealtyTrac and Down Payment Resource recently compiled a report of how many homes are eligible for various down payment assistance programs

And the Fed said... [LIVE MORTGAGE RATE POST]
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Mortgage rates are pretty much unchanged following yesterday's sell off in the bond market causing rates to trend higher. Today at 11:00 am

What May Impact Mortgage Rates this Week: February 16, 2015
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Happy President's Day! Our office is closed today to observe the holiday and will reopen for business as usual tomorrow morning. Mortgage ra

Cataplana Clams and Mussels with Chorizo | Sip n Simmer
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Another treat from The Spanish Table in Seattle was a cataplana–a big copper dome pan that locks shut to steam the contents. I can't wait to

Home Buyer Class in Greenwood - Phinney Ridge
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I will be teaching a home buyer class in Seattle with Jim Repppond of Coldwell Banker Danforth on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Greenwood

What May Impact Mortgage Rates this Week: February 9, 2015.
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This week's economic calendar appears to be sparse. Watch for mortgage rates to take direction from the stock market. Often, mortgage rates

Lower FHA Mortgage Insurance + Low Mortgage Rates = FHA Streamline Refi's
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HUD recently reduced annual mortgage insurance premiums for FHA 30 year fixed rate mortgages by 50 basis points. The annual mortgage insuran

FHA Streamlined Refi: Credit vs Non-Credit Qualifying
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Seattle area loan officer, Rhonda Porter, explains the difference between FHA streamline refi credit & non-credit qualifying mortgages

What May Impact Mortgage Rates this Week: February 2, 2015 - Mortgage Ra...
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It feels like a "Blue Monday" following yesterday's disappointing loss at SB49. With that said, one thing I am NOT disappointed with is our

Coming Soon: 2015 Property Tax Bills
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In a couple weeks, King County along with others, will begin posting property tax bills for 2015. This may be a non-event for most...unless

Home Buyers who had a short sale or foreclosure are making a comeback
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A "boomerang buyer" is the nick-name given to people who lost their home due to foreclosure or a short-sale during the Great Recession, who

Freddie Mac reports lowest mortgage rates since May 2013
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Freddie Mac's weekly rate report revealed that mortgage rates continued to trend lower last week. From Freddie Mac's Vice President and Chie

What May Impact Rates this Week: January 19, 2015 [Mortgage Rate Post: R...
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Holy Catfish - the Seahawks are going to the Superbowl! Okay, now I can return to writing this week's mortgage rate update. This is a short

Freddie Mac Reports Lowest Mortgage Rates since May 2013
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This morning, Freddie Mac released their weekly mortgage rate report confirming that the 30 year fixed conforming rate is back to record low

What May Impact Mortgage Rates this week: January 12, 2015 [RATES TREND ...
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Mortgage rates continue to bounce along very low levels. Last Friday's Jobs Report was a bit of a mixed bag with then number of employed inc

It's Official: FHA Mortgage Insurance to be reduced
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Today HUD issued Mortgagee Letter 2015-01 officially reducing FHA mortgage insurance effective on case numbers issued on or after January 26

Refinancing can help meet your 2015 Financial Goals
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Today's lower mortgage rates can help home owners with their New Year resolutions. The obvious first benefit of refinancing is often the red

FHA Mortgage Loans | The Mortgage Porter
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FHA Mortgage Loans. FHA insured mortgages are not just for first time home buyers anymore. With FHA loan limits higher than conforming in th