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Weekly Mortgage Report - June 6, 2024

Mortgage rates have slightly decreased this week, following a brief uptick. Meanwhile, a decline in mortgage applications shows a mix of slight increases in unemployment claims and lower-than-expected labor costs. Economic indicators suggest a cautious approach to interest rate changes by the Federal Reserve. Explore our full report to understand how these elements could influence opportunities in the housing market.

Weekly Mortgage Report - May 30, 2024

Mortgage rates have seen their first increase in four weeks, stirring the housing market as mortgage applications dip and house price growth cools. Despite these challenges, U.S. consumer confidence is on the rise, fueled by a robust job market and rising wages. Explore the dynamics of the current financial landscape, understand how these trends could impact your home buying decisions, and discover what the future might hold as economic signals send mixed messages. 

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Weekly Mortgage Report - May 23, 2024

Explore the latest trends in the housing market where recent decreases in mortgage rates and a rise in housing inventory are creating new opportunities for spring homebuyers, despite ongoing economic challenges. Although sales of previously owned homes have declined, the market is stabilizing with more available inventory and existing homes reaching a record median price, indicating a balance between supply and demand.

Weekly Mortgage Report - May 16, 2024

Mortgage rates have decreased for the second consecutive week, offering a glimmer of hope for prospective homebuyers, as revealed by Freddie Mac’s latest survey. Amidst a shifting economic scene marked by easing inflation and rising mortgage applications, today’s housing market presents a mix of challenges and opportunities. Dive into our detailed analysis to uncover potential advantages in this evolving landscape.

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Weekly Mortgage Report - May 9, 2024

Explore the latest dynamics in mortgage rates and employment trends that are influencing the U.S. housing market. Despite a slight easing in mortgage rates following a weak job report, high rates continue to challenge both potential buyers and sellers, affecting overall market activity and house prices. Learn how these interconnected factors could impact your home buying or selling decisions in our detailed analysis.

Weekly Mortgage Report - May 2, 2024

Mortgage rates have climbed for the fifth consecutive week, reaching a new high for the year, according to Freddie Mac’s latest survey. As we progress through the busiest homebuying months, potential buyers face persistent high rates, evidenced by the rise in pending home sales to the highest level in a year. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve signals caution with rate cuts due to ongoing inflation concerns, and the U.S. manufacturing sector struggles with higher borrowing costs and shifting consumer spending. These economic pressures are shaping a challenging landscape for homebuyers and the housing market.

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Weekly Mortgage Report - April 25, 2024

Discover the latest trends in mortgage rates, housing demand, and economic growth. Despite challenges like affordability and supply constraints, purchase demand remains steady while mortgage applications decline. Explore how the rebound in new home sales is affected by persistent shortages and potential obstacles posed by rising mortgage rates.

Weekly Mortgage Report - April 18, 2024

Mortgage rates continued their upward trend, surpassing 7% for the first time this year, as reported by Freddie Mac. Despite rising rates, mortgage applications increased by 3.3% according to the MBA. Meanwhile, U.S. retail sales exceeded expectations, growing by 0.7% in March. However, existing home sales dropped by 4.3% month-over-month, highlighting ongoing challenges in the housing market amid fluctuating interest rates. With home prices still rising, now might be an opportune time for sellers.

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Weekly Mortgage Report - April 11, 2024

This week’s financial update examines the continued rise in mortgage rates and robust job growth. We explore how sustained inflation and Federal Reserve policies are affecting the mortgage industry, with recent CPI data signaling a complicated path to lower inflation. Additionally, strong job market reports underscore economic resilience, influencing monetary policy.

John Owens announced as the new Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer.

With over 20 years in the mortgage industry, Owens brings a wealth of knowledge and an impressive record of success to Megastar. In his new role, he will drive sales growth, foster industry relationships, and demonstrate how modern lending solutions are game changers for lending teams.

Industry Veteran Cassidy O’Sullivan Joins Megastar Financial Corp. as Vice President of Growth

O’Sullivan will lead the next chapter of Megastar’s growth in the mortgage market and focus on building market share through recruiting and building strategic relationships.


America’s Most Trusted Mortgage Company, today announced that Mike Aberle has joined the company as President. Anita Padilla-Fitzgerald will continue in her role as CEO of Megastar Financial and Take3Technologies.

The Denver Housing Market

Colorado & Company interviews our founder and CEO, Anita Padilla-Fitzgerald, on industry updates that benefit 1st Time Homebuyers.

Denver Business Journal

The Denver Business Journal interviews our founder and CEO, Anita Padilla-Fitzgerald, on both her success and how she has exponentially expanded the company’s business year over year.

Ernst and Young

The recognition and celebration of audacious entrepreneurs—such as our award-winning CEO—who work to build a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all.

Denver Post

Our CEO discusses the various points she has recognized are key to helping people from all kinds of backgrounds find the success of owning their own home.

Fox News

MegaStar’s growing success in the mortgage industry is highlighted as Fox News brings our CEO on to discuss the benefits on building a business by focusing on establishing good relationships.

Denver Post

Our CEO discusses the need for transparency and accountability from corporate leaders if there is to be any positive change for those against corporate greed.

Denver Business Journal

MegaStar’s founder carries a strong sense of pride about her family’s cultural background and the American ideal of hard work—two elements that have driven her success through the years.

3LF Entertainment

MegaStar’s CEO shares her inspirational life story, speaking on everything from the early years of her life to the founding and nurturing of the company into the successful corporation it is today.

“A good reason why you may want to offer below 5% is when you’re paying with cash (although companies who offer sellers cash for their home will typically offer 65% below market price).”

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Article: Is It Too Low? What Is Reasonable to Offer Below Asking Price

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