6 Tips for First Time Home Buyers

Your home will probably be the most expensive and important purchase you ever make. That’s why it helps to prepare and research the home buying process to make sure you do things right from the start. Looking back on my own experience from a few years ago here are some tips I’d recommend to any first-time home buyer: 1) Start saving … Continue reading “6 Tips for First Time Home Buyers”

Client Review: Katherine Levonja

Read what our clients are saying about Lyons Business Development Manager, Katherine Levonja: Katherine Levonja was a dream come true. We had already met with two other mortgage officers at other companies, who had politely tried to get a loan approved for the house we had fallen in love with for our family. They had … Continue reading “Client Review: Katherine Levonja”

Happy Easter from Lyons

Warmest greetings to all friends and neighbors celebrating Easter this week!  This festive season is a time of re-birth and renewal.  Welcoming the spring season draws all our communities together to rejoice and renew our commitment to our shared goals for a brighter future. From our Lyons families to yours, Happy Easter and we wish everyone celebrating—a very joyful holiday! Kalo Pasxa!     … Continue reading “Happy Easter from Lyons”

The Casil Report: A Financial Commentary on the Mortgage Markets

Good afternoon, Today, Monday (02/05/18): The 10 Year Treasury Yield dropped to 2.82%, meaning moderately lower mortgage rates than Friday. – The January 2018 U.S. ISM (Institute for Supply Management) Non-Manufacturing (Services) Index increased to an Index Level of 59.9 (56.0 Index Level during the previous month), coming in better than market expectations (56.2 Index Level).  This report shows continued strength in the U.S. service industry and was due primarily to a continued rise in new service orders and service … Continue reading “The Casil Report: A Financial Commentary on the Mortgage Markets”

Lyons Mortgage Wins BEST OF THE BORO 2018

Lyons Mortgage Services, Inc. has been honored with the Best of the Boro in Mortgage Companies 2018 Award. This is the 2nd year in a row that Lyons has won this widely popular reader’s choice awards, where visitors to local Queens websites and publications nominate businesses in their neighborhood and has grown to be a coveted award for Queens’s best … Continue reading “Lyons Mortgage Wins BEST OF THE BORO 2018”

Mortgage and Housing Outlook: 2018

by Stephen Casil Vice President Secondary Marketing Manager Where do I see mortgage rates going in 2018? According to the Freddie Mac Weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), the average 30 Year Fixed Mortgage Rate dropped by approximately 0.25% in 2017, from 4.20% at the beginning of 2017 to 3.99% at the end of … Continue reading “Mortgage and Housing Outlook: 2018”

Best of Lyons 2017 in Photos

2017 was a special year for everyone at Lyons Mortgage!  Let’s take a look back at some of the most memorable moments and events of the year. Here’s the top 6…       Lyons President, Nicos Tziazas, was honored at Terrace on the Park at the KING OF QUEENS 2017 event. This event spotlights business leaders for their contributions to the … Continue reading “Best of Lyons 2017 in Photos”

Conforming Loan Limits Increased for 2018

On November 28, 2017, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that it would raise the baseline conforming loan limit for 2018 for New York and for most counties across the country.   And the Federal Housing Administration also announced in early December that nearly every area of the U.S. will see FHA loan limits increase in 2018. This … Continue reading “Conforming Loan Limits Increased for 2018”

Queens Real Estate Outlook: 2018

The Queens real estate market has increasingly made headlines for new developments and ever-increasing growth.  Long Island City and Astoria were numbers 8 and 9 on the list of hottest New York City neighborhoods, according to PropertyShark.  The median sales price for a home in Long Island City in 2016 was $825,000, making it the … Continue reading “Queens Real Estate Outlook: 2018”

The Casil Report: A Financial Commentary on the Mortgage Markets

Good afternoon, Today, Friday (11/03/17): The 10 Year Treasury Yield dropped slightly to 2.33%, meaning generally lower mortgage rates than yesterday. – The October 2017 U.S. Employment (Jobs) Report was released today. -> The Unemployment Rate dropped to an almost twenty year low at 4.1%, coming in lower than market expectations (4.2% Unemployment Rate). However, … Continue reading “The Casil Report: A Financial Commentary on the Mortgage Markets”

Lyons President Honored at King Of Queens Event

Nicos Tziazas, Lyons President, and the top men of Queens were honored at a grand gala event on Thursday, October 12, 2017. Hundreds of attendees gathered at Terrace on the Park in Queens, including several members of the Lyons team, to celebrate and recognize the borough’s top businessmen during Schneps Communications’ Kings of Queens awards and networking … Continue reading “Lyons President Honored at King Of Queens Event”

Lyons Fall 2017 Mortgage & Housing Outlook

A continued decline in mortgage rates could have an added positive effect on housing demand for the fall home-buying season.  The average 30 year fixed rate mortgage rate has dropped to a year-to-date low from 3.93% to 3.78% over the past three months, according to the Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS). Once more, … Continue reading “Lyons Fall 2017 Mortgage & Housing Outlook”

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