Finance Your Renovation with an FHA 203k Mortgage Loan

During the housing market collapse and Great Recession of 2008 many Americans lost their homes to foreclosure. Some of those mortgages failed because they were bad loans from the beginning. Some of those failed mortgages were strategic. The homeowners reviewed their equity position and just decided to walk away. Others failed due to loss of […]

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Your Guide to VA Mortgage Eligibility

  Veterans deserve rewards. They serve our country in a way that many would not or could not. One of their primary perks is access to some of the best mortgage financing available anywhere on the market. Get Pre-Approved VA loans are backed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and available to active duty members […]

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With Ever-Increasing Rents, Is Renting the Right Move?

Supply and demand is a basic tenet of capitalism. It drives the engine of America and it certainly drives the American housing market.   But are millennials that escue the commitment of owning a home making a gigantic mistake?  What about the Boomers? Burned by the last housing bubble, many are also choosing to avoid […]

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4 Things Every Home-Shopper Should Do Before They Hit the Market

Buying a home is a big deal. It’s typically one of the biggest financial transactions that many Americans undergo in their lifetimes. It is not something you just do. You need to get your ducks in a row. You absolutely have to prepare if you want to ensure your home-buying success. How do you prepare? […]

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Existing Home Sales Numbers Rebound in September

The end of the summer buying season brought good news for the housing market. After weaker than expected numbers in August, existing home sales numbers rebounded nicely in September. Total existing–home sales, which are closed transactions that include single–family homes, townhomes and condominiums and, increased 4.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.55 […]

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The Best Month to Buy Your Next Home

Want a discount on your next home purchase? Now is the time to get pre-approved and start your home search if you want the best deal.  According to recently released data, along with real estate agents consensus, the best month to buy is right around the corner. RealtyTrac analyzed more than 32 million sales of […]

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August Housing Data Raises Eyebrows

Following three straight months of gains, existing–home sales dipped in August despite slowing price growth and a positive turnaround in the share of sales to first–time buyers, according to theNational Association of Realtors®. Total existing–home sales fell 4.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.31 million in August from a slight downward revision […]

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Its One Of The Worst Times To Be A Renter

It’s not a great time to be a renter. In fact, it might be the worst time in 36 years. The median rent nationwide now takes up 30.2 percent of the median American income, the highest cost burden recorded since 1979. In the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s, the median American looking to lease […]

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How Greece and China Woes Will Affect Your Mortgage Rates?

Have you ever wondered how the number is derived that makes up your mortgage rate? Why is your mortgage rate 4.5%? 5.25%? 3%? Mortgage rates are born from bonds and the mortgage-backed securities (MBS) markets. Similar to corporate bonds and the stock market, mortgage-backed bonds trade actively every day. Pricing changes constantly. Rates change constantly. […]

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First Time Home Buyers Heat Up Summer Buying Season

Homes are selling like its 2006 all over again. Contracts to buy home reaches 9-months high. Where the economic tides go so goes the the housing market typically. That is why continued strength in the US economy has led to continued strength in the housing market recently, especially with first-time homebuyers. The National Association of […]

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