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By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
Comments 19
You deserve to own a home and I will tell you that again tomorrow, the next day, and even the day after that. But, today I met a person who had always wanted to own a home near his parents in Beaverton,Oregon, but 4 years ago was told by someone that they didn’t deserve to own a home and he belie...

By Robert Rauf
(HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ))
Comments 0
Don't be surprised when you start seeing 5%2018 has been the fastest run up in interest rates we have seen in quite some time, with a 30 Year Fixed rate fast approaching the 5% mark for the first time in years I thought it would be a good idea to review the past few decades.I chose 1987 as a star...

By Jeffrey Masich- Arizona Associate Broker,MBA &GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Comments 1
Yes, free home buyer grants are still available in the Phoenix metro area of Maricopa County. The Home in Five Advantage free grant program has been very popular and is still providing grants to home buyers with at least a 640 credit score but otherwise do not have sufficient cash for the down pa...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
Comments 0
The timeshare industry has evolved quite a bit over the last several decades. What was once filled with hard sales tactics and very limited options is now often much sneakier and people are lured in by many more choices. This can lead you to need to know how to get out of a timeshare without losi...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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 Life can take unexpected turns and that often leads to changes in routines, finances, or even preferences. Many people invest in a timeshare when they are at a point in their life when it makes sense. More often than not, this leads you to needing a timeshare cancellation. They have the money to...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
Comments 1
 It’s a familiar story… you’re casually walking through a shopping center or perhaps stopping for a coffee, often while you are already on vacation, and you’re stopped by a charismatic person who starts offering you exciting opportunities or prizes. Little do you know that this will lead you to w...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
Comments 1
  If you think the timeshare industry is just for retired couples and you’d never get sucked into their hard sell tactics, think again. Anyone can end up needing a timeshare cancellation. The timeshare industry got its start in the 70s and it was known for high-pressure sales tactics, lavish prom...

By Rummy Dhanoa, Rummy Dhanoa Real Estate Experts
(Rummy Dhanoa Real Estate Experts )
Comments 0
 We all have a distinct definition of success. But most of us consider buying a house as the highest level of triumph. However, not everyone can pay for their dream home in one go, and saving money for it to pay in full takes a huge amount of time. ​ This is why many buyers turn to home loans.  A...

By Christopher Hills, Managing Dir. Lending
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30-Year Fixed-Rate Rental Loans starting at 5.99%* and 3, 5, and 7 Year ARMs starting at 5.39%*Closings in Weeks Instead of Months Our rental loan product provides our customers a reliable source of financing through a simple and efficient online loan process. Our 30-year fixed-rate rental loan p...

By John Higgins, Branch Manager/Senior Loan Officer
(Best Choice Lending, Inc.)
Comments 3
Have you been wondering how much house you can afford?Well, now you can find out based on your specific situation instantly with Best Choice Lending’s “Mortgage in a SNAP.” Simply put, it is the mortgage application without all the hassle.Just plug in your information. We will ask about income, a...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
Comments 10
 April 15th is fast approaching and in Beaverton, Oregon, as well as most places aroundthe country in 2008, we finally saw the dip in home prices that themedia was telling us about all through 2007! Now I have lots of investors, homeowners, and even people looking to buy, all wondering how this t...

By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Comments 1
As a realtor I always feel the more my clients know the better off they are.  It prevents mistakes and it many times keeps buyers and sellers from getting upset.  Sometimes buyers and seller become uspet because they do not realize what is happening is normal.  Or occurs often in the real estate...

By Richard Woodward NMLS#217454, Service Beyond Expectations! Your Texas Lender
(Service First Mortgage, NMLS #166487)
Comments 0
Who is on your Professional Divorce Team? Every successful divorce case requires the execution of a professional team; so, who’s on yours?A Divorce Team is highly recommended to protect your finances.  According to the Financial Divorce Association, 70% of all divorces in the United States involv...

By David Bailey and Erika Bailey, "Creating Clients for Life" Cell # 631-589 3600
(The Mortgage Outlet NMLS # 36861)
Comments 2
Reverse Mortgage Loans Long Island | The Mortgage Outlet What is a Reverse Mortgage Loan Long Island?Call David or Erika Bailey at 631-589-3600Licensed Loan Originators at The Mortgage Outlet   The Experts The Mortgage Outlet have been handling Reverse Mortgages loans on Long Island Since 1987. A...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
Comments 19
In this time of banks taking homes back in foreclosure left and right, you would think that some common sense would still prevail. However, here I am telling you the story of another home that will go into foreclosure because of a banks stupidity!You see I met someone who owned their home that th...

By Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; NextHome Antonelli Realty
(NextHome Antonelli Realty)
Comments 2
Wage garnishment is one of the last steps in collecting debts for child support, alimony, student loans and income taxes—all of which the government can pull money from someone’s paycheck without obtaining a court order.Wage garnishment for unpaid financial obligations such as unpaid credit cards...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
Comments 0
 Do you have so much money that you don’t know what to do with it? Do you like to throw money away every month? If so, I recommend buying a timeshare. But if you’re like most people, you don’t want to waste your hard-earned dollars. If this is the case, then you need to work with a reputable time...

By Richard Woodward NMLS#217454, Service Beyond Expectations! Your Texas Lender
(Service First Mortgage, NMLS #166487)
Comments 0
Divorcing Your Mortgage Newsletter.  May 2018, bringing you Divorce Trivia.The History of Trivia is Anything But TrivialCalling all trivia buffs! You may school your friends in every random fact from pop culture to World War II, but how much do you know about the history of trivia itself? The dic...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
Comments 1
If you’ve been swayed by timeshare gimmicks and now you want to know how to get out of a timeshare, don’t worry, you aren’t alone. It’s hard to resist free helicopter rides, fancy dinners, or free stays and before you know it, you’ve just committed to years and thousands of dollars of a timeshare...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
Comments 13
For the past couple weeks I've been reading in the rain how bad these banks have it and how 50% of all the loan modifications they did in 2007 are now in default again. Oh, the poor me syndrome, "Please help us, throw us money, this is why we shouldn't have to do loan modifications, congress."Wel...