Lending / Financial

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By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
Comments 9
 Your clients have got themselves a great 30 year fixed rate loan at a wonderful rate of 5.5%. So they close on their home and that is when the letters start. Refinance! Save money each month! Pay off your credit card bills! Heck these letters start before the house has even closed because of the...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
Comments 7
It was April 2005 when I read my first book about owner financing and lease options and I realized how many people needed help to buy a home. I did everything I could to learn how to structure these deals, but I realized then that it wasn't the way to riches and I had to take on a 2nd job if I wa...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
Comments 10
Loaded question here, isn't it? Most of have you been asked this question at least once in our career, but how do you answer it? Do you find out what their needs are or do you just blindly give them a list of three lenders that you have had success with in the past?For me personally, I like to fi...

By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Comments 0
I know two lenders that offer a 3% grant program for home buyers.  If you qualify, you will never have to pay it back!It is called the CHF Platinum Cash Grant Program.The grant can be for up to 3% of the loan amount, and can be applied to the down payment or closing costs.Call me for more informa...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
Comments 12
As more and more people realize that they may have to go in to default, I'm starting to get more and more calls from people asking me how to talk to their banks about how to avoid losing their homes.The story time after time is that they called their bank and the banks all say, "Sorry, can't help...

By Karen Schimpf
(Commercial Capital Ltd.)
Comments 0
  cc: by: https://flic.kr/p/fxvC33   Deal of the Week-Stated Income Mobile Home Park Purchase    Type: $575,000 Mobile Home Park PurchaseWhere? FL About the deal.... Client came to us for the purchase of this Mobile Home Park. Mobile home parks can be very tough, especially the small ones because...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 9
Good advice for those about to take out a home mortgage:  Mortgage lenders weigh the risk of getting their principal and interest paid back by looking at the qualities of the prospective borrower. And due to the amount of money being requested and lent to purchase homes, those requirements can be...

By Bob Elliot, 20+ Yrs Local Industry Experience
(RE/MAX RESULTS)
Comments 0
Last week's economic releases included readings on inflation, construction spending and private and public- sector payrolls. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and first-time jobless claims were also posted.Inflation Meets Fed Goal, Construction Spending LowerMarch inflation reached a year-over-ye...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Comments 1
Call or Text Charles Stallions Now 850-476-4494 for any of you real estate related questions. Pensacola, Pace and Gulf Breeze Florida Homes for sale or for rent. Pensacola Realtor Charles Stallions ask what are you waiting for?. Let’s start shopping.Mortgage rates move slightly higherThe 30-year ...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
Comments 112
Today I got a call from a lady who was crying uncontrollably. So much so that I was having a hard time understanding her. But, when I finally got her to calm down enough that I could understand her, she wanted to know what she could do. She had gone with another agent, despite reading my posts an...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
Comments 10
I still have clients I have been working with that called me 2 years ago to buy a house. Now, I wasn't actively showing them homes, but rather working on their credit with them. You see the problem was that they could get a loan, but the payments would be about $200 more than they wanted to pay.W...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Comments 6
by Patricia Feager This is a loud shout out for Drew Brenner, Vice President of Mortgage Lending located at 7001 Preston Road, Suite 125, Dallas, TX 75205, (214) 765-0083, NMLS# 298139. For the month of May, 2018, Mortgage Lending at 7001 Preston Road, Suite 125, Dallas, TX is waiving their lende...

By Leo Namiot, CT Mortgage Lender - FHA, VA - Jumbo Mortgages
(www.LeoLends.com: CT Low Rate Mortgages)
Comments 1
If you are looking to buy a house in Connecticut contact me for a Full Pre-approval. This is a FULL PRE-APPROVAL!  Contact me for more information www.LeoLends.com  203-525-3672

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
Comments 2
   Owning a timeshare can be a very stressful experience. It can stretch your budget to the max and cause financial strain. If you have a timeshare you need to get rid of, you may find yourself wondering exactly what the timeshare exit team cost will be and how you can go about dumping your times...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
Comments 0
Tired of owning a no-good timeshare? Do you need more information on timeshare cancellation but can’t seem to figure out where to start? Read on to learn more about how you get rid of a timeshare with our timeshare exit team. Buying a timeshare is one of the most simple financial transactions you...

By Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; NextHome Antonelli Realty
(NextHome Antonelli Realty)
Comments 3
Rain, the bride falling into a pool, a wedding cake falling over, and deposit money that’s lost because the venue went out of business a week ago.What do all of these have in common? They’re all things that can go wrong at a wedding that can be covered by wedding insurance.Some problems can’t be ...

By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Comments 0
Pamela Madore Pamela Madore Mortgage NMLS #289635 I have found that most people feel that the most difficult part of getting a home is to get the financing.  While that may be true in some cases I have found that many people have been told that they couldn't get a mortgage when in fact they reall...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
Comments 0
When you go on a vacation, it is a time to relax and destress. A time to reconnect with your family and let your cares melt away. The last thing you need to be doing is worrying about your timeshare cancellation. But, that is exactly what many people who have been the victims of the timeshare ind...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
Comments 0
Now you own a home and all the benefits that come along with it. One of those benefits is the mortgage tax deduction on your state and federal taxes. Every dime you pay in interest on you mortgage is a deduction off your gross income on your taxes and can mean a tax savings of thousands of dollar...

By Reggie Graham, M.L.O. proficient with all mortgage loan programs.
(Caliber Home Loans, Inc.)
Comments 2
                                                                         Market Commentary        Last week saw a bit of a panic in mortgages as the U.S. 10yr briefly pushed through 3.00% early in the week. By the end of the week, however, this had settled back down and the 10yr sat at 2.957%.  ...