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By Donald Payne
(Vision Realty)
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As a first-time homebuyer, here are the answers to some questions you may have regarding mortgages and what you need to obtain one, courtesy of Andy Deutschle of Concord Mortgage.What do first-time homebuyers need in order to obtain a mortgage?According to Andy, lenders try to match the mortgage ...

By Diane Beaumont, USDA,FHA,Jumbo,VA Woodland Park, CO Mortgage
(Benchmark Mortgage)
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Many first time home buyers often wonder what factors determine their mortgage rate. Is it their credit score? Is it the type of loan chosen? Is it the size of the loan?The truth is, there are many factors at play. Mortgage interest rates are not standardized across the board, so they vary from l...

By Brian Skaar, VA, Jumbo, FHA & Conv Direct Lender (760) 752-4480
(VanDyk Mortgage - VA, FHA, Conventional, VA Jumbo, Jumbo, Purchase Loans, & Refinance, Direct Lender)
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For the Week Ending April 26, 2018  Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets.    Concerns over inflation and a spike in Treasury yields drove rates up this week. The 10-yr Treasury broke the 3% yield mark for the first time since 2014. While ...

By Brian Skaar, VA, Jumbo, FHA & Conv Direct Lender (760) 752-4480
(VanDyk Mortgage - VA, FHA, Conventional, VA Jumbo, Jumbo, Purchase Loans, & Refinance, Direct Lender)
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  For the Week Ending April 19, 2018  Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets.    The labor market continues to show strength, with unemployment of 4.1% nearing the Fed goal of 3.8%. Jobless claims this week were down to 232K. Members of the ...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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Our homes are some of the most important things in our lives, so it is important to maintain their upkeep and appearance. However, the costs of home improvement and maintenance can sometimes surpass what is allocated in your budget. What are you supposed to do in a situation like this? Maintainin...

By Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; NextHome Antonelli Realty
(NextHome Antonelli Realty)
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The money habits children develop while they’re young can help form habits that guide their financial future, and the younger they are when they learn good money habits, the more likely they are to value them.Financial editors at the money and investment site, The Motley Fool, suggest the five mo...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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Call or Text Charles Stallions 850-476-4494 for any of you real estate related questions NOW. Pensacola, Pace and Gulf Breeze Florida Homes and Real Estate homes for sale. Pensacola Realtor Charles Stallions ask what are you waiting for?.Long-term mortgage rates fall as 30-year hits 4.40%Trade te...

By Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495
(SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) )
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Early is the most beautiful time of the day!  I'm up earlier than most, and with my iPhone, the workday fits into my love of Arizona photo ops.It was 6:00 A.M., and my phone went "DING."  I looked at it, and read:The status of loan number 1010008589, for Jane Doe (not her real name) and is curren...

By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
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 Latest rates, based on 20 percent down, $200,000 owner-occupant mortgages. The rates and terms may vary; check with lenders for details. Rates may have changed click here to varify   Lender Term/Type Int Rate % Points % *APR Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union531-3711NMLS#377314 15-YR Fixed 3.750...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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 Timeshare salesmen will try to lead you to believe that buying a timeshare is a real estate investment. It is not. You don’t own any physical real estate, and you are not entitled to any tax benefits. If you have been conned into a timeshare scam, you need our timeshare exit team to help you fi...

By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Century 21 Absolute Realty )
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If you are thinking of buying a home and you will need to get a mortgage,  please take a moment to read this post by Diane Beaumont.  She offers great guidance on things that are very important when dealing with a lender.  Thank you Diane for this post! Mortgage lenders weigh the risk of getting ...

By Jerry Thomas-Construction Loans, Construction Loans Conv/FHA/VA
(Cranbrook Loans)
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https://www.annualcreditreport.com. It's the site Experian, Equifax and TransUnion had to set up so we can all run one totally free credit report per year.If you're working with a buyer that is at all concerned that they might have a credit issue, have them run their own report there. Don't let t...

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(770.498.7333)
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By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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Call or Text Charles Stallions 850-476-4494 for any of you real estate related questions NOW. Pensacola, Pace and Gulf Breeze Florida Homes and Real Estate homes for sale. Pensacola Realtor Charles Stallions ask what are you waiting for?.Long-term U.S. mortgage rates move littleAfter a long stret...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
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I keep getting told time and time again by the investors I meet at my empowered investors networking meetings, that they just can't get 100% financing anymore and it is hard to come up with 10% over and over to buy more properties for investment purposes.I tell them there are plenty of opportunit...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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 Do You Really REALLY Love that Home? A statement I often hear from my new mortgage clients is ...  "I found a house!  I just love it!"I think that's exactly what you should hear from clients searching for a home.  A home that will house their life ... and probably represents the single-most expe...

By Jeffrey Masich- Arizona Associate Broker,MBA &GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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Thinking now is the time to buy a home in Arizona? National mortgage rates, still low relatively, rose for the third consecutive week last week and are now at the highest level since 2013. Rates rose from 4.47% the week before. Interest rate movement is being affected by rising yields on US Treas...

By john wayne, I am wayne john A real state marketer
(hunts)
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Everyone makes the blunders unfortunately because of any kind of tough circumstances. While conference with such conditions, you might get big injuries or some places as a result in a lifetime. Actually, each person need of the clinical expense to go through treatment for your injuries easily. Be...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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Are you one of the many timeshare owners stuck with a timeshare with high maintenance fees? If this has you down, it is time to perk up because there is good news. It is possible for you to learn how to get out of a timeshare. Before you make any decisions though, it is important to look at all y...

By Bob Elliot, 20+ Yrs Local Industry Experience
(RE/MAX RESULTS)
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Last week’s economic reports included readings from Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, new and existing home sales and weekly readings on mortgage rates and first-time jobless claims.Case-Shiller: Home Prices Rise to Near Four-Year HighFebruary home prices rose 6.30 percent year-over-year and 0.50 ...