Although the experience of owning your first home can be fulfilling and exciting, the actual financing and buying process can be quite overwhelming. From choosing the right neighborhood for your lifestyle to reviewing your financing options, there are a lot of important … [Read more...] about First Time Home Buyer: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Home Buying Process
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As underwriting guidelines for lenders become more stringent, we need to re-examine what a good mortgage application looks like. As you begin your search for a home, there are a few items that you should be aware of that will help get your loan approved - and with the best … [Read more...] about Guidelines for Your New Mortgage
These numbers are truly amazing. It makes great financial sense to purchase a home today, and here's why. Look at the actual COST of a home right now compared to previous years. Residential real estate values have returned to 2003 first quarter prices. That in itself, says … [Read more...] about The Price Is The Same But The Cost Is Less
The big question on everyone's mind right now is; what's with these interest rates? Beginning on Thursday, May 21, rates began to move up, dramatically. They are now a full 1% higher than they were just a couple of short weeks ago. What's going on, and will they come back … [Read more...] about What’s with these mortgage rates?
Who's the Old War Horse? Why, me, of course. I've lived through so many up-swings and down-turns in the market - it's exhausting. In the early 80's when I was a stockbroker, rates were in the mid to high teens. The later 80's saw drastic changes in the real estate … [Read more...] about An Old War Horse