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Applications for home purchase loans soared 42 percent last week on a non-seasonally-adjusted basis compared with the week before, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. If new applications to buy homes are any gauge, the U.S. housing market is warming up, and that's despite the fact that...
12/16/2009
Lawmakers express frustration with lackluster progress in the administration's plan to slow foreclosuresWASHINGTON (CNN) -- Executives for mortgage companies and government officials faced an angry congressional committee Tuesday concerning some of the problems with the Obama administration's mor...
12/16/2009
Just this past week, someone near and dear to my heart opened escrow on a charming home built in the year 1900 on Joy Street.  This house is going to be 110 years old in about two weeks, no joke!  So, just like every other escrow, it is contingent upon the loan, buyer inspection periods, etc.  We...
12/16/2009
No cities have totally avoided the foreclosure crisis, but some were able to sidestep the worst of it. These markets are now recovering quickly.The recovery is swiftest in those areas that didn't have as much of a housing price run up to begin with, either because the economy in those areas has s...
12/13/2009
 By Phoebe Chongchua A government-incentivized program that acknowledges that not all homeowners are able to afford and keep their homes is intended to expedite the short sale process. "The push right now is for servicers to avoid foreclosure and the push is coming not only from The Obama adminis...
12/13/2009
Interest rates on home mortgages edged higher this week, bouncing off record lows, but fixed-rate loans are still averaging well below 5% for those who are coming out of the recession with solid credit and can muster 20% down.Those lucky borrowers were getting 30-year fixed loans at an average of...
12/13/2009
First Time Home Buyer Tips Being a first time home buyer is intimidating and a big life experience. First time home buyers often don't know where to begin. I can help. From mortgages, to home searches in your best places to live and schools information I can give you the tools you need to move f...
12/09/2009
Below is the definition of a Short Sale, according to Wikipedia.  For the most part, it is pretty accurate.  But this is my opinion on a few of the subject matters contained in this definition.  - Firstly, a hardship is NOT ALWAYS required for a short sale request to be granted by the short sale ...
12/09/2009
Wooooohooo!  There is NOTHING better than getting news of a tough one confirming the recording of the Grant Deed!  This short sale was really a zinger!  Buyer was slightly difficult toward the end of the transaction, although I can't really blame them; it took the bank TWO MONTHS after verbal app...
12/08/2009
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Just a small piece of encouragement - if this puppy can learn to walk like a human, why do we hold ourselves back from things thinking they are impossible?  If you are discouraged by this market, just keep on practicing by writing offers!!  Eventually, you'll learn to run not just walk!  ________...
12/08/2009
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