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Debt-to-income analysis is perhaps the most important factor involved in getting approved for a mortgage loan or loan modification today. So how are your debt-to-income ratios calculated, how can you improve them and what could kill your deal? Is Your Debt-to-Income Ratio Killing Your Chances of ...
07/11/2012
The current combination of low mortgage rates and rock bottom home prices means there has never been a more attractive time to buy a home, but do you even have a shot if your credit isn’t perfect? Is My Credit Score Really That Bad? A few years ago you could walk into a mortgage broker’s office a...
06/22/2012
Meme [meem] noun: A cultural item that is transmitted by repetition in a manner analogous to the biological transmission of genes. Officially, this term was coined in 1976 by Richard Dawkins, but today it has evolved to mean so much more. Basically, a meme is an idea that can replicate and evolve...
06/21/2012
There are a lot of interesting features that have been rolled out for Facebook page managers recently. The scheduling function and admin roles assignment have been the two most talked about features within the real estate, social media sector of Facebook. Yet there are two other features that des...
06/19/2012
  As community manager for RealEstate.com, it’s always an adventure looking for fun and interesting content within the real estate vertical. In truth, no one really goes buck wild over articles with headlines: “Learn about the new FHA Rules”. Unless you’re actively buying a home, the most people ...
06/11/2012
Waterfront property can be a profitable investment and provides a wonderful living experience, but it’s important to remember that ocean view and lakefront properties come with challenges that don’t apply to other homes. Ocean Views = Coastal Weather Waterfront property can be beautiful, but, dep...
06/04/2012
There’s just no getting around it: if you want top dollar for your house you’ll have to do some work. Just as you’d wash or detail your car before putting it on the market - and maybe glue down something that’s come loose - so goes your house.If you think back to when you were house hunting, you ...
05/25/2012
Real Estate Photo Contest: Round II On behalf of RealEstate.com, I just want to thank everyone from the ActiveRain community who participated in our last photo contest. It was a great success and we had a lot of fun looking over the photos that were sent to us. We even got a new homepage photo ou...
05/24/2012
Are there still any first-time homebuyer loan programs out there? How do you spot the fakes, qualify for the good ones and uncover hidden programs that can get you into your dream home with no money down? First-Time Homebuyer Programs: Myth or Miracle Loans? If you’ve done any preliminary home sh...
05/18/2012
Struggling to keep up with home loan payments? Watch out for these common loan modification myths that could put you in an even worse position than you are now. 1. You Must Work Directly With Your Lender Homeowners are increasingly being pressured to work directly with their mortgage lenders in o...
05/11/2012
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