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There are new guidelines being released.  YES.  And more people will qualify for this program than ever before.  YES.  The question remains, as everyone I talk to asks...  "BUT, Will I?"  Here is how you can begin to know.... Step 1: You need to know if your loan is owned by either Fannie Mae (FN...
02/17/2012
HI all!  If you are looking for a local, fun family event, this is it.  I saw a handful of movies at the lake when my older son was much younger and we will remember those warm summer evenings fondly with the beautiful view of the water and the outdoor theater...  Take the whole family and ENJOY!...
08/08/2011
This sounds like a good time.  Thank you mom, for making me a fan old the old time artists... on those long road trips as a kid.  I also remember bringing my older son several years ago to summer movies at the lake.  It was some good outdoor family fun, kinda like the old drive in theaters- only ...
07/21/2011
I have had a surge of requests (ok two) in the last week regarding foreign buyers.  I am definitely motivated to improve my working knowledge of foreign borrowers.  I think these types of transactions will increase if (? I know...) the dollar continues to be weak.  This is a very interesting post...
07/16/2011
Freddie Mac introduced HomeSteps recently.  This is their foreclosed home inventory and is similar to Fannie Mae's Homepath program (only there is no special loan program for HomeSteps).  HomeSteps does offer closing cost help for a buyer and a nice discount on new appliances in addition to a two...
07/12/2011
This is impressive.  I want to share this with others for not only the fact that I honestly did not know this was possible but also as something to strive for, at least for me.  Technology is something I am constantly working to learn more about and improve upon for my business.       Facebook is...
07/01/2011
There are things you should never do during escrow, whether refinancing your current home or purchasing a home.  Once you are qualified for a home loan, ANY change in the financial snapshot that is your loan application can change your approval.  Below is the advice I include in an "important inf...
07/01/2011
I just had this conversation with a client....  that knew better. :) I am going to blog my own list of things not to do for loan purposes during escrow to add on to this! Really?!  As my husband says, common sense is not common....  Ok - maybe it is- but we sure get a case of dead brain now and t...
06/30/2011
This is a great article from the OC Register. I get questions all the time on ways to pay off your mortgage early and this is a great article with good ideas: http://ocdeals.ocregister.com/2011/06/18/best-ways-to-pay-off-your-mortgage-early/99395/ Just do it!  Imagine how it would feel to have yo...
06/27/2011
I have just begun to hear about a new development to a very serious socio-economic problem that has plagued the education of our children for awhile now.  Not only is our public education deteriorating with reduced funds from government, forcing the PTA to step up and provide necessary funding t...
06/23/2011
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