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By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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The company behind the popular FICO scoring model has published a "What If?" series for common, specific credit missteps. If you've ever wondered how your credit score would be affected by a missed payment or a maxed-out credit card, now you can use a look-up guide to ........   Read the COMPLET...

By Alex F, Central Florida, Realtor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
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Barclay Woods Altamonte Springs, Florida Barclay Woods Subdivision Altamonte Springs, Florida is located ½ mile from the Altamonte Mall and minutes from Interstate 4, in Central Florida. A large part of Barclay Woods is located on a beautiful lake. These water front homes are reasonably priced un...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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According to the Commerce Department, the number of single-family Housing Starts increased to 452,000 units in September, a 19,000 improvement over August. A "housing start" is a new home on which construction has started. Housing Starts data is......   Read the COMPLETE BLOG POST HERE: Housing S...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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Simply checking online for today's posted rate may not lead to your expected outcome due to the many factors that can cause each individual rate and closing cost scenario to fluctuate. We can preach communication, service and education all day long, but it's our ultimate goal to earn your trust s...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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As the "pulse of the single-family housing market", the Housing Market Index is a monthly product of the National Association of Homebuilders. Its scores range from 1-100, with a reading a 50 or better suggesting "favorable conditions" for.......   Read the COMPLETE BLOG POST HERE: As Buyer Foot...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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In home design, the exterior is as important as the interior. The exterior are your home's first impression while performing the double-duty of protecting living space from damage and Mother Nature. And, occasionally, you may want to......   Read the COMPLETE BLOG POST HERE: Tools For Design : Vi...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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Despite tougher mortgage guidelines and better loan disclosures for consumers, mortgage fraud is on the rise, according to the FBI. Fraud has many varieties and it's estimated cost to the nation is between $4-6 billion annually.  Today, common mortgage fraud scams target homeowners behind in thei...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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The number of foreclosure filings rose 3 percent in September, according to foreclosure-tracking firm RealtyTrac. The term "foreclosure filing" is a catch-all word for housing, comprising default notices, scheduled auctions, and bank repossessions. September marked the 19th straight month that th...

By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
(Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.)
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The September 2010 monthly Orlando real estate market statistics have been reported by the Orlando Regional Realtor Association.  Here is a direct link to the full report details. Below is a breakdown of the numbers. This covers Seminole County and Orange County Florida, including the cities of W...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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The Federal Reserve released its September 21, 2010 meeting minutes Tuesday afternoon. Mortgage rates in Florida are slightly higher today. It's unwelcome news for this season's home buyers, and existing homeowners with plans to grab lower rates. Mortgage rates made......   Read the COMPLETE BLOG...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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How much mortgage money can I qualify to borrow? This is typically the number one question mortgage professionals are asked by new clients. Of critical importance when considering mortgage financing: There is sometimes a difference between what a client ***can*** borrow and what they ***should***...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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Gutters are designed to funnel rainwater away from a home. Properly working gutters help keep a home's basement from filling with water, and protect a home's foundation from long-term, structural damage, and keep a.....   Read the COMPLETE BLOG POST HERE: Homeowner Maintenance : Twice-Annual Gutt...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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On the first Friday of each month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its Non-Farm Payrolls report from the month prior.  This month, though, because the first Friday of the month was also the first day of the month, the report was......   Read the COMPLETE BLOG POST HERE: Jobs Data Shows Pr...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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Starting Monday, December 13, 2010, Fannie Mae is changing its mortgage lending guidelines. For some mortgage applicants of Florida , the loan approval process will simplify. For others, it will toughen. How you'll be affected personally will depend on......   Read the COMPLETE BLOG POST HERE: Fa...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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Conforming mortgages is so named because, literally, they conform to the mortgage guidelines set forth by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Of the many traits of a conforming mortgage, one is "loan size" and loan sizes have limits. Mortgages exceeding this loan size limit cannot be securitized as........

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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A mortgage is generally the largest debt most homeowners have to manage.  It's a good idea to give your personal real estate finance portfolio a check-up at least once a year. Since there are many reasons a homeowner may choose to refinance, we'll take a look at the four most common....   Read th...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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Consistent with calls of a housing rebound, the Pending Home Sales Index rose again in August. It marks the second straight month of improvement after May's post-tax credit drop-off. A "pending home" is an existing home under contract to.....   Read the COMPLETE BLOG POST HERE: Pending Home Sales...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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Consistent with calls of a housing rebound, the Pending Home Sales Index rose again in August. It marks the second straight month of improvement after May's post-tax...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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With the start of autumn comes a chill in the The Crossings air, plus a simple way to drop your home's energy bill. For homeowners with ceiling fans, it's as simple as moving a button. In this vintage video from The Weather Channel, you'll learn how the blades of......   Read the COMPLETE BLOG PO...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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The value of a home is based on the basic economic principle of Supply and Demand. When the number of buyers exceeds the number of sellers, home prices rise. Conversely, when sellers outnumber buyers, home prices fall. There's always a opening price point for.......   Read the COMPLETE BLOG POST ...

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