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By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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According to the EPA, if every household in America replaced one "traditional" bulb with an energy-saving compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) light bulb, it would result in $700 million in energy cost savings each year, plus a greenhouse gas savings equivalent to that of 800,000 automobiles. They're ...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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Consistent with most post-home buyer tax credit housing news, the National Association of Realtors® says Existing Home Sales eased lower last month. An "existing home" is a home that cannot be considered new construction. The 5 percent drop in sales from May to June was expected, but a closer loo...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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The New York Times ran an important story this week concerning pregnancy and mortgage approvals. Titled "Need a Mortgage? Don't Get Pregnant", the article discussed the difficulties that expecting and recently-expanded families are having with their mortgage financing. NBC's The Today Show picke...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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Single-family Housing Starts eased lower last month, falling by 0.7 percent from May, or 3,000 units nationwide. A "housing start" is a home on which construction has started. June's Housing Starts data is somewhat soft and may partially explain why home builder confidence dropped to its lowest ...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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Builder confidence in the housing market slipped this month, according to the National Association of Homebuilders' monthly Housing Market Index. The Housing Market Index is actually a weighted composite of 3 separate surveys. One measures current single-family sales; one measures projected singl...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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Home affordability is at an all-time high. Home values are still in recovery while mortgage rates continue to make new lows. But where are homes the most affordable? CNNMoney.com recently ran a..........   Read the COMPLETE BLOG POST HERE: 25 Cities In Which To Get A Bang For Your Homebuying Buck

By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
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The Central Florida real estate market statistics for the month ending June 2010 have been released by the Orlando Regional Realtor Association.  Here is a direct link to the detailed report . Below is a short breakdown of these numbers. The stats cover Orange County & Seminole County Florida, in...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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According to Freddie Mac, mortgage rates made new all-time lows this week and the good news is that rates look poised to fall even more. Since the Federal Reserve's release of its June 2010 meeting minutes Wednesday, mortgage rates are dipping even more and one of the main reasons why is because ...

By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
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The following are the market sales statistics for Altamonte Springs, Seminole County, Florida for June 2010.  Altamonte Springs is made up of the zip codes of 32701 & 32714.  For purposes of this analysis we are only splitting the data according to single-family homes vs, condominiums, townhomes...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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313,841 foreclosure filings were made in June, according to foreclosure-tracking firm RealtyTrac. The figure represents a 3 percent drop from May and 7 percent drop from June of last year. However, foreclosure filings remain relatively high nationwide. June marks the 16th straight month the fili...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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Conforming mortgage rates may be posting all-time lows this week, but that doesn't mean you'll be eligible for them. You may have already called your loan officer and found this out the hard way. It's because of a..........   Read the COMPLETE BLOG POST HERE: Mandatory Loan Fees Keep Borrowers Fr...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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If your adjustable rate mortgage is due to adjust this year, don't go rushing to replace it just yet. Your soon-to-adjust mortgage rate may actually go lower. It's related to the math behind the ARM. Conventional, adjustable-rate mortgages share a common..........   Read the COMPLETE BLOG POST H...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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Up to 50% of your home's energy bill can be tied to heating and cooling costs.  Thankfully, it's easy to lower those bills. The addition of a ceiling fan can cut your household energy bills dramatically. Plus, the installation may be........   Read the COMPLETE BLOG POST HERE: How To Install A C...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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Last week, the Case-Shiller Index reported home values up 0.8 percent across 20 tracked markets. The public-sector Federal Housing Finance Agency has reached a similar conclusion. Reporting on a two-month lag, the government's Home Price Index shows home values up 0.8 percent in April, buoyed by...

By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
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A tough question.  In this "great recession" , so many people are looking for answers right now.  How can I succeed in a market like this?  I for one don't have all the answers.  But I have been fortunate enough to be in a position where I constantly get to watch and speak with real estate people...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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  Morning television can be "light", but as far as personal finance interviews go, this Suze Orman segment from The Today Show is loaded with practical financial planning advice. Titled "What Should You Do First?", Ms. Orman addressed the........   Read the COMPLETE BLOG POST HERE: Household Fina...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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In June, for the first time since December 2009, the U.S. workforce shrank. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economy shed 125,000 jobs last month even as the Unemployment Rate dropped to 9.5 percent. The drop in the........   Read the COMPLETE BLOG POST HERE: June's Jobs Report Wa...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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An EPA study shows that close to dozen common air pollutants are 2 to 5 times more concentrated indoors versus outdoors, regardless of whether the home is is located in Rural America, or in an industrial zone. The cause is..........   Read the COMPLETE BLOG POST HERE: How To Improve Your Home's I...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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The Pending Home Sales Index plunged in May 2010, just one month after the expiration of the federal home buyer tax credit program. The Pending Home Sales Index is........   Read the COMPLETE BLOG POST: Was The Pending Home Sales Report Really That Bad? It Depends Who You Ask -- Buyer Or Seller.

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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As 2009 was ending, the "experts" were busy making forecasts about the U.S. economy and what to expect in 2010. With respect to the housing markets, two predictions were made again and...........   Read the COMPLETE BLOG POST HERE: The Year Is Half-Over. How Did The Housing Experts Fare On Their ...

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