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By Eric Harlington, VP of Mortgage Lending
(Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611)
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The Federal Reserve just suggested demanding banks to make certain that debtors can repay their mortgages before they give them a loan. This may sound clear-cut and not uncommon, but there are a few specifics that I thought were of interest. This rule is currently required by the Dodd-Frank Act, ...

By Eric Harlington, VP of Mortgage Lending
(Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611)
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Home prices this year stopped their decline and gain momentum across all markets as more and more individual markets stabilize. Though national prices will be level, the majority of markets are estimated to stabilize in 2012. Clear Capital recently reported a 2.1 percent year-over-year decrease i...

By Eric Harlington, VP of Mortgage Lending
(Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611)
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I found this article recently and thought I would share: The white paper, The U.S. Housing Market: Current Conditions and Policy Considerations, calls for increased lending to creditworthy home buyers and more loan modifications, mortgage refinancings, and short sales to reduce the rising invento...

By Kristina Clayton~, "Where Commitment and Possibilities Meet"
(Skyline Properties)
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Bonney Lake Lake Tapps Livin~365 Things to do DAY 209: Bonney Lake Lake Tapps Livin~365 Things to do The Puyallup Home & Garden Show is a show designed for homeowners in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating their homes. The show includes hundreds of exhibits with product demonstra...

By Gabrielle Nemes, 206.300.8421, S King & Pierce County RE Advocate
(RE/MAX Realty South)
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And the Sellers are so excited! I’m always excited as well when a good offer comes in on a listing and we’re able to negotiate the finer points resulting in an accepted contract. The Sellers will be ticking off the very short list of requested repairs in the next few days … seems like there’s alw...

By Eric Harlington, VP of Mortgage Lending
(Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611)
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I stumbled upon this interesting article today By Margaret Kelly and thought I would share it.  We have many reasons to be optimistic about housing. Past-due mortgages and foreclosure filings have been trending down in recent months, not to mention inventory is decreasing, interest rates are lowe...

By Eric Harlington, VP of Mortgage Lending
(Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611)
Comments 1
It’s no secret that the housing market has been discouraging for the last several years. An unclear amount of info about rising and falling mortgage rates has solidified the market all but unreachable for a lot of potential home buyers. Whether you’re looking for a long-term residence or as an in...

By Eric Harlington, VP of Mortgage Lending
(Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611)
Comments 0
Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes edged up from a downwardly precedent according to the National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index for December. This marks a third consecutive month in which builder confidence has improved, and brings the index ...

By Eric Harlington, VP of Mortgage Lending
(Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611)
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Freddie Mac recently released some results indicating that average fixed mortgage rates are at or near their all-time lows. The 30-year fixed matched the average all-time record low of 3.94 percent, and a new all-time record low was set for the 15-year fixed. The five-year ARM also set a new all-...

By Eric Harlington, VP of Mortgage Lending
(Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611)
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The UFA Default Risk Index for the fourth quarter of 2011 edged lower  from last quarter, which suggests that residential mortgage default and prepayment risks are continuing their return to normalcy. According to the latest UFA Mortgage Report by University Financial Associates, the stage is set...

By Eric Harlington, VP of Mortgage Lending
(Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611)
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Taking time to neuter the home before it goes on the market by getting rid of the chaos, opening up corridors, living spaces and walls, lightening bold colors and exposing hidden pieces of charm and architecture goes a long way. A seller’s taste in decor and the lovingly acquired pieces can poten...
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By Eric Harlington, VP of Mortgage Lending
(Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611)
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It’s no surprise that low home prices and a strong demand for rental properties are causing a surge in investor buying. This in turn has driving up the market share of homes purchased by investors. According to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey, investor pur...

By Eric Harlington, VP of Mortgage Lending
(Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611)
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RISMedia, May 28 2011—Do you find yourself avoiding certain types of clients? Do you find yourself unable to speak the truth to sellers when their properties are overpriced? If you’re like most real estate professionals, your “people pleaser” pattern often gets in the way of telling the truth. Wh...

By Eric Harlington, VP of Mortgage Lending
(Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611)
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I came across an interesting article a few days ago and I thought it was interesting some of the observations author Jose Perez made. The article was an overview of how to do business in the current real estate market. Perez mentioned how “If it used to take 30 days to get a transaction closed, i...

By Eric Harlington, VP of Mortgage Lending
(Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611)
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I found this article online and thought it was worth sharing and discussing: Consumer money resource Bills.com recently released its 2011 Third Quarter Mortgage Report. Driven by an increased demand for refinance loans, consumer traffic to the company’s mortgage tools and calculators more than do...

By Eric Harlington, VP of Mortgage Lending
(Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611)
Comments 1
First-time buyers are out and active, buying houses at nearly the same pace as they were before the first-time homebuyers credit first stimulated demand two years ago. So far this year the first-time buyer market share has been quite steady, ranging from 32 to 36 percent of existing home sales th...

By Eric Harlington, VP of Mortgage Lending
(Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611)
Comments 0
Even with the current economic climate, homeownership is more reasonable than ever, thanks to low interest rates and lower home values. For buyers who manage to have a twenty percent down payment, they believe this will get them the lowest monthly mortgage expense. However, simply because buyers ...

By Eric Harlington, VP of Mortgage Lending
(Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611)
Comments 0
With rents rising faster than last year, the picture for residential real estate investors is getting even better than it already was as a result of once-in-a-generation prices and low interest rates  for investors and real estate professionals. We need to address concerns over near term price de...

By Christa Hobart, Arizona Property Sellers
(Cactus Valley Realty)
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