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By Brian Skaar, VA, Jumbo, FHA & Conv Direct Lender (760) 752-4480
(VanDyk Mortgage - VA, FHA, Conventional, VA Jumbo, Jumbo, Purchase Loans, & Refinance, Direct Lender)
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  For the Week Ending November 14, 2019 30 YEAR FIXED MORTGAGE RATES   Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets. Trade talks with China continue, as the two sides try to reach a 'phase one' deal. A signed deal could pressure mortgage rates sli...

By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA)
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VA Home Loans have been available for 75 years. This blog post is a followup for my previous posting at the following link...==>75 Years... <== VA Home Loans by the Numbers    Some Highlights: The Veterans Administration (VA) Home Loan is a benefit that is available to more than 22 million vetera...

By Jane & Jeff Daley, PhD, Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona
(Luxury Valley Homes Scottsdale)
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The Mortgage Lending Factor   Some are afraid the real estate market may be looking a lot like it did prior to the housing crash in 2008. One of the factors they’re pointing at is the availability of mortgage money. Recent articles about the availability of low-down payment loans and down payment...

By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA)
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Yesterday we celebrated Veterans Day. There are many benefits extended to military personnel and veterans. Two of the most popular are the G.I. Bill for education and the VA Home Loan program.                            ...of VA Home Loan Benefits   Today, on Veterans Day, we salute those who hav...

By Patty Clark, Helping Families Move with Care
(Morningside Homes, LLC 720-231-5200)
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    What's the Difference in Pre-Qualification and Pre-Approval?11/13/2019 Before looking for a home, you need to know how much you can afford. While you may have a number in your head, the lender has the final say. Securing a pre-approval from a lender helps make the home buying process easier a...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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Whether it is personal or business debt, many people around the world are looking for ways to manage their finances a little better or to recover debts owed to you . It’s admirable to take on such a challenging task as launching a startup, but you can come with a lot of expenses. F.H. Cann & Asso...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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When you take a look at the property market of Thailand, you will notice that Pattaya is an absolute jewel. You can find a large number of investments in the Pattaya property market as well. On the other hand, you don’t need to keep any second thoughts in mind when you are investing your money on...

By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
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If you're renting a nice house, condo, or apartment, there's a good chance your monthly rent check is almost as much as a mortgage payment. Perhaps you've realized this and have been asking yourself why you're contributing to someone else's nest egg, instead of your own! If that sounds familiar, ...

By Bob Elliot, 20+ Yrs Local Industry Experience
(RE/MAX RESULTS)
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Real estate investors who want to build up a strong investment portfolio always keep an eye out for hot markets, which gives them a chance to pick up properties that add to their portfolio value.A word of caution about hot markets is that if you learn about them after they are already hot, you ma...

By Karen Schimpf, When the Bank Says No, I CAN Get Your Deal CLOSED!
(Commercial Capital Ltd.)
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  cc: by: https://flic.kr/p/CPxDnm      We're definitely noticing a push to close as many commercial loan deals as possible before year-end. I wanted to give you a quick look at how are finding success with alternative lending solutions from Commercial Capital, LTD right now: Bank Statement Prog...

By Bob Elliot, 20+ Yrs Local Industry Experience
(RE/MAX RESULTS)
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VA Home Loans by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: The Veterans Administration (VA) Home Loan is a benefit that is available to more than 22 million veterans and 2 million active duty service members to help them achieve the dream of homeownership. In 2018, $161 billion was loaned to ve...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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 WHAT are Transfer Taxes? HOW Much are They?   WHO Pays?  When I first speak with clients seeking information regarding mortgage financing, they're typically focused on 3 things: What Down Payment they will need What their Interest Rate will be Can they get Approved for a Mortgage  The answers to...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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The female body is very intricate in design with many things that can affect it in both a positive and negative way. Many worry about the way their body looks physically versus the state of their health. A healthy mind and body should be the number one priority in anyone’s life. This can be accom...

By Brian Skaar, VA, Jumbo, FHA & Conv Direct Lender (760) 752-4480
(VanDyk Mortgage - VA, FHA, Conventional, VA Jumbo, Jumbo, Purchase Loans, & Refinance, Direct Lender)
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Here is the Video version of this week's Markets in a Minute:  If you have any questions on the market, loan qualification, or just want to get started on your loan, click the button below to get started online, or give me a call at 866-900-2342 toll free direct.  >>> Click here to read the repor...

By Brian Skaar, VA, Jumbo, FHA & Conv Direct Lender (760) 752-4480
(VanDyk Mortgage - VA, FHA, Conventional, VA Jumbo, Jumbo, Purchase Loans, & Refinance, Direct Lender)
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For the Week Ending November 8, 2019 30 YEAR FIXED MORTGAGE RATES   Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets. Continued progress in trade talks with China is helping stocks rally to record highs and driving bond yields higher. Increased bond ...

By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(Frankly Realtors)
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1Marywood Homes For Sale | Bel Air, MD - October 2019This is a snapshot of recent sales in the Marywood neighborhood of Bel Air, MD. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Click here to sign up for my free monthly real estate market update.Highest and Lowest Sold ...

By Chris and Berna Sloan, Tooele UT
(Group 1 Real Estate)
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When a Tooele Home Loan is More Than a Mortgage Mortgage can be a source of cashThere may come a time when a Tooele home loan is more than a mortgage. Or at least you may want it to be. I’m not talking about the ability to continually use the equity in your home to borrow money against to fund to...

By Anthony Clark, Real Estate. It's About Lifestyle!
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Foreclosures:  record highs, scary subject, horror stories.  According to RealtyTrac, Arkansas ranked #26 in foreclosures in 2007.  Why is this happening and what can homeowners (and the professionals who help them) do to stay out of the line of fire? Most analysts suggest that the spike in forec...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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  How Financing Options are Affected by the Rise & Fall of Federal Reserve Interest Rates    My phone is ringing off the hook these days ...The latest move by the Federal Reserve has garnered lots of attention and piqued the interest of many.  Many of my callers are wondering:   Have mortgage int...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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Maintaining a professional appearance in every situationAs a founder in the 21st century, there are numerous opportunities to design your office life. One model is the so-called virtual office. Virtual and yet existent — this is the concept of “virtual office” to explain. Especially for business ...