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April 24, 2019

Are You Ready for Your First Investment Property?

Real estate investments provide the perfect vehicle for increasing your monthly cash flow, growing your net worth, and achieving financial independence.

But investing in a property is a big decision. Before you make the leap to real estate investor, you need to make sure you’re ready to handle everything that ...

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Jan. 23, 2019

Financing Basics For First-Time Home Buyers

The world of mortgage financing can be a little overwhelming for first-time home buyers.  

The good news is that there are professionals to guide you through the process of qualifying for a home loan. Lenders are happy to educate buyers on the different mortgage options. You just need to ...

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Nov. 29, 2018

When Should I Refinance My Mortgage?

Refinancing your mortgage could be a smart financial move. It largely depends on timing.

But how do you know when the time is right for you to refinance?

First: Do you plan to own the home much longer?

Refinancing your loan doesn’t happen without a few fees. The good news ...

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June 22, 2017

Hot Summer Market

 

 

Summer is officially here, and the housing market is warming up right along with temperatures.  Here are four great reasons to list your home for sale this summer:

 

  1. Buyers galore.  In our local market, buyer activity is strong.  The same is the case in markets across ...
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Jan. 9, 2017

Federal Housing Administraction (FHA) Reduces Annual Premiums

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will reduce the annual premium that most borrowers pay on FHA loans by 25 basis points, or 0.25%.  

Like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, FHA doesn't make loans, but ...

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Dec. 16, 2016

Fed Hikes Rates, Mortgage Rates Climb

 

 

The Federal Reserve raised the short-term interest rates on Wednesday for the second time in a decade and signaled that rates could continue to rise into 2017.  What does this mean for mortgage rates and your buying power?

First of all, it's important to recognize that mortgage rates ...

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