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Intereste Rates Projections

All of the experts are predicting 6.5 % interest by end of 2014. The Fed announced last month that they would be pulling back some of their stimulus package which has helped the housing market by keeping long term mortgage … Continue reading

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Economy Heats Up

Affordability is expected to take a hit next year as home prices and interest rates continue to head up. The upbeat real estate market news we received in 2013 presents some challenges for the year ahead. An influx of buyers … Continue reading

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Beware of This Deed Scam

If you’ve recently purchased a home, a scam may try to trick you out of more than $80. Gitte Laasby at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently reported on scammers contacting new home buyers with a seemingly legitimate solicitation offering to send a … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Tick Up For Second Consecutive Week

Mortgage rates across the United States have risen slightly for a second consecutive week. The average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage inched up to 4.33 percent from 4.28 percent last week, according to the latest survey from mortgage buyer Freddie Mac. … Continue reading

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VA Loans and 10 Things You May Not Know About Them

VA loans are flexible, no down payment loans for military borrowers. VA loans have unique benefits and not all borrowers are aware of these, even those who are long time borrowers. Here are 10 things you may not know. As … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Continue Downward Trend

Mortgage rates for the most popular loans decreased this week as reports of a weakening economic recovery showed a decline in December new home sales. Adding to the drop in averages — for the fourth consecutive week — was another … Continue reading

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Budgeting ? Don’t Make These 4 Classic Mistakes

If you planned out to start 2014 with a budget, you are not alone. Last year nearly half of all Americans were unable to afford basic need bills such as medical car or housing and 1/3 were living day to … Continue reading

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New Mortgage Rules In Effect

Starting January 10th, 2014, new rules will be instated designed to help make mortgages safer. Unfortunately, these new rules come at a difficult time as fewer homeowners are refinancing and could result in less choice for borrowers. With lending already … Continue reading

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Growing Your Business in 2014

A new year is fast approaching and with that comes the need for strategic planning and preparing to meet or exceed our present year’s accomplishments. To truly grow our business, however, we must learn from our past and change those … Continue reading

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