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The Everything Guide to Buying Your First Home

How to find exactly what you want, and how to work with the experts who’ll help you get it. So you’re thinking about buying your first home. Your very own house (and mortgage). A place to call — and make … Continue reading

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5 Home Buying Myths

Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, September 06, 2016 Home buyers get a lot of advice from friends and family – some good, some bad. A lot of myths can pop up and negatively guide their home purchasing experience. Make … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Take A Leap

Mortgage rates took a sudden jump last week, going from 3.93% to 4.46%. This is the largest weekly hike mortgage rates have seen in 26 years and have reached the highest level since July of 2011 according to Freddie Mac’s … Continue reading

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Home Affordable Modification Aid Extended

The main Obama administration initiative, Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), designed to give aid to borrowers having trouble paying their mortgage payments, has been extended until the end of December 2015. This will give homeowners an additional two years to … Continue reading

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Housing Starts Top 1 Million

In March, for the first time since 2008, housing starts have reached 1 million. The start for new housing is up 7% from February and 47% from last year, with an annual rate of 1.04 million. This was a much … Continue reading

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National Open House Weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, April 20th and 21st is the National Open House Weekend! Here at Distinctive Properties, Inc we are having a TON of open houses!! Feel free to check out our open houses on our facebook page or … Continue reading

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Now is the time to buy!!!

Look at this approximately $ 200,000 house. Cost at today’s rate $ 1,250 a month. And you may deduct the interest and taxes from your taxes. How much are you paying in rent?

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Mortgage Rates Remain at or Near Historic LOWS!!

30-year fixed rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.22 percent with an average 0.7 point for the week ending September 1, 2011, matching the previous week when it also averaged 4.22 percent.  Last year at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.32 … Continue reading

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Five Steps to Improve your Credit Score

Our credit score strongly affects our daily life.  One way it does so is in our ability to purchase a home.  Luckily, if you are looking to improve your credit score, the Board of Governors of the Federal System offers … Continue reading

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