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Home-Buying Myths About Mortgages

Think you’re not ready to unlock home ownership yet? That the financial hurdles are too high? You may be short-changing yourself. Many of the things renters believe about home-buying are myths. Here’s the real deal. Myth: I Have to Put Down 20%. … Continue reading

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NAR: Home Prices Post More Gains in Second Quarter

August 7, 2019 Home prices in the second quarter continued to rise in the majority of housing markets across the country. Ninety-one percent of 178 metros tracked saw home price gains in the second quarter, according to the latest report … Continue reading

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Lower Mortgage Rates May Sprout Early Spring Buying Season

Mortgage rates inched lower for the third consecutive week. Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater says the lower rates bode well for the spring home buying season, typically the busiest time of the year for home shopping. “Mortgage rates … … Continue reading

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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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