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How Big a Gamble is a Condemned Home?

Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, October 11, 2017 It could be the deal of a lifetime or your client’s worst nightmare. But just because a house has been condemned doesn’t mean it can’t be a fit for buyers who … Continue reading

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More Owners Are Using Their Equity Again

Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Home prices continue to rise and more homeowners are tapping into their home equity, making home equity lines of credit and cash-out mortgage refinances popular again. Home equity line originations jumped 8 percent to … Continue reading

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How Long Does It Take to Get a Mortgage?

Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Home shoppers may need to plan for more time than they realize when they’re starting the process of obtaining a mortgage. “Today’s mortgage process is very involved, particularly with regard to … Continue reading

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5 Surprising (and Useful!) Ways to Save for a Down Payment

One of the biggest misconceptions of homebuying? The 20% down payment. Here’s how to buy with a lot less down. Buying your first home conjures up all kinds of warm and fuzzy emotions: pride, joy, contentment. But before you get … Continue reading

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Credit Scores Hit Record High

Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Credit scores among U.S. consumers surged to a record high this spring. Further, the share of borrowers considered among the riskiest borrowers hit a record low. The higher credit scores could … Continue reading

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If Buyers Want to Save Money: Tell Them to Shop

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, April 28, 2017 Home buyers who don’t gather more than one quote when shopping for a mortgage may be losing out on some savings to their monthly payments. Lenders can offer a wide dispersion … Continue reading

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Closing Timelines Get Even Shorter

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, April 24, 2017 The average time to close on all home loan types dropped to 43 days in March—the quickest pace since February 2015, according to Ellie Mae’s Origination Insight Report. A year ago, … Continue reading

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FHA Strong Enough for MIP Cut, Analysis Suggests

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, February 24, 2017 Is now a good time for FHA to reduce hurdles to homeownership with a lower mortgage insurance premium? NAR says yes, but the Trump administration and some members of Congress aren’t … Continue reading

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Survey: Despite TRID, Closing Hiccups Persist

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, February 17, 2017 More than half of lenders last year gave loan estimates to home buyers that later had to be revised before closing, according to a new survey released by ClosingCorp, a provider … Continue reading

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