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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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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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HARP Extended Through 2018

Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, August 23, 2017 The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced that it is extending HARP, a popular government refinancing program, through Dec. 31, 2018. The Home Affordable Refinance Program was to expire on Sept. 30. … Continue reading

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New Program to Help Buyers Bypass Appraisals

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, August 21, 2017 Mortgage giant Freddie Mac has announced a new program allowing some home buyers to skip a traditional appraisal, which could lower the fees the buyers pay and speed up the closing … Continue reading

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Loan Demand Gets a Lift From Rate Drop

Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, August 09, 2017 Interest rates dropped last week, giving homeowners and home buyers more incentive to lock in a lower rate as they apply for a mortgage. Total mortgage application activity for home buying … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Aren’t Budging

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, August 04, 2017 Mortgage rates have mostly held steady the past few weeks, with the 30-year fixed-rate loan still averaging below 4 percent. “The 10-year Treasury yield was relatively flat this week, as was … 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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12M New Households, 1M Fewer Homeowners

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, June 12, 2017 What will it take to make homeownership a national priority? Despite the addition of about 11.8 million households between 2006 and 2016, there are roughly 1 million fewer homeowners today than … Continue reading

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