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  On August 12, 2010 the President signed into law a bill that provides the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) with additional flexibility regarding the amount of the premiums charged for FHA loans. On September 1, 2010 the Secretary decided to raise the annual premium (MMIP) paid ...
09/14/2010
 Print Article RISMEDIA, August 23, 2010—The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury has released the August edition of the Obama Administration’s Housing Scorecard (www.hud.gov/scorecard), a comprehensive report on the nation’s housing mark...
09/14/2010
REASON Number One:   Buyers have less competition. This looks to be a short term opportunity for buyers, as we would project more buyers entering the market as rates rise. Sellers - take this opportunity to capture the buyers with creative terms. REASON Number Two:   Interest rates hit historical...
06/16/2010
Backers of amendment cite backlog of 180K homebuyers By Inman News, Wednesday, June 16, 2010. Inman News   <!--paging_filter--> The Senate has amended a bill to give homebuyers who were under contract on a home purchase by April 30 an additional three months to close the deal and claim the...
06/16/2010
 Print Article <!-- Single post title end --> RISMEDIA, April 23, 2010—Buyers responding to the home buyer tax credit and favorable affordability conditions boosted existing-home sales in March 2010, marking the beginning of an expected spring surge, according to the National Association o...
04/23/2010
Here are some tips you can pass along to your clients on how to prepare their homes for potential buyers that can help sell their home quickly.   Buyer's Eyes, What they see is what they get: You only get one chance to make a first Impression. When people see a well groomed, well looked afte...
04/23/2010
 Print Article <!-- Single post title end --> RISMEDIA, April 22, 2010—When asked to sum up the year ahead, Stan Ross, chair, USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, believes values will further drop, foreclosures and delinquency rates will increase, and a limping economy likely will continue to ...
04/22/2010
   Print Article   In the current real estate market, you need every tool available to get would-be clients to sign on the dotted line. Home buyers may be waiting for real estate prices to bottom out so they can purchase more home for their money. Home sellers may be waiting to list their homes ...
04/21/2010
 Print Article <!-- Single post title end --> RISMEDIA, April 21, 2010— A professional home inspection can not only provide a great education about the home’s systems, but also be a crucial tool in negotiating the most equitable price on the home, according to HouseMaster, one of the first...
04/21/2010
Interested in fencing in your yard? There are many different fencing options that may work for your home if you know what you are looking for. One of the first things to consider is whether you desire a fence for visual appeal or practical function. Another option to think about is whether you wa...
04/20/2010
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