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    susan templetonmortgage planner It's really important to get a current review of your buyer's borrowing power before taking them out for a spin. 2009 guidelines are even tighter than we experienced in late 2008 so that September '08 letter is worthless.  Buyers can be a bit like ...
GIVING OF ONESELF: I realized I could actually MAKE my own Christmas presents this year -- so while I'm sorry some retailers may miss out on my dollars -- I am not sorry that the gifts I give will have that homey touch of a person who cares enough about them to dedicate my time to create some...
Rates Fell to Earth Today! If EVER you wanted to buy or refinance a home today the time has come! The mixed financial news hitting Wall Street has resulted in amazingly low rates and lenders eager to fund! A flight to Bonds has this effect. Today we are quoting Conventional 30 year fixed terms fr...
Does your bank offer you a copy of your credit report when you apply for a loan? Most don't! So what if they deny your application based on information in your report? Sure you can write for a copy and find out later. By contrast, let's say you come to my office for prequalfication. I pul...
When is it good to quote a Rate? Without fail, "What is today's rate?" is the first thing we are asked on a daily basis. Naturally mortgage professionals don't want to disappoint folks, so rates are usually the last thing we can offer. Your interest rate really depends on what y...
December 1 Front Page Article from local Bellingham Herald. This true story demonstrates how a young couple did not fall for the 'qualifying loan' they were offered that felt way beyond their means. Instead they used their own budget and reason!

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