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2009 

    Spencer's presentation below about the trends in internet home buying had a couple of real eye-openers for me. (You can get the whole presentation to share with your office as either a ppt or pdf by clicking here.)   These buyers use much less time of your agents (visit half as many homes and...
11/18/2009
Rates are even better this week than last! We are locking conforming loans at 4.625% for 30-year fixed for the price of an origination and normal closing costs.  Why the improvement? Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) continue to ride sky high with values very close to their 2-year high-water mark ...
11/16/2009
Originially sent out Monday 11/9/09 - for realtime receipt of our blog - email dave@signetmortgage.com Rates, Housing, Tax Credits, Unemployment, FED announcements, Treasury Auctions, Oh My!  We had a full week with many different topics in play.  To cut to the chase: Signet Mortgage lending rate...
11/16/2009
Here is a great rant, and well founded.  We've seen a lack of accountability caused by the HVCC.  Two appraisals performed within days of each other had vastly divergent answers (of course, the appraisal done for a potential refi by the contractor/seller's bank was much higher than the one done ...
11/14/2009
Obama to sign legislation tomorrow - will extend to June 30, 2010 - First Time Home Buyers still $8,000 and Some Existing Home Buyers Qualify for NEW $6,500 “Move-Up” credit ... November 5, 2009   Congress acted with urgency today to get the Unemployment and Housing Credit bill out before the Un...
11/05/2009
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11/03/2009
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11/03/2009
If you are interested in reading the actual legislative language of the Home Buying Tax Credit Extension bill, it is available by going to this link: http://bit.ly/3UustY  This is an amendment (S.AMDT.2724 to H.R.3548) to the Unemployment Extension Bill as offered by Senator Schumer. As describe...
11/03/2009
One of our own realtors here in Bend is keeping up with the legislative efforts on the combined Unemployment Extension and Home Buyer Tax Credit.  I am betting on action including a Senate vote and into conference this week.   -Dave     Good News for Bend Oregon Home Buyers: First Time Home Buyer...
11/03/2009
Plenty of news from last week and I mean even bigger than the Ducks’ smothering of the overmatched Trojans. In FHA and FNMA home financing news, the High-Balance Conforming Limits that were set to expire this year have been extended through all of 2010.  This is big residential real estate news. ...
11/02/2009
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