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By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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One of the things I will never do is drag up an instance in which I suggested a client do one thing and a client chose to do some other thing. Because it's always their choice to make these decisions. Do I feel as though I have failed them somehow if they choose badly and it comes back to bite? Y...
By Jamie Chambers, USDA /FHA Mortgage Source
(USDA / FHA Mortgage Source)
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The FHA (Federal Housing Administration) is the largest insurer of home loans in the world, backing millions properties for over 80 years. FHA provides mortgage lenders with insurance on all loans funded in refinancing or purchasing a home. Mortgage companies are in a sense protected or insured s...
By Michael Gross, Providing lending solutions not just loans!
(Dividend America Commercial Lending)
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Physician Loans - Fast Closing & Easy QualificationPhysician loans with fast closings and easy qualification for doctors who have some credit challenges are easy to obtain through FastLoans.capital and their fast closing Physician Loans program.  This physician loan is designed to allow doctors t...
By Chris and Berna Sloan, Tooele UT
(Group 1 Real Estate)
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 Rising Interest Rates Tooele UT   Mortgage Rates Rising This Year - Important Information For Tooele UT Real Estate Consumers Mortgage rates have increased from the start of 2015. According to industry professionals, it will likely do so further during 2015. This is important information for tho...
By Inzopa Inc
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I think we all understand the importance of Vetarans who not only protect our country, but the entire world! In honor of Memorial Day, we'd like to recognize Inzopa's finest VA loan mortgage professionals!  So far, On Inzopa, 39 mortgage professionals have proven to close at least one VA loan:Tom...
By Troy Erickson, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor
(Diverse Solutions Realty www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com)
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Nick and Cindy Davis have offered up some great advice on strategies to shave years off of your mortgage. Considering your mortgage payment will probably be the largest payment you will ever have, and the interest you pay on the loan will be a lot no matter what, this advice can be very beneficia...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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In the past, most Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans were made to lower-income borrowers. In fact, that is why FHA was established. In the 1930s, a working person would have to save 50 percent of the value of a house before being able to get a mortgage. The FHA changed that with programs ...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
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Well in a never ending battle the data, and even in this case the Fed Chairs Speech,  supports one action yet the market is in reverse?I always say time will cure this irrational behavior but the equities market is almost on an insatiable goal to crack 20k on the DOW and will do any and everythin...
By Michael Gross, Providing lending solutions not just loans!
(Dividend America Commercial Lending)
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Gas Station Loans!Gas station loans are hard to come by these days.  With government regulations on the banking industry, environmental concerns and the tightening rules of SBA, it has been very hard for gas station operators and gas station/c-store business owners to locate the gas station loans...
By Michael Gross, Providing lending solutions not just loans!
(Dividend America Commercial Lending)
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Restaurant Equipment Financing - 100% No Money Needed!Restaurant equipment financing is available with no down payment, fast closings and easy qualification.  Financing the equipment you need with no tax returns and a credit score as low as 520!  Just provide 3 months of bank statements showing g...
Last week, The Wall Street Journal ran an article about personal finances that Olympia mortgage payers who are at or near retirement age should find thought-provoking. It centered on the idea that today’s retirees are often making a decision that differs from what past generations have chosen. Th...
By yanni raz
(hml investments)
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Get Creative With Your Financing: Commercial Hard Money Loans There are a multitude of ways an investor can finance his or her commercial real estate deals. Most commercial real estate purchases involve acquiring a new first mortgage to purchase the commercial property or leaving the existing fir...
By Jeff Belonger, The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans
( Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc)
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    FHA loans & their misconceptions/myths     The number one myth - FHA loans are more expensive than conventional loans!! - FALSE -     Protection of your family & home purchase will always be with a loan officer with knowledge & integrity… not telling you what you want to hear to make a sale!!...
By The Kahler Team
(Keller Williams Realty Black Hills)
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According to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)'s report on mortgage application activity, mortgage applications increased by 4.6 percent week-over-week during the week ending March 27. This increase followed close on the heels of a 9.5 percent week-over-week rise the week before, indicating ...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
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Well with all the hype regarding the fed speech yesterday and potential for a big movement one direction or the other we got NOTHING! Yep NOTHING!Yellen kept true to form saying the feds are still watching closely as to try to properly time when its not going to kill growth by raising rates and s...
By Bruce Brown, Branch Manager/Senior Loan Officer/CMPS
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Below is the daily mortgage market and interest rate commentary from Bruce Brown of PrimeLending and host of Dollars and Homes on KCMO Talk Radio 710 in Kansas City.To view my daily blog please visit my website at www.dollarsandhomes.com/blog. 
By Bill Burchard, Broker, Realtor - Murrieta Homes For Sale, Califor
(3B Realty: 951-347-3818, CA)
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Fixed Mortgage Rates Avg. 3.84% (30-Yr), 3.05% (15-Yr) for Week Ending 5/22/2015. Just follow the link to view the latest Weekly Mortgage Rate Averages.Every week I report the latest mortgage rate averages as determined by Freddie Mac. I post the latest national averages, as well as the local ave...
By Nick Smith, Boise Idaho Real Estate, We Love Boise
(Silvercreek Realty Group)
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Retirees Rethink Retirement — of Their Boise Mortgage!Last week, The Wall Street Journal ran an article about personal finances that Boise, Idaho mortgage payers who are at or near retirement age should find thought-provoking. It centered on the idea that today’s retirees are often making a decis...
By Darren Copeland, Darren Copeland
(Leader One Financial)
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Social Media has changed everything, including the resources available when purchasing a home. Here's how you can use social media to buy a home.Not only can you search for homes for sale online, but you can also connect with the professionals who help you all along the way.If you're entering the...
By Barbara Reagan, Your Richmond Home Realtor
(Long & Foster Realtors)
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I f you have been on the internet, reading all the real estate blogs you have probably heard or read about the new TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule that is about to happen in a few months, on August 1!  Closings as we know them will change!  Will it be as bad as some have said it will be?  W...