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By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, Jumbo loans)
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Weekly Wrap - Your Mortgage Market Update   July 14-18, 2014          These reports will start going out each Friday this coming week to discuss market movements & trends throughout each week, but once again this one got pushed to Sunday.          The week of July 14 was a rollercoaster.  Ra...
By Chris Freck, TheChrisFreckTeam
(International City Mortgage)
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Rural Housing Home Buyer Assistance Ready to Own Your Own Home? Low - Moderate Income Household? Live in a Rural Area? Rural Development May Be Able to Help Check out this special video USDA Rural Housing Loans ♦♦     No Down Payment Required ♦♦     No Pre-determined Purchase Price Limits*  ♦♦   ...
By Jamie Lynne, usamortgageresource
(www.bartprequalifies.com)
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Bart at www.bartprequalifies.com offers VA loans down to a 530 middle credit score at 100% in Hawaii.   Bart at www.bartprequalifies.com is a proud veteran that has been offering VA loans NATIONWIDE since 1987. Please call him at 800 315 8803 or 973 979 4100, 7 days a week to discuss you VA loan ...
By Eric Gausepohl, Eric Gausepohl - Summit Lending
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Rates expected to remain neutral this week according to Sigma Research.  You can find out more by accessing this week's Realtor Snapshot here.  In addition, if you have ever wondered what causes rates to move, you can also find out by reading this week's Realtor Snapshot. Click below for ...
By Bruce Brown, Senior Loan Officer/CMPS
(PrimeLending)
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Below is the daily mortgage market and interest rate commentary from Bruce Brown, CMPS with Prime Lending and radio host of Dollars and Homes on KCMO Talk Radio 710. To view my daily blog please visit my website at www.dollarsandhomes.com/blog.  
By TIM GARTON, "Highly Skilled Pro"
(RE/MAX Gold)
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Hello Everyone, An analysis of homebuyer assistance programs available through state and local housing finance agencies (HFAs) and nonprofit groups around the nation found that 90 percent are funded, and that 70 percent of homes for sale could be eligible for one or more programs. The analysis of...
By Sheila Moylan, Working To Get Value For Your Money
(C21 - Commonwealth)
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What Happens In A Reverse Mortgage? When you're looking for ways to supplement your retirement income, there are a number of different options to consider. A reverse mortgage is becoming a more popular and more common way to provide income when your retirement savings don't leave enough t...
By Lynn B. Friedman, REALTOR ATL BuckheadMidtownWestside 404.939.2727
(- - - Concierge Real Estate Services for YOU - - - Providing SERVICE for Sellers & Buyers is our BUSINESS)
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Avoid ForeclosureNew FreddieMac Workout Prospector®VideoAtlanta GA   FreddieMac issued a new video today about the Avoid Foreclosure FreddieMac Workout Prospector® New Features as part of what FreddieMac calls its commitment "to making affordable mortgage credit available in all communities....
By Whitney Watson
(First Home Mortgage)
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Credit tip number 4 is to create a budget and live within its limits. Credit should not be a source to live beyond your means. It is so easy to create a simple budget and it allows you to have more control because you track and see exactly where your money is going. 
By Don Grimes, NMLS ID #130686
(PNC Mortgage)
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         Last week’s economic news offered a variety of indications that the economic recovery continues, but some readings missed their expected levels. The Philadelphia and New York branches of the Federal Reserve Bank reported higher than anticipated manufacturing for their respective regions ...
By Gene Mundt, Mortgage Lender - Chicago/Chicagoland Mortgages
(www.genemundt.com)
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The ABC's of DTI's  (Debt-to-Income Ratios)          Definition of Debt-to-Income Ratio:   The figure that represents how much of your income is spent repaying your recurring monthly debts.  The HIGHER your Debt-to-Income Ratio is, the more of your monthly income is being devoted to payi...
By Joyce Kelley, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
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  Gulf Breeze, Florida: Homes in Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561 with buyer rebates, 32563, 32566,    Buyers are taking advantage of our Smooth Move Program at closing, Choose between 1% Cash Back, 1 year taxes paid, 1 year insurance paid, Free Home Warranty and Use of our Moving Van.   Real estate Q&...
By Jordon Wheeler, J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service
(The Jordon Wheeler Group)
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What To Do With My Equity?  Hmmm.... A few weeks ago I had a conversation with one of my clients who bought his first property in 2010.  He has substantial equity in the property today, and I have been encouraging him to list it.  One of the options he is considering is taking out an equity loan ...
By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
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Pamela MadorePink House TeamThe Pamela Madore GroupKeller Williams Realtyhttp://myamarillohomes.com806-340-7630 Owner Financing May Be A Viable Option When Buying Your Amarillo Home There are a number of reasons why you might need owner financing.  Some of these include credit issues, recent bank...
By Jamie Lynne, usamortgageresource
(www.bartprequalifies.com)
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Bart at www.bartprequalifies.com offers VA loans down to a 530 middle credit score at 100% in Delaware.   Bart at www.bartprequalifies.com is a proud veteran that has been offering VA loans NATIONWIDE since 1987. Please call him at 800 315 8803 or 973 979 4100, 7 days a week to discuss you VA loa...
By Jamie Lynne, usamortgageresource
(www.bartprequalifies.com)
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Bart at www.bartprequalifies.com offers VA loans down to a 530 middle credit score at 100% in Connecticut.   Bart at www.bartprequalifies.com is a proud veteran that has been offering VA loans NATIONWIDE since 1987. Please call him at 800 315 8803 or 973 979 4100, 7 days a week to discuss you VA ...
By Jamie Lynne, usamortgageresource
(www.bartprequalifies.com)
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Bart at www.bartprequalifies.com offers VA loans down to a 530 middle credit score at 100% in Colorado.   Bart at www.bartprequalifies.com is a proud veteran that has been offering VA loans NATIONWIDE since 1987. Please call him at 800 315 8803 or 973 979 4100, 7 days a week to discuss you VA loa...
By Jamie Lynne, usamortgageresource
(www.bartprequalifies.com)
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Bart at www.bartprequalifies.com offers VA loans down to a 530 middle credit score at 100% in Alabama. Bart at www.bartprequalifies.com is a proud veteran that has been offering VA loans NATIONWIDE since 1987. Please call him at 800 315 8803 or 973 979 4100, 7 days a week to discuss you VA loan i...
By Gene Mundt, Mortgage Lender - Chicago/Chicagoland Mortgages
(www.genemundt.com)
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  New!  Chicago-Area/IL Small Apartment Loan Program Available   New options exist for those hoping to finance small residential apartment buildings (5 to 20-unit properties) in the Chicagoland/IL area.  (NO mixed-use properties allowed)   This new Small Apartment Loan Program is a great opportun...
By Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
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  Pace, Florida: Flat Fee Property Management $50. Monthly in Pace, Fl. 32571 with NO other charges or hidden fees NO full months rent for finding a tenant, NO half a months rent for tenant renewals and NO 20% fee added to repairs. Full Service Property Management, Tenant Scoring to insure you ge...