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By Darren Copeland, Darren Copeland
(Leader One Financial)
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Here at KC Loan Tips, we're excited about getting first time home buyers into their first home with an FHA Home Loan De Soto Kansas.  We absolutely love seeing the smiling faces of people who are about to move into that new home and begin a whole new life! If you're interested in making the leap ...
By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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I have heard that investing in trust deeds can be a lucrative field, but I am hesitant to invest in anything without knowing more about it. How can I make money by investing in trust deeds?   Investing in trust deeds is a good option for a lot of people. If you have a sound knowledge of the field...
By Karen Berg, Experience Matters!
(Queen Creek Realtor, San Tan Valley Realtor, United Brokers Group (602)919-2375)
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Have you been on the fence about buying a new home? Perhaps these mortgage interest rates for November 2014 will help you make the jump and get pre-qualified with a lender. This is a great time to buy a new home, so what are you waiting for? With rental prices on the rise, these low mortgage inte...
By Bruce Brown, Senior Loan Officer/CMPS
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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 Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
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For anyone who has looked into to buying a Metairie or New Orleans home several times—but kept getting discouraged every time because of a negative credit report—read on! You probably already know that you are not alone—but so what?—it’s small consolation, especially when you consider how much f...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
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Mortgage Market Snapshot 11.24.14 While we have a short week we have a lot of data coming out pre holiday to likely cause a change in rate market. I would HIGHLY advise to LOCK today before the panic and hedging takes place prior to the holiday, which is fairly normal. If we have strong set of d...
By Diana Dahlberg, Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563
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Paying Off Your Mortgage Faster     Paying off your mortgage is one of the biggest financial goals of most homeowners, and retiring debt-free can certainly give your golden years a greater sense of financial freedom and stability.  Whether you're nearing retirement age or are just looking to redu...
By John Kim
(Short Sale TC & Property Management)
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Now this is spreading yourself thin...    Daniel Sadek owes money to county tax collectors, banks and even billionaire founder of Oakley. Financial troubles continue to mount for Daniel Sadek, a subprime lending company founder, who by The Register once profiled Mr. Sadek as the "high roller of h...
By Brett Sampson, Texas Lender
(Berkshire Lending, LLC)
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People get turned down for loans every day because their debt to income ratio is too high. Some mortgage companies max out their debt to income ratio at 45%. …Some go to 50%. I wanted you to know that I have NO LIMIT on a back end debt to income ratio. …I can do 55% or even 60% or more as long a...
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Asheville Happy News:  Help for More Beginning & Family Farmers Asheville Land and Farms Real Estate Journal   Asheville Farm Land for Sale   As Land Brokers, we are always on the lookout for awesome acreages for sale and for sources of finance for land buyers in and around the Asheville area. S...
By Joseph Metzler, Sr Loan Officer
(Mortgages Unlimited, Inc)
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Black Friday Savings?? OK, cool, but why save just a little one day a year? How about potentially saving hundreds every month with a home loan refinance from Mortgages Unlimited? No crowds, no hassle... Apply in your underwear, and sign your application electronically... Get started today, close ...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
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VA Funding Fees Things You Should Know What and why is there a VA Funding Fee?  Simply put, the VA Funding Fee helps to defer or offset administration costs of a VA loan, further insuring 100% financing and 0% monthly mortgage insurance. In some cases the Funding Fee is waived depending on a Vete...
By Jamie Lynne, usamortgageresource
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WE OFFER MORTGAGES ON MANUFACTURED HOMES NATIONWIDE! CALL US 7 DAYS A WEEK AT 800 315 8803 - to apply for a home loan or visit www.bartprequalifies.com   Our minimum loan amount is 100K or $100,000.00 NATIONWIDE.    Interest rates are still low and we offer competitive rates on a manufactured hom...
By Jamie Lynne, usamortgageresource
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80% LTV STATED loans are now available in Texas for owner occupied, second homes and investment properties. Call 800 315 8803 or visit www.bartprequalifies.com today to start and application!Our MINIMUM loan amount for a STATED LOAN is $200,000 or 200K.   We offer STATED LOANS AKA light doc, bank...
By Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor
(Re/Max Professional Associates)
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NAR Call For Action: Don’t Tax “Phantom Income” on Short Sales Congress has begun its “Lame Duck” session with a big list of unfinished business items.  Number one on that list for REALTORS® is an extension of “The Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act.” This bipartisan legislation would extend an...
By Gene Mundt, Chicago-area Mortgage Lender - www.genemundt.com, 708.921.6331 - 37 yrs experience
(NMLS #216987)
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More Good News for High-End  Well-Qualified Buyers        JUMBO Loans, and the advantageous interest rates they have been enjoying, have been in the news quite often over the past few months.          These loans have continued to be a good bargain in comparison to the past, due to the current r...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
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A terrific infographic from Keeping Current Matters (KCM) providing a snapshot of what's been happening in the mortgage markets over the past couple of years and where they may be heading.   If you're planning on a mortgage to buy a home in 2015, experts are continuing to say that interest rates ...
By Natalie Dean, DC Metro Luxury Agent 202-438-1056
(Taylor Properties ~ SERVING MD/DC/VA)
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16th Street Heights At A Glance The enormity of 16th Street Heights is fabulously incredible!! One of the largest quadrants yet tranquility abounds in 16th Street Heights.  What makes this lush landscape so vivid is that it almost devoid of any restaurants, bars, stores or new condos. It has kep...
By Natalie Dean, DC Metro Luxury Agent 202-438-1056
(Taylor Properties ~ SERVING MD/DC/VA)
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Most critics say not possible! Well not so fast, this is a evolving market and the game has changed. The question is--will YOU take advantage of it?The Primary Focus Give Options to Homeowners Who Are Having Difficulty With Their Home Using TRADITIONAL Methods of Real Estate Services.    Are you ...
By Natalie Dean, DC Metro Luxury Agent 202-438-1056
(Taylor Properties ~ SERVING MD/DC/VA)
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The bad news is that there is very little chance that real estate values are going to improve in the coming years.  That means for many years to come you are going to be paying inflated loan prices for a property that may never recover its value. Well, you are not alone.  Currently, 12 million p...