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The FHA back to work program: A second chance for homeowners

I work with a number of folks who are frustrated by a prior short sale locking them out from being able to buy a home again for 24-36 months.  Take a look at these criteria for the FHA Back to … Continue reading

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Biggest Story in Real Estate for 2013

The biggest story in American real estate in 2013 hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves, so let’s shout this out: Homeowners’ net-equity holdings soared by $2.2 trillion between the third quarter of 2012 and the third quarter of this year, … Continue reading

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Eight Takeaways on Mortgages After the Housing Bust

Banks made more mortgages last year than in any year since the housing downturn struck in 2007, buoyed by interest rates that reached their lowest levels on record, according to federal lending data released Wednesday. The data were collected from … Continue reading

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U.S. mortgage applications rise as rates ease

(Reuters) – Applications for U.S. home loans edged up in the most recent week, off their nearly five-year lows, as interest rates eased from a 2013 high, data from an industry group showed on Wednesday. The Mortgage Bankers Association said … Continue reading

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Six Apps to Fuel Your Real Estate Obsessions

I knew the era of the app had come to stay when my mother and The Atlantic both started raving about the same app.  My Mom’s teaches Sunday School, so it was only fitting that she would rave about The … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Getting a Mortgage in Today’s Market

You want to beat the rising cost of homes and increasing interest rates by buying a home soon — but are you going to be able to get a mortgage?  The latest Case-Shiller housing data shows prices have gone up … Continue reading

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Housing Recovery in Phase Three: Market 64% Back to Normal

Trulia’s Housing Barometer shows the recovery has entered a new phase as mortgage rates rise and inventory expands. While prices and existing-home sales are near normal, construction and new-home sales have a long way to go. Each month, Trulia’s Housing … Continue reading

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