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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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Quicker home sales expected to continue this year

NE Tarrant County cities, such as Southlake, Colleyville and Grapevine, continue to post great news for the real estate market. The North Texas real estate market’s full recovery from the recession likely will continue in 2014, a local real estate … Continue reading

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Why 2014 Is a Good Year to Buy a Home

If you didn’t buy a home in 2013, you may be kicking yourself now. Home prices climbed nationally an average of 13.6 percent in the past 12 months, according to Tuesday’s release of the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price … Continue reading

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Housing Prices Headed Up, Up and Away

Forecasts are strong that upward slope of home pricing will continue through next three years, returning most major markets to their 2005-06 price levels by 2016.  The figure being published by market watcher Deutsche Bank is 21.5% increase over next … Continue reading

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Understanding Mortgage Credit Scores

Your credit report is separate from your credit score, though the score is developed from the report. In addition to viewing credit reports from the three major reporting bureaus, you also should obtain your FICO score. Your score is like … Continue reading

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FHA’s “Back to Work” Program Offers Hope to Buyers Who Might Otherwise Have to Wait

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has implemented a new program titled “Back to Work.” This program seeks to help borrowers that would otherwise not qualify for an FHA mortgage because of FHA’s waiting periods for foreclosures, bankruptcies, deeds in lieu … Continue reading

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4 Major Costs to Evaluate When Considering Homeownership

Typically, a home is the most expensive purchase a consumer will make in his or her lifetime. Therefore, the decision-making process should be well researched prior to accepting the financial responsibilities of purchasing and owning a home. Mortgage choices made … Continue reading

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