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I wrote this article the other day, HUD seeks public comment on three main issues for FHA loans. - The main issue and focal point is that FHA wants to reduce the seller concession from 6% to 3%. I can understand why. Two reasons I can (1 comments)
Get out your permanent markers, HUD seeks public comment on three main issues for FHA loans - 07/17/10 12:49 PM
Here is a great post about from Jeff Belonger that I agree with completely. We need to let HUD and our government know that their "reform" is counterproductive to their goals of helping people own homes AND reducing foreclosures. Please comment to HUD about this. Via Jeff Belonger -- The FHA Expert.com -- FHA Loans -- FHA mortgages - USDA loans (Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc): You can make a difference - you have 30 days to comment against FHA's proposals
With a difficult economy and possibly some new FHA mortgage changes coming in the new future, this (0 comments)
10 PRICE REDUCTION TIPS - 07/11/10 07:36 PM
Here are some good, relevant tips about price reductions for the Realtors out there. Love 'em or hate 'em...take what works for you and make it your own! Via Ken Tracy Naperville Illinois Real Estate (Keller Williams Naperville): After 15 years of selling financial products, I am very comfortable talking numbers with people... Pricing is the key to selling homes. Yes, you want the home staged correctly... And yes, the home needs to be marketed properly... But if it isn't priced right, you have no chance. Period. With that in mind... 10 TIPS FOR GETTING MORE PRICE REDUCTIONS: Have a pricing reduction system and explain it (1 comments)
New Appraisal Rules to Love and Hate - 07/11/10 06:37 PM
Here is an interesting post by Chris Thomas regarding Fannie Mae's changing appraisal rules. It's good information to be aware of. Via The Mortgage Experts at America's Mortgage: Fannie Mae appraisal rules are changing. Here's what you need to know: If an interior inspection is required, the following photographs must be included in the appraisal: Kitchen All bathrooms Main living area Examples of physical deterioration, if present Examples of recent updates, such as restoration, remodeling, and renovation, if present If an underwriter thinks the appraisal does not support the value indicated in the report, they will not be able to arbitrarily reduce the value. (0 comments)
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