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HUD Regulators and the Loan Limits - 02/26/08 09:53 AM
The National Association of Realtors® has called on both the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight to promptly implement the higher conforming loan limits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the increased Federal Housing Administration loan limits that Congress mandated and that President George W. Bush today signed into law. www.davidvannoyjr.com In a letter to HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson and OFHEO Director James Lockhart, NAR notes that failing to move quickly to allow Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the FHA to increase their loan limits will prolong the nation’s mortgage (1 comments)
You need to check out this NEW street view capability...TechnoFreakout!! - 02/19/08 02:39 PM
This is some NEW technology to Kansas City and it is unreal. Look at the map here and then touch and view the whole thing. It is called "street view" from GOOGLE. It just go launched in Kansas City, so if you live here or somewhere that they have this, go look at your house! It is going to change everything. Also, when you are looking arrow down to the car view that shows that a car drove around all these streets and neighborhood with a camera on top! Did you see it? View Larger Map (10 comments)
Sometimes home buyers think they’ll be able to get away with making a large purchase just after they’ve been approved for a mortgage.
But charging up a ton of debt on your credit card before you’ve closed on your new home isn’t a smart move. In fact, all that debt could sink your mortgage application and kill your real estate deal. When home buyers go to get approved for a mortgage, the lender takes a snapshot of their financial life. The lender pulls a copy of the borrower’s credit history and credit score, and then looks at bank (0 comments)
10 TIPS for Return On Investment for your HOME - 02/12/08 11:25 PM
The truth is that most home improvements don't increase the value of your house as much as they cost. If you are getting ready to move and want to make home improvements that actually increase the value of your house, HERE IS YOUR TOP 10 1. Clean / de-clutter - 973% Average Return on Investment: Remove clutter by storing items in basement, attic or friend's home. Rent a storage space or sell excess items, if needed. Keep every room very clean during open homes. Do pre-open house cleanliness inspections.2. Lighten and brighten - 865% Average Return on Investment: Replace any burnt-out (6 comments)
If you are looking to purchase a home or to refinance, I'm not so sure you'll see mortgage rates fall. Mortgage rates don't have that much room to fall.Last week, the average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage was 5.48%, one of the lowest rates since 2004, according to Freddie Mac's survey.On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee lowered the target for the federal funds rate by 50 basis points to 3%. In eight days the Fed has cut rates by 1.25 percentage points, the fastest pace in 20 years.After the Fed's move, market rates for 30-year notes and 10-year (1 comments)
David Van Noy Jr. has made a commitment to his BLOGS just like his radio show and his daily commitment to excellence in selling real estate. "We run this place like a business, and just like a job that needs to be completed we will provide prompt and accurate information about the real estate market conditions and respond to any questions you have immediately."
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.