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Mortgage du Jour: FHA - 08/29/08 06:39 PM
Our mortgage reporter, Rhonda Porter, on FHA mortgages: I've been providing more and more FHA loans over conforming lately. It's really not too surprising. FHA pricing has been very competitive with both rates and mortgage insurance-especially if your credit score is below 740 and if you don't have 20% for a down payment. FHA mortgages can go up to 97% loan to value (3% down) on purchases. Read on... (0 comments)
Reverse mortgages are not the exact opposite of regular mortgages, even though the term literally implies that it is. This kind of mortgage is available only to people above 62 who own their home. Besides this distinction, there are other factors that differentiate between a reverse mortgage and a regular one... Read on... (0 comments)
One of Sumner's Best Buys - 08/22/08 02:07 PM
Location: 624 Elizabeth St, Sumner, WA 98390Bedrooms: 2Bathrooms: 1Square Feet: 823Price: $219,950Description: This is the perfect home for someone looking to purchase their first home, downsize or looking to purchase an income property. Its very close to many bus routes and Seattle is just 45 min. away with the Sounder commuter train. The home saw significant updates in '04 & '05 - new roof, floors, dishwasher, fridge, gas furnace and paint. Maintenance is a snap with just a bit of grass, but so much to enjoy with all the flowering bushes and trees that line the property. And its a great (0 comments)
Puyallup August Real Estate Market Update - 08/15/08 10:28 AM
July statistics just released by the NWMLS show less than a 1% increase in the number of Active homes for sale, and less than a 1% decrease in the number of homes Sold, from June to July. This gives us more than a 10 month supply of homes (4-6 months being a balanced market). Just 102 homes Sold in the month of July, which is a 42% decrease YTD. The Median Home Price rose to $264k, representing an 8.3% decrease in YTD appreciation. Read on... (0 comments)
Pierce County August Real Estate Market Update - 08/15/08 10:22 AM
July statistics just released by the NWMLS show a 2.7% increase in the number of Active homes for sale, and an 11.7% decrease in the number of homes Sold, from June to July. This gives us more than a 10 month supply of homes (4-6 months being a balanced market). Just 688 homes Sold in the month of July, which is a 31% decrease YTD. The Median Home Price dropped to $260k, representing an 11.5% decrease in YTD appreciation. Read on... (0 comments)
The "Bee Boppin' Bugs Concert" at the Puyallup Public Library on Friday, August 15th at 3pm is a free concert starring Nancy Stewart, and is part of the 2008 Summer Reading Program. Children between the ages of 0 and 12 years old are encouraged to "Catch the Reading Bug!" this summer. Every child who reads (or is read to) 10 hours or more this summer will get a free book and a ticket to Northwest Trek/Pt. Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and other goodies. Read on... (5 comments)
Kids of all ages are invited to the Puyallup Public Library in downtown Puyallup this Saturday from 10am until noon to "chalk the walk" with their doodles and drawings. There will be several artists on hand to help them out. This event is free and chalk will also be provided. Read on... (3 comments)
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