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VA Loans De-mystified and made simple - 12/30/11 08:35 PM
VA Loans De-mystified and made simple My Agent Partners are always asking for smeting simple on loans - so here is the first of many using the old fashioned principal which i love of K.I.S.S - for VA Loans Thanks so much for reading my blog; VA Loans De-mystified and made simple (3 comments)
With 209,000 acres of charred Arizona landscape. I thought it appropriate to talk about Firework sales in Arizona and where we can set them off and where we can't. What is or isn't legal to help remedy all the confusion - now that still begs the question with 209,000 acres burnt beyond recognition! Should we set off anything flammable - you be the judge. So what is all the fuss about? Fireworks haven't been legal in Arizona for more than 50 years -- until December 1 2010. For the first time in decades, the sale of some fireworks will be allowed. The controversial law (2 comments)
Proof buying a house now is the right thing to do - 12/30/11 02:04 PM
Proof buying a house now is the right thing to do So as a mortgage planner I am constantly asked; 'Mark, should I buy now?" My canned responses have been mmm let's see: The rates are the lowest in recorded history House prices have never been lower Purchasing power has never been stronger and my fave is that you are buying a house at less than replacement cost - which always makes buyers cock their heads in bemusement - for which I go and explain; when you call your insuranvce agent you will be told they are insurig your (5 comments)
Calling all Agents, Calling all Title companies - Hot referral tip - 12/23/11 11:24 AM
Calling all Agents, Calling all Title companies - Hot referral tip So we all have them, we all review them, we all need them to close a transaction and its what sellers always loose - any guesses? You guessed it a HUD1 or settlement statement;
According to WWW.HUD.GOV It is: The HUD-1 is required under Section 4 of RESPA and Regulation X of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (24 CFR part 3500). The HUD-1 is to be used as a statement of actual charges and adjustments to be given to the parties in connection with the settlement. I (2 comments)
Pay Your Mortgage Early, Boost Your 2011 Federal Income Tax Deductions - 12/23/11 10:52 AM
Pay Your Mortgage Early, Boost Your 2011 Federal Income Tax Deductions Time is running out to boost to your 2011 federal tax refund. All you have to do is make your January 2012 mortgage payment while it’s still December. It’s a simple tax strategy that works because of how mortgage interest is paid, and of how the U.S. tax code is written. Different from rent which is paid for the month ahead (i.e. “you’re paying January’s rent”), mortgage payments are made only after mortgage interest has accrued (i.e. “you’re paying for money you’ve already borrowed from the bank”). Pay Your Mortgage (2 comments)
A day at HQ - ActiveRain, and I almost fried my noodle! - 12/22/11 09:49 PM
A day at HQ, and I almost fried my noodle! So here I am in Arizona blogging like a madman having multiple successes with my Blogging, Blarming, and overall Google Dominance, when i decide hmmmm - maybe I had better see for myself what this stange virus called Activerain is for myself. So one plane, car and hotel booked I show up on Activerain's doorstep like cousin Eddie from the Griswald's. So after fighting for a parking spot in the trendy "loft" district, that Amazon has bought up for its continued global expansion. I arrive at the mecca for blogging. Once (44 comments)
Arizona market statistics you need know about for Nov of 2011 - 12/21/11 09:36 AM
Arizona market statistics you need know about for Nov of 2011 (edit/delete) as you click through the tabs you can see what the actual price points and demands for loans in Arizona. It is truly fascinating the ratio of VA vs FHA vs USDA vs HUD vs Conventional vs Jumbo and certainly has helped me in my marketing endeavours to go after the right market segment. SHOW ME THE STATS MARK Please subscribe to my blog to get each months updates as I pay for this custom service I am happy to share this information with the subscribers of my blog. This in turn ensures you can employ a more surgical marketing approach and (0 comments)
The new construction housing market continues to show strength across the country. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Single-Family Housing Starts rose to 447,000 units on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis in November — a 2 percent increase from October. A “Housing Start” is defined as breaking ground on new home construction. November’s figures mark the third straight month of Single-Family Housing Starts gains. The new construction metric is now 15 percent above its all-time low, set in February of this year. None of this should be (1 comments)
4 bedroom 3 bathroom home Troon North, Scottsdale - 12/17/11 09:27 PM
Much desired Troon North location. Amazing views of Pinnacle Peak from your 4 bedroom 3 bathroom Troon North home and yard. Yard backs to new George Cavalier Park from your 4 bedroom 3 bathroom Troon North home. Solar heated swimming pool with electric cover gives you 10 months of swimming. Original owner has maintained this great 4 bedroom 3 bathroom Troon North home. With 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms there's plenty of room for the family. This home has a nice formal living and dining as you enter the front door. The kitchen has a large island and is open to (5 comments)
America’s Best Places To Raise A Family do you live in one? - 12/13/11 09:24 AM
America’s Best Places To Raise A Family, Listed By State do you live in one? BusinessWeek recently released its 2011 America’s Best Place to Raise a Family rankings. College-town Blacksburg, Virginia took top honors, breaking a 2-year win streak for the Chicago, Illinois region. In 2009, suburban Mount Prospect, Illinois placed first. Last year, it was Tinley Park, Illinois. The BusinessWeek report employs data from real estate information firm Onboard Informatics to make its rankings, compiling data across categories such as education, crime, and jobs plus access to parks and affordable homes. All selections are limited by population; all selections are home to 50,000 (1 comments)
USDA Streamline Refinance - now available - 12/01/11 11:40 PM
USDA "Streamline" Refinance USDA does allow for the refinance of current USDA Guaranteed or USDA Direct Mortgages. A USDA "Streamline" Refinance is designed to lower the interest rate on a current USDA mortgage and is only avaiable in a fixed rate. A USDA Refinance Loan can be performed quickly and easily. USDA Refinance Loans require no property inspection. If you do not currently have a USDA Mortgage on your home, you are not eligible for a USDA Refinance and you may want to consider an FHA Refinance, Conventional Refinance or VA Refinance. What are the basic requirements for an USDA Refinance? The (1 comments)
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