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Mortgage and Lending - Karen Pierce | Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS#223305 |360 Mortgage Group LLC NMLS #155922 Austin Texas - NMLS 223305
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RECENT BLOG POSTS
Home Equity Lines of Credit were a prevalent tool used by homeowners whose equity was growing like crazy in the real estate boom years. Many of these home equity lines of credit were set up with interest only payments for the first 10 years are beginning to reset now.  A homeowner who had been ch...
07/22/2015
Texas continually hits “Top Lists” because of the booming economy, job and housing markets.   The Greater Austin area is definitely seeing this growth with the tech jobs coming in, Houston and Dallas areas experienced big boom with the oil and gas industry. There comes a point when these migratin...
07/14/2015
I’m so excited! Not only is Independence Day a holiday I really enjoy celebrating, but summer is peak home buying season in many markets. As a lender, this makes me smile. As a boomerang buyer, it makes me grin ear to ear!  There are a lot of predictions of the number of home buyers re-entering t...
07/02/2015
Thanks, Shuchi, for posting these great sayings of Zig Ziglar's.  Definitely some words of wisdom here.Zig Ziglar, a World War II Veteran, became the top sales person in several organizations before striking out on his own as a motivational speaker and trainer. With a Southern charm and lessons g...
04/12/2015
Settling in to the Hill Country of Central Texas, after putting in a full week in the Mortgage World helping homeowners refinance into some great loan products, it sure is fun to get out and explore. From the blue bonnets blooming along with the spring time wild flowers in the countryside to the ...
04/11/2015
On August 4, 2013, the State of Oregon rolled out its Foreclosure Avoidance Program established by Senate Bill 558. This requires most mortgage lenders to offer foreclosure mediation before they may file a judicial or non-judicial foreclosure in the State of Oregon. A homeowner is notified they h...
02/14/2014
The State of Oregon applied and received U.S. Treasury Hardest Hit Funds due to the extent of unemployment and foreclosure this State's citizens have experienced. The latest program, the Home Rescue Program, has been opened up to applicants who are seeking financial assistance on their home due t...
08/27/2013
Somehow I seem to have reblogged an earlier articel, but also worthy of attention! The costs associate with FHA loans are definitely a factor for buyers to consider today, and now that the Conventional Option of 3% down is back in play, the cost comparison will frequently tip in favor of that loa...
07/11/2013
Way to lay out the costs associated with delays in an upward trending interest rate market, Gene. Being cautious and diligent about making sure a home is affordable - including the repair costs identified in an inspection - are one thing, but the "chronic hagglers" will certainly pay a price in m...
07/11/2013
As a housing counselor working with Southern Oregon homeowners facing financial hardship, I appreciate homeowners having options to consider. As with the recent “fixing” of the Oregon Foreclosure Avoidance Program that will now incorporate homeowners facing judicial as well as non-judicial forecl...
07/01/2013
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