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Utah County Home Loans and Private Mortgage Insurance - Utah County Real Estate - 09/30/09 08:04 AM
Utah County Home Loans and Private Mortgage Insurance - Early Exit - Utah County Real Estate Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) is the safety net of the lender. PMI benefits lenders because it guarantees payment on the balance of loans not covered by the sale of Utah County foreclosed properties. If a borrower makes a down payment of 20% of the cost of the Utah County Home, the lender can generally trust that he will make his mortgage payments faithfully to protect a large investment. In this case, the lender comes out ahead if the borrower is forced to foreclose on his (0 comments)
Buying vs. Renting - Utah County Real Estate - 09/28/09 09:45 AM
Buying vs. Renting - Utah County Real Estate It is pretty much common knowledge that the current housing market is in turmoil all around the world. Many couples, families and individuals who have planned to purchase homes and residential properties are putting off their plans to try and wait out the storm. But the questions continue to come up every day, Should I rent? Or Should I buy? Since many of the Utah County Homes available today are priced less costly, many factors continue to be troublesome to home buyers, including falling general property values, security and fluctuating interest rates. Due to (0 comments)
Utah County Home Buyer Market - Utah County Real Estate - 09/27/09 11:53 AM
Utah County Home Buyer Market - Utah County Real Estate Are you a present Utah County Home Buyer Candidate? How you been waiting for the perfect time to buy a Utah County Home? Well your time is now, at no other time in recent memory has the Utah County real estate market been at a point where you had nothing to lose, and everything to gain. As a full-time Utah County Home Buyer Representative, I too like this kind of Home Buyer market. There are so many opportunities out there for my clients that I feel like a little kid in a candy store. The (0 comments)
Utah County First-Time Home Buyer - Getting Pre-Approved - 09/24/09 02:57 PM
Utah County First-Time Home Buyer - Getting Pre-Approved Buying your first Utah County Home? , maybe your second, well this can be a wonderful experience for you or this could be a disaster. It all depends on how prepared you are when the process starts. Your first step is getting Pre-Approved. Financing a Utah County Home can be a difficult process, especially finding the right loan. What you need to be concerned about is not getting the financing, but getting the right financing. You will want to find the best terms at the lowest cost. You will want to meet with (0 comments)
Utah County Real Estate Negotiating - 09/23/09 08:55 AM
Utah County Real Estate Negotiating When it comes to time to negotiate a Utah County Real Estate transaction, some interesting dynamics take place. Obviously the Seller wants the most money they can get for their home. The Buyer wants the most home for the least amount of money. This is a crucial time to have a professional on your side who knows and understands how the process works. There is not a right or a wrong way to proceed, but it does involve a lot of give and take. The party with the stronger alternative usually gets more, but a successful negotiation happens when both sides (0 comments)
Utah County Home Buyer - Tax Credit extension being considered in Congress - Utah County Real Estate - 09/21/09 07:40 AM
Utah County Home Buyer - Tax Credit extension being considered in Congress - Utah County Real Estate Realty Times Article Well you have finally decided that it is time to stop renting and that you need to purchase a new Utah County Home. Be aware that is important to stay calm and think your way through the process; don't get so excited that you overlook a few very important steps. Failure to get pre-qualified before making an offer on a Utah County Home: The very first step you need to take when considering the purchase a new home is that of (1 comments)
Utah County Foreclosures, Bank Owned Homes for Sale, Utah County Real Estate - REO - 09/20/09 10:21 AM
Utah County Foreclosures, Bank Owned Homes for Sale - Utah County Real Estate - REO Banks are not in the business to hold onto an inventory of Utah County Homes. They want to get rid of these homes yesterday. This makes for a great opportunity for you, the home buyer or investor, because most of these Utah County Homes are well below market value. Once the bank owns the property they will handle eviction if any, take care of some repairs, pay past HOA and/or other maintenance dues, and then will negotiate with the IRS, removal of tax liens, if any. (0 comments)
Utah County Real Estate Home Selling Options Today - Flat Fee Listings - 09/19/09 09:28 AM
Utah County Real Estate Home Selling Options Today - Flat Fee Listing Today, in Our Utah County Real Estate market, selling a home is not as easy as it has been in the past. You may find yourself without a single interested buyer and forced to rethink how you want to approach your dilemma. Sure, you could spend hundreds of dollars on marketing and advertising fees just to promote your home. But at this point, it would be encouraging to cut your losses if you see no possible buyer in sight. Delay the sale of your Utah County Home It is (0 comments)
Utah County Homes for Sale - Getting Pre-Approved - Utah County Real Estate - 09/18/09 07:34 AM
Utah County Homes for Sale - Getting Pre-Approved Buying your first Utah County Home? , maybe your second, well this can be a wonderful experience for you or this could be a disaster. It all depends on how prepared you are when the process starts. Your first step is getting Pre-Approved by a Utah County Loan Officer. Financing a home can be a difficult process for you, especially finding the right loan. What you need to be concerned about is not getting the financing, but getting the right financing. You will want to find the best terms at the lowest cost. (0 comments)
Utah County First-Time Home Buyer $8,000 Tax Credit - It is almost too Late - 09/16/09 08:55 AM
Utah County First-Time Home Buyer $8,000 Tax Credit - It is almost too late! The time for taking advantage of the Utah County First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit Is slowly coming to an end. Home Buyer's need to be closed by November 30, 2009 in order to qualify for the $8K Tax Credit. With this being said, you should understand that your offer needs to be accepted and loan in underwriting by the latest October 31, 2009. Most loans will take 30 days to close once you have an accepted offer. What is the Utah County First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit (0 comments)
Stop Cindy - 09/14/09 04:26 PM
Stop Cindy? I believe in Cindy Richards: During all my years of living in the city of Provo, since I was a freshman at BYU in 1970, I have not run across an individual who cares more about Provo than Cindy Richards. Cindy has given her Heart and Soul to Provo. I can't imagine Provo without Cindy Richards. I give 100% of my support to Cindy Richards and to her efforts to help Provo through another 4 years on the City Council. Now is not the time to stop Cindy....... We need her!!!! Robert A. Hulme - Realtorrobert@roberthulme.com www.StopCindy.com stopcindy.com - Making (0 comments)
StopCindy.com - Making Provo work for you - www.stopcindy.com - 09/14/09 04:12 PM
www.StopCindy.com stopcindy.com - Making Provo work for you - Cindy Richards - Provo City Council stopcindy.com - stopcindy.com Cindy Richards has worked for 30 years in Provo, with neighborhoods, schools, businesses, and service organizations - to promote safe healthy neighborhoods, strong schools, and smart economic growth. Cindy is committed to: •1. Keep Provo safe, clean and a friendly place to live and work •2. Protect our family neighborhoods and schools •3. Revitalize downtown •4. Hold down taxes through smart development and economic growth •5. Improve transportation •6. Protect and preserve our natural resources Cindy's Volunteer Work: Tenacity and Results: (2 comments)
Utah County Home Seller Motivation (Motivated Seller) Utah County Real Estate - 09/14/09 09:51 AM
Utah County Home Seller Motivation (Motivated Seller) - Utah County Real Estate Utah County Home Seller Motivation can have a dramatic effect on the price of the home. The most common "Motivated Seller" is someone who has already bought his or her next home or is relocating to a new area. They will be under the gun to sell the Utah County Home quickly or face the prospect of making two mortgage payments at the same time. Since that can drain a bank quickly, most sellers want to avoid such a situation and may be willing to give up thousands of (0 comments)
Utah County Real Estate - Refinance or Upgrade your Utah County Home - 09/13/09 09:35 AM
Refinance or Upgrade your Utah County Home With the Utah County Real Estate market going through all the changes it is presently going through, many new questions start to come up. Should I buy a new Utah County Home? Should I re-finance my present Utah County Home? Should I rent out my present Utah County Home and Upgrade to a new Utah County Home? The scenario I see quite often these days is the later. Many of my Utah County Home Buyers are looking into renting their present home due to the high demand that there is for rentals. Once they (0 comments)
Selling Your Utah County Home and Picking a Utah County Realtor - 09/11/09 09:39 AM
Selling Your Utah County Home and Picking a Utah County Realtor Well the time has come for you to sell your Utah County Home. Selling your Utah County Home could be for a variety of different reasons. Perhaps you need more space for an expanding family maybe your current home just doesn't fit your needs anymore. Maybe the reason is much more stressful such as a divorce or any unexpected job relocation. The last thing you need during this time is someone helping you sell your home that is unprofessional or doesn't understand the current Utah County Real Estate market. When (0 comments)
Utah County Home Shopper Wish List - Utah County Real Estate - 09/10/09 10:18 AM
Utah County Home Shopper Wish List - Utah County Real Estate When you first start shopping for a new Utah County Home, usually you begin with a list of things that you must have. Many times after you purchase your new Utah County Home you find that your wish list of features did not quite add up to what you originally wanted. Most usually want basically the same house. It might include 1200 - 1500 sq. ft., built within the last 5 years, open floor plan and vaulted ceilings. Laundry Room on the first floor, garage, basement, Master Bedroom with a (0 comments)
Utah County Home Buyer Market - Utah County Real Estate - 09/09/09 06:45 AM
Utah County Home Buyer Market Are you a present Utah County Home Buyer Candidate? How you been waiting for the perfect time to buy a Utah County Home? Well your time is now, at no other time in recent memory has the Utah County Real Estate market been at a point where you had nothing to lose, and everything to gain. As a full-time Utah County Home Buyer Representative, I too like this kind of Utah County Home Buyer market. There are so many opportunities out there for my clients that I feel like a little kid in a candy store. A Utah County Home (0 comments)
Utah County Real Estate - Finding the Right Utah County Home - 09/08/09 08:15 AM
Utah County Real Estate - Finding the Right Utah County Home There are a number of things to consider when choosing the right Utah County Home and everyone's priority is different. Where should it be located; neighborhood preference; single or multi-level, number of bedrooms and baths; square footage: yard size; features: quality of school; age of home; interior or exterior appeal; and most of all, price, because if it's out of your budget, it can't be considered. Make a List Make a priority list of things important to you. Start with the most important, things you have to have. Then work (0 comments)
Utah County Home Buyer Credit Scores - Utah County Real Estate - 09/06/09 10:01 AM
Utah County Home Buyer Credit Scores - Utah County Real Estate Utah County Home Buyer Credit Scores range between 300 and 850. Usually scores above 600 are considered to be desirable for obtaining a home loan. There are five main factors that are considered when your score is calculated. Payment History Do you pay your credit card obligation on time? Credit balances High credit card balances usually are an indication that you are over extended. Length of Credit History Longer credit history is better How Much New Credit You Have New Credit, either installment payments or new (0 comments)
Utah County Home Buyers, First-Time Home Buyer, $8,000 Tax Credit and $4,000 Home Run 2 Grant, Utah County Real Estate - 09/05/09 12:33 PM
Utah County Home Buyers - First-Time Home Buyer - $8,000 Tax Credit and $4,000 Home Run 2 Grant - Utah County Real Estate Utah County Home Buyers and Utah County First-Time Home Buyers have a great opportunity to enter the Home Buyer market now. This programs ends soon, contact me for more information. What is the $4,000 Home Run 2 Grant? The Home Run 2 Grant is a mortgage assistance program that grants $4,000 to home buyers who wish to: •A) Have a new home constructed •B) Have a partially-constructed home completed •C) Purchase a newly-constructed home. It must be the (1 comments)
Federal Housing Authority (FHA) and a $8000 Tax Credit for Utah County Real Estate First-Time Home Buyers - 09/04/09 08:57 AM
Federal Housing Authority (FHA) and a $8,000 Tax Credit for Utah County Real Estate First-Time Home Buyers The FHA (Federal Housing Authority) doesn't actually fund your Utah County home loan in any way. The FHA simply provides mortgage insurance to help consumers become Utah Count Home Owners. The FHA actually insures the lender from losses resulting from Utah County Home Owner default. The FHA helps mortgage lenders prepare loans for people who might not otherwise qualify. One of the big advantages of an FHA Loan is that a smaller down payment is possible. As of January 1, 2009, the down payment (0 comments)
Utah County Homes for Sale - Preparing to Show Your Home - Utah County Real Estate - 09/03/09 08:07 AM
Utah County Homes for Sale - Preparing to Show Your Home - Utah County Real Estate Showing your Utah County home is probably the most important part of the selling process. Consider the following carefully as you prepare your home for viewing:First impressions mean a lot and often prospective buyers make a decision almost immediately.Curb appeal is important since many buyers search by themselves and then call their Realtor about property they have only seen from the street. Fresh paint on your house's exterior and interior is one of the easiest and best improvements you can make to enhance that first (0 comments)
Utah County Real Estate - Buyer's Agent - Home Buyer Representation - 09/02/09 10:14 AM
Utah County Real Estate - Buyer's Agent - Home Buyer Representation As of 1994, the state of Utah and Utah County authorized Buyer's Agency. In Utah County, and throughout the state, buyers can choose an agent to work exclusively on their behalf. Buyer agency benefits include: Buyer's agents are almost always paid out of the proceeds of the sale by the seller or builder, so we always recommend using a Realtor, as it will cost you nothing extra. Many buyer's do not realize that it is advantageous to have an agent on a new Utah County home purchase as well. I (0 comments)
Utah County Home Loans and Mortgage Rates - Utah County Real Estate - 09/01/09 07:43 AM
Utah County Home Loans and Mortgage Rates - Utah County Real Estate The Federal Reserve has cut the interest rate to an all-time low and Utah County mortgage rates have followed. I believe we will continue to see this trend throughout the New Year. With 30 year rates hovering around 5%, many Utah County first-time home buyers (Don't forget the $8,000 Tax Credit, ending December 1st) and investors are considering coming out of the closest. Should the Utah County home buyer take action now, or should they wait for further lowering of Mortgage rates? My belief is that rates will go (0 comments)
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