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By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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    “The Jumbo Jungle” may sound a little like the elephant compound in a wild animal park, but it’s actually a seldom-quoted tab under The Wall Street Journal’s online Real Estate section. The “jumbos” being discussed are the trunkless kind—the hefty mortgage loans whose center rings are found i...
By Tom Gilliam- RE/MAX Classic, Exceeding Your Expectations
(Re/Max Classic)
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While home mortgages are taken out by most people at least once in their lifetime, not many people really understand the process very well. The tips you see here give you information about making your mortgage optimal. Keep reading to learn all you can.Lower your debt and do not take out new debt...
By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Decades Of Service to the Greater Minot ND Area
(National Marketing Realtors)
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Minot Real Estate 101 Mini Moment. I'm Bob Timm with National Marketing Realtors welcoming you to our first Minot Real Estate 101 Mini Moment. Our goal is to give first time home buyers a 1 minute lesson on Real Estate every week day. Our 1st Mini Moment is WHY DO YOU NEED AN APPRAISAL? The simpl...
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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Serving Those Who Served VA Program Highlights: Short Sales and Foreclosures seasoned 2 years Exceptions apply on short sales less than two year (call your AE for details) Lender Paid compensation available up to 4% Use all above par pricing to be applied to third part closing cost (NO caps) VA I...
By Deanna Early, Virginia Mortgage Loan Originator
(American National Bank and Trust)
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In addition to doing permanent mortgages, I also do lot loans and construction loans.   In Franklin County, we have two very good modular home manufacturers.   I have been working a number of loans lately on modular homes and today, my managers and I were invited to watch as a home was delivered ...
By Patricia Feager, Sells North Dallas Homes
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
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 Pie In the Sky Thinking about selling your home in North Dallas, Texas? Don't hold out for Pie in the Sky! Now is the time to talk to a reputable, credible, licensed Real Estate Agent and if buying to a Lender who has been referred to you by your agent. Zillow looks at trends but only a licensed...
By Nancy Benson, Award Winning Agent | Buy |Unique Homes| Sell
(Keller Williams Ottawa Realty, Brokerage)
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New mortgage insurance rules take effect Feb 15th 2016.   It is not expected to have a big impact on the Ottawa real estate market, but it’s still good for buyers to be reminded of new federal rules on mortgage down payments that take effect Feb. 15 and will affect homes priced between $500,000 a...
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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Another Declined Borrower? We routinely fund loans for buyers that other lenders fail to close. If you haven’t started working with us yet, your clients would like you to start. Call today. Cell 602-326-4983 svetlanam@snmc.com For more information visit: SecurtyNational Mortgage Company svetlanam...
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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It’s about time we show you A REAL HERO Our “super powers” lie in the ability to help more of your clients with their mortgage needs. Time to suit up and join the good guys. Securitynational mortage is growing! See what we can do for you. Call today. Cell 602-326-4983 Cell 602-410-4340 jeff.thoma...
By Richard Woodward NMLS#217454, Service Beyond Expectations! Your Texas Lender
(Interlinc Mortgage Services, LLC #205696)
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How To Refinance Your FHA Mortgage And Get Rid Of Mortgage InsuranceI've been getting a lot of requests lately for FHA refinances. The Dallas Texas and surrounding area home values have increased rapidly over the last several years. The positive effect to that is that borrowers that purchased a h...
By Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert
(National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro)
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If every company that promised to help people recover from financial debt actually did, then the task of choosing one would be easy. But it is not; nor should it be. Decisions concerning your future are important and should be made carefully. That is why we at National Credit Fixers offer some ti...
By Jon Quist, Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996
(REALTY EXECUTIVES TUCSON ELITE)
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Darren has written a terrific and timely post here. But what is really special are the graphics. I mean, wow. Share with your friends. We're always hard at work helping folks understand what it takes to get a home loan, so we created Mortgage-land!  It's kind of like CandyLand, but it's not reall...
By Amanda and Jared Christiansen, Century 21 Bradley Realtors
(Century 21 Bradley (260)704-0843)
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I (Jared) grew up in a strict household.  I was constantly being told what to do and what not to do.   DROVE.  ME.  NUTS.   It's always seemed like there were more "DON'Ts" than "DO's".  It turns out that my parents just loved me and wanted the best for me.  I can see that now. My mortgage banker...
By Gene Mundt, Chicago-area Mortgage Lender - www.genemundt.com, 708.921.6331 - 37 yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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 Account Activities Matter When Applying for your Chicagoland Mortgage        Almost all Mortgage Lenders require that Loan Applicants submit each and every page of their Bank Statement, Investment Account, and Retirement Fund (showing source of Down Payment), not just a first page.       And not...
By Donald Payne
(Vision Realty)
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Most potential homebuyers will go through a credit union, bank or mortgage loan officer in order to acquire a mortgage to buy a house but his is the only way to do it? More and more people are looking for loans through private money lenders instead of larger banks or credit unions. This is not to...
By Patty Clark, Helping Families Make the Right Move
(Metro Brokers/Morningside Homes, LLC)
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It's a Big Difference  Let’s say that you just won $8,750 on a lottery scratch-off ticket. You’ve decided to be frugal and invest the money and have decided on three alternatives: buying a certificate of deposit, a mutual fund or use the money as a down payment for a $250,000 home.To compare the ...
By Joy Baker, So NH RE & Short Sale Specialist
(RE/MAX Insight)
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Don't get me wrong, I liked it.  I mean, it had comedy, profanity and a bathing beauty in a bubble bath explaining (sort of) the subprime mortgage market.  I like absurdity as much as the next person so what's not to like?  And, as a movie taken solely as a depiction of the mania, stupidity and a...