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By Don Alexander
(1st Prime Realty)
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Attention Business Owners, Individuals, and Family learn about Tax "Free" Strategies to secure a Solid Foundation for your Future.  If you're in the San Diego area, and would like more information, Contact Don Alexander 619-581-4255 If you are out side of San Diego County Area We have Offices in ...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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 Buyers always have lots of questions, especially if they have not done one since 2008 when lots of the rules changed!    Not all lenders/mortgage brokers are equal, and best if potential buyers do their due diligence and do some shopping before making a final decision.   Also, buying a home for ...

By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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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 svetlanam@snmc.comFor more information visit: SecurityNational Mortg...

By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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Did you know you can qualify for an FHA mortgage in as little as two years after a bankruptcy discharge, and 3 years for a foreclosure or deed in lieu negotiation? Pre–qualify today! Call or email to schedule a free confidential consultation Cell 602-326-4983 Cell 480-233-3010 DylanJamesMTG@snmc....

By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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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 480-233-9010 DylanJamesMTG@snmc.comFor more information visit: SecurityNational M...

By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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SNMC proudly offers: In-house Processing, Underwriting & Funding. We’re Faster So That You Can Close More Loans! Call today: Cell 480-233-9010 DylanJamesMTG@snmc.comFor more information visit: SecurityNational Mortgage Company

By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686
(Century 21 Absolute Realty )
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If you are thinking of buying a house in 2017 please take a moment to read this post from Gene Mundt.He is a lender and knows the pitfalls that can occur if a buyer is not on top of their all important credit score.  Thank you Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Re...

By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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SNMC proudly offers: In-house Processing, Underwriting & Funding. We’re Faster So That You Can Close More Loans! Call today: Cell 480-233-9010 DylanJamesMTG@snmc.comFor more information visit: SecurityNational Mortgage Company

By Gayle Barton, Forsyth County Real Estate, Cumming GA Homes For Sale (404) 710-0204
(BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY Georgia Properties)
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 Except for the few chip remnants that will dwell down there wedged between sofa cushions until spring cleaning time, the principal residue from most Cumming, GA Super Bowl parties is little more than a jumble of disconnected memories.  There was the seemingly endless progression of pregame inter...

By Caroline Choi, Caroline Sells The City -- Los Angeles
(John Aaroe Group - Broker Associate/EcoBroker Certified)
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Yes, it's been a busy last year in real estate, but the fervor overall seems to be cooling down a bit, and with that, any buyers who are utilizing FHA or VA financing should be in good spirits -- your offers will be considered! For you buyers looking for homes on the market, I know it must've bee...

By Caroline Choi, Caroline Sells The City -- Los Angeles
(John Aaroe Group - Broker Associate/EcoBroker Certified)
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  As interest rates continue to tick up, the LA Times is reporting interest rates to be at 5% this next year. Check out the article below:   Depending on whether you are a buyer, seller, or owner looking to refi, this could all affect you differently. For a buyer, a higher interest rate could mea...

By Danielle Doucet, Kamloops Real Estate, buy or sell in Kamloops BC
(Kamloops PropertyFor Sale)
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A mortgage is a huge undertaking Just getting one sometimes can be hard. You have got your mortgage but did you look at the small print and read it? Here are some handy facts that you may not know. How much of your payments go toward interest Most mortgage payments are what they call blended pay...

By Joe Lattanzio
(Russell Real Estate Services)
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Last week’s economic news included several good signs for U.S. Labor Markets with higher than expected readings for private and public sector job creation. The Federal Reserve announced its decision not to raise the target federal funds range, and inflation rose. Mortgage rates held steady and pe...

By Bob Elliot
(RE/MAX Advisors)
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Last week's economic news included several good signs for U.S. Labor Markets with higher than expected readings for private and public sector job creation. The Federal Reserve announced its decision not to raise the target federal funds range, and inflation rose. Mortgage rates held steady and pe...

By Joe Lattanzio
(Russell Real Estate Services)
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  Whether they’re found online or heard from family and friends, there are so many mortgage tips out there that it can be hard to know exactly how to proceed. But, if you’re new to the market, there are a few surefire things you can do to get a mortgage rate you’ll feel good about. For some of th...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Interest rates appear to be finally rising as has been predicted for some time now.  Here's some good advice about paying attention to this fact from Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi :   Interest Rate "Indifference" ... it Can Cost You        Interest Rates...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Prince George's County MD Trustee Sales - The Fisher Law Group The Fisher Law Group is advertising trustee sales in the county. Visit their website for details and the full auction schedule:  http://www.first-legal.com/salelist/sales.html Trustee sales are open to the public and all qualified bid...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
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Interest rates for buying a home on the Palos Verdes Peninsula remained steady this week . The following are excerpts from the newsletter on interest rates published by HSH Associates :"Thanks to an early-week settling of interest rates from a soft stock market, our expected small bump for mortga...

By Russell Smith, Team Move Creator - Ask me your tough questions!
(Team Move OVM Financial)
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It is no secret that student loans cause debt ratio issues when qualifying for a home loan. While mortgage lending hasn’t caught up with student loan debt payment options, there are great solutions available. So let’s share creative ways millennials and first time buyers with even large student d...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Have you been checking your credit score with all the different places ofering this lately?  Getting confused?  Try reading this explanation and advice from Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi :    The Simple "Cure" that Removes Credit Mysteries   A large numb...