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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm Owner/Broker National Marketing Realtors
(National Marketing Realtors)
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Here is a fantastic opportunity for those who would like to live outside of the Minot City limits. That is any rural property or any other town in Ward or another neighboring county. You can borrow you to $240,000 to cover a pre-built home, a new stick built home, or a manufactured home. The loan...

By Bob Elliot
(RE/MAX Advisors)
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Last week's economic releases included readings on inflation, core inflation, new jobless claims, and mortgage rates. Consumer sentiment for April was also released. Inflation Rate Dips in AprilConsumer Price Index readings for April indicated that inflation decreased from 0.10 percent growth in ...

By Chris and Berna Sloan, Tooele UT
(Group 1 Real Estate)
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Need 100% Financing In Tooele Utah Try VA Loans No money downIf you need 100% financing in Tooele Utah try VA loans. You need to have been a veteran and have not previously used up your eligibility. If you meet these 2 qualifications then you could be well on your way to home ownership without us...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
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Death & Taxes Death to the Mistakes & Myths / Just The Facts About Taxes April 18, 2017 is your tax deadline this year.Unless you extend, then it's 10/15/2017 I enjoyed discussing taxes today; really? Yes! Episode #91  I interviewed Rachel Ivanovich of Easy Life Management on my co-hosted (with J...

By Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
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Pensacola, Pace, Gulf Breeze Property Management: Homeowner must share sale proceeds with lender?Real estate Q&A: A homeowner had a loan modification during the slowdown. She's ready to sell now, but the lender wants to claim 20% of the profit. Is this legit? Read more. Are you paying too much in...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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We SELL Homes in Pensacola Florida 32514 When it comes to mortgage rejections, Fla. is No. 1Almost 1 in 5 mortgage applications (17.1%) gets turned down in Fla., according a NerdWallet's "Homebuyer Reality Report" that studied buyer experiences. Read more.                    THOUSANDS OF HOMES......

By Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
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Pensacola, Pace, Gulf Breeze Property Management, If the interest rates went to zero would you buy a home?FRM rates fell again this week, but with the Fed threatening an interest rate hike soon, 70% of experts predict they'll go higher and none anticipate a decline. Read more. Are you paying too ...

By Susan Jacobsen, 20 Years Providing WOW Real Estate Service
(The Alliance Group Realty)
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The SKINNY on homebuying in Bluffton, SCNow that I have your attention since it's January 2017 and everyone has the SKINNY mindset after holiday indulging, I'd like to introduce you to a great tool - whether you're a first time homebuyer or this is your 10th home or your second home, there is a t...

By Thierry Roche
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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America’s credit card debt is back and at levels we saw prior to the recent recession. According to CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Report, APR’s are running just under 16 percent. But homeowners have an advantage that renters do not when it comes to dealing with high debt.Debt advisors will t...

By Richard Woodward NMLS#217454, Service Beyond Expectations! Your Texas Lender
(Service First Mortgage, NMLS #166487)
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Texas Cash Out Refinance What you need to know about Texas cash out refinances By utilizing a Texas cash out refinance homeowners can tap into their homes equity and very low interest rates. Because Texas has very unique home equity cash out refinance laws we have put together a list of frequentl...

By Joyce Kelley, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
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Home Buying in Gulf Breeze Florida 32561, Average 30-year mortgage rate falls to 4.1%FRM rates fell again this week, but with the Fed threatening an interest rate hike soon, 70% of experts predict they'll go higher and none anticipate a decline. Read more.  THOUSANDS OF HOMES... One Address www.c...
In retrospect, it was perhaps inevitable that financial markets would react to the election result last week, regardless of who won.After an immediate downward reaction to the result, stock markets quickly rallied, which caused bonds, a safe-haven investment when stocks are unattractive, to sudde...

By Jim Lee, Portsmouth NH Realtor, Portsmouth, NH
(RE/MAX Shoreline)
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Portsmouth NH | Mortgage interest rates just fell to their lowest point in 2017! This week’s rate is 4.08% vs. 3.58% a year ago.One fact not so widely reported is that  requirements to get a mortgage have eased also. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) quantifies the availability of mortgage c...

By Brian Skaar, VA, Jumbo, FHA & Conv Direct Lender (760) 752-4480
(VanDyk Mortgage - VA, FHA, Conventional, VA Jumbo, Jumbo, Purchase Loans, & Refinance, Direct Lender)
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  For the Week Ending April 7, 2017  Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets.    Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in March for the 94th consecutive month. The non-manufacturing sector also grew, for the 87th month. Anoth...

By Karen Schimpf
(Commercial Capital Ltd.)
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cc: by: https://flic.kr/p/8ttaHCProgram Note! Since writing this piece, the program has been updated as follows-NOW 85% for CASH OUT REFINANCE! And if significant expansion is being done, EVEN SBA debt can be refinanced! HUGE UPDATE!Last June, the SBA began to take applications for the new 504 Re...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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TEWKSBURY Real Estate Market Trends: Single Family Homes Week Of December 15th, 2014     Here is a snapshot of real estate market for single family homes in TEWKSBURY, MA for the week of  December 15th, 2014. (Source: AltosResearch)   For Week of December 15th, 2014 Median Price $374,000 Average ...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
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Episode #90 of the Mail-Right Real Estate Agent Podcast  Our guest today was entrepreneur, author, Podcast host, Damion Lupo of TotalControlFincial.com and we discuss how to beat the con game of Wall Street and the benefits of QRP's.-Qualified Retirement Plans-Total control of your 401K and IRA M...

By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
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Buying a home will be easier if you are prepared for the loan process.  Read this blog by John Meussner and be ready with the necessary paperwork to get your financing. This can help smooth the way! What Documents Do I Need to Get a Mortgage?        One of the most confusing, and often times frus...

By Bob Elliot
(RE/MAX Advisors)
Comments 0
Last week's economic data included releases on construction spending and labor-related reports including ADP Payrolls, Non-Farm Payrolls, national unemployment. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were also released. Construction Spending Increases in FebruaryFebruary constru...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
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I recently asked, "Reverse Mortgages: Are You A Fan Or Not?" The responses were varied but it appears most respondents knew nothing about them or hate them.That sounds like a good reason to write a blog! What is a reverse mortgage?A reverse mortgage is a program that allows seniors (age 62 or old...