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2014 

Jumbo VA Loans Offer Big Opportunities for Qualified Borrowers   In the post-recession mortgage market, the term "jumbo loan" has been somewhat stigmatized, as the product is frequently associated with the subprime crisis and the subsequent economic downturn. But as lenders grow more accustomed ...
12/31/2014
  December 30, 2014 While there aren't any major federally imposed changes on tap for 2015, various first-time homebuyer programs will be either unveiled or reintroduced at the state and local levels in January. The Home Buying Institute recently laid out details for a variety of programs design...
12/31/2014
We will see an improvement in San Diego for our lending limits! In my opinion these should be done by zip code and not county. It is crazy for a county that includes Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar and La Jolla to have loan limits less than Orange County an LA.   Matt Brady             New American Fund...
12/29/2014
Lackluster jobs report offers silver lining for house hunters   Early-summer momentum from the labor sector may have slowed, as evidenced by the August jobs report, but in the short term this could signal good news for prospective homebuyers. The latest Employment Situation Summary, published Se...
12/29/2014
Freddie Mac's Most-Improved Housing Markets Include Chicago, Las Vegas December 17, 2014 Prospective homebuyers whose priorities include buying in an emerging market may find the latest Multi-Indicator Market Index from government-sponsored enterprise Freddie Mac enlightening.   While acknowledg...
12/29/2014
Did you know that you can still buy a home with $0 down payment?  Believe it or not, there are still programs out there to make this possible! Of course you need to meet certain criteria, but when I re-reviewed some of the newer numbers I noticed that this loan program has gotten much better over...
12/22/2014
FHA announced yesterday the official expiration of the flip waiver for financing of single family properties being resold within 90 days of the previous acquisition. Mortgages that are made on properties in which sales contracts have been executed after 11:59 PM, December 31, 2014, are not eligib...
12/11/2014
Warren Buffett Says Capitalizing on Today's Mortgage Rates is a 'No-Brainer' December 02, 2014 Even as the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing program nears the end of its tapering process, mortgage interest rates have remained remarkably low. In fact, as the fourth quarter began, falling rate...
12/10/2014
October Survey Reveals Consumers are More Optimistic About Housing's Future December 09, 2014 Improving consumer attitudes are driving a more positive fourth-quarter outlook for the national housing market. Fannie Mae's October National Housing Survey revealed the economy's steady but unspectacul...
12/10/2014
Just sharing some tips that Might save someone a few $s.    10 Tax Tips for Year-End 2014   1. Annual Gifts  Individuals may make tax-free gifts to other individuals up to $14,000. The value of the gift is then removed from the donor's estate.   2. Charitable Gifts  A donation of appreciated sec...
12/09/2014
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