remax suburban: NEW 2010 FHA MORTGAGE CHANGES FROM HUD-STILL A GREAT WAY TO BUY.... - 01/22/10 08:51 AM
HUD NEWS
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - Shaun Donovan, Secretary
Office of Public Affairs, Washington , DC 20410
HUD No. 10-016 FOR RELEASE
Melanie Roussell Wednesday
http://www.hud.gov/news/index.cfm
 
FHA Announces Policy Changes to Address Risk and Strengthen Finances
New Measures Will Help FHA Better Manage Risk, While Maintaining Support for the Housing Market and Access for Underserved Communities
WASHINGTON - Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Commissioner David Stevens today announced a set of policy changes to strengthen the FHA's capital reserves, while enabling the agency to continue to fulfill its mission to provide access to homeownership … (0 comments)

remax suburban: NEW FANNIE MAE GUIDELINES WITH STRICTER RATIOS MAY MAKE IT HARDER TO BUY YOUR NEXT HOME... - 12/16/09 02:32 AM
NEW FANNIE MAE GUIDELINES WITH STRICTER RATIOS-BUYING YOUR NEXT HOME MAY BE HARDER.
https://www.efanniemae.com/sf/guides/duguides/pdf/current/rndodu80.pdfHere are the new rules that lenders will be following on Fannie Mae loans.It is usually a great idea to get pre-qualified before you venture out to look into the cold to look at homes.For help with this or any home buying questions in the Chicago Northwest Suburbs like Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Roselle, Streamwood, Hanover Park, Bartlett, Barrington, South Barrington, Elk Grove, Dundee, Palatine and surrounding areas-just give me a call or email.....    bob@realtybob.com   or 847-230-7303  and I will put my 25 years Realtor experience to work for … (0 comments)

remax suburban: NEW 43 PAGE DIRECTIVE-HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS-MAKING HOMES AFFORDABLE-FORECLOSURE ALTERNATIVES FOR YOUR SCHAUMBURG, STREAMWOOD, HOFFMAN ESTATES, BARRINGTON, SOUTH BARRINGTON, ROSELLE AND CHICAGOLAND SUBURB HOMES - 12/11/09 03:06 AM
https://www.hmpadmin.com/portal/docs/hamp_servicer/sd0909.pdf  This link will take you to some helpful information and your foreclosure alternatives, from a directive just released and being passed out by the Board of Realtors to Realtors in Schaumburg, Streamwood, Hoffman Estates, Roselle, Bartlett, Hanover Park, Barrington, Barrington Hills, South Barrington, Carol Stream, Bloomingdale, Elk Grove, Algonquin, Dundee, Elgin, Elk Grove and all the Chicagoland suburb homes.
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remax suburban: FHA raise limits on financing in the Chicagoland Area - 02/27/09 05:31 AM
A bit of good news for low-down payment financing.  FHA requires 3.5% down, and that can be a gift.  
 
   The revised 2009 limits for the Chicago MSA are as follows:
 
      One-Unit:   $410,000
      Two-Unit:   $524,850
      Three-Unit: $634,450
      Four-Unit:  $788,450
 
 
 
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remax suburban: #1 Realtor and #1 Realty Office for Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates - 02/25/09 03:14 AM
Our Re/Max office consistently comes in as the winner in the Schaumburg/Hoffman Estates market, due to the many hard working top agents with years of experience.The report is readily available to all the members of the MLS and looks something like the individual agent report below which shows who has been the number 1 agent in Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates for the last 2 months.
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remax suburban: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009-details to save you money! - 02/21/09 08:30 AM
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
 
H.R. 1, the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009," passed the House on February 13, 2009, by a vote of 246 - 184. Later that day, the Senate also passed the bill by a vote of 60 - 38. The President signed the bill on February 17, 2009. The bill is a $780 billion package, with roughly 35% of the package devoted to tax cuts (mostly for 2009) and the rest to spending intended to occur in 2009 and 2010. View how the U.S. House of Representatives voted>View how the U.S. Senate voted>
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remax suburban: Fantastic Home Deals-Low Mortgage Rates-Homebuyer's Credits-Lots of Choices! - 12/30/08 08:42 AM
This is probably the best Homebuyer's Market we have ever seen!
First-time homebuyers can get a $7,500 tax credit   
Who is eligible?
•·                     All US Citizens who file taxes and are first-time homebuyers
 
Income Limits:
•·                     Homebuyers who file as single or head-of-household taxpayers can claim the full $7,500 credit if their modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) is less than $75,000.  If you earned between $75,000 and $95,000, you are eligible to receive a partial tax credit
 
•·                     For married couples filing a joint return, the income limit doubles to $150,000.  If you earned between $150,000 and $170,000, you … (0 comments)

remax suburban: Schaumburg Waterfront Homes to Enjoy! Live your Dream! Vacation at Home! - 12/22/08 05:17 AM
Click here to see the Schaumburg Waterfront/Waterview homes. Call me if you wish to schedule a personalized viewing or if you have any real estate questions. I have been a Schaumburg Realtor for 24 years and am an Accredited Buyer's Representitive.  http://mredllc-pdf.connectmls.com/servlet/PdfDownload?pdfFile=report-2a0dada74.pdf
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remax suburban: BARRINGTON AREA WATERFRONT PROPERTIES TO LIVE YOUR DREAM! - 12/22/08 04:54 AM
Click on this link to see some great Barrington area waterfront homes and property. Call me with any questions or to see any. Get your kayaks and canoes ready!http://mredllc-pdf.connectmls.com/servlet/PdfDownload?pdfFile=report-c2940d9d7.pdf
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remax suburban: SLMP-Streamlined Loan Modification Program-Questions and Answers - 12/16/08 07:47 AM
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON THE STREAMLINED MODIFICATION PROGRAM
Q: What is a modification?


A: A modification is a change to the original mortgage terms. It may include a change to the product (an ARM to a fixed rate mortgage), interest rate, amortization term and maturity date, and/or unpaid principal balance. The change/s is made to create a more affordable payment for the borrower.
Q: What is a streamlined modification?


A: A streamlined modification is a modification that requires less documentation and less processing. In this case, the streamlined modification seeks to create a monthly mortgage payment that … (0 comments)

remax suburban: Hoffman Estates Real Estate Sales Data from the Last 12 Months - 12/06/08 07:57 AM
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remax suburban: Schaumburg Real Estate Market Statistics over the last 12 Months - 12/06/08 07:29 AM
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remax suburban: Illinois School Report Cards-Which school is right for your family? - 11/25/08 09:34 AM
Interactive Illinois School Report Cards-What school is best for your child?
What school district do you want? I can even narrow down your search to homes that go to only a certain school and then email you home listings with inside pictures, room sizes taxes etc....This site is great for comparing Illinois schools.......http://iirc.niu.edu/
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remax suburban: Re/Max Market Share in the Chicago Suburbs-Check Your Town - 07/02/08 10:06 AM
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