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Mortgage and Lending - Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA
Welcome to my blog about mortgages and real estate loans in Oregon, California, Alaska and Washington. I am a government specialist and am a Vietnam era veteran. I enjoy working first time home buyers and have many tools available to help them.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
I have offered restaurant reviews for my readers in the past, but this time, I have a guest reviewer, my son Steven that reported on a recent performance of the Eugene Symphony at the Hult Center as part of his school work. I thought the report was excellent and gave me a real feeling of being in...
03/03/2010
Get all of the current information about FHA Reverse Mortgages for Senior Citizens right here at Oregon Reverse Mortgage Info. We are striving to get the word out to Seniors about the FHA Reverse Mortgage program. Although it isn’t right for everyone, and we won’t force it on anyone, there is a l...
02/11/2010
There are listings of homes for sale by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), called HUD Homes on the HUD website. The great thing about these properties is that they are first offered to people in the Eugene/Springfield, Lane County Oregon area that are going to use them for the...
02/10/2010
I have started branding my blog posts with all of my identity information in the last paragraph, including name, phone number, e-mail, business and address because I am finding more and more of my blog posts showing up in “no host” sites as belonging to them. They are taking my blog posts in thei...
01/21/2010
WOW! There are changes, and then there are changes. FHA Commissioner David Stevens announced today a bunch of policy changes designed to strengthen FHA’s Capital Reserves. Those changes range from raising down payment requirements, to raising upfront and monthly mortgage insurance premiums to low...
01/20/2010
As I have said before, I don’t normally quote mortgage rates for a number of reasons, but I am going to make an exception again today. Today’s 30 year fixed rate for a conventional loan for the Eugene/Springfield, Lane County Oregon market is at 4.875%/5.041% APR*. The reason I am doing this is b...
01/19/2010
HUD announced Friday that the rules on flipping homes will be changing Feb. 1. This could have a huge effect on the Eugene/Springfield, Lane County Oregon market. This is being done in an effort to stabilize home values and improve conditions in communities where foreclosure activity is high acco...
01/18/2010
On January 1, the new 2010 Good Faith Estimate came into being amid a lot of hoopla and consternations. Now that it is here, many people don’t know exactly what it does and doesn’t do for the consumer and how it will effect and what affect it will have on Realtors®. This is a major change in RESP...
01/12/2010
Yesterday was Veteran’s Day and a number of people thanked me for my service and that made me feel very special. I was in the U. S. Air Force from 1966 to 1978 and spent time on Guam during operation ARC LIGHT and BULLET SHOT during my first enlistment, on temporary duty with the 4133 Bomb Wing (...
11/12/2009
The mortgage bank that I work for, Alpine Mortgage Planning, has issued a challenge to the Eugene/Springfield area to bring in a Million Dollars ($1,000,000) in First Time Home Buyer Tax Credits as part of the Stimulus package. You can check out the challenge here. All of this means that the loan...
08/30/2009
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