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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.



Hud has raised the FHA loan limit for Lane County. There was no announcement or release that I am aware of. The new loan limit is the same as the temporary loan limit in place prior to Jan. 1 or $343,750. This is an increase of $72,700 over the minimum FHA loan limit that was in place for Lane Co...
Breaking news! "JPMorgan halts new mortgage foreclosures. Will not put new mortgages into foreclosure for 3 weeks. Believes 3 weeks adequate for Treasury to announce a new mortgage modification plan." Mortgage Market Guide. It looks to me like JPMorgage-Chase figures that there will be changes co...
So, what is happening on the government front now? Are we or aren't we getting the help we need? There are so many variables afloat and no one seems to know what the exact language of anything right now. The consensus is that one of the biggest items that we in the Real Estate industry have been ...
Part 3 in buying a foreclosure using the FHA 203k Streamline Rehab loan has to do with selecting a contractor. And, not just any contactor, but one that will do the job to your specifications in the length of time allowed. The 203k Streamline rehab loan only allows 90 days from closing until the...
You read my last post about some of the problems encountered with a foreclosed property and have gotten yourself set up with a knowledgeable lender and are ready to proceed with the next step in the process. This step in purchasing a foreclosure is probably one of the most important there is in t...
When looking for that new home, especially in today's Real Estate environment, a lot of people think they are going to make a super deal by buying a foreclosure, and maybe they will. Yesterday, I announced the new Fannie Mae HomePath program for Fannie Mae foreclosures, today, I want to discuss t...
For the past week, I have been writing a series about how to purchase foreclosures. I will be posting the first three of them shortly, but right now I have breaking news about the Fannie Mae on the HomePath program for the sale of Fannie Mae owned foreclosures. Not all properties are eligible but...
I thought about putting this in the wordless Wednesday but then I wouldn't have been able to explain who and what this was. Several members of the Active Rain Community got together, at my instigation, for lunch at the Macleay Country Inn, just outside of Salem Oregon on Saturday. Who you see her...
I came across this quote from Abraham Lincoln today: "How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg, doesn't make it a leg." The same way that calling a program "Hope for Homeowners" does not mean that the program actually offers any hope to homeowners. Acco...
Have you thought about buying a foreclosure for you new home? Do you have clients that think they can make the deal of the century by purchasing a foreclosure? Have you been watching those 3 a.m. infomercials that tell you that you can be the next Donald Trump-type millionaire in just 34.6 days b...

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