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2009 

Take a look at FHA 5/1 ARM rates below, as those rates are at 3.75% for all loans up to $729,750-this is amazing! This can be a very attractive alternative for FHA buyers.   Conventional Loans: 30 Year Fixed Conforming---$417,000 and Below: 5.0% with 1 Point 30 Year Fixed High Balance Conforming-...
10/30/2009
You've probably noticed the 2 feeds so let's get right to Facebook's differentiation of the feeds: "News Feed aggregates the most interesting content that your friends are posting while Live Feed shows you all the actions your friends are making in real-time." To those that have more than 250 "fr...
10/28/2009
It looks as though the first time buyers tax credit is being extended through April, 2010! The senate voted today and agreed to extend the tax credit AND offer a reduced credit to some repeat buyers. The House of Representatives is expected to follow suit. This should keep the overall net benefit...
10/28/2009
I realize that this is a stock message sent to those that have emailed the President, but nonetheless I thought it was cool to get an email back from the President!!  I remember sending emails to our last President and never got anything back. It was in response to my email urging him to continue...
10/28/2009
Good News! I am hearing that FHA Spot Approvals for condos will continue until December 7, 2009 instead of the discontinuance date of November 1st. I suspect FHA is attempting to develop their procedures for actual FHA approvals for condos. That means that case numbers have to be ordered before D...
10/28/2009
How should I take ownership of the property I am buying? This important question is one that California real property purchasers ask their real estate, escrow and title professionals every day. Unfortunately, although these professionals may identify the many methods of owning property, they may ...
10/26/2009
5 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom home with bonus unit in rear that can be used as a 6th bedroom, office, or nanny's quarters. Master suite on the 2nd floor with balcony overlooking the back yard and multi-level spa. Recently remodeled kitchen and dining room with granite counter tops, stainless steel applia...
10/26/2009
H1N1: Information is the Best Defense! Despite predictions from researchers at Purdue University that the H1N1 outbreak will peak this week, the reality is that it won't be going away any time soon.  Let's not forget that the news is filled with shortages of the vaccine, as the number of H1N1 cas...
10/26/2009
This contest portion is open only to my clients, both current and past.  But anyone can feel free to post your ideas. Share some of your best ideas for others to see regarding some great home improvement ideas you have, or home improvement projects that you've done on your home that you think peo...
10/25/2009
My partner Richard and I have a series of ongoing video discussions with Nancy Everett of Home Services Lending. This last one was a discussion about requiring buyers to double-app with the listing agents preferred lender. We discussed the issues from both the buyer and seller sides and some pret...
10/23/2009
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