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2011 

Understanding Short Sales Q.  My neighbor bought a short sale.  It seemed to take forever, but they got a great deal and now I think I want to buy one too.  What exactly is a short sale? A.  A short sale is when the seller owes more on the mortgage than the property is worth in today's market.  S...
01/31/2011
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I say Oh Canada, because my Canadian Friends, where are you?  Canadian dollars are currently trade very close a what we call "pair" meaning 1 US dollar for 1 Canadian dollar. This is great news for you.  On our last forex updated , the CAD was trading around 0.9992. Inventory levels are still goo...
01/31/2011
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OMG, the market is back here in the Panhandle of Florida.  Deals that your REALTOR know about can be yours.  Make sure you work with a REALTOR who is plugged in to prices and how to negotiate and what to offer.  Yes, sometimes you may have to pay more than what the list price is.  Why?  Because y...
01/28/2011
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All buyers must be prequalified when making offers on foreclosures and REO or short sale properties.  This is an example of a questionnaire that you will be asked to fill out.   Prequalification Questions for Prospective Buyers - Blank PRE-QUALIFICATION QUESTIONNAIRE HOUSING REQUIREMENTS How many...
01/27/2011
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FHA Financing - Advantages and Disadvantages ADVANTAGES: LOW CASH OUTLAY The downpayment required on FHA loans Is usually lower than on conventional loans and the buyer's closing costs are generally lower on FHA loans than conventional loans. The FHA buyers may make a cash investment as low as 3%...
01/25/2011
We still have an overabundance of condos for sale in the Panhandle. Just in Destin alone there is an 80 week supply of them on the market currently.  That is over a year's worth of supply.  Average days on the market are 301 and you can expect to get a 10% discount out the door. Need to know whic...
01/24/2011
    VA Certificates of Eligibility/Maximum Loan Amounts MAXIMUM VA LOANS: While the Veterans Administration sets no maximum VA loan amount, most private lenders have adopted a policy to loan only four times as much as the maximum guarantee from VA with zero down. With a loan guaranty of $60,000, ...
01/24/2011
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VA Financing - Advantages and DisadvantagesADVANTAGES: LOW CASH OUTLAY: Veteran buyers who have not previously used their home loan benefits may obtain loans up to $417,000 with nothing down. They may purchase homes greater than $417,000 by making down payments on top of the $417,000 VA loan. Som...
01/21/2011
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ATTENTION: RESERVISTS/GUARDSMEN You may be eligible for VA home loans up to $417,000* with zero down, as the Veterans Administration is providing loan guarantees to reservists and guardsmen if you meet any one of the following conditions: • You have completed six years in any U.S. reserve compon...
01/20/2011
Sources of Mortgage Loans PROGRAM WHO IS ELIGIBLE ADVANTAGES DISADVANTAGES DOWN PAYMENT REQUIRED VETERANS ADMINISTRATION (VA) Regular Veterans and Reservists who served at least 181 days of continuous active duty, 90 days in a war zone or six years in a reserve component since 1944. No down paym...
01/19/2011
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