firsttime home buyers: Home Buyers Seeking Tax Credit Shoud Start Early - 11/22/09 02:48 AM
Recently a first-time home buyer asked me to recommend an optimal deadline for taking advantage of the extended tax credit.  Although April 30, 2010, the deadline for both first-time and repeat home buyers to have an executed sales contract in place, this gentleman's question was very timely.
Pausing for a moment, I responded that, if I were looking for the best home at the best price, I would begin taking measures to begin the process by mid-December. The logic behind my reply derives from the ever-changing mortgage funding guidelines and procedures which can be especially tricky for folks who have never purchased a home.  … (5 comments)

firsttime home buyers: FHA Guides for Buyers with No Credit History: PLEASE READ! - 10/26/09 01:38 AM
Recently, I had a well qualified buyer with a great job, no debts, solid savings, and no credit history.   This very responsible, hard-working individual had paid off her school loans and car.  All that sounds fantastic, doesn't it?  Yet, my buyer client encountered difficulty in obtaining an FHA loan, something which surfaced "in the eleventh hour" prior to settlement.  Needless to say, the buyer had to switch lenders to find one willing to take a risk on her loan. This caused considerable stress and frustration to both the buyer and seller.  Interest rates increased after the rate lock expired. The seller's new home … (2 comments)


Roseann Annis

Camp Hill, PA

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