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By Katrina Cole, Inlanta Mortgage, Business Development Manager
(The Jonathan Arnold Team of Inlanta Mortgage)
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The Hard Numbers- The Harsh Reality of Renting Buying a home vs. renting is a big decision that takes careful consideration, as most mortgage consultants will agree. But the rewards of home ownership are great. For many years, purchasing real estate has been considered an extremely profitable inv...

By Katrina Cole, Inlanta Mortgage, Business Development Manager
(The Jonathan Arnold Team of Inlanta Mortgage)
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Writing Your 30 Second   If you have ever been in a BNI Group, had a coach or taken a sales class you have heard about the importance of your 30 second introduction.  Quickly and seamlessly you want people to know what you do, how you solve their problems, how they benefit, what is unique about y...

By Katrina Cole, Inlanta Mortgage, Business Development Manager
(The Jonathan Arnold Team of Inlanta Mortgage)
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 John Rice, Prudential Preferred Realtor Featured Professional FEATURED PROFESSIONAL John Rice, Prudential Preferred REALTORS   John has been a great asset to work with.  Our clients have been excited and happy about the home buying experience as John takes the time to educate and guide them thro...

By Katrina Cole, Inlanta Mortgage, Business Development Manager
(The Jonathan Arnold Team of Inlanta Mortgage)
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The Market Has Moved-Rates Went Up   The US markets were at the lowest point of 2012 at the opening today in regards to mortgage backed securities.  To give you a clear perspective below is a graph that reflects the FNMA 30Yr 3.5 coupon:   What does this mean?  Many rates are back up to where the...

By Katrina Cole, Inlanta Mortgage, Business Development Manager
(The Jonathan Arnold Team of Inlanta Mortgage)
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A Bit of Inspiration I was lucky enough today to give the Inspiration at for the Western Michigan Women's Council of Realtors and I thought I would share my words with all of you as well.  When I put this together I was pondering frustrations and tribulations we all encounter daily in the industr...

By Katrina Cole, Inlanta Mortgage, Business Development Manager
(The Jonathan Arnold Team of Inlanta Mortgage)
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  FEATURED PROFESSIONAL  Anthony Mosley, VanDyk Mortgage Corporation  I have had the pleasure to work with Anthony Mosley over the last handful of years and have seen his passion and enthusiasm first hand for each of his clients.  Anthony works directly with each one of his clients to get their l...

By Katrina Cole, Inlanta Mortgage, Business Development Manager
(The Jonathan Arnold Team of Inlanta Mortgage)
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Featured Professional Profiles I have decided that I am going to begin featuring some of the amazing men and women that I work with daily that pour their heart and soul into getting and keeping consumers in the homes of their dreams.  I am fortunate enough to have contact with so many professiona...

By Katrina Cole, Inlanta Mortgage, Business Development Manager
(The Jonathan Arnold Team of Inlanta Mortgage)
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2011 Sellers and Sales Overall it looks like 2011 was a great year to trade up for a lower payment. There is a clear change in some of these numbers for sellers. Half of sellers traded up for a larger and/or higher priced home 60% purchased newer homes Typical seller had lived in therir home for ...

By Katrina Cole, Inlanta Mortgage, Business Development Manager
(The Jonathan Arnold Team of Inlanta Mortgage)
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Financing a Home in 2011 The home financing market in 2011 was full of many twists and turns.  New regulations continued to put up road blocks, some of which there was no way to pass. There were also many homes purchased with cash due to low purchase prices (in some areas homes were cheaper than ...

By Katrina Cole, Inlanta Mortgage, Business Development Manager
(The Jonathan Arnold Team of Inlanta Mortgage)
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The Home Search Process of 2011 The one ultimate thing for us all to know is how and what a potential home buyer does to start the home search process.  We all normally assue that the first step is for the curious home buyer to go online but the stats this year have changed slightly just as our o...

By Katrina Cole, Inlanta Mortgage, Business Development Manager
(The Jonathan Arnold Team of Inlanta Mortgage)
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2011 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers Introduction Over the next few weeks I am going to breakdown the 2011 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.  To keep things easy on myself as well as you the readers I will do section by section. First things first, you may be asking what this report is and w...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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MC Scow Racing at Grand Rapids Yacht Club Reeds Lake Michigan. Regatta Race Date May 19-20 2012. This may seem like a odd time of the year to talk about sailboat racing if you live in Michigan. We are enjoying one of the mildest winters I can remember. Yesterday the MC Scow fleet had the pre-seas...

By Katrina Cole, Inlanta Mortgage, Business Development Manager
(The Jonathan Arnold Team of Inlanta Mortgage)
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While many others are going out of business, we are closing more loans!!!       We Are Closing Loans... while some lenders are closing their doors.   Inventory and days on market are higher than they have been in years. Listing and selling a house in the same week probably won`t happen. If you ne...

By Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re
(Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner)
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East Grand Rapids Michigan Top Best Buy Homes July 2011 This is our list of the Top Best Buy East Grand Rapids Houses to buy based on price/square foot.  Price per square foot is a great leveler.  If two similar homes are listed at similar prices, their price per square foot should be similar and...

By Katrina Cole, Inlanta Mortgage, Business Development Manager
(The Jonathan Arnold Team of Inlanta Mortgage)
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It is nearly back to school already! Rates are still the lowest they have ever been and there are many deals to be had on the market.  I just wanted to make sure you knew we are here to help when you are ready to purchase a new home, vacation home or even refinance your current home.   Enjoy the ...

By Katrina Cole, Inlanta Mortgage, Business Development Manager
(The Jonathan Arnold Team of Inlanta Mortgage)
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Important Decisions...   Taking the step into home ownership is one of the most important financial decisions a person will make in their lifetime. There are many factors to consider when embarking on this venture. Many loan programs are still available and it is important to find the one that be...

By Katrina Cole, Inlanta Mortgage, Business Development Manager
(The Jonathan Arnold Team of Inlanta Mortgage)
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Just a little something short and sweet: We’ve Got All the Ingredients! Our lending products can help you qualify for the loan you need. Buy the home of your dreams with a home mortgage that is right for you. No surprises with fixed rates and no payment shock. Many programs available with seller ...

By Katrina Cole, Inlanta Mortgage, Business Development Manager
(The Jonathan Arnold Team of Inlanta Mortgage)
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There has been some talk on the Velocity of Money.... What is the velocity of money and how does it impact home loans rates? If you’ve been watching the economic news, you’ve probably noticed that market experts and traders have been keeping a close eye on the Commerce Department’s Personal Spend...

By Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re
(Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner)
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East Grand Rapids Michigan Real Estate Market Report  Jan-June 2011 East Grand Rapids is a community of homes priced from the low $100,000’s to over $2,000,000 with the majority of homes selling from $120K to $400K.  Since this is such a large spread it is difficult to produce true averages beyo...

By Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re
(Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner)
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East Grand Rapids Michigan Top Best Buy Homes May 2011 This is our list of the Top Best Buy East Grand Rapids Houses to buy based on price/square foot.  Price per square foot is a great leveler.  If two similar homes are listed at similar prices, their price per square foot should be similar and...

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