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By Elaine Stewart, RE/MAX Desert Properties
(Elaine Stewart is the #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent for 10 years straight in the Coachella Valley. (760) 668-2399 )
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 I'm a first-time buyer. Can I still buy a home in Greater Palm Springs during COVID-19?  If you are a first-time homebuyer and were in the process of shopping for a house in the greater Palm Springs area before the coronavirus, the pandemic likely put a wrench in your plans. But should it? When ...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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Veterans now have access to a new VA renovation loan to refurbish or remodel their homes.  This loan program is available for new home purchases as well as for remodeling homes currently owned by the veteran.  It is estimated that over 50% of homes nationally are 40 years or older, and in the cur...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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There are many benefits to a VA home loan. It’s important to know how these loans can help you. First, thank you for your service to our country. According to the Mortgage reports, VA loans stand apart for its combination of low rates, lenient underwriting, and secondary benefits. These are 10 Ve...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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Special Government Home Renovation Loan Program using Heath Texas FHA 203k Rehab Loans.Many people are not aware of a special government loan program that is part of the Federal Housing Administration or FHA (a department within HUD). A buyer or existing home owner can do meaningful amounts of re...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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Special Government Home Renovation Loan Program using FHA 203k Renovation Loans in Seabrook TX.Many people are not aware of a special government loan program that is part of the Federal Housing Administration or FHA (a department within HUD). A buyer or existing home owner can do meaningful amoun...

By Kevin Whatley, Professional Mortgage Lender
(FirstTrust Home Loans)
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I have often been asked the question of how much a Texas mortgage lender can hold when a client establishes an escrow account for taxes and insurance.  Here's the answer:  Lenders can hold no more in escrow than the annual cost for such expenses as property taxes and insurance, plus a reserve equ...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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There are many benefits to a VA home loan. It’s important to know how these loans can help you. First, thank you for your service to our country. According to the Mortgage reports, VA loans stand apart for its combination of low rates, lenient underwriting, and secondary benefits. These are 10 Da...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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Being a First Texas Homebuyer in Keller Texas makes you have to consider your options before you buy. The first thing you will need to consider is what your long-term goals are with being a home owner and how your goals fit in with that plan. One goal could be to stop paying rent that just increa...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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The benefits of a preapproval (not prequalification) for Home Loans in San Antonio Texas. Many consumers are not informed on the proper way for buying a home. No question, this is a big decision, and one that can be either immensely stressful- or immensely enjoyable- depending on how you go about...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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Being a Princeton Texas First Time Homebuyer makes you have to consider your options before you buy. The first thing you will need to consider is what your long-term goals are with being a home owner and how your goals fit in with that plan. One goal could be to stop paying rent that just increas...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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The benefits of a preapproval (not prequalification) for Gruene Texas Mortgage Loans. Many consumers are not informed on the proper way for buying a home. No question, this is a big decision, and one that can be either immensely stressful- or immensely enjoyable- depending on how you go about the...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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    America has always been a Land of Opportunity . From its' beginning you had no guarantees and had to take risk to live here . Those who boarded ships to sail here , knew that 10-20% would not survive the trip . But they came . Once they arrived, many decided to settle in some of the most dan...

By ActiveRain Contests
(ActiveRain)
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I'm only going to ask one thing of you in November, a challenge yes but only one task. November's Cloudburst of You 30 Posts in 30 Days It's been awhile since we had a 30in30, much too long.  You may be asking why November with the holidays fast approaching, Thanksgiving, football....no soup for ...

By Scott Miller, ifoundyourhome.com
(Best Connections Realty)
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I have a good friend that I see on a regular basis that lives in my neighborhood.  He is currently in the process of getting rid of the current HOA board and cleaning the financial mess the HOA is in because of mismanagement and worse. Most residents living under HOAs and condo associations are ...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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Baltimore Hits  The Real  Estate Lottery with Re8 Expo Monday January 25th  We in Maryland hit the lottery, or so it seems, with Re8 Expo taking place January 25th. We are getting a group together to attend. Please let me know through this post, email, snail mail, phone call or smoke signal. Who ...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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     KELLER WILLIAMS (KW) is an Agent driven company that claims it really is a Training company disguised as a real estate Co. It is also a very entrepreneurial company that allows you to run your own business in a non micromanaging way ! If you are somewhere else you really need to check KW out...

By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
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Hackers and wannabe hackers can easily purchase cheap tools of the trade online. The security firm Dell SecureWorks Inc. confirms this in their latest report and adds that underground markets for hackers, including those from Russia, is thriving.The “Dark Web” is the go-to place for hackers looki...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain-May 24 to May 30, 2020 I learn something new every day at ActiveRain! With this series, I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that lightbulb moment. It could be something techie, something about Real Estate or the other professions that I never kn...

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
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Back in the Rain - An ActiveRain Challenge Well, I've got to thank the hosts and Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 for filling me in on this month's Activerain Zoom calls.  I haven't been active in the rain for many reasons, mostly because I'm busy as heck, but these calls have been so worthwh...

By Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
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Good morning!!Today is Monday, June 1st. The start of a new week. The start of a new month…The morning is cool but beautiful. I sit outside on my front patio, facing east, watching the sun peek through the trees… Despite the serene setting, I am feeling anxious. My mood the last few days has not ...