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What Factors Influence Interest Rates? March 29, 2018
What Factors Influence Interest Rates?

After our discussion last week about how the Fed rate changes don’t have a big effect on mortgage interest rates, I thought it would be a good topic to discuss the things that DO impact interest rates. This topic gets a little…

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Fed Rate Hike: What it Means for Mortgage Rates March 21, 2018
Fed Rate Hike: What it Means for Mortgage Rates

It’s that time again. Today is the 2nd day of the Fed meeting; it’s the first meeting with Jay Powell as our new Fed Reserve chairman. Every time there is a meeting, I talk about this topic. This month is no different…

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Wire Fraud: A Serious Concern in the Real Estate Industry March 14, 2018
Wire Fraud: A Serious Concern in the Real Estate Industry

Today’s topic is a little disheartening, but it is an important subject that needs to be addressed: wire fraud. Home buyers are wiring thousands of dollars and can be easy targets for fraudsters. So, today’s tips are focused on steps that can…

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Self-Employed and Looking to Purchase Real Estate? March 8, 2018
Self-Employed and Looking to Purchase Real Estate?

There are many benefits of self-employment, but some entrepreneurs are worried about how their income will qualify for a real estate purchase. We work with all kinds of self-employed home buyers, and everyone has their own set of circumstances. In today’s mortgage…

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Surprising Options for Low Down Payments February 28, 2018
Surprising Options for Low Down Payments

Just because you want to buy a home, doesn’t mean that you need to have a big down payment. Today, I want to look at low down payment solutions that can help you get into a home sooner than you think is…

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Solutions for Move-Up Buyers February 21, 2018
Solutions for Move-Up Buyers

In the past eight years, the real estate industry has been growing, and many homeowners have gained quite a bit of equity in their properties. As a result, we are seeing more move-up buyers come through. What that means is the homeowners…

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