Winter Weather And Housing
Feb02

Winter Weather And Housing

This winter has brought not only multiple snow storms, but also a cold wave that is wrecking havoc on homes and housing. Current homeowners are dealing with frozen and busted pipes, but other side effects from the Polar Vortex, and it can get costly. Future homeowners need to be diligent when buying this time of year, especially vacant homes. Preventative maintainence is the best policy so tips for winterizing a home follow: INSIDEĀ  *...

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Housing Warnings
Nov08

Housing Warnings

As the year winds down, Housing is heating up. Not just in values but in changes coming over the next several months. If you are considering buying or selling a home in the near future, you need to be informed. Realtors, lenders, and others must also stay on top of the changes and anticipate potential hurdles. First, Fannie Mae is increasing the minimum down payment to 5% effective November 15th,2013. If you are involved in a...

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Adjustable Rates Pushed By Lenders – Are They The Right Choice For You?
Aug27

Adjustable Rates Pushed By Lenders – Are They The Right Choice For You?

I get that businesses need to earn a profit, especially commensurate with the work performed. It gets a little gray when it comes to service industries, since subjectivity can come into play. With mortgage rates rising, many lenders are now pushing adjustable rate mortgages, some almost exclusively, in an attempt to keep profits rolling. However, is the best loan for borrowers? Again, subjectivity can come into play, especially when a...

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