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Qualifying for a mortgage with just a part-time job

Home buying with a part-time job is nothing new
Lenders are easing mortgage qualification requirements by the day.

Home buyers are discovering they can qualify for aggressive new programs like HomeReadyTM thanks to flexible guidelines and low mortgage rates.

Accessible homeownership cannot be attributed solely to new programs, however. […]

By |February 24th, 2018|FHA Loan|0 Comments

Home survey: more homeowners prepare to sell

Reluctant sellers may enter the market
If a recent home survey from the National Association of Realtors is any sign, the days of strapped housing inventory may be coming to a close.

According to NAR’s recent Housing Opportunities and Market Experience Survey, […]

By |February 24th, 2018|FHA Loan|0 Comments

Price growth stagnant in housing

Gambling on the housing market? Read this first
It looks like would-be homeowners are in luck. According to CoreLogic’s most recent U.S. Home Price Insights report, home prices are stalling—and it could mean more affordable real estate is on the horizon.
September home […]

By |February 24th, 2018|FHA Loan|0 Comments

Technology that can help you with your next home purchase

Top tools for mortgage shopping
Mortgage shopping has changed, for the better. Home buyers are using more online and mobile tools in their quest for a mortgage today. And according to a recent survey from Fannie Mae, they hope to use even […]

By |February 24th, 2018|FHA Loan|0 Comments

Soaring September Sales

New homes are in demand
In an unexpected but welcome shift, new-home sales of single-family homes surged in September to the highest levels in nearly a decade.
Improving economy leading to increased demand
In fact, new-home sales rose 18.9 percent in September to […]

By |February 24th, 2018|FHA Loan|0 Comments

Hurricane impacts on sales in September

It’s a jungle out there for home buyers
Pending home sales remained unchanged in September from the downwardly revised reading of 106 in August, on the National Association of Realtors’ Pending Home Sales Index.
Pending home sales: Was it Irma’s fault?
The index measures […]

By |February 24th, 2018|FHA Loan|0 Comments

Tired of the Big City? The Northeast has beautiful small towns

NE cities top small city rankings
If big city living’s not for you, then it may be time to consider the Northeast. According to a new national report, that’s where many of the nation’s top 20 small towns are – places […]

By |February 24th, 2018|FHA Loan|0 Comments

Why people are building more homes

A surge in supply
New home construction may finally be picking up. And if word from the National Association of Home Builders is any indication, it could alleviate the housing shortage and improve conditions for first-time buyers.
The construction cooldown
According to Robert […]

By |February 24th, 2018|Refinance|0 Comments

What is a HELOCs and what do they do?

Remodeling’s the reason
Home renovations are the No. 1 reason homeowners take out HELOCs – or Home Equity Lines of Credit, but that doesn’t mean they’re popular by any means. In fact, according to a new survey from TD Bank, the […]

By |February 24th, 2018|Refinance|0 Comments

How to buy a short sale home

Why buy a short sale home?
There’s only one reason to buy a short sale home – to get a great deal.

If you find a short sale home that lists for much less than comparable houses, and the property is in a prime […]

By |February 21st, 2018|purchase|0 Comments