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April, 18, 2014 | 0Comments

  Photo: Sean Dreilinger There’s nothing especially hard about selling a home. Early on in what he laughingly refers to as his “career,” this writer was a real estate agent (a reasonably successful one, actually), and if he can do it, anyone can. So why do so many homeowners pay professionals up to six percent of the market value of their properties to find a buyer and help transactions reach fruition? The National Association of Realtors’ (NAR’s) 2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers revels that a whopping 88 percent of vendors reported using the services of an agent for selling, when asked in July last year. Many of those who didn’t, already knew the buyer (as a friend, relative, colleague or whatever) before offering the home. The same percentage

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April, 18, 2014 | 0Comments

If you’ve got a home purchase in escrow or are contemplating a refinance, interest rate movements are a big deal. Should you lock your loan? Should you wait? The decision to lock or float your loan can have long-lasting implications. Because knowledge is power, we’re offering a quick rundown of the factors driving mortgage rates today and what you need to know to make your lock / float decision. Mortgage rates are selected from LendingTree’s Loan Explorer – representing rates  for applicants with excellent credit. Your offers depend on individual lender pricing and your borrower profile. Rates move with financial markets and are subject to change without notice. * These APRs include mortgage insurance for FHA loans but assume at least 20 percent equity for other products. Program APR* 30 Year FRM

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April, 17, 2014 | 0Comments

If you’ve got a home purchase in escrow or are contemplating a refinance, interest rate movements are a big deal. Should you lock your loan? Should you wait? The decision to lock or float your loan can have long-lasting implications. Because knowledge is power, we’re offering a quick rundown of the factors driving mortgage rates today and what you need to know to make your lock / float decision. Mortgage rates are selected from LendingTree’s Loan Explorer – representing rates  for applicants with excellent credit. Your offers depend on individual lender pricing and your borrower profile. Rates move with financial markets and are subject to change without notice. * These APRs include mortgage insurance for FHA loans but assume at least 20 percent equity for other products. Program APR* 30 Year FRM

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April, 16, 2014 | 0Comments
April, 16, 2014 | 0Comments