True or False: Independent Mortgage Brokers Can Offer Realtors and Brokers Better Service than Big Lenders. TRUE: According to Housingwire.com, Independent mortgage brokers are cheaper, faster and offer better customer service.  Below are some of the misconceptions and the explanation of why they may be totally wrong today. True or False: Independent Mortgage Brokers Have…

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As you consider paying it forward in the season of giving, FannieMae has created a home buying program that does just that.  It is called the Shared Equity Program and it allows borrowers to purchase homes at below market prices.  In exchange, those borrowers must agree to sell the property ONLY to other income-qualified (buyer’s…

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Home sales are reportedly strong; political headlines indicate an uncertain future.  The result?  Interest rates are rising. The shift in the bond market was swift.  That kind of change is  usually based on weak economic data or politics clearly implicating economic negativity.  Turnarounds based on less concrete indicators may mean traders are willing to drive…

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Moving is exciting, exhilarating but not calming.  There is so much to do and to coordinate.  I love spreadsheets and lists, but I’m weird.  So, if you want to wing it, you can, but allow for extra time to complete the move.  If you love to organize, here are some thoughts from PurchaseOurNewHome.com to help…

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Buying a home is an exciting time.  It is also a great time to analyze your current spending and whether you need to make some adjustments when you close on your new home.  There are automatically some bills that will be different when you move.  Monthly bills that will change when you move: Your monthly…

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