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The Top 5 Tips to Get Yourself a Mortgage in 2014

1.  Document everything-keep all of your tax records, and be prepared to explain your finances thoroughly. 

2.  Shop around-Shop around for your loan, and see who is offering the best deal.

3.  Consider more than you credit-Lenders are also concerned with your debt-to-income ratio as well, so it’s important you are looking for homes that won’t put a strain on your budget

4.  Consider traditional mortgages first-So, if you can get approved for a traditional mortgage, it’s typically the better way to go.

5.  Don’t jump the gun -f buying was already in your plans, then you may want to try and lock in a rate soon. However, if you are on the fence about buying a new home, don’t rush out and do it just because the rates may rise.

#mortgage   #mortgagerate   #mortgagerates   #quantitativeeasing  

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Hello 2014… Goodbye, Quantitative Easing?

For months, housing experts have been waiting on bated breath to see what the Federal Reserve's next move was going to be in regards to Quantitative Easing. Now, they have their answer. Read on to find out............

#realestate   #quantitativeeasing   #mortgagerates  
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Florida Housing's New Challenge? Flood Insurance Premiums

A new federal law is designed to replenish $24 billion in flood insurance program shortfalls. Sounds great, right?
 
Not if you live in Florida and own a home located in a flood zone -- or intend to buy one soon!

#Florida   #floridarealestate   #floridarealestatenews   #Floridahousing   #insurancepremiums  

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Shopping for a Mortgage? It Just Got Cheaper!

After rising steadily since May, mortgage interest rates finally went back down last week.

Experts hope the dip will reignite the fire underneath a housing market that has been showing signs of cooling off in recent weeks.

Read on to find out

#mortgage   #mortgagerates   #realestatenews  

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Can Feng Shui Help You Sell Your Home?

some of the Feng Shui principles are:

-  Your home should be clutter free
-  Use inviting smells to make a buyer feel at home.
-  Turn the furniture so that it faces the entryway in all of your rooms.
-  Make sure your rooms keep contact
-  Remove any obstacles.
-  Be thoughtful about the art you place in your home.

#fengshui   #selling   #sellyourhome   #realestate  

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The Top 3 Things You Need To Know If You Want a Mortgage

So, what do you need to know about the mortgage process these days? Here are our top 3 tips:

1.  Your credit is crucial 
2. Pay down your debts
3. Give yourself plenty of time

#mortgage   #mortgagerates   #mortgageadvice  

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How Do You Find A Home That's Really YOU?

In a competitive sellers' market, it can be hard for a buyer to find their dream home, but at least you know what you're looking for, right?
 
Not necessarily!
 
You'd be surprised how many buyers think they have an idea of what type of home they'd like to purchase, only to find out later that they didn't take many important factors into consideration when making their decision.
 
So, how can you avoid making the same mistake? Read on!

#home   #findahome   #realestate  

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How Do You Deal with an Underwater Mortgage?

Tampa, Michigan, St. Louis,  Missouri 25% of home owners are said to be underwater. So, no matter where you live, many of your neighbours may be facing an uphill battle with their home loan. Or, even worse, you may be the one dealing with an underwater mortgage.

Our experts weigh in with the following suggestions…

1.contact your lender. Don't be afraid or embarrassed to reach out to them and explain that you need some help.This could be the first step towards refinancing and getting a lower monthly mortgage payment.

2.our lender will be able to look at your loan and see if you qualify for the federal government's Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) or Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP). Only mortgages backed by Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae qualify for these programs, but if you meet the requirements, this could be the first step towards refinancing and getting a lower monthly mortgage payment.

Read on to find the last option...........

#underwatermortgage   #mortgagerates   #mortgageadvice  

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How Do You Win at a House Auction?

For whatever the reason a home is being auctioned off, it may be worth your while to check these auctions out if you are in the market for a house.

In fact, you might get a great deal out of it! If the home being auctioned off is owned by a bank, it's illegal for them to make a profit on it. Therefore, these homes are auctioned off far below market value.

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What Does Your Paint Color Say About You?

The time had come to switch things up a bit, so you went to the home improvement store, purchased the shade you wanted, and painted your home.

Colors can impact us both emotionally and physically, so what exactly does the paint color you selected say about you?
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