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Category Archives: Real Estate Financing Tips


June 13th, 2012 by Property Investor

With reports on the Eurozone crisis continuing to look dismal, the news of an upturn in the US economy had no impact on stabilizing the prevailing mortgage rates. Home prices also continued to slide, with the only silver lining appearing in the form of mortgage refinancing applications increasing significantly at the end of 2011.

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May 21st, 2012 by Property Investor

The National Association of Realtors reports that one third of all first time home buyers in 2011 received help from their parents in the shape of a gift or a loan. This has several benefits for both parties as long as the decision is approached with suitable caution and some planning.

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April 23rd, 2012 by Property Investor

The long awaited mortgage deal has finally come to pass. Signed by some of the most important mortgage lenders like Citibank, Wells Fargo and Ally Financial the deal amounts to a whopping $26 billion. Here’s an overview…

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April 16th, 2012 by Property Investor

The attractive home prices and rock bottom interest rates have been difficult to bear for aspiring home owners and landlords, as financing has been nearly impossible to come by. But happier times are around the corner…

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April 4th, 2012 by Property Investor

Many a property sale has been impacted by a low real estate appraisal recently. The price has been negotiated, the buyer has passed credit checks with flying colors, everyone is all set to finalize the deal and then things fall apart because the appraisal value on the home is short of the deal price. But who is at fault?

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March 13th, 2012 by Property Investor

Investors debating the right time to invest in rental properties or a personal home may be jolted into action by the latest news – mortgage rates are officially on the rise.

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March 1st, 2012 by Property Investor

The dark cloud of the mortgage crisis, which has been looming over the housing sector for over five years now, is finally showing signs of melting away. The last quarter of 2011 posted pretty encouraging figures, with only 7.58% borrowers delaying on their mortgage payments.

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February 24th, 2012 by Property Investor

Your good credit score plays a more important role today than ever before, especially when you’re looking to buy rental properties. Here’s how to fix a less-than-ideal score.

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February 23rd, 2012 by Property Investor

It’s no secret that low mortgage interest rates have triggered a spike in refinancing applications. But this state of affairs is not expected to continue, and market pundits are warning that interest rates could swing the other way at any time.

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January 13th, 2012 by Property Investor

Whether you refinance as part of a fixer upper strategy, or you simply want to refinance into a lower rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage, now is the time. That said, underwriting standards have tightened in the last few years, so you’ll want to educate yourself on the guidelines from Fannie May and Freddie Mac so you have the proper expectations.

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