Whether you’re thinking about buying and financing a condo or maybe you’ve got your eye on a home located in an area governed by a Homeowners Association, or HOA, beyond considerations such as price, location and other buying factors you need to know what you’re getting into. When buying real estate in what is referred … Continue reading Why You Should Read the HOA Docs Before Making an Offer
Loan officers are taught very early on to be careful about using the term “approval.” Yet there are indeed various stages of the word that should be used with certain qualifiers when loan officers speak with their clients. It might very well surprise many to find out that no, “approval” doesn’t automatically mean, “Here are … Continue reading Different Stages of Loan Approval…Really?
We’re already into 2018 and it looks like we’re in store for a rather healthy housing market to start the year and most economists think the economy will continue to improve well into 2019. And that’s all a very good thing, especially looking back where we were say 10 years ago. The economy is back … Continue reading How Much Waiting to Buy Will Cost You
The 2018 Tax OverhaulThe last major tax overhaul occurred some 30 years ago. The new sweeping changes are an effort to simplify the income tax code while at the same time stimulate the economy. Both the House and the Senate have signed the bill and is on its way for a final signature from the … Continue reading The 2018 Tax Overhal
The Tax Reform: Did you know that it wasn't TRUMP who introduced a reduction in mortgage interest due to lowering the qualifying loan amounts. The Senate and the House have passed their respective tax bill reforms and they are now in a review to merge the two. Both plan to eliminate the state income tax deduction while each threatens real estate deductions. Many … Continue reading Weekly Recap Mid Dec 2017
This is great news for the real estate industry! It makes the more simplified standards in lending allow for a higher mortgage amount as FHFA raise the 2018 Conventional Loan Limits. According to the to Federal Housing Finance Agency - Washington, D.C. – The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced the maximum 2018 conforming loan limits for … Continue reading New Conventional Loan Limits
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As millennials come to market, many of them are carrying heavier than normal student loan debt. With the large benefits of owning a home, Fannie Mae sought for a way to allow for more debt, like a student loan, and still approve a mortgage to create more buyers. You can follow more on this guideline change directly at Fannie Mae's website … Continue reading Fannie Mae Raises Allowable Debt
The Tax Reform and Home Ownership is like the left side and right side of your brain. They rely on eachother. Would a real estate mogul like Trump really hurt homeownership, lets see!