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Advice For Potential First-Time Home Buyers

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

There has been much improvement in home sales this past quarter. According to the National Association of Realtors almost every state in the country has seen positive movement towards recovery. This has been mainly among single-family homes and condos sales, which have seen a rise of 8.3 percent overall. Many investors and economists have attributed […]

The Feds Want Green Farms

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

The right combination and utilization of increasing ranch and farm real estate opportunities, government green grants, and FSA farm ownership loans can make the road to running your own environmentally friendly agricultural enterprise smoother than you think. It demands only a taste for adventure and a will to work hard on finding and filling out […]

International Bond Funds: A Great Way to Prepare for Retirement

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

The U.S economy is slowly recovering, however, consumer spending isn’t growing at a quick rate, which is leaving many companies with less growth than expected. For the everyday investor, a company’s slow growth means a potentially lower return than expected, and for those nearing retirement, this could leave them with less in their bank account […]

My FHA Mortgage Blog

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

I just stumbled across this blog today, My FHA Mortgage Blog and thought they had a lot of great information to provide borrowers and lenders alike. The concept of the site is really great. It allows for members of the lending community a chance to blog and speak up about their particular markets. Be sure […]

What is the Good Neighbor Next Door Program?

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

The Good Neighbor Next Door Program is a HUD program for new buyers designed to aid in the revitalization of certain communities. In this program teachers of grades pre-K through 12, law enforcement officers, and firefighters/emergency medical technicians are offered incentives to purchase a home and live full time in communities dedicated to revitalization. Eligible […]

It’s Official…

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

The limits for FHA loan amounts have been set for 2009. The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 includes one provision that has set permanent increases to FHA loan limits. The following are the increased limits: $625,500 in high-cost areas $271,050 in low-cost areas $417,000 national limit on reverse mortgages (according to HUD) $800,775 […]

Do Your Research

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

Before you’re issued a driver’s license, you have to take a test. And whether you study by reading a manual or getting behind the wheel with a knowledgeable adult, you must first do your research, right? Otherwise you could end up in all sorts of problems, such as failing the test or even worse — […]

FHA Modernization proposed

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Housing Tax Credit Program proposed by the HUD to modernize the FHA. Changes proposed include providing flexibility and cut costs. “I want to thank FHA Commissioner Brian Montgomery and John Garvin, his Senior Advisor and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing Programs, for taking a leadership role on this issue. This will assist the tax […]

Now wait just a minute

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Check out this article out of Washington. A few excerpts: From Sen. Christopher Dodd, “My hope would have been that this bill we’ll send them is something the House could support — that’s still my hope,” said Dodd, who crafted the bill with Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby, the panel’s senior Republican. “We’re getting down to […]

Legislative Help

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Many homeowners are beyond help so says Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. Foreclosure will occur in the foreseeable future for many homeowners as high housing prices and shady lending practices allowed for many of these individuals to purchase homes that they could not afford. “Many of today’s unusually high number of foreclosures are not preventable,” he […]

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