Real Estate Financing – First Time Home Buyers and FHA Mortgages – RealEstateMarketingThisWeek.com

September 2, 2010 by admin  
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realestatemarketingthisweek.com – 80% of homes can be purchased with FHA Financing – Part 4 – You also talked about this graph you put together, it talks about the month of November was a 25% increase over the previous year. Obviously prices have gone down and it looks like it then has gone back up, and so once we finish selling off this inventory there is a good chance that were going to be finding or hitting the bottom. I think just in that region of $150000 to $200000 region that prices have really stabilized at this point, they may go down a little bit more, but I think for the most part, because that is where the financing is right now, with the FHA and the conforming loan limits, anybody in that price range can still get a loan. If youre looking to buy something over $400000 youre going to have a lot more trouble just because the financing is not available. Well the financing is a lot more difficult over the $417.000 loan amount number. Luckily Velocity Financial still has some of the interim small jumbo financing available, still with decent rates and the larger jumbos there is still financing available but nothing like this median home price of $275000 and below. Well and I think what that goes back to, specifically with the FHAs, because, what percentage of the closing costs can be contributed by a seller on an FHA loan? Its pretty high right? FHA financing, the Federal Housing Administration has had a standing rule for quite some time that the seller can

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Real Estate Financing : How to Get a First Time Home Buyers Grant

September 2, 2010 by admin  
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To get a first time home buyers grant, contact a local government development program, fill out a grant application, take the paperwork to a mortgage lender and using the grant to help with the house down payment. Find out the terms of a home buyers grant with advice from amortgage specialist in this free video on real estate. Expert: Stetson Lowe Contact: stetsonlowe.typepad.com Bio: Stetson Lowe is a credit repair expert. Known as the “mortgage insider,” Lowe assists increasing credit scores for the most challenging of clients. Filmmaker: Paul Kersey

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Real Estate Financing – FHA Mortgage and First Time Home Buyers – RealEstateMarketingThisWeek.com

September 2, 2010 by admin  
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realestatemarketingthisweek.com – The old rules no longer apply and Suze Ormond should know that. – Part 7 – We have Dan Havey the author of Real Estates Future in the studio today. Michael, I was just curious, back when I got into the industry many, many years ago there used to be a rule of thumb that if you were going to refinance you had to lower your interest rate by at least two percent and I know as time went along and products changed that really became unnecessary, but I am just curious in todays mortgage market its a lot different than we were dealing with even two years ago. Is that still true that there is a 2% rule? Whats going on now? I happened to catch Suze Orman on television and she was talking about mortgages, the caller who called in to the program, the question became I believe similar to what Dan just asked, her comment was that basically if you’re in 6% interest rate or above now is the time to re-fi. That is what she said, a blanket recommendation. I know a lot of people put a lot of credence into what she says, maybe you could speak to that, the lowest interest rates you’ve seen in your career, you have been doing this for a while. I have, and they are. You know there was a lot of speak the last couple weeks about the Fed, the Fed funds rate by the way is the lowest it’s ever been in history. As of this week the discount rate is to the point that banks are lending money to each other at nothing, the Fed funds rate for intrabank lending is at zero

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Real Estate Financing : First Time Home Buyer Checklist

September 2, 2010 by admin  
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A first time home buyer should have a checklist that includes obtaining a credit report, gathering income documentation, finding a mortgage broker and identifying a loan scenario. Find a Realtor that has worked with first time buyers using advice from amortgage specialist in this free video on real estate. Expert: Stetson Lowe Contact: stetsonlowe.typepad.com Bio: Stetson Lowe is a credit repair expert. Known as the “mortgage insider,” Lowe assists increasing credit scores for the most challenging of clients. Filmmaker: Paul Kersey

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