Give thanks

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As we go in the Thanksgiving holiday, let’s remember the true meaning of Thanksgiving. In my opinion, it is to give thanks. So I thank all of you for deciding to join and stay with …

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Fall Really Feels Like Spring Fall Really Feels Like Spring

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Last spring, we witnessed some very advantageous dynamics for home sellers. Active buyers, anxious to take advantage of low interest rates and prices, flowed into the marketplace bringing with them bidding wars and quick home …

Military Personnel and the Home Buyer Tax Credit Military Personnel and the Home Buyer Tax Credit

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It is important to remember that members of the military may have an additional year to buy a home and claim the Home Buyer Tax Credit which otherwise requires buyers to enter into a “binding” …

Tax Credit Deadline Reminder Tax Credit Deadline Reminder

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As we approach the deadline for the home buyer tax credit, I wanted to provide a few important reminders:

In order to be eligible, a fully executed contract must be in place by 11:59 pm this …

Long-Term Mortgage Rates Rise Slightly Long-Term Mortgage Rates Rise Slightly

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Average interest rates for 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages rose slightly in the week ending March 25, the U.S. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. said.
The 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.99 percent with an average …

Changes to Conventional Financing

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Recently, there are a few positive changes to mortgage insurance that are summarized below: (Keep in mind these are all changes that impact only conventional loans.)
The Washington, DC (CBSA-47894) area has been removed from …

Tax Credit Opportunity: The Clock is Ticking Tax Credit Opportunity: The Clock is Ticking

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Many first time homebuyers and current homebuyers have already taken advantage of the extended tax credit, but the deadline for this unprecedented window of opportunity is quickly approaching.
With the average home buying process taking about …