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FHA Mortgages Getting Easier to Manage, October 2019

The Federal Housing Authority, or FHA, provides mortgage insurance for people who purchase properties with less than twenty percent down. Some borrowers can only get their low down-payment loans through FHA, because no other institutional lender will qualify them. There is a difference with FHA loans. They weigh the condition of the property more than

By |2019-10-02T08:31:04-05:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: Mortgage matters|Tags: , , , , |

Creating an effective house-hunting search

The most common mistake that consumers make when setting up an MLS search is to limit their search too much or too little. The ideal search yields properties that are closer and closer to the goal. Bad searches yield either too few options or properties that don’t work, in the same way, over and over.

By |2017-01-23T08:46:52-05:00January 25th, 2017|Categories: buying process, House Hunting|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Smarter house searches

I started working in real estate in the Stone Age. Well, actually, it was the Paper Age. In 1991, I was the only agent I knew who read the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data at home from my computer. Now, everyone has MLS on their home computer, agents and the public. The access to listings

By |2016-12-28T14:01:09-05:00September 24th, 2014|Categories: House Hunting|Tags: , , , , , , |