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Are Jumbo mortgages making a comeback?

It wasn’t but a few months ago that Jumbo loans were a naughty word on the secondary market. It didn’t matter what type of equity or credit you had there was just not an appetite for investors to purchase these loans. We saw some million and multimillion dollar homes lose half their appraised value in […]

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Do I Have To Sell Before I Buy?

Although every situation is unique, it is not uncommon for home buyers to qualify for a mortgage on a new home while still living in their primary residence. Perhaps you are outgrowing your current house, or have been forced to relocate due to a job transfer?   Regardless of the motivation for keeping one property […]

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Assembling Your Home Buying Team – Knowing The Players

Buying a new home is literally a team sport since there are so many tasks, important timelines, documents and responsibilities that all need special care and attention. Besides working with a professional team that you trust, it’s important that the individual players have the ability to effectively communicate and execute on important decisions together as […]

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Seven Things Your Agent Should Know About Your Mortgage Approval

While many experienced real estate agents have a general understanding of the mortgage approval process, there are a few important details that frequently get overlooked which may cause a purchase to be delayed or denied. New regulation, updated disclosures, appraisal guidelines, mortgage rate pricing premiums, credit score, secondary approval layering, rescission deadlines, property type, HOA […]

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