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Increased Home Values Do Not Equal Less Affordability

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A tight inventory and buyer demand has led to an increase in home values. The typical home in the United States now costs $244,054. That is 3.7% higher than December 2018, according to a report from Zillow. When potential buyers see prices rise, it’s a gut reaction to think that homes are less affordable, and they should hold off on …

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“Should I Co-Sign a Mortgage?”

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If you have good credit and a low debt-to-income ratio, co-signing on a mortgage is a common tactic for helping a child, sibling, or other family member purchase a home when they normally wouldn’t be able to. However, there are some things to keep in mind when deciding if co-signing is a good option for you. After all, you will …

Benefits and Disadvantages for Using Online Lender

The Benefits and Disadvantages of Using an Online Lender

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Their commercials are all over television and streaming devices – online lenders advertising quick approvals and apps that make the application process super easy. The ease of accessibility appeals to home buyers who like the low-pressure benefits of shopping online and the swiftness of information retrieval. However, is there a benefit to using these online lenders and is their application …

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Self-Employed Mortgage Requirements – Assure That You Qualify

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Being self-employed can be a very rewarding experience. You carry a lot of responsibility for your own success and that of your business, but when you receive your paycheck, there’s no question that you earned every penny.  With close to 42 million people in America (about 33 % of workers) being self-employed, it’s easy to say there are many successful …

Home Possible® Mortgage: Use Your Sweat Equity as a Down Payment

Home Possible® Mortgage: Use Your Sweat Equity as a Down Payment

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Are you a low to moderate-income home buyer struggling to save a down payment for a new home? You may be eligible to participate in a special loan program from Freddie Mac called Home Possible® Mortgage. For some time, this program has had one of the lowest down payment requirements on the market at just 3%, and it offers the …

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Will Experian Boost Help You Become a Home Buyer?

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Do you find yourself falling just below your target FICO® Credit Score? Is your credit history not as robust as lenders would like? Experian Boost may be the solution. What is a FICO® Credit Score? To understand why Experian Boost may help, you must first understand what a FICO® Credit Score is. The Fair Isaac Corporation or FICO® is the …

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NC Homeowners Alliance | The Voice of Homeowners

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 REALTOR® Melanie Cameron talks about the North Carolina Homeowners Alliance, the voice for homeowners at the North Carolina General Assembly, and what they’re trying to do to stop the insurance rate increase and the elimination of the mortgage interest rate deduction. Also, don’t forget to comment, share, and like this video on Facebook and YouTube to be entered into …