Who’s Who in Real Estate

Who’s Who in Real Estate

Thank you to all of my clients & team for making 2012 an exceptional year! I am honored to be recognized as the Number 1 loan officer in purchase volume for the 2nd consecutive year!

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Simple Tips To Keep Your FICO High

Simple Tips To Keep Your FICO High

For today's home buyers and refinancing households, the value of "good credit" has never been higher.

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What Factors Determine Your Home’s Resale Value? Let’s Take a Look

What Factors Determine Your Home’s Resale Value? Let’s Take a Look

There are several factors that will help you determine the value of your home when you want to sell it. Location, condition, layout, upgrades, and events relating to your home are all important when selling your home.

Mar 4, 2015     Comments Off
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Buying a Second Home? Assessing Your Finances to Ensure You Can Afford a Second Mortgage

Buying a Second Home? Assessing Your Finances to Ensure You Can Afford a Second Mortgage

While there may be numerous benefits associated with the purchase of your second home, you may be concerned about how affordable it will be for you to manage the additional expense of a second mortgage payment.

Mar 3, 2015     Comments Off
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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – March 2, 2015

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – March 2, 2015

Last week provided several housing-related reports including New Home Sales, Pending Home Sales and Existing Home Sales reports. Case-Shiller and FHFA also released data on home prices.

Mar 2, 2015     Comments Off
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FHFA House Price Index Rises for 14th Consecutive Quarter

FHFA House Price Index Rises for 14th Consecutive Quarter

According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), U.S. home prices rose by 1.40 percent for the fourth quarter of 2014 and were up by 0.80 percent month-to-month from November. The seasonally adjusted FHFA House Price Index measures purchase transactions for homes connected with mortgages owned by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Feb 27, 2015     Comments Off
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3 Easy Ways to Put Aside a Bit of Extra Cash So You Can Pay off Your Mortgage Faster

3 Easy Ways to Put Aside a Bit of Extra Cash So You Can Pay off Your Mortgage Faster

If your personal budget is similar to many other people's budgets, your home mortgage payment is by far the largest expense that you pay for each month. In fact, this payment may easily account for 20 or 25 percent or more of your take-home income. Understandably, you may be focused on trying to pay this expense off early.

Feb 26, 2015     Comments Off
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Case-Shiller: Rising Home Prices Boost Inflation

Case-Shiller: Rising Home Prices Boost Inflation

December home prices rose by 0.10 percent according to the Case-Shiller 20-City Home Price Index. The composite report tracks home prices in 20 U.S. cities. December's results boosted home prices by 4.50 percent year-over-year, which is approximately double the inflation rate for 2014.

Feb 25, 2015     Comments Off
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