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Mortgage Rate Black Friday Sale

Posted By Gibran Nicholas 0 comments November 26, 2014

There have only been two days in the last 18 months where mortgage rates have been as low as they are now. This is because mortgage rates are determined by mortgage bond prices in the bond market. There were only two trading days in the last 18 months where mortgage bond prices have been better than they are right now. This is really good news for you if you're able to refinance or buy a home in the next few weeks. The reason for the recent drop in mortgage rates is less th...


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Three Ways to Avoid Getting Outbid on Your New Home

Posted By Gibran Nicholas 0 comments June 04, 2014

Bidding for a new home can get pretty fierce in today's market. Here are three potential solutions to avoid getting outbid on your new home: ...


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Summer 2014 Guide to House Prices

Posted By Gibran Nicholas 0 comments June 04, 2014

CMPS Institute has released its Summer 2014 Guide to House Prices.  ...


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Spring 2014 Guide to Mortgage Rates

Posted By Gibran Nicholas 0 comments March 12, 2014

CMPS Institute recently released its Spring 2014 Guide to Mortgage Rates....


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How to Understand Your Home Appraisal

Posted By Gibran Nicholas 0 comments February 28, 2014

A home appraisal is an estimate of your home's value.  It's simply a professional appraiser's opinion of what he/she thinks your home may be worth. Why Do Appraisals Matter? Mortgage lenders base your loan amount on the LESSER of the appraised value or the purchase price. Here's an example: You sign a contract for a $200,000 home with a $10,000 (5%) down payment.  Your loan amount in this case would be $190,000 (95% of the purchase price). The appraisal comes bac...


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Winter 2014 Guide to Mortgage Rates

Posted By Gibran Nicholas 0 comments February 03, 2014

CMPS Institute recently released its Winter 2014 Guide to Mortgage Rates....


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Winter 2014 Guide to House Prices

Posted By Gibran Nicholas 0 comments February 03, 2014

CMPS Institute just released its Winter 2014 Guide to House Prices....


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Five Risks to Consider Before Investing in Real Estate

Posted By Gibran Nicholas 0 comments February 03, 2014

Here are five of the most common risks associated with investing in real estate:...


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Four Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Mortgage or Buying a Home

Posted By Gibran Nicholas 0 comments February 03, 2014

These four questions can help you make smarter mortgage and housing choices:...


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Four Reasons Why Buyers Should Consider Seller-Paid Points

Posted By Gibran Nicholas 0 comments January 15, 2014

"Seller-paid points" are where the seller pays points to reduce the interest rate on your mortgage. Consider a home where the list price is $300,000 and the seller is willing to accept a bottom line of $291,000. If the seller reduces the price by $9,000, you would be able to purchase the home for $291,000. Both you and the seller would be happy. However, what if you purchase the home for $300,000 and ask the seller to contribute $9,000 toward your closing costs?...


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