Archive for April, 2012

With good preparation, most things are easier. That works in mortgages too! Today, I want to give you some ideas that can make your mortgage experience less painful. Income Items: Gather your documents. Today, many people will have to produce

via Proper Planning for Your Mortgage Application.


We were recently troubled by the findings of a research paper authored by Julia Isaacs of the Brookings Institute for the organization First Focus which was titled The Ongoing Impact of Foreclosures on Children. In the report, Ms. Isaacs quantified the

via Foreclosures: What About the Children? (Part 1).

It didn’t take long for the naysayers in real estate to jump all over the National Association of Realtors’ Existing Sales Report which was released last week. It is true that sales were down 2.6% from the previous month. However,

via Everybody Calm Down – The Market IS Recovering.

FSBOing May NOT Be the Answer

Posted: April 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

With the housing market beginning to heat up, we are afraid some sellers may consider trying to sell their house as a For Sale By Owner (FSBO). Here is an article we ran last summer that sellers should consider. – KCM

via FSBOing May NOT Be the Answer.

We report on Fannie Mae’s Quarterly National Housing Survey every ninety days. Fannie Mae also does a monthly survey covering different aspects of the housing market. Here are some record numbers we found interesting in Fannie Mae’s March report (emphasis added).

via Americans Predict Rents and Home Prices to Increase.

I learned a long time ago that “common sense is NOT common practice“. This is especially the case during the emotional time that surrounds buying a home, when people tend to do some non-commonsensical things. Here are a few that I’ve

via 6 Don’ts After You Apply For A Mortgage.

The months it would take to sell off all homes under distress or 90 days or more delinquent based on the current sales pace. [INFOGRAPHIC] Share

via Months’ Supply of Distressed Properties by State.