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4 Myths of Buying vs Renting

Rent to Own

4 Myths of Buying versus Renting According to a recent report by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, the past 15 years have seen a drastic shift in how Americans approach renting and owning. More people are renting, while fewer are buying houses. In fact, the average annual growth number for renters is now […]

Buying a Home: A Primer for Newbies

Newbie Home Buyers

The summer of 2015 marked the best summer for residential home sales Wisconsin has seen in over a decade. And all indications point to a repeat in 2016. So, if you are in the market for a house, now is a great time to start preparing. If not, you could get locked out of the […]

Getting your Ducks in a Row before Purchasing your Next Home

Get All Your Rubber Ducks In A Row

The real estate downturn of the mid-2000s is mostly over and the market is heating up, with prices rising in all over the U.S. In Wisconsin, the real estate market might be even healthier than in other locales, with new and existing home prices expected to rise 2.4 percent by early 2016. It might just […]

HUD/FHA $100 Down Payment Program

FHA Mortgages

Although it is hard these days to still find a true no money down mortgage loan, there are a few programs that come pretty darn close. Take the HUD|FHA $100 sales incentive program as an example. The loan officers over at Inlanta Mortgage have brought this newer mortgage program to my attention. I have included […]

New 20 Percent Down Payment Requirements for Mortgages

New 20 Percent Down Payment Requirements for Mortgages

The government is busy meddling in the housing market again!  First they promoted low to no down payment programs to inflate the real estate market.  Now they are thinking of making 20% down the new ‘norm’ for mortgages.  This may have been a good idea in 2004-2005 when the market and the economy was hot […]

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