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3 Percent Down Payment Now Available on Fannie Mae

In an effort to bolster the housing market and open the doors of home ownership to many more, Fannie Mae has reduced their down payment requirement from 5 percent to 3 percent. The new option will give homebuyers, and current home owners, an opportunity to finance a home without placing an undue financial burden. In […]

First time buyers: How To Wade Through Real Estate Lingo

First time buyers: How To Wade Through Real Estate Lingo

The real estate industry is just like any other major industry segment. The people that work within the industry use specific phrases and words that are not too common in other types of work. Understanding some of the common jargon will help first time buyers feel a little more comfortable with the process.   Mortgage – […]

Using FHA 203K Loan to Purchase a Fixer-Upper

FHA Mortgages

Using FHA 203K Loan to Purchase a Fixer-Upper Across Wisconsin there are a large number of short sale homes available to buyers.  A short sale is a home being sold for an amount less than the existing mortgage balance.  These homes often have a few cosmetic repairs that need to be made in order to […]

Getting Pre-Approved for a Mortgage Before Looking for a WI Home

Pre-Approved

Getting Pre-Approved for a Mortgage Before Looking for a Home It should come as no surprise that the vast majority of home purchases involve some type of financing. In fact, a study by the NAR (National Association of Realtors) reveals that 90% of home purchases are financed.  This is especially true for people buying their […]

Which Mortgage? FHA 203K or HomePath Loan

Short sales and bank owned properties can offer a great price point to the savvy buyer or investor.  Typically though, these homes do require some amount of work and repairs.  I’ve found that many properties just need some cosmetic ‘touch ups’ like paint and landscaping.  Others however may need significant remodeling, including drywall, roofing or […]

Bank of America is now offering Principal Reductions!

Bank of America

Bank of America is offering…PRINCIPAL REDUCTIONS! You read that right..the nations largest lender is now going to offer a program to bail out underwater owners…here are the details directly from BofA: CALABASAS, Calif. — Bank of America, a leader in developing and carrying out programs to help financially distressed homeowners, is leveraging the federal government’s […]

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