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Present (market conditions), Expectations (industry expert’s forecast) and Guidance (personal, client specific advice).

Week of: Monday, January 10, 2011 Present Market Conditions Mortgage rates ended the week nearly the same last week. Nearly all economic data with the exception of Friday’s employment report was stronger than expected, which typically means higher rates. Frank … Continue reading

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Present (market conditions), Expectations (industry expert’s forecast) and Guidance (personal, client specific advice).

Week of: Monday, January 03, 2011 Present Market Conditions Mortgage rates rose slightly this week on economic news that showed stronger growth for the US economy. While this was not the trend for the majority of 2010, this is how … Continue reading

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Present (market conditions), Expectations (industry expert’s forecast) and Guidance (personal, client specific advice).

Week of: Monday, November 08, 2010 Present Market Conditions Mortgages rates went up on Friday after a stronger than expected employment report, however for the week they ended lower than the previous week. On Wednesday the Fed announced it will … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week : July 11, 2010

Mortgage rates have fallen in 4 consecutive weeks and are on an extended rally that dates back to mid-April. This week, however, data returns and rates could reverse. Especially with inflation numbers are in play. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week : June 21, 2010

Last week, rates fell to all-time lows (again) Thursday. By Friday morning, though, pricing was worsening on profit-taking and in preparation for this week — a week that promises to be heavy on both data and rhetoric. Continue reading

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Shopping And Paying Bills Online? Here’s Methods To Protect Your Online Financial Identity

In May 2010, Retail Sales at non-store retailers — a category that includes Amazon and eBay — topped $29 billion, up 16 percent from May 2009. Clearly, Americans are doing an increasing amount of shopping online. But how well are we protecting our identities? Continue reading

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The Supply Of New Homes For Sale Just Dropped Off A Cliff

The supply of newly-built homes for sales plummeted in April, a positive indicator for the Brandon housing market as we head into the summer months. It’s no wonder that homebuilders are breaking new ground at the fastest clip in 2 … Continue reading

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Home Mortgage Interest Deduction Could Be Modified

The home mortgage interest deduction, which appears on about 41 million U.S. tax returns could by modified in the future. In a recent article by Diana Olick of CNBC Secretary of housing and urban development stated there is no official position as … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Florida Home Mortgage Rates This Week : May 24, 2010

Mortgage markets improved again last week on worsening news out of Greece and the Eurozone. Then, as contagion mentality set in, U.S. mortgage bonds gained and mortgage rates fell. It’s the 4th straight week in which conforming mortgage rates improved. Continue reading

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Home Opportunity Index Ranks 225 Metro Areas For Affordability

With home prices still relatively low and mortgage rates trolling near their all-time best levels, home affordability is extraordinarily high in most U.S. markets. Continue reading

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Shopping For Florida Mortgage Rates Is Part Research Skills, Part Luck

Shopping for mortgage rates takes more than good research skills. It takes a little bit of luck, too. Continue reading

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FHA 90 Day Flip Rule Requirements..Make Sure You Get The Facts.

With certain exceptions, FHA has prohibited insuring a Florida home mortgage on a home owned by the seller for less than 90 days. This restriction was imposed in 2003 to prevent property flipping. On January 15, 2010, HUD announced a … Continue reading

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