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Mortgage Lending Requirements Eased

Have you been thinking about buying a home but haven’t due to restrictive mortgage loan requirements? Well, now may be the time to reconsider and take advantage of the still low interest rates. According to some of the latest reports released by several federal agencies, obtaining a mortgage may have just gotten easier for you. According to the Federal Reserve Board and their latest “Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices”, it appears that banks have been easing their requirements for consumers to get...
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Real Estate Market Report April 2016

The Crystal Coast real estate market place can finally start using terms like “stable”, “recovered” and “normal” in describing the conditions for both sellers and buyers. This has been a decade in the works but the good news as well as the promise of a better tomorrow have finally arrived. For those in a hurry, here is the short version of how April 2016 played out along the Crystal Coast. There was a total of 1,719 single family...
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New Year Brings New Loan Requirements

Starting January 1, 2014, there will be a multitude of changes in mortgage lending practices as a result of the implementation of the, “Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010”. In short, some 16 new and heavy regulations on banks and lending institutions will go into full effect. Here are some of the ways the Act will affect you…

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Low Lender Fees But Requirements About To Tighten

North Carolina has the 6th lowest set of lender fees in all of the US according to a recent survey conducted by Bankrate, Inc. In this survey North Carolina was only bested by Hawaii, Alaska, South Carolina, California and New Mexico.

Low Lender Fees

Bankrate, Inc is the internet’s leading aggregator of financial rate information. In this hypothetical purchase Bankrate requested a good faith estimate from up to 10 different lenders in each state. The amount requested was for a $200,000 mortgage for...
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Affects of Government Shutdown on Local Real Estate

Government Shutdown. 70 percent of all loans made this year in the Crystal Coast and surrounding areas involved either Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, VA or a FHA Loan. To put it another way, the federal government has its hands in almost ¾’s of all mortgage loans made in 2013. So will the government shutdown affect your ability to get a loan? Will it slow or stall your upcoming closing? Will interest rates go up? The good news is that mortgage rates tend to go the opposite...
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Crystal Coast Home and Mortgage Report

Local conditions affect price. National conditions affect financing. There have been a lot of changes nationally that affect the sale of real estate locally . Let’s take a look at what they are. The National Association of Home Builders report that as of September, “291 metropolitan areas across the country now qualify as improving housing markets”. This is determined by looking at local employment, new construction permits issued and home appreciation rate. 80 percent of the designated…

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