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Monthly Archives: June 2013

  • FHA & VA Assumptions

    FHA & VA Assumptions

    Not many buyers have assumed a mortgage in the past 25 years. Most people think it was because FHA and VA in the late 80’s began to require that buyers qualify for the assumptions. Not having to qualify for a mortgage would certainly benefit&nbsp...
    Written by InTouch
  • Debt Relief = Income

    Debt Relief = Income

    Many times a homeowner might feel relieved being out from under the obligation of a mortgage they can’t afford even though the property was lost due to foreclosure or short sale. If a lender cancels or forgives debt, a taxpayer must include the c...
    Written by InTouch
  • Get Your Offer Accepted

    Get Your Offer Accepted

    Inventory is dramatically shrinking and it is commonplace in many markets to have multiple offers on a home. While the sellers would prefer to be able to choose the best offer for them, it can be incredibly frustrating for the buyers who might consider...
    Written by InTouch
  • Renters Want to Buy

    Renters Want to Buy

    Fannie Mae, in a recently released study, states that consumer attitudes continue to be favorable about homeownership, particularly with the younger generations, ages 18 to 34. Slightly over half of them think that owning makes more sense than renting ...
    Written by InTouch
  • What’s It Worth?

    What’s It Worth?

    How much is a one carat diamond worth? Anyone who has shopped for one knows that the price could have a significantly wide range of value. It's been said that purchasers  should consider the color, cut, clarity and carat size to compare stone...
    Written by InTouch

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