Freddie Mac States Interest Rates at 3.75%
Mon, Mar 09, 2015
Mortgage-interest rates fell for the first time in four weeks. Freddie Mac's survey shows lenders offering conventional 30 year fixed rate loans at an average of
3.75%. This figure is down from 3.8% a week ago. A downward revision ... Read More
U.S Dollar Strong
Thu, Feb 05, 2015
The US dollar continued its strong end to 2014 by gaining over 6 cents against the pound and almost 9 cents against the euro in January.
Meanwhile, the Bank of Canada unexpectedly cut interest rates from 1.00% to 0.75%, putting more pressure on the ... Read More
Real Estate Provisions in 'Fiscal Cliff' Bill
Fri, Jan 04, 2013
WASHINGTON - Jan. 2, 2013 - Yesterday, the House and Senate passed H.R. 8, legislation to avert the so-called "fiscal cliff." Following are real estate-related provisions of the bill, which President Obama plans to sign into law today:• Mortgage... Read More
Urge Lawmakers to Keep Mortgage Interest Deduction
Mon, Dec 17, 2012
As you’re probably aware, the current discussions in Washington, D.C., regarding the “fiscal cliff” involve the possible elimination of many itemized deductions, including the Mortgage Interest Deduction. Eliminating this ... Read More
What's Going On With Mortgage Rates?
Tue, Jan 18, 2011
The Fallout From QE2
After reaching the lowest levels in decades, mortgage rates have shot higher over the past two weeks. There is not a simple explanation for why this happened, but looking at the many factors which are influencing mortgage rates ... Read More
Florida VA Loan Programs
Mon, Jun 21, 2010
A guest post from Robert of VAMortgageCenter.com:
Veterans and their families in the Sunshine State have access to one of the most flexible and affordable home loan programs on the market. VA loans offer those who have served a unique opportunity ... Read More
Seminole County Property Appraisals Reduced
Thu, Oct 15, 2009
The Seminole County Property Appraiser ahs adjusted the Just/Market Value for homes in Heathrow. This information can be found at the Appraiser website: www.scpafl.org Once on the site click: Record Search, then: Ye... Read More
Foreclosures On Fire!
Tue, May 13, 2008
Fears of recession along with nationwide housing foreclosures have pushed some homeowners to take drastic and illegal measures. Looking to cash in on thier insurance policy rather than face foreclosure some folks have committed arson to avoid losing ... Read More
Fed's Rate-Cut Surprisingly Helps Home Buyers
Wed, Jan 23, 2008
Consumers shopping for a mortgage today may fine it a bit easier to qualify for a home loan. Rate cuts take months to work their way through the economy but businesses and consumers could soon feel the effect from the Fed's surprise move Tuesday to ... Read More
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What Seniors Need to Know Before Purchasing a New Home
Purchasing a home can throw curve balls your way at any age, but the potential pitfalls can be magnified when the one doing the purchasing is a senior. Plenty of seniors, however, are able to finance a new home, move, and live comfortably in their new setting. Here are some of the things you must know before diving in headfirst. Read More
Karen is featured again in the premier REALTORS in Orlando Magazine
Whether you’re trying to buy or sell real estate, getting the best deal—especially in these challenging times—means finding an agent who possesses savvy and know-how and gets results. On these pages are some Central Florida agents who have demonstrated those skills.
Orlando magazine’s list of “Hot 100’’ real estate professionals is in alphabetical order and compiled from several sources. We consider data on sales volume, value of sales, number of sales, number of listings and value of listings. Read More