Are Mortgage Lenders More Willing to Lend?

Are Mortgage Lenders More Willing to Lend? Daily Real Estate News | Monday, August 13, 2012 Mortgage originations soared more than 48 percent in the second quarter compared to a year ago, Mortgage Daily reports. Mortgage originations were up 4.6 percent in the second quarter over the first quarter. More than half of all mortgage…

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4 Strong Reasons to Buy a Home Now

4 Strong Reasons to Buy a Home Now Daily Real Estate News | Monday, August 13, 2012 “It’s hard to argue against buying a house now, assuming you can get a loan,” writes John Waggoner, a columnist with USA Today. Sure, Waggoner says that getting a credit check for approval of a mortgage can be…

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Mortgage Closing Costs on the Decline… please note Colorado!

Mortgage Closing Costs on the Decline Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, August 07, 2012 Closing costs have dropped by 7 percent over the last year, according to an annual survey on closing costs conducted by Bankrate.com. Closing costs average $3,754 nationwide. Title insurance and other third-party fees also saw a drop in the last…

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8 Signs Housing Is on the Mend

8 Signs Housing Is on the Mend Daily Real Estate News | Monday, August 06, 2012 Some Americans are still jittery over the housing market, but here are eight positive signs that should quell some of their fears. Housing prices are on the rise across the country. Foreclosures have slowed. Analysts suggest that as the…

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Study: Desire for Home Ownership Unswayed

Study: Desire for Home Ownership Unswayed Daily Real Estate News | Friday, August 03, 2012 Eighty-five percent of Americans say they prefer home ownership over renting, according to a newly released Fannie Mae national housing survey of more than 12,000 interviews from 2011. The study finds that the housing and financial crisis has not been…

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First-Timers Make Up Smaller Share of Buyers

First-Timers Make Up Smaller Share of Buyers Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, August 02, 2012 The share of first-time home buyers on the market is falling to historical lows, despite record levels of housing affordability. With record low mortgage rates and falling home values, many would expect first-time home buyers to be flooding the…

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