Why You Should Assume A VA Mortgage Loan
If you find a home you want to buy that is currently financed with a VA Loan, you might want to consider an assumption.This old "creative" technique ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on August 17, 2017
Why Selling A Home Fast Nets You More Money
If you saw our recent article announcing our first-ever Facebook Live Open House, then you might wonder, are open houses making a comeback?Our ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on June 26, 2017
Should You Lock In Your Mortgage Interest Rate Before Buying A Home?
With mortgage interest rates moving higher over the past few months, are you wondering whether or not to lock in your mortgage interest ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on February 14, 2017
How To Turbo Boost Your Retirement Plan By Taking Advantage Of This Little Known Real Estate Secret
What if there were a way to grab an additional $25,000 per year, after taxes, and put it away for your retirement?Well, there is if you take ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on January 18, 2017
Credit Repair Brings Back Homebuyers Ten Years After The Housing Market Crash
So many Americans lost their homes to short sale or foreclosure after the housing market collapse in 2006, yet many of them have already bought ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on January 12, 2017
Where Will Buyers Get The Money To Buy A Home In 2017?
When it comes to buying a home, the greatest issue for the majority of buyers is from where to get the money.Roughly 1 in 4 can pay cash, so ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on December 28, 2016
Three Reasons A Trump Presidency Means Higher Mortgage Interest Rates
Anybody who tells you they know what will happen with mortgage interest rates due to Donald Trump being elected President is taking great liberties ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on December 20, 2016
The Salary You Must Earn To Buy A House In Tallahassee
A recent article showed what it takes to buy a house in different markets across the US, and (of course) it did not include Tallahassee, Florida.One ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on September 14, 2016
Tips For Homebuyers: Borrowing After Bankruptcy And Other Financial Setbacks
The collapse of the housing market in 2006 drove many people to short sales, foreclosures and bankruptcy, causing them to lose their homes as ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on August 2, 2016
Why Your Realtor Recommends Certain Mortgage Lenders (And Not Others)
If you are working with a Realtor to buy a home in Tallahassee, then it's likely that she has recommended you work with a certain lender or two....
Posted by Joe Manausa on February 19, 2016
How To Be A Cash Buyer With No Money Of Your Own
Everybody knows that "cash is king" and that cash buyers have an edge in the real estate market.If you are planning on buying a home in Tallahassee ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on January 18, 2016
How Real Estate Inspections Are Viewed By Your Mortgage Lender
When it comes to financing a home purchase, real estate inspections can be a critical part of the process.Imagine finding out that the loan you ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on January 15, 2016
Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Extended Through 2016
I get readers asking me all the time if the short sale tax forgiveness will be extended, so I'm happy to say ...Yes, Virginia, there is a ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on December 21, 2015
7 Questions You Will Ask Your Mortgage Lender
I was talking to a top mortgage broker in Tallahassee the other day about common questions he gets from buyers and he told me there were seven that ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on November 11, 2015
Why The New Three Day Closing Disclosure Rule Reminds Me Of The Army
The new Three Day Closing Disclosure Rule is now in effect, and it strikes an eerie resemblance to many of the "hurry up and wait" processes that I ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on October 8, 2015
The Most Expensive Home Sold In Tallahassee
Joe Manausa Real Estate recently sold the most expensive home on the market in Tallahassee; the WaterOak Plantation has a new owner.And ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on June 5, 2015
Timeline For Mortgages After Short Sale, Foreclosure & Bankruptcy
Lately, we are often asked what the timeline (or waiting period) is for homebuyers who want to borrow money but have recently been through a ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on March 11, 2015
Follow The Money In Real Estate. Always Follow The Money
Follow the money. Always follow the money. That's what we learned from Hal Holbrook playing "Deep Throat," the anonymous source quoted by Bob ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on March 6, 2015