When Mortgage Interest Rates Return To Normal
One of the more popular phrases we're hearing from home sellers and buyers alike is "when mortgage rates return to normal." Specifically, many tell ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on August 28, 2023
A Win-Win Solution: How Seller Financing Benefits Buyers and Sellers
Owner financing, also known as seller financing or seller carryback, is a creative alternative to traditional mortgage financing.
In owner ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on May 29, 2023
The Impact of Interest Rates on the Housing Market
Mortgage interest rates play a crucial role in determining the health and stability of the housing market.
When interest rates are low, more people ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on February 6, 2023
The Second Stage Of The Home Affordability Crisis Is Well Under Way
The first stage of falling home affordability began three years ago, as falling inventories of homes for sale led to bidding wars and skyrocketing ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on May 9, 2022
What Are The Benefits Of A 40-Year Mortgage Amortization?
If you have ever borrowed money to buy a home, then you are probably aware of the 30-year and 15-year fixed-rate loans. But what about the 40-year ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on November 18, 2021
How Much Money Do You Need To Buy A Home Today?
Five percent down? Twenty percent down? No money down? Closing costs? Exactly how much cash do you need in hand to buy a home today?
Perhaps the most ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on November 15, 2021
Pending Home Sales Report March 2021
The March Pending Home Sales Report is a leading indicator of home sales, meaning it provides an earlier insight into housing market activity than we ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on March 29, 2021
Don't Let These Mortgage Lender Tricks Fool You!
The majority of people who buy a home end up borrowing money through a mortgage loan for the bulk of the purchase.
In the past, buyers typically ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on February 4, 2021
How To Buy A Home With Very Little Cash
A common problem that buyers face is saving enough cash to buy a home. Often it's not an issue with credit scores, rather it's saving enough ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on January 23, 2020
Mortgage Interest Rates 20% Lower Than Last January
Mortgage interest rates are currently 20% below where they were one year ago, perhaps a signal that the housing market could push higher.
Posted by Joe Manausa on January 13, 2020
The Biggest Change For VA Loans In 75 Years
If you have access to a VA Loan, then you are going to be blown away with the news that I have for you today.
The VA Home Loan Program began in 1944 ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on December 13, 2019
Will New FHA Rule Destroy Vibrant Housing Market?
Several months ago, the FHA announced that it was going to tighten up its lending standards as the year progressed. The year is progressing.
What we ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on May 20, 2019
Mortgage Broker Answers First Time Home Buyer Loan Questions
Most first time home buyers have a lot of questions about borrowing money, and many turn to lenders and mortgage brokers late in the process to find ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on February 28, 2019
Answers To Mortgage Questions You'll Have When Buying A Home
Don't Market These Mortgage Mistakes!
We maintain relationships with several prominent mortgage lenders and reach out to them from time to time to ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on February 1, 2019
How Does The Government Shutdown Effect Mortgage Loans?
The federal government shutdown has exceeded three weeks, set a new duration record, and is threatening several aspects of the Tallahassee real ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on January 14, 2019
Mortgage Questions Answered By A Trusted Advisor
If you are planning to buy a home in Tallahassee, then you're likely to need a mortgage. Because a mortgage represents the bulk of the purchase ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on January 4, 2019
Why You Should Assume A VA Mortgage Loan
Don't Market These Mortgage Mistakes!
If you find a home you want to buy that is currently financed with a VA Loan, you might want to consider an ...
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?
Posted by Joe Manausa on June 26, 2017