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 Luxury Houses For Sale In Tallahassee
Joe Manausa Real Estate recently sold the most expensive home on the market in Tallahassee; the WaterOak Plantation has a new owner.
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
Seller Financing Can Bring Buyer And Seller Together In Real Estate
There are many people who are recovering from the real estate bubble that could benefit from an understanding of seller financing for residential ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on October 7, 2014
Assumable Mortgages - Two Ways They Are Aiding The Real Estate Market Recovery
I received a note from a reader regarding assumable mortgages, and it asked me to help "get the word out" about one of the old solutions to a major ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on August 19, 2014
Mortgage Interest Rates Fall, Home Affordability Rises
Last week, mortgage interest rates hit a new low for 2014, meaning buyers can get "more home" without increasing their desired monthly payment.I ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on May 15, 2014
What Fixed Rate Mortgage Loan Is Right For You?
With mortgage interest rates so low, many of the people buying a home in Tallahassee are wondering whether they should go with a 15 year mortgage or ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on March 14, 2014
It's Time To Extend The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act
I am not sure why, but there isn't much talk yet about extending the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act into 2015.
Before you (yawn) and ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on December 11, 2013
What Will Happen In Real Estate When Mortgage Interest Rates Rise
We all know that it is not a matter of "if," but "when?" So what do you think will happen to home values when mortgage interest rates rise?It's time ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on November 13, 2013
Don't Have A Bag Of Cash? Get A Mortgage
One bit of advice I would give anybody looking to buy a home is to either pull together all the cash that you need or get a mortgage approval before ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on October 18, 2013
Where To Get The Money Needed For Buying A Home
If you plan on buying a home sometime soon, you might be curious about how you are going to pay for a home.There are plenty of options for those with ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on October 15, 2013