Monthly Archives: October 2016

Mortage Rates Slip

Mortgage Rates Ease From Recent Spike, Closer to Near Record Lows MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Oct 27, 2016) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates slipping from … Continue reading

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So Cal Home Sales Dip in September

Southern California home sales dip in September By Andrew Khouri October 26, 2016 The Southern California real estate market took a breather in September, with sales dipping slightly as the market entered a typically slower season amid price gains that … Continue reading

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New Mortgage Programs Help Many

New programs make mortgages available for many who had been frozen out By Kenneth R. Harney October 12, 2016 So you still think it’s impossible to get a mortgage because lenders’ standards continue to be super-strict and your profile doesn’t … Continue reading

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Divorcing the House

HOW TO DEAL WITH YOUR HOUSE DURING A DIVORCE By Jaymi Naciri October 19, 2016 Ending your marriage? Been there. And it stinks, especially if you have to unravel your financial interests and what once represented your shared dreams at … Continue reading

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Secret Payoff Schemes raise Settlement Costs

After court ruling, secret payoff schemes may raise settlement costs By Kenneth R. Harney October 19, 2016 A decision last week by a federal appellate court is casting new light on practices in the real estate field that buyers and … Continue reading

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No Recent Death Disclosure Necessary

DEATH IS NO BIG DEAL AS FAR AS REAL ESTATE DISCLOSURES GO By Bob Hunt Monday, 10 October 2016 “Oh, death, where is thy sting?” (I Corinthians 15:55) Poor death. Its occurrence now isn’t even a material fact under California … Continue reading

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2017 Real Estate Market could be Hot

THE 2017 REAL ESTATE FORECAST: HOT WITH A CHANCE OF SCORCHING! By Jaymi Naciri October 5, 2016 According to forecasts just released from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the Mortgage Bankers’ Association (MBA), and Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, … Continue reading

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Condo Mortgages may be getting easier

Barriers to condo mortgages may be coming down, but details remain to be set By Kenneth R. Harney October 5, 2016 For many condominium buyers and sellers, the Obama administration delivered what seemed like encouraging news last week: The Federal … Continue reading

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