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As a Brevard County Mortgage Expert, Joe writes on all things related to the mortage industry and other related events for Brevard County, Fl.
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Another Great month For  Brevard County Real Estate! Here is a powerful and positive little fact: sales for single family residences for Brevard County are up over 22% for July of 2009 verses July of 2008.  That is an astounding year over year number.  Additionally, new listings are down slightly...
08/30/2009
The FHA is a great loan as it gives home owners a very low down payment option, allows features that conventional loans do not (a conventional loan is any loan that is not a government loan), and has historically very low interest rates.  Currently the FHA will allow a loan amount up to $291,250 ...
08/25/2009
According to the  Brevard County MLS, 30% of the single family residence sales, year to date, are marked as bank owned properties.  I am not sure of the exact amount that are short sales, however, these are also dominating the market. While we may be reaching the bottom of the market, these trans...
08/01/2009
Simply put: a short sale is when the seller of a property owes more on the property than they are selling it for.  So if the sellers owe $200,000 on a house, and they are selling it for $150,000, then they are asking the lien holder to take the loss for the difference or the short.  Short sales a...
08/01/2009
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Hard Work Does Not Guarentee Success, But No Work Guarentees FaliureFABREGAS   THis is a great quote.  Over the last few years I have seen this principle make the difference between success and failure.  If you do nothing, you can bet nothing will happen.   Joe Harris Mortgage professional
07/29/2009
Looking though different groups, I continue to see blogs with hundreds of comments.  These blogs are simple, more argumentative than thought provoking, and not that factual.  What kind of blog do I need to write that will have an impact on the Activerain community? Typically, I blog about the mar...
07/28/2009
The YPB is a great local organiztion with the mission statement "To inspire and empower career-minded individuals to engage in civic, social and professional development."  I thought I would put a plug out for this event (which is members only) that is happening tonight. Members only networking ...
07/22/2009
This is what professional service looks like: •  Face to Face meetings •  Full disclosure and explanation of costs and process •  True and dependable Pre-approval •  Professionally managed expectations •  Timely and accurate weekly updates to all parties •  A highly trained and experienced proces...
07/21/2009
As a mortgage professional, I am always looking for ways to market, network, and increase business in an economically sensible way.  I have many different referral relationships currently in place, and my business is fairly strong.  Recently I was invited to a BNI meeting by a very successful rea...
07/17/2009
What a great time to be a first time home buyer Did you know that if you have not owned property in the last 3 years that you are considered a first time homebuyer?  That means that you may be eligible for the $8000 first time homebuyer credit if you purchase a home before December 1st, 2009. The...
07/15/2009
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As a Brevard County Mortgage Expert, Joe writes on all things related to the mortage industry and other related events for Brevard County, Fl.