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By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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Do-it-yourselfers will always be a part of our society. But for many people, there comes a time when the frustration of doing it on their own far outweighs the cost of calling in a professional. When an individual who is trying to sell their own home arrives at this conclusion, you want to be th...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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Type A: A tendency towards tenseness, impatience, and aggressiveness. Type B: A tendency towards a relaxed manner, patience, and friendliness. Both of these personality types have their merits, and both tendencies exist in all of us to some degree. But when it comes to home buyers, Type As are th...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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With all of the debate going on about the how and why we should or should not raise the national debt ceiling, I began to think more local and more personal.  I started to think of the "debt ceiling" of a potential home buyer.  I would like to lay out a scenario for you and then get your opinion ...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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What's Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week : July 25, 2011 As the Greek sovereign debt situation came closer to final resolution, mortgage markets worsened last week and  the U.S. housing market showed signs of life. After many weeks, European leaders agreed on a financial package for Greece that ...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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The government says, "A strong spring season helped home values recover".  And according to the Federal Home Finance Agency's Home Price Index, home prices rose a seasonally-adjusted 0.4 percent from April to May. It's actually the HPI's second straight increase, and puts the monthly index at its...

By Jenny McCarty, "Jenny The Realtor"
(JTR Property Network at Keller Williams Realty Red River)
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So I must apologize, but I had every intention of videoing our foundation being stressed. However, I missed the foundation guys! They were supposed to come on Wednesday, and apparently came on Tuesday instead =( Have no fear though! I found a great video on YouTube that shows the process of stres...

By Jenny McCarty, "Jenny The Realtor"
(JTR Property Network at Keller Williams Realty Red River)
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The number one thing you can do to ease the stress of moving with your pets is plan ahead!  Not only do you want to reduce the stress on yourself, but you animals as well.  Each pet will react differently to the move, so you'll want to address them individually (just like you would your children...

By Jenny McCarty, "Jenny The Realtor"
(JTR Property Network at Keller Williams Realty Red River)
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Previous Post from Jenny The Realtor:  Building a New Home | Part 1: Preparing the Foundation Pouring the concrete is not as exciting as you might think!  Ha! But it did go a lot faster than I expected.  It was pretty fantastic to see large pump truck pump so much concrete so fast.  At this point...

By Jenny McCarty, "Jenny The Realtor"
(JTR Property Network at Keller Williams Realty Red River)
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Building a home is a complex process that takes many steps. The first and most important is preparing and building the foundation.  Here we will focus on the preparation.     After receiving the building permit the lot is surveyed out to ensure correct placement of the home.  This is very importa...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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In June Retail Sales Rise For 12th Straight Month  The American Consumer will not be deterred. Despite worsening jobless figures and an increase in the Cost of Living, Retail Sales are climbing. In June, for the 12th straight month, retail receipts rose, excluding cars and auto parts. Analysts ex...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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For The 9th Straight Month, Foreclosure Filings Fall For the 9th straight month last month, foreclosure activity slowed. According to foreclosure-tracking firm RealtyTrac, the number of foreclosure filings dropped 29 percent nationwide on an annual basis in June. The phrase "foreclosure filing" i...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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What Is Annual Percentage Rate (APR)? More commonly called APR, Annual Percentage Rate is a government-mandated mortgage comparison tool. It measures the total cost of borrowing over the life of a loan into dollars-and-cents. A loan's APR is printed in the top-left corner of the Federal Truth-In-...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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Get ready for another busy week... and possible volatility. This week's inflation reports and upcoming auctions will determine if the rally continues. The week starts with the Balance of Trade report on Tuesday and the release of the Fed’s FOMC Meeting Minutes on Wednesday. The big news hits tow...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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    "HE THAT SPEAKS MUCH, IS MUCH MISTAKEN." Those words by Benjamin Franklin rang true last week, after a report earlier in the week had the markets buzzing about the potential for a strong Jobs Report... only to have those expectations crash at week’s end. Here’s what happened and how it impact...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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It's dry in our corner of the world and my husband (affectionately referred to as the "Farmer") is concerned. Everywhere I go, people are talking about the drought. "I have never seen it this dry before...." old-timers are saying. The Farmer's friends and family are all concerned about their catt...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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Is Active Rain the best thing since sliced bread? I am a "Newbie" to Active Rain - posting my very first blog just a few weeks ago!  Today,  37 days, 38 blogs, one featured post, over 21,800 points, and SEVERAL new friends and acquaintenances, later.....YES - I DO think Active Rain IS the best th...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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I discovered this unbelievably cool ad while reading a recent leadership blog by Chris LoCurto.  Chris is one of Dave Ramsey's key leaders (Total Money Makeover).  I am a regular follower of his blog and one of his "top commenters" (he gives away a book to each of his top 10 commenters every mont...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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  Friday morning, at 8:30 AM ET, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its June Non-Farm Payrolls report. If you or your client is currently shopping for a mortgage, or maybe even floating a mortgage interest rate, be prepared! Mortgage rates can change following the monthly report's release. ...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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What To Know Before You Move To A New Neighborhood   Home buyers tend to research homes a lot. They look at square footage, upgrades, landscaping, even community statistics! And just about every other "number" on which they can get their hands. But those are just statistics. What about the home's...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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What's Ahead For Mortgage Rates : Week Of July 5, 2011 Mortgage markets worsened last week as Wall Street's renewed optimism pushed equities to their best one-week gain in 2 years. The change in sentiment was bad news for rate shoppers, however, as investors pored into stocks at the expense of bo...

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