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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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My three cents.  Wonder what the refund would be worth now?  And I wonder if I can still get the three cents?  I looked for a date and found none but this refund has to be old because Montgomery Ward & Co. has not been around in a long, long time.  If I lived close enough to the banks listed perh...

By Bob Elliot, 20+ Yrs Local Industry Experience
(RE/MAX RESULTS)
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Forbes and other reputable publications have predicted a continued rise in interest rates over 2019. The initial shock of the Fed's action caused a slowdown in real estate markets over the final part of 2018. As the shock wears off, experts are divided as to whether more expensive money will cont...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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32514 Pensacola Florida News: The top 8 mortgage lenders?Wells Fargo re-entered the No. 1 spot for total lending volume in 2017, according to an iEmergent analysis, with Quicken Loans now at No. 2. Read more.  Call or Text Charles Stallions Now 850-476-4494 for any of you real estate related ques...

By Eric J, Dream Home Financing
(Eric J - Dream Home Financing)
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Can I Get a Bank Statement Cash Out Refinance Loan?Bank statement loans are for self employed borrowers who cannot document enough income to qualify for a mortgage. They qualify using the average deposits in their personal and or business accounts for 12-24 months. Now, this program is also avail...

By Chris Goulart, California Hard Money Loans & Solutions
(All California Lending)
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I work with a lot of real estate investors and other business people every day.  These people are contacting me because they need access to capital.  The use of that capital can vary, but that is why potential clients contact me.  One source of capital that often goes overlooked in my niche is ta...

By Bob Elliot, 20+ Yrs Local Industry Experience
(RE/MAX RESULTS)
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Last week's economic reports included readings on inflation and retail sales. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were also released.Retail Sales Grow, Inflation Unchanged in NovemberNovember retail sales grew by 0.20 percent in November as compared to expectations of 0.10 pe...

By Gary Massey, CPA, Atlanta's Small Business CPA
(Massey and Company CPA)
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 Do you have unfiled tax returns?  Check out our latest YouTube video on Missing Tax Returns:  3 Tips for the Non-Filer. Click here to go the YouTube Video:    https://youtu.be/8qXXTjOJz8M Questions?  Call or email.  Contact information is below.  Gary Massey, CPAMassey and Company CPAAtlanta, GA...

By Mark Gowlovech
(HomeSmart)
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Direct Hard Money Private Lenders Fix&Flip, Cash Out, Construction Over $40,000,000 Funded and YOU ARE NEXT! All of Your Funding Problems are Solved Here! Get the Lowest Possible Rate Term Guaranteed Rates From 5.99% APR* If You Are Not Using Level 4 Funding You're Probably Paying Way Too Much C...

By Wayne L. Brown
(Franklin Advantage Inc.)
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FHA As announced today in Mortgagee Letter 2018-11 the low-cost and high-cost county limits have increased effective with case numbers assigned on or after January 1, 2019. Loan limits are county specific.  The low-cost areas mortgage limits have increased to: One-unit: $314,827 Two-unit: $403,12...

By Bill Kamboukos
(Strategic Mortgage)
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 FHA home loan limits are once again increasing for HUD insured FHA mortgages. The new loan limits are $314,827, up from the current limit of $294,515. What this means is that for someone looking to purchase a home with the 3.5% minimum down payment, using an FHA loan, can now do so, up to a $326...

By Bill Kamboukos
(Strategic Mortgage)
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           VA home loan limits are once again increasing for Veteran’s Administration backed home mortgages. The new loan limits are $484,350, up from the current limit of $453,100.             This is the third year in a row that VA loan limits have increased and continues to show the strengthen...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
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FHA As announced today in Mortgagee Letter 2018-11 the low-cost and high-cost county limits have increased effective with case numbers assigned on or after January 1, 2019. Loan limits are county specific.  The low-cost areas mortgage limits have increased to: One-unit: $314,827 Two-unit: $403,1...

By Brian Skaar, VA, Jumbo, FHA & Conv Direct Lender (760) 752-4480
(VanDyk Mortgage - VA, FHA, Conventional, VA Jumbo, Jumbo, Purchase Loans, & Refinance, Direct Lender)
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  For the Week Ending December 14, 2018 Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets.   The Fed's plans to continue raising policy rates next year may be on hold. However, a policy rate hike at next week's FOMC meeting is still likely. The core co...

By Donald Payne
(Vision Realty)
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Probably one of the most common phone calls I get right after someone has purchased a home is if they are paying their mortgage to the right person. You might think you're getting your home loan through X company but within a couple of weeks or maybe even before you make your first mortgage payme...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
Comments 0
  FHA home loan limits are once again increasing for HUD insured FHA mortgages. The new loan limits are $314,827, up from the current limit of $294,515.   What this means is that for someone looking to purchase a home with the 3.5% minimum down payment, using an FHA loan, can now do so, up to a ...

By Brian Skaar, VA, Jumbo, FHA & Conv Direct Lender (760) 752-4480
(VanDyk Mortgage - VA, FHA, Conventional, VA Jumbo, Jumbo, Purchase Loans, & Refinance, Direct Lender)
Comments 0
For the Week Ending December 6, 2018 Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets.   The yield on 5-year Treasury bonds slipped below the rate on 2-year Treasuries, called an 'inversion.' Inverted yield curves could be a sign of a future recessio...

By Karen Schimpf, When the Bank Says No, I CAN Get Your Deal CLOSED!
(Commercial Capital Ltd.)
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https://flic.kr/p/bbi8LaInvestors...Financing Designed For Your NeedsThe Investor Blanket Loans for Residential Properties is FINALLY HERE!This is probably the most important loan to come out since the '08 financial crash. This loan allows investors in residential properties (Single family, duple...

By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
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Go from credit challenged to credit genius with this 16 week video series from Paragon Credit Services! This first video will show an overview on how your credit score works and how it can help you buy a home. Watch the video for full details!We would love the opportunity to assist with all of yo...

By James Wade, Tax attorney serving clients in Portland, ME
(Law Office of James D. Wade)
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How IRS Collections Works: What You Need to Know? My firm focuses on helping taxpayers in Portland, Maine with IRS tax problems. One of the keys to resolving their tax issues is understanding the process. From filing a tax return to the final notice of intent to levy, there is a logical sequence ...

By James Wade, Tax attorney serving clients in Portland, ME
(Law Office of James D. Wade)
Comments 1
IRS Collection Notices: What Do They Mean? My firm focuses on taxpayers in Portland, Maine with IRS tax problems. I frequently receive calls from panicked taxpayers regarding IRS collection notices they received in the mail. The person on the phone is deeply concerned, afraid of what the IRS may ...