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Forget About the Bank of Mom and Dad — Here’s How You Can Save Your Own Down Payment

  Since you’ll want to have approximately 20% of the purchase price of your home for a down payment, it can seem nearly impossible to come up with the funds. Fortunately, there are a few ways that you can save a little over time and not have to borrow from the Bank of Mom and… Continue reading Forget About the Bank of Mom and Dad — Here’s How You Can Save Your Own Down Payment

Buyer · Community · Foreclosure · Home Tips · Informed Consumers · mortgage · Real Estate · Yardsale

Finding Your Latte Factor: 3 Ways to Find the Money to Make Extra Mortgage Payments  

It’s not common for many a homeowner to struggle with making their monthly mortgage payment. However, simply because it can seem hard to come up with the funds monthly doesn’t mean it’s not possible to find the money for extra mortgage payments each year. If you’re wondering how you can pay down your mortgage debt… Continue reading Finding Your Latte Factor: 3 Ways to Find the Money to Make Extra Mortgage Payments  

Foreclosure · Property Management · Seller

Who Is In My House??? No, Really…

As someone who works with investors looking for their next flip, or property for a rental home to put in our property management program, this question has come up.  ( not as much as you think, but something to be informed about) Squatter: squat·ter ˈskwätər/ noun 1. a person who unlawfully occupies an uninhabited building or unused… Continue reading Who Is In My House??? No, Really…

Foreclosure

Do You Know What You’re Getting Into? No, Really, Do You??

You see them in almost every community, and advertised everywhere.  They are….Foreclosures…. There is no doubt that these bank owned properties can save home buyers a great deal of money, and a great way for investors to build their portfolio. These homes are sold typically much lower than other comparable in the neighborhood which attracts a… Continue reading Do You Know What You’re Getting Into? No, Really, Do You??

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$25B settlement reached over foreclosure abuses; NBC12 News, for Richmond, VA

WASHINGTON (AP) – A landmark $25 billion settlement with the nation’s top mortgage lenders was hailed by government officials Thursday as long-overdue relief for victims of foreclosure abuses. But consumer advocates countered that far too few people will benefit. The deal will reduce loans for only a fraction of those Americans who owe more than… Continue reading $25B settlement reached over foreclosure abuses; NBC12 News, for Richmond, VA