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Rates Keep Falling for Tampa First Time Home Buyers

May 19, 2013

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Mortgage rates have slipped for the sixth week in a row, and that’s good news for first time home buyers in and around Tampa, FL.  The most up to date numbers, based on data compiled by government backed Freddie Mac, shows that rates for a 30-year fixed mortgage are now as low as about three [...]

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First Time Home Buyer Loans in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

May 17, 2013

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For the first time home buyer in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, even one with little to no credit history, there are several options when it comes to getting approved for a mortgage.  Several government agencies back mortgages; that is, they insure the mortgages against default, which makes lenders much more willing to work with Fort Lauderdale [...]

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Significance of the Home Buyer Tax Credit Extension and Changes

November 6, 2009

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UPDATED – November 7th, 2009 **It is LAW – signed by Obama on Friday**! The Florida First-Time Home buyer Tax Credit may soon be known as the Home Buyer Tax Credit… being opened to non-first time buyers for the first time. As you have likely already read on My FHA Mortgage Blog – the Florida [...]

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Congress Expands And Extends The First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit

November 6, 2009

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Congress both extended and expanded the First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit program Thursday. The White House says the President will sign it into law today. The up-to-$8000 tax credit’s expiration date has been pushed forward to spring, requiring homebuyers to be under contract by April 30, 2010, and to be closed by June 30, 2010. The program’s [...]

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Fox 35 News Report Video: True Story on the First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit

October 8, 2009

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Andrea Tlumacki was one of the “action takers”.  With the deadline of the $8000 First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit looming – it is important to have a game plan.  Many folks are focused on the Nov. 30th deadline.  Okay… but many are not “reverse-engineering” the calendar in order to determine milestones that one needs [...]

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Florida – The First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit Dates to know…

October 8, 2009

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As covered on Fox 35 News: Email Chris your questions now. The government’s $8000 First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit available for Lake Mary Real Estate expires Nov. 30 — a short sixty-ish days from now. When you consider that in the “New World” of Lake Mary Real Estate financing, closings can take up to 45-60 [...]

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Another Sign Of Economic Recovery : Consumer Sentiment Rising

September 1, 2009

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In a bit of good news for the economy, Consumer Sentiment fell to 4-month lows in August.  The drop wasn’t “good news”, per se, but because it wasn’t nearly as large as economists expected, Wall Street cheered it. The index, jointly published by the University of Michigan and Reuters, measures how Americans feel about their situation [...]

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week : August 31, 2009

August 31, 2009

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Mortgage markets were flat last week overall, although mortgage rates were somewhat volatile from day-to-day. For rate shoppers, the best pricing was available Monday morning and Friday afternoon — everything in between was slightly elevated. It’s the second consecutive week in which rates finished unchanged. There was a string of good news last week about [...]

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Orlando Mortgage Rates – Get Ready.. Get Set… Wait, No Move, No wait…

June 23, 2009

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Orlando Mortgage rates are suffering through another volatile week, causing problems for mortgage rate shoppers and Orlando home buyers. After falling Monday and Tuesday, mortgage rates surged Wednesday and Thursday.  The momentum higher appears to be carrying into the weekend, too. There are several data-related reasons for the mortgage market’s spastic activity this week: Unemployment [...]

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You read it right – Orlando Mortgage Rates went up over .500% yesterday!

May 28, 2009

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The country’s, including Orlando, mortgage rates rose by 0.625 percent yesterday [Wednesday] – Ouch! Yes, you read it right. Zero-point-six-two-five percent. The surprise surge in pricing started shortly after 1:00 P.M. ET, then continued all the way until the market’s closing. It was the sharpest one-day surge in mortgage rates in recent history. Perhaps ever. [...]

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