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First Time Home Buyer Loans in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

June 23, 2013

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The good thing about being a first time home buyer in Ft. Lauderdale, FL is all of the mortgage financing options that are available.  In order to help those taking the leap into home ownership, several government backed agencies offer guarantees on loans that make lenders more comfortable with issuing loans to people without extensive [...]

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Getting a Mortgage to Buy a Homein Tallahassee, FL

June 13, 2013

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The purchase of a home is one of the biggest and perhaps most exciting purchases that most people will ever make.  Home ownership is a major part of the American dream that nearly everyone wants to achieve.  However, the process of getting a mortgage and actually moving forward with a home purchase in Tallahassee, FL [...]

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The Benefits of HARP 2 for Port Saint Lucie, FL Homeowners

May 25, 2013

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If they own a home in Port Saint Lucie, Florida and are underwater – which means that their home is worth less than the balance remaining on the mortgage – then homeowners might be able to qualify for government backed refinance assistance through President Obama’s Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP). To date, the HARP program [...]

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Home Appraised for Less than the Purchase Price?

April 30, 2013

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There are two primary reasons why a home would be appraised.  It could be because the owner is looking to sell the home and wants to get an idea of what price to ask for, or it could be because the owner is trying to refinance and needs a home appraisal as part of refinancing [...]

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The Value of the Perfect Loan File

August 15, 2012

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Click the image to view a 2012 Forbes article explaining that it is the Perfect Loan FILE, not The Perfect BORROWER that seems to matter to lenders nowadays. Learn Why.   `The Perfect Loan File Article – Forbes Magazine 3-12 Chris Brown Chris Brown is the premier expert on HARP loans and Government FHA and [...]

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I have PMI on my Florida Mortgage, will the PMI go up with a HARP Refinance?

March 16, 2012

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Watch the video to learn about the requirements with the HARP Program and what Florida HARP Lenders may be a resource for you if you currently have PMI [Private Mortgage Insurance] on your loan. Join our CLOSED Facebook Group | Apply for HARP now. Certified Mortgage Planners and Chris Brown are nationally recognized HARP Experts [...]

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Would My HARP Refinance in Orlando, Florida Work the Same With Fannie As With Freddie?

March 14, 2012

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Orlando, Florida HARP Refinances would be only slightly different for a family whose loan is backed by Fannie than a family whose loan is backed by Freddie. The most notable difference is that Fannie will allow you to roll in all your closing costs if needed, but Freddie will only allow up to $5000. In [...]

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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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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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