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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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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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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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$8000 FIRST TIME HOME BUYER TAX CREDIT CLOSER TO BEING USED FOR DOWNPAYMENT?

May 29, 2009

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FHA plan will stimulate new Orlando home sales and help stabilize Orlando housing market Today, while speaking to the National Association of Home Builders, U.S. Housing and Urban Development [HUD], Secretary Shaun Donovan announced that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will indeed allow homebuyers to apply the $8,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit toward the purchase [...]

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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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Getting Started With an Longwood First-Time Home Buyer FHA Mortgage

May 23, 2009

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Being an FHA licensed Longwood mortgage company, we at Trinity Mortgage feel honored to offer our First-Time Home Buyers with Longwood Government-backed FHA programs that can truly provide for the American Dream of home ownership. With low down payment requirements, competitive mortgage interest rates, flexible credit history guidelines, and common sense underwriting practices, FHA mortgage [...]

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Psych! Just Kidding! HUD Giveth and HUD Taketh Away…

May 13, 2009

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Phew – I am sure glad the last blog-post subject line had a question mark in it! Guess what disappeared… the mortgagee letter that was on HUDs website about this ability to “use the $8000 First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit” – yeah… its gone! As of today you can not use the tax credit [...]

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$8000 First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit can be used for Down-payment?

May 13, 2009

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Is Zero-down back for Lake Mary’s First Time Home Buyers?  Could be.  This is the next best news to working with Florida’s #1 FHA Mortgage Broker.  This info was released right at the close of business yesterday – getting it to you ASAP! Hot off the press! 4:47 PM ET -  Shaun Donovan, secretary of [...]

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Lake Mary home deals: Super Bowl is a line in the sand.

February 4, 2009

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The Super Bowl Weekend [wow, what a game - huh?] traditionally marks the start of the Lake Mary real estate Spring Buying Season. Anecdotally, Lake Mary real estate agents will tell you that buyer activity tends to tick higher at this time of the year… and I tend to agree. I have seen a definite [...]

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