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Your Official Mid-Year Mortgage and Homebuying Trend Update

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June 14, 2019

2019 is almost halfway over, and if you’re still planning to buy a home before the year ends, it’s important to be aware of current trends in the real estate and mortgage lending markets so you are prepared when the time comes to buy a home. In the beginning…

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How Can I Find Information About the Neighborhood I Want to Live In?

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May 1, 2019

There are many details that go into finding the perfect location to settle down and buy a home. School districts and crime rates around potential neighborhoods are among the top important factors that home buyers look into before putting in an offer. The question is: How do homebuyers find…

2019 mortgage trends


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4 Mortgage and Homebuying Trends to Know in 2019

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January 14, 2019

If you’re thinking about buying a home in 2019, it always helps to be aware of current trends in the real estate and mortgage lending markets so that you can be ahead of the curve by the time you kick off the process. To help ensure you find your…

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Will My Mortgage Application be Affected by the Government Shutdown?

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January 4, 2019

Our government entered into a partial shutdown at midnight on December 22nd of this year. As I look back, I am disappointed to see that I published an article on this topic almost exactly one year ago. Every day, the news covers “big picture” topics related to the government…

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What the 2019 FHFA Increase in Maximum Conforming Loan Limits Means for You

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December 13, 2018

In case you missed the big news in our industry, The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced the new maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages to be acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Starting in 2019, the maximum conforming loan limit for single family homes will be $484,350, which…

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