Category Archives: Home Buying

Tips and tricks and just darn good info on buying your home

A Home Loan from the USDA?

Yep. it’s true. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has an incredible, but little-known, loan program that can help you purchase a home with little or no money down. If you are thinking of buying a home, this is a program … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Buy A Home Now Instead of Spring

5 Reasons to Buy A Home Now Instead of Spring. 5 Reasons to Buy A Home Now Instead of Spring by The KCM Crew on November 25, 2013 in For Buyers Based on prices, mortgage rates and soaring rents, there … Continue reading

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Warren Buffett Speaks on Housing

Warren Buffett speaks on Housing   BUFFETT: I would say the single-family homes are cheap now, too. BECKY: You would? BUFFETT: Yeah, single-family homes— but if I had a way of buying a couple hundred thousand single-family homes and had … Continue reading

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How Purchase Loans are Made – A Step by Step Guide

How Purchase Loans Are Made A Step-By-Step Walkthrough 1. Pre-approval – Get pre-approved for a mortgage and know in advance exactly how much house you can afford. Completing this step will also increase your negotiating power since you’ll be viewed … Continue reading

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Liquidity – A True Indicator of a Healthy Housing Market

Today, we are again honored to have Ken H. Johnson, Ph.D. — Florida International University (FIU) and Editor of the Journal of Housing Research as our guest blogger. To view other research from FIU, visit http://realestate.fiu.edu/. What is the definition of a … Continue reading

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Common Sense Isn’t Common Practice

It used to be that there was logic applied in the world of mortgage lending. An appraiser determined the value of a home by the axiom, “what a reasonable buyer would pay a reasonable seller”. An underwriter weighed the plusses … Continue reading

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HUD $100 Dollar Down Program

HUD has approved a program aimed at putting foreclosed homes back into the hands of owner-occupant buyers. In select states, from now into October of next year, buyers need a down payment of only $100 to purchase a HUD-owned REO … Continue reading

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