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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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How QR Codes Can Grow Your Business

What are QR codes and how can they help your business? Quick Response codes (QR codes) and other two-dimensional codes are expected to achieve widespread use this year – and for good reason. Consumers want immediate access to what’s relevant and QR codes … Continue reading

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FHFA Sues 17 Large Financial Institutions

WASHINGTON — The federal agency that oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac filed lawsuits Friday against 17 financial institutions, including some of the largest American banks, alleging that they made misrepresentations when they sold private-label mortgage-backed securities to Fannie and … Continue reading

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Why Refinance Back into a 30-Year Loan? Refinance Your Mortgage for Rate and Payment Reductions

One of the biggest reasons homeowners refinance their mortgage is to obtain a lower interest rate and lower monthly payments. By refinancing, the borrower pays off their existing mortgage and replaces it with a new one. This can often be … Continue reading

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The Week in Review – Ending 8/19

“Volatility” is Wall Street’s favorite term for losing your shirt. Volatility means down and up and down and up, a transient emotional upset. That’s not what this is. The Dow set one of its highs since the Great Recession began, … Continue reading

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Weekly Talking Points – 8-15-2011

Moody’s now rates the chances of the U.S. economy falling back into recession at roughly 1 in 3. We don’t have to look far to find a more depressing outlook. The harshly sober view of economist Nouriel Roubini sees little … Continue reading

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Weekly Talking Points – 8/09/2011

Bill Miller, chief investment officer of Legg Mason Capital Management, had this to say about Standard & Poors’ downgrading of American debt: “The action was wholly unnecessary and the timing could not have been worse. Compounding this, the reasoning was … Continue reading

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