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Top 5 Mortgage and Real Estate Trends and Predictions for 2015

Now that the holiday season has come to an end, it’s a good time to reflect on the past year as we try to forecast what’s up ahead for the Mortgage Industry in 2015! As the housing market turns a corner into the New Year, the U.S. economy is well-positioned to sustain a 3% growth […]
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On Q’s Twelve-Week Moving Checklist

You’ve bought your dream home and it’s perfect! It has curb appeal, plenty of storage, and that breakfast nook you’ve always wanted. Now you just have to move in! If you just cringed, you’re not alone. Whether it’s your first move or tenth, moving can be daunting and stressful! Organizing, packing, changing your address, cleaning […]
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Weekly Market Update

Here is what was at the top of the headlines for the mortgage industry this past week.   Fannie Mae Official Details Plans on Low Down Payment Mortgages. In an interview, the chief executive of Fannie Mae, Timothy J. Mayopoulos, said that he expected Fannie’s low-down-payment mortgages to cost the borrower less than similar loans available […]
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Weekly Market Update

Here is what was at the top of the headlines for the mortgage industry this past week.   Veterans Have Created a Housing Boom. The VA’s home-purchase financing program is now at record levels. New loans to buy houses have more than doubled since 2007. Since 2011, when VA-backed mortgages represented about 3 percent of total […]
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Home Sales Up 6.5 Percent, Prices Edge Towards Pre-Crash Levels

Sales of existing homes increased strongly in July, and median home prices are now nearing their pre-crash peak National Association of Realtors® (NAR) said today. Sales in July rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.39 million units. This represented an increase of 6.5 percent from the revised (from 5.08 million) estimate for June […]
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Going Green? Follow This Guide to Finding an Energy Efficient Home

In February of this past year, the National Association of Home Builders conducted a study which showed that one of the most important qualities new home buyers seek is an energy-efficient home. They went on to add “Nine out of ten buyers would rather buy a home with energy-efficient features and permanently lower utility bills […]