Six must-haves for mortgage approval

Interest rates are hovering around historical lows, and low interest rates increase affordability, making it easier for buyers to qualify. Yet stories of buyers waiting months to gain loan approval and home purchase transactions not closing on time due to lender’s strict underwriting are all too common. Some buyers are turned down for illogical reasons. …

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Snore rooms – the new rage in housing

Have you heard of the new trend in housing construction: snore rooms? Neither had I until I read this article by MSNBC.com: That’s it honey, I’ll be in the snore room Builders catering to couples who start the night together but end separately Judy MacDonald faces a near-nightly domestic conflict. When she wakes around 2 …

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NAR Home Buyer and Seller Survey Shows Value of Long-Term Home Ownership

Home buyers today have affirmed a long-term view of home ownership, the typical seller is experiencing positive returns and the vast majority of home owners see their property as a good investment, according to the latest consumer survey of home buyers and sellers. The study was released here today at the 2010 REALTORS┬« Conference & …

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