Banks Resume Tightening Mortgage Guidelines

After a 2-year easing cycle, the nation's biggest banks report that they've reversed course, and are raising the bar on mortgage approvals.

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The Most Expensive ZIP Codes In The Country (2011 Edition)

Using data compiled by real estate market data firm Altos Research, Forbes Magazine presents America's 10 most expensive ZIP codes. California and the New York Metro area dominate the list.

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4 Reasons NOT to Refinance

Mortgage rates are at historic lows & the refi calls continue to come in. However I find myself recommending to not refinance to many clients. Huh?! Yes you heard right! The loan officer (me), who earns a living ONLY when you refinance (commission paid sales person) is telling clients to not pay me! The what-choo-talkin’-bout-Willis look is currently on your ...

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More Risk To Home Affordability : Friday’s Jobs Report

Within the next 48 hours, mortgage rates may get bouncy. The Federal Open Market Committee will adjourn from a 2-day meeting and October's Non-Farm Payrolls report is due for release. Of the two market movers, it's the Non-Farm Payrolls report that may cause the most damage.

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Why Rent? Fixed FHA Mortgages at only 3.75% (5.092 APR)! King of Prussia, Plymouth Meeting, Phoenixville

Why Rent? Fixed FHA Mortgages at only 3.75% (5.092 APR)! King of Prussia, Plymouth Meeting, Phoenixville   Why haven’t you bought a home yet? Is a 20% down payment keeping you from buying a home? Have you rented for a long time & just aren’t sure? Are you a long time renter in the market to buy? Living in the ...

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