Category Archives: FHA & VA Loans

Down Payment Delemma?

Some helpful hints for Down Payment Assistance from California Association of REALTORS®.  In a Buyer’s market, sometimes the seller will credit buyer’s closing cost which helps with funds out-of-pocket too.  When the market swings to a buyer’s market, check out … Continue reading

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What is an ADU & Why You Should Care?

Great Information if you are looking for additional space to care for loved ones and/or  several other options.  Check out this article from the LifeEdited.com website.   Dawn David Friedlander Architecture Jan 4, 2013 Accessory Dwelling Unit ADU Architecture What is an ADU … Continue reading

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Homebuying Mistakes by Generation

Make sure you check out these “Observations”.  They may help save you time and money!  Dawn

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Visual Impact of an Interest Rate Increase

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Why Everyone Is Talking About Mortgage Rates

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2015 Source: Freddie Mac Borrowing costs got even cheaper for home buyers and refinancers this week, as mortgage rates continued to descend. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.66 percent this week, the … Continue reading

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HAFA Eligibility Checklist

I just listened to a webinar that mentioned that the HAFA (Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives) program has been exteneded through the end of  2014 CORRECTED – SHOULD BE  2013.  Now IF the Debt Forgiveness Act is extended also, we will have a … Continue reading

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VA Loans ~ Help to Understand the Process ~

The absolute first thing you must do in order to get a VA-Backed Loan is to obtain your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) Two  links to help you are: Online at the eBenefits portal at http://www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans/elig_center.as  2.  Here is the expanded … Continue reading

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