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[7 Jan 2012 | One Comment | 1,633 views]
Looking back on 2011

In hindsight, it’s clear that 2011 was decidedly mixed in terms of housing markets around the nation.
Freddie Mac – the government sponsored lending giant – projected that lenders would write $1.8 trillion in home loans last year. The group revised that estimate downward to $1 trillion partway through the year and lenders ultimately wrote $1.3 trillion in home loans in 2011.
That’s down 23.53 percent from $1.7 trillion in 2010 and down 60.61 percent from $3.3 trillion when housing markets peaked in 2005. Furthermore, the better-than-expected results had a lot to …

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[22 Aug 2010 | No Comment | 1,070 views]
I’ve chosen my lender, so what’s next?

One of the major steps in purchasing a home, of course, is finding a lender.
While some people are in a position to buy homes outright, most buyers will have to finance their homes. Many buyers start hunting for homes by finding houses in price ranges they believe they can afford then finding lenders – and mortgage packages – that fit their needs.
Once the financing is squared away and a buyer knows which price range to shop in, the next step is to figure out how to find that ideal house …