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  • It's tough to get mortgage in Orlando — especially for Hispanics

    It's tough to get mortgage in Orlando — especially for Hispanics
    Orlando homebuyers, particularly Hispanics, have had a more difficult time getting approved for mortgages than buyers nationally, a new study shows. About 17 percent of mortgage applications were denied in Metro Orlando in 2013. Nationally, the...
  • Home sales show best January in eight years

    Home sales show best January in eight years
    Confidence in the economy and low interest rates contributed to the best January home sales the Baltimore area has seen in eight years, suggesting a strong start to the spring market, analysts and real estate agents said. Showings at open houses this...
  • Easier mortgage terms seem to be catching on

    Easier mortgage terms seem to be catching on
    Mortgage lenders appear to be loosening their purse strings, largely as a result of major changes recently announced to government-based loan products. An index on mortgage credit availability calculated by the Mortgage Bankers Association ticked up 1.8...
  • Millennials are finally entering home-buying market

    Millennials are finally entering home-buying market
    Call them the prodigal millennials: Statistical measures and anecdotal reports suggest that young couples and singles in their late 20s and early 30s have begun making a belated entry into the home-buying market, pushed by mortgage rates in the mid-3%...
  • Millennials jump into the mortgage market

    Call them the prodigal millennials: Statistical measures and anecdotal reports suggest that young couples and singles in their late 20s and early 30s have begun making a belated entry into the home buying market, pushed by mortgage rates in the mid-3...
  • DO RENTAL CAPS IN A COMMUNITY HELP OR HURT? (Part II, Homeowners' Associations)

    Blog sponsored by Becker & Poliakoff As we addressed in Part I of this Blog, we are often asked about how the association can provide for a cap on the number of homes that can be rented within their community or if the association can even completely...
  • Obama's middle class 'help' is useless

    Obama's middle class 'help' is useless
    All we hear from President Barack Obama is that he is for the middle class. Well, I consider myself middle class. I am a retired homeowner, so let's see how this pans out for me. 1. Estates to pay capital gains taxes on securities at the time they're...
  • Former NFL player sentenced in mortgage fraud

    Former NFL player sentenced in mortgage fraud
    A former NFL player was sentenced Friday for his role in a South Florida-based $7 million mortgage fraud scheme targeting distressed homeowners nationwide, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Jeffrey Charles Leroy Taylor, 40, was sentenced to three years...
  • Mortgage sweet mortgage: What to look for in a home loan

    With the New Year upon us, most of us are knee-deep in working through our resolutions and planning for the year ahead. If one of your goals this year involves buying a house, then you have the time-consuming project of sorting through mountains of...
  • Not all buyers benefit from lower FHA interest rates

    If you saw the White House announcement of lower insurance payments on Federal Housing Administration home mortgages earlier this month, you might have wondered: Does this matter to me as a potential home buyer or refinancer? Who specifically will benefit...
  • DO RENTAL CAPS IN A COMMUNITY HELP OR HURT? (Part I, Condominiums)

    Blog sponsored by Becker & Poliakoff Often in order for Unit Owners to obtain FHA financing, or simply to reduce the number of tenants in a community, associations ask about amending their Declaration to provide for a cap on the number of Units that can...