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Timely and relevant information about obtaining a mortgage, credit scores, FHA, VA, and No Down Payment Loans in the DC Metro area.
This morning I read an article at www.Kiplingers.com titled "Finally, a Bottom for Home Prices" by Jerome Idaszak. In the article the authors states "home prices will continue to bottom into the spring 2012 and recover the lost ground by the end of the year." This is a very interesting take and I...
Last week, I received an email from a possible first time buyer in Woodbridge, Virginia with credit issues. Her question was "Is rent to own a good option while restoring credit?" I share my answer in this week's video tip by your Woodbridge Mortgage Lender.      If unable to view the video click...
  Carl and Andrea are a young professional couple married five years ago. At the time Andrea owned a well maintained townhouse in Woodbridge, Virginia. So the couple decided to make this the family home. Fast forward to the present day Carl and Andrea are ready to start a family and realize their...
If you are thinking of buying real estate in Washington DC, then you could not go wrong with Lanre Folayan, The DC Real Estate Farmer. Lanre is a Realtor with Exit Advance Realty. He specilaizes in helping buyers and sellers with Washington DC Real Estate. His website GET DC SOLD is full of infor...
 VA Funding Fee Decrease Actually Was A Trick! After posting Government Loan Changes Effective October 1st, I was given an update that the VA Funding Fee will remain at current levels pending the President's signature of a bill that passed the House and the Senate. The pending legislation will ha...
Short Sale Help for homeowners and Realtors in the Washington DC Metro Area is just a phone call away. Heather Mergler with Advanced Title is passionate about helping homeowners successfully short sale their property in Virginia, Maryland, or DC.  Here is a video interview with Heather called Ask...
Government loan changes effective October 1st, will bring some tricks and some treats (in the spirit of Halloween) Photo from Vegnews.com FHA Loans will have lower sales price limits in the Washington DC Metro Area from $729,750 to a $625,000 for a single family home purchase.  This decrease is d...
Fusion Salon and Spa in Woodbridge, Va was where I spent part of my birthday being pampered. I had a wonderful experience and left completely relaxed after a massage, manicure, and spa pedicure. It was a welcome treat as the stress level has been higher than usual. It may have something to do wit...
I wrote a preapproval letter but did not close the loan. IMO, this is the "kiss of death" for loan officers. Most times online we share our successes and not our failures. So here goes...back in July I received a call from a first time buyer in Virginia looking to utilize the no money down progra...
Short Sale Questions? Then ask Short Sale Expert Heather Mergler of Advanced Title at 703-365-9636. Heather has helped over 400 homeowners avoid foreclosure and negotiate successful short sales in the Washington DC Metro area at no cost to the seller or Realtor. There are many that claim to be sh...

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