Monthly Archive: October 2017

Oct 28 2017

Here’s how credit scores affect your mortgage rate

  Without a high credit score, you won’t qualify for the best mortgage rates available, which could mean you’ll end up paying more money over the term of your mortgage. Even with rates near historic lows now, the difference between 4 percent and 4.25 percent can add up, especially if you’re applying for a 30-year …

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Oct 25 2017

5 times buyers should never say ‘I’ll get used to it’

  Compromise between a buyer and seller is part of the game when getting to closing, but there are some things buyers should never accept because they’ll almost surely regret it later. Realtor.com recently asked real estate professionals to weigh in on the top items their clients came to regret about the home they bought: …

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Oct 21 2017

3 Ways to Restructure Mortgage and Save Thousands

  You can refinance or recast your mortgage. Or you can create your own DIY mortgage restructuring plan. We compare so you can decide.   The way your mortgage is structured today doesn’t have to be the way it’s structured tomorrow. What are your goals? To free up funds, reduce your monthly nut, or pay …

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Oct 17 2017

New Clearwater condo tower sees slew of closings — including one possibly linked to Tom Cruise

A dozen condominiums in downtown Clearwater’s SkyView tower have sold in recent weeks — including a penthouse unit that appears to be linked to Tom Cruise. Formerly known as the AmSouth building, the 12-story SkyView tower at 400 Cleveland St. was redeveloped into luxury condominiums. As the project wraps up construction, buyers are closing on units. …

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Oct 10 2017

NAR: Foreign investment surges 49% – hits record high

  Fueled by a substantial increase in sales dollar volume from Canadian buyers, foreign investment in U.S. residential real estate skyrocketed to a new high. In all five of the top feeder countries buying U.S. real estate, the number of transactions grew, according to an annual survey of residential purchases from international buyers released by …

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Oct 10 2017

63% of Floridians fear falling home prices

  In 2005, few homebuyers thought housing prices would ever fall, but the housing crisis legacy has changed attitudes. In the latest Modern Homebuyer Survey released by ValueInsured, a majority of Americans and Floridians have “simmering concerns about overheated home prices and increasingly suspect that a housing price correction may be imminent.” However, the survey …

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Oct 07 2017

It’s getting easier to qualify for a mortgage

  Thanks in part to rising home prices, some mortgage lenders are loosening their underwriting standards so borrowers can purchase property sooner. “The reality has sunk in that there are buyers out there who will be able to buy homes and make the mortgage payments,” William E. Brown, president of the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), …

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Oct 04 2017

4 ways to cut kitchen remodeling costs

    Kitchen remodels don’t come cheap. The average cost to update a 200-square-foot kitchen – including installing new flooring, semicustom wood cabinets, and standard appliances – is a whopping $62,000, according to Remodeling Magazine. Homeowners who want more luxurious touches, such as stone countertops, a commercial-grade cooktop, designer faucets and top-of-the-line custom cabinets, may …

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