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For The 9th Straight Month, Foreclosure Filings Fall

July 20, 2011

For the 9th straight month last month, foreclosure activity slowed. According to tracking firm RealtyTrac, the number of  filings dropped 29 percent nationwide on an annual basis in June. The phrase “foreclosure filing” is a catch-all term, comprising default notices, scheduled auctions, and bank repossessions. June marked the ninth consecutive month of sub-300,000 filings after 20 months […]

Fed Meetings and their impact on consumers

July 18, 2011

The Federal Reserve released its June 2011 Federal Open Market Committee meeting minutes Tuesday. It contained no surprises and, as such, mortgage rates in Pennsylvania and New Jersey have idled in the hours since. The Fed Minutes is published 8 times annually, three weeks after each scheduled Federal Open Market Committee meeting. It’s the official log […]

How will being pre-qualified help my home search?

June 18, 2011

Today most consumer’s start their home search online. It is important to know the advantages of being a pre-qualified buyer. There are several reasons that this will help you. First and foremost that this is free service that will help you find out the max range of homes you can look at but it also […]

Top Road Blocks on the path to Home Ownership

May 3, 2011

Without question, today’s real estate market is considered a buyer’s market. By understanding the reasons why people are having trouble getting a mortgage, you can make sure that you are in position to buy. Learning these issues that others may have encountered you can make the whole home buying process much more enjoyable.  I have […]

Key Terms for A First Time Home Buyer to Understand Part 1

April 17, 2011

There is no larger purchase that you will make in your life than buying a home. It is critical for First Time Home Buyers today to understand some key terms while applying for their first mortgage. I notice that a lot of First Time Buyers are almost afraid to ask questions. This should never be the case. […]

VA Mortgages Q&A with Jamie Russen

February 14, 2011

I wanted to share some Frequently Asked Questions that I have received recently. I feel like it is important to share questions like these so we can all use them. They may apply to you. When can a person with a bankruptcy on their credit report apply for a VA Loan? – John D. Collingswood, […]