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Monthly Archives: April 2018

    Costs More – Takes Longer

    By Mike Parker | April 23, 2018

    The one experience that homeowners can agree upon after completing a remodeling project is that it costs more and takes longer than expected. It doesn’t really matter that you researched, planned, and received multiple bids, it will, invariably, cost more and take longer than you originally anticipated. Replacing floorcovering or painting is a project that... Read More

    Case Study – Housing Decision During Retirement

    By Mike Parker | April 16, 2018

    A couple is planning to tour the United States in a travel trailer during their first few years of retirement. They are going to sell their current home now and purchase another home when they finish their travels. An interesting exercise is to determine the optimum time of selling the home: now or when they’re... Read More

    Waiting Period After Distressed Sale

    By Mike Parker | April 9, 2018

    “How long do we have to wait to qualify for another mortgage” is the question concerning people who’ve had a foreclosure, short sale or bankruptcy. The loan types for the new loan will differ in amounts of time to heal credit scores based on the event. The following chart is meant to be a general... Read More

    VA Loans By the Numbers

    By Mike Parker | April 6, 2018

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    Waiting Will Cost More

    By Mike Parker | April 2, 2018

    With the first quarter of 2018 in the books, the 30-year fixed rate mortgage is nearing what Freddie Mac predicted it would be in the second quarter. If this pace continues, rates will exceed the five percent mark expected by the end of the year. The Fed has had its first of an expected three... Read More

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