Monthly Archives: August 2013

Statement From NAR President Gary Thomas on Qualified Residential Mortgage Rule | realtor.org

Good news for home buyers. Statement From NAR President Gary Thomas on Qualified Residential Mortgage Rule | realtor.org. Advertisements

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Bad Credit? Getting an FHA Loan Just Got Easier | Money Talks News

The Great Recession took it’s toll on many homeowners across the nation, and many of those homeowners had their homes go under foreclosure.  Many of those homeowners have now recovered to the point that they have been ready to reenter … Continue reading

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5 Ways Home Loans Are Becoming Easier to Get | RISMedia

This is an excellent article about how home loans are becoming easier to get. 5 Ways Home Loans Are Becoming Easier to Get | RISMedia. If you have been considering buying a home, now is the time.  Prices and interest … Continue reading

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What a year so far in the Houston Real Estate market!

What a year so far!  2013 started off a little slow, then around March – BAM!  The local real estate market suddenly caught on fire.  In my 21+ years as a full-time Realtor, I’ve never seen anything like this.  Homes … Continue reading

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Reverse Mortgages – video clip from mortgage expert Michael Harrington

Local mortgage expert Michael Harrington, with On Q Financial, is being interviewed on a local news program about reverse mortgages. He has some excellent insights on what reverse mortgages are, the requirement that must be met, and the pros and … Continue reading

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Kill Fannie and Freddie? Maybe not so fast…

I read this article recently, and thought that some of my readers might find it interesting. Aug 16, 2013 by Kenneth R. Harney – The Washington Post WASHINGTON — You may have seen two sets of news reports last week … Continue reading

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What’s next for housing finance reform? – Houston Chronicle

This is an excellent article  from the Houston Chronicle about proposed reforms to the existing mortgage financing system in the United States. Though not every proposed reform will have a direct impact on consumers, initiatives in five key areas likely … Continue reading

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