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 Explore our blog for insights on buying, financing, remodeling, and taking care of your home.

Is the Current Housing Market Really Considered Strong and Improving?

How is the 2016 housing market shaping up? According to at least one expert source it's looking good! According to mortgage investing giant Freddie Mac, fewer mortgage delinquencies, paired with stronger home purchase applications and a growing economy point to a favorable year for housing. This is good news for buyers, sellers, homeowners and real estate professionals. 

Bi-Weekly Mortgage Payment Services Under Scrutiny

HousingWire recently reported on a national company under scrutiny - and paying the price - for allegedly deceptive marketing tactics. The investigation and resulting lawsuit centers around biweekly mortgage payment services. This is something we've covered in the past.  Bi-Weekly Mortgage Payment Services: Scam or Service?

Good News from the U.S. Government on the Housing Market

Good news and the US government don't seem to go hand in hand...especially in relation to the housing market. However, a bill making its way through Congress - HR 5771 - will help homeowners who need it. Whether you own your home and you pay mortgage insurance or you're underwater on your mortgage payments, this bill may be a big deal to you.

The Rise or Fall of FHA in Today's Housing Market

There's a lot of housing market news in the media today that centers on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the government's response to the housing crisis of the mid-2000's. In fact, AmeriFirst has already answered the question "Are Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae profitable?" In essence, yes they are. 

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