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Jan
03
2024
Smart Moves in New Builds: Your Guide to Successful Homebuying
Buying a new construction home is like diving into a world of possibilities and dreams, but if you don't know the possible pitfalls, it could mean a lot of heartache.  But we're here to help you navigate this exciting yet intricate journey. So, what do you need to watch out for when...
Dec
27
2023
Navigating the Renovation Maze: Mortgage Insights for Fixer-Upper Buyers
The allure of a fixer-upper isn’t just in its potential transformation but also in the financial opportunities it presents. However, before plunging into this venture, it’s crucial to understand how the mortgage aspect intertwines with buying and renovating such...
Dec
20
2023
The Homebuyer's Dilemma: To Wait or Act Fast in 2024?
For many dreaming of their own slice of real estate, the idea of waiting for those mortgage rates to dip into the dreamy 6% or even 5% range can feel like the ultimate money move. But hold on a sec—does the waiting game really pay off when it comes to buying your own home? Okay,...
Dec
18
2023
2024 housing predictions: Title insurance and commission rates will tumble
The New Year promises a host of cost-savings for would-be homebuyers squeezed by high mortgage rates and home prices By JEFF LAZERSON | jlazerson@mortgagegrader.com | MortgageGrader.com | December 18, 2023 Article originally posted in Orange County Register on December 15, 2023...
Dec
13
2023
Mortgage Insights: Today's Fed Pause and What It Means for Homebuyers
Mortgage rates often dance to the Federal Reserve's tune, and today’s news of the Fed pausing interest rate hikes could mean good things for anyone eyeing a home purchase or considering refinancing. What Does A Pause In Rate Increases Mean for You? Mortgage Rates Might...
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Jeff Lazerson - Mortgage Columnist since 2011