FHA to Reduce Annual Insurance Premiums

We received BIG news this week from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Julián Castro. Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will reduce the annual premiums most borrowers will pay by a quarter of a percent. This is GREAT news as the monthly private mortgage insurance (PMI) on FHA loans that close after Jan 27, 2017… Continue reading FHA to Reduce Annual Insurance Premiums

4 Reasons to Buy Your Dream Home This Winter

As the temperature in many areas of the country starts to cool down, you might think that the housing market will do the same. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Here are 4 reasons you should consider buying your dream home this winter instead of waiting for spring! 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise… Continue reading 4 Reasons to Buy Your Dream Home This Winter

Seminole County Schools Named Second Best in State

Seminole County Public Schools has been named the second best school district in Florida thanks in part to its diversity, academics and college readiness. Niche.com, a site designed to analyze and rank schools and neighborhoods, recently released its rankings for all 67 school districts in the state. Seminole County was bested only by St. Johns… Continue reading Seminole County Schools Named Second Best in State

Buying a Home? 4 Deal-Breakers You’ll Want to Avoid

You’ve found a great home in what seems like a nice neighborhood at, as far as you know, a reasonable price. Your offer beat out the competition, and now you’re under contract! You’re ready to schedule the movers right? Wrong! Before you get too attached heed these words of warning. Your Lender Has to Get… Continue reading Buying a Home? 4 Deal-Breakers You’ll Want to Avoid

What Will Happen to Mortgage Rates in 2017?

Freddie Mac reported last week that average fixed mortgage rates moved higher for the ninth consecutive week. However, despite the recent jump in mortgage rates since the election, 2016’s annual average for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 3.65 percent in 2016 – the lowest annual average ever recorded in the Freddie Mac started tracking weekly… Continue reading What Will Happen to Mortgage Rates in 2017?

It’s a good time for move-up buyers to sell

Been pondering if now is the right time to move up to a bigger home? Smaller homes have seen significant price growth over larger ones, and that means some homeowners may be sitting on a lot of equity – more than they may realize. With mortgage rates still low by historical standards but expected to… Continue reading It’s a good time for move-up buyers to sell