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Friday, December 18, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

A Washington insider predicts what’s in the stars for Biden’s housing policy.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
National housing policy will hold a much higher priority in the Biden White House than it was with the previous tenant. Jim Parrott, a nonresident fellow at the Urban Institute, said housing is 'not an abstraction' for the president-elect. Parrott was keynote speaker at the National Association of Realtors' Real Estate Forecast Summit on December 10th, 2020. Parrott served as a senior adviser to the National Economic Council during the Obama administration where he led the team counseling the cabinet and the president on housing issues. Before that, he was counsel to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan.
Affordable housing a priority.
Parrott said that he felt the Biden team will see more affordable housing, for both buyers and renters as a goal worth taking on in and of itself, as a part of broader economic challenges. Biden views the lack of affordable hoh ...

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

The clock is ticking on unemployed Americans with mortgages to pay.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
As politicians in our legislatures grind on trying to agree on how much less out-of-work Americans can receive in unemployment payments, the clock is ticking for home-owners trying to figure out a way to make the mortgage payment next month. For those of you who have never been in this situation, this is a reminder that you do have options to get help.
Temporary Mortgage Relief Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, under the CARES Act, the owners of single-family homes with federally-backed mortgages can get two types of financial help.
Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium
An eviction and foreclosure moratorium that went into effect on March 18, 2020, has been extended again. It now continues until August 31, 2020. During that time, homeowners:
-Will not be charged late fees
-Will not be evicted from their homes
Lenders:
-Will not initiate foreclosure proceedings
. ...

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Friday, March 6, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Now's the time to beat down your lender's door.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems.
Interest rates and stock prices have been bouncing all over the place recently, but yesterday was a shocker. 
What’s going on? We're seeing the effects of the Federal Reserve's interest rate-cutting on 10-year Treasury notes this week. The average rate on a 30-year fixed rate mortgage dropped to 3.29% this week, its lowest level... ever.

What’s going on? We're seeing the effects of the Federal Reserve's interest rate-cutting on 10-year Treasury notes this week.
First, keep in mind that 30-year mortgage rates have no free will. They move in lockstep with 10-year U.S. Treasuries. Treasury yields were already at all-time lows because of concerns the Corona Virus would hit future economic growth. (Investors buy Treasuries when they want to play it safe, and yields move inversely to prices.)
In an emergency move this week, the Fed cut interest rates,sending those Treasury yields even lower. The; ...

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Thursday, March 5, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Your tax refund could pay for HALF the down payment on a house. Here's how!

Do you have plans for that fat, juicy income tax refund you'll be getting in April? Maybe you'll be booking front row seats to Hamilton, or perhaps heading to 'Vegas and putting it all on red or black? Even better, You could buy a really nice pair of jeans. The Guinness Book of World Records cites Gucci’s “Genius Jeans” as the most expensive pair of jeans in the world. They could yours!
But if you'd rather do something smart with your refund check, you might consider putting it in the bank to help fund the down payment on a home. For most Americans, that refund is enough to cover HALF your down payment. Here's how: The map below shows the average tax refund Americans received last year by state:

According to programs from the Federal Housing Authority, Freddie Mac, and Fannie Mae, many first-time buyers can purchase a home with as little as 3% down. Truth be told, a 20% down payment is not always required to buy a home, even though that’s a common misconce ...

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Monday, February 24, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

5 tips for buying a house on bad credit.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems
If your financial situation is less than perfect, buying a house may be a bit more challenging than it would be for others. But it is possible. Here are five things a prospective home buyer can do toward getting a home, even with fair or bad credit .
1. Improve your credit.
It sounds obvious, but it can be done. Lenders judge a borrower's likelihood to pay back a loan based on their credit score. A credit score range between 669-580 ranks your credit as “fair,” and is considered a higher risk for a mortgage lender. Lenders view a score of 579 or less to be “bad credit.” A low credit score means you’re a higher risk for a lender.
It is possible to improve your credit score if it's below 580, and it may take some time. You can:
Improve your payment history.
Having a history of regular on-time payments are a critical part of good credit. Having a plan to regularly make payments wil; ...

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