Tag: News

Jun 16

Zero-Down Loans Making a Comeback

Zero-Down Loans Making a Comeback

Zero-Down Loans Making a Comeback   Your buyers may soon be able to bring less to closing. They were blamed for precipitating the housing crisis years ago, but major lenders are giving no- and low-down payment loans another shot. Several major lenders are reportedly offering loans with just 1 percent down. Navy Federal, the nation’s …

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Jun 14

How Long Does It Take to Get a Mortgage?

How Long Does It Take to Get a Mortgage?

How Long Does It Take to Get a Mortgage?   Home shoppers may need to plan for more time than they realize when they’re starting the process of obtaining a mortgage. “Today’s mortgage process is very involved, particularly with regard to the documentation required, third-party verification, and the independent appraisal process,” says Whitney Fite, president …

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Jun 13

How to Get Noticed on Social Media

How to Get Noticed on Social Media

How to Get Noticed on Social Media     Forbes columnist Jayson DeMers offers the following tips to get more visibility from your social media posts, maximize your outreach, and increase your followers. Leverage influencers: Get people who already have high visibility on social media to share your posts. Target influencers within the industry and …

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Jun 12

A great testimonial from another satisfied customer for Anthony DiDonato Real Estate

from Rita M. regarding 740 Primos Ave. Primos, PA 19018.  (06/09/2017) “Anthony is a true professional. He understood that we were selling our Mother’s house because she recently passed away. He was very knowledgeable and compassionate and made our sale go smoothly. I would recommend him to anyone looking to sell or buy a home.“ Share …

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Jun 09

Celebrating Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Birthday

Celebrating Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Birthday   June 8 marks the 150th birthday of Frank Lloyd Wright, the legendary architect who continues to have a lasting footprint on the styles of residential homes, museums, churches, commercial buildings, and more. Wright is credited as creating four major design styles during his career: Prairie, Textile, Organic, and …

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Jun 08

Fannie to Loosen Mortgage Requirements

Fannie to Loosen Mortgage Requirements

Fannie to Loosen Mortgage Requirements   Government-sponsored financing giant Fannie Mae will ease its requirements next month, raising its debt-to-income ceiling from 45 percent to 50 percent on July 29. The move could pave the way for a larger number of new buyers to qualify for a mortgage, particularly millennials who may be saddled with …

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Jun 05

President Trump Vows to Strengthen Middle-Class Housing

President Trump Vows to Strengthen Middle-Class Housing National Home ownership Month kicks off this month, and President Donald Trump is pledging to strengthen the middle class by reducing rules and regulations and cutting taxes that he believes will help them become homeowners. This year’s theme for National Home ownership Month is “Find Your Place in …

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Jun 02

Stellar Yelp Reviews Buoy Home Prices?

Stellar Yelp Reviews Buoy Home Prices?

Stellar Yelp Reviews Buoy Home Prices?   A good Yelp review of a restaurant can certainly be a boon to that eatery’s business, but a new study shows that it can also be a boon to nearby home values too. Researchers used Washington, D.C., to test their theory into restaurant quality and impact on property …

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Jun 01

Credit Scores Hit Record High

Credit Scores Hit Record High

Credit Scores Hit Record High   Credit scores among U.S. consumers surged to a record high this spring. Further, the share of borrowers considered among the riskiest borrowers hit a record low. The higher credit scores could be a boon for the mortgage market: A good credit score can help borrowers snag a better mortgage …

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May 31

Risky Behaviors in Email Communication

Risky Behaviors in Email Communication

Risky Behaviors in Email Communication   If you’re not careful about how you respond to clients over email, you could risk losing contracts, damaging your reputation, and even being sued for breach of confidentiality. Forbes.com offers some of the following tips to avoid PR nightmares and liability offenses with your email behavior. Beware of hitting …

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May 30

Mortgage Rates Hit Lowest Averages of the Year

Mortgage Rates Hit Lowest Averages of the Year

Mortgage Rates Hit Lowest Averages of the Year   Mortgage rates dipped to their lowest averages of the year this week, Freddie Mac repots. “As we predicted, the 30-year mortgage rate fell 7 basis points this week in a delayed reaction to last week’s sharp drop in Treasury yields,” says Sean Becketti, Freddie Mac’s chief …

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May 26

Couples Spats Common in Home buying

Couples Spats Common in Home buying

Couples Spats Common in Home buying Buying a home can be stressful on couples. Sixty-percent of millennial and Gen X couples say they disagreed occasionally, frequently, or “a lot” when buying a house with their partner or spouse, according to a new survey released by LendingHome. They surveyed 514 adults ages 25 to 45 who …

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