Debt to Income Ratio is the single biggest factor after down payment and note rate

Who could benefit from a 10 year fixed mortgage? According the Mortgage Bankers Association, more than 80% of all mortgage applications today are 30 year fixed rate and term mortgages. But anyone …

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July 4th Fireworks. Washington DC is a spectacular place to celebrate July 4th! The National Mall, with Washington DC’s monuments and the U. S. Capitol in the background, forms a beautiful and patriotic backdrop to America's Independence Day celebrations.

Celebrate Independence Day with the family in a variety of ways — at a variety of locations across the Triangle. From fireworks displays to historic demonstrations and family fun, there are plenty of festivities to choose from.

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The true cost of that new car on your house budget

How much less home will I be able to buy if I purchase a new car? Regrettably, it’s a question that I rarely get asked. In fact, I’ve never been asked that question, since sometimes it’s a necessity for them …

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Carnations are given and worn to honor mothers both living and not.

Mother’s Day Facts Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day …

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Supply of Inventory With only 3.5 months’ supply of inventory (MSI) in January and buyers snapping up the good homes as quickly as they were added to the market, most of the first two months of the year …

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Rising Mortgage Rates can sink your home buying plans fast - make sure that you understand your lenders rate lock policy BEFORE you commit.

With mortgage interest rates & home prices on the rise…..Do you know the TRUE COST of WAITING? Let’s say that today your dream home costs $250,000 today With today’s rates in the mid 4’s…        

Pelican's SnoBalls

Way back in the early 1990’s I (mis)spent a few years in New Orleans and one thing that I recall from that time is there’s probably only one thing that is more culturally relevant to the good people of the …

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Monthly Rents at this new South Wake County Apt community range from $880 for a 1 bedroom to $1310 for a three bedroom flat.

Wages are the number one factor in determining the value of rents which is why until recently New York City had the highest rents. Today you might be surprised to learn that the Williston Herald (North Dakota) reports that Apartment …

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With all the new jobs being created in Raleigh-Cary with companies such as Red Hat, Citrix and MetLife just to name a few of the bigger names, it’s probably no surprise that there are a lot of people moving to …

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