Housing Affordability Declines in Raleigh as Mortgage Rates Rise and Inventory Dwindles

However, here in Raleigh, there’s a different story. According to NAR, the Median Sales Price of Existing Single-Family Homes rose a healthy 2.9% in Q2 2013 from $193,200 during the same quarter last year to $198,800. But the real surprise for me was in Durham which saw a 3.6% overall gain from $198,500 to $205,700 for the quarter ending July 30, 2013.

Private Mortgage Insurance helps lead the way in the Housing Recovery

Private Mortgage Insurers leading the way in housing recovery   One of the earliest indicators of the housing meltdown which began in 2007 was that issuers of Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) began to contract their underwriting guidelines for issuing PMI policies.  In fact, so bad was the meltdown that many PMI companies either stopped issuing…

How to get a No Money Down USDA mortgage loan in Raleigh

Ricardo Cobos is a Mortgage Loan Officer in Raleigh North Carolina helping people achieve financial security through responsible homeownership using great no money down loans programs like the USDA Guaranteed Rural Development Loans call 877-212-7784 to speak with an experienced loan officer today.

The Trouble With Trial Mortgage Loan Modifications

These days there seems to be no shortage today of people or politicians angry at mortgage companies.  Most however tend to be  customers of the nations five largest mortgage servicers; Bank of America, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, JP Morgan Chase & Ally Financial. The source of anger tends to be  focused on  foreclosure, short sale request or loan modifications aka work-outs that never seem…

Three Reasons a Seller Should Get a Home Inspection

After the time and money spent adorning the home, there is still the very real possibility of a cancelled sales contract because of a deficiency listed in the buyer’s home inspection. In fact, now more than ever potential home buyers are willing to walk away from a contract that isn’t “just right”.