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Jeff Metcalf,…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Augustine, FL
So we all got excited last week when the 30 yr FRM dropped to 3.84%, right?  Well, on Friday it was announced that the national average has dropped to the lowest its been since long term loans began… Read more
Blogged Sun May 13, 2012 by Jeff Metcalf, REALTOR® Financing
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Jeff Metcalf,…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Augustine, FL
Great news coming from the largest backer of home loans in the country!  For the first time since the federal government took over in 2008, Fannie Mae has posted a profit.  The first quarter numbers… Read more
Blogged Sun May 13, 2012 by Jeff Metcalf, REALTOR® Home Buying Home Selling Financing
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Jeff Metcalf,…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Augustine, FL
The % of homeowners 60 days or more past due on their mortgages dropped below 6% in the first quarter of 2012.  That is a good sign!  For more details, click the link below.Jeff Metcalf, REALTOR(R)Watson… Read more
Blogged Sun May 13, 2012 by Jeff Metcalf, REALTOR® Home Buying Financing Foreclosure
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Jeff Metcalf,…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Augustine, FL
It was great when we saw it hit 3.87% back in February of this year but on the 4th of this month it was announced that we've hit a new record low.  For the the full article, click the link below.Jeff… Read more
Blogged Sat May 12, 2012 by Jeff Metcalf, REALTOR® Financing
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Jeff Metcalf,…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Augustine, FL
Top 5 Lenders by Mortgage Volume (First Quarter 2012)Here are the top five lenders as far as highest market share with mortgage lending: Wells Fargo JPMorgan & Chase Bancorp Bank of America… Read more
Blogged Mon May 7, 2012 by Jeff Metcalf, REALTOR® Home Buying Financing
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Jeff Metcalf,…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Augustine, FL
Edward DeMarco, director of the FHFA, has been formally accused of withholding documents from Congress that show the benefits of a mortgage principal reduction program that was tested in 2009.  The… Read more
Blogged Mon May 7, 2012 by Jeff Metcalf, REALTOR® Financing Foreclosure In My Neighborhood
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Jeff Metcalf,…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Augustine, FL
A recently settled discrimination lawsuit filed as a result of a complaint reported to the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development has settled and established a fund with just over $511,000.  These punitive… Read more
Blogged Mon May 7, 2012 by Jeff Metcalf, REALTOR® Home Buying Financing In My Neighborhood
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Jeff Metcalf,…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Augustine, FL
I've heard great arguments on both sides.  Caps can prevent people from generating income on an investment property which could lead to foreclosure.   Caps ensure the rules and regulations… Read more
Blogged Mon May 7, 2012 by Jeff Metcalf, REALTOR® Home Buying Home Selling Financing
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Jeff Metcalf,…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Augustine, FL
$1 billion was recently approved in Tallahassee in an attempt to prevent foreclosures for many involved in the wave set to hit this year.  The government has not only increased the length of time… Read more
Blogged Mon May 7, 2012 by Jeff Metcalf, REALTOR® Financing Foreclosure In My Neighborhood
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Jeff Metcalf,…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Augustine, FL
That is what the tighter restrictions proposed could do in the near future.  Fed rules are on the table to tighten up lending restrictions in a housing market that is wising up on its own.  Forcing… Read more
Blogged Fri May 4, 2012 by Jeff Metcalf, REALTOR® Home Buying Financing Foreclosure
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Jeff Metcalf,…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Augustine, FL
Today the Federal Government vowed to keep interest rates at an all time low for at least another quarter and likely through the end of 2014.  Some think this is a bad idea and is rewarding the wrong… Read more
Blogged Mon Apr 30, 2012 by Jeff Metcalf, REALTOR® Home Buying Home Selling Financing
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Jeff Metcalf,…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Augustine, FL
New strict FHA requirements locked out a ton of home buyers so a week into it they agreed to ease up on the restrictions.  Then a week later they decided to postpone the new rules altogether!  You… Read more
Blogged Sun Apr 29, 2012 by Jeff Metcalf, REALTOR® Home Buying Financing Agent2Agent
Jeff Metcalf,…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Augustine, FL
Down to 3.88% from 3.98% this week.  That's close to the all time low.  The 15 yr fixed is sitting at 3.11% after beating out 3.13% from last month.  Time to buy~  Click the link below for… Read more
Blogged Mon Apr 16, 2012 by Jeff Metcalf, REALTOR® Market Conditions Home Buying Financing
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Jeff Metcalf,…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Augustine, FL
Setting a record for affordability of money right now.  If you are on the fence about buying a home, now is the time to pick the side that lands you in your own front yard.  Just a thought.  Read… Read more
Blogged Sat Apr 14, 2012 by Jeff Metcalf, REALTOR® Financing
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Jeff Metcalf,…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Augustine, FL
In the last 3 months, we've seen a $20K increase in the average loan amounts and a 20% drop in housing inventories across the country.  Just more good news I wanted to share.  Our branch has sold… Read more
Blogged Thu Apr 12, 2012 by Jeff Metcalf, REALTOR® Financing
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Jeff Metcalf,…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Augustine, FL
The federal goverment is considering reducing the principles and forgiving the debt for some underwater homeowners nationwide.  The two points of most concern for me: 1) The write off will be absorbed… Read more
Blogged Wed Apr 11, 2012 by Jeff Metcalf, REALTOR® Financing
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Jeff Metcalf,…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Augustine, FL
It is amazing to me that people still cross that line when it comes to screening applicants for anything nowadays.  The article below tells about two mothers that were denied mortgage loans because… Read more
Blogged Wed Apr 11, 2012 by Jeff Metcalf, REALTOR® Financing
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Jeff Metcalf,…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Augustine, FL
The most popular mortgage choice in the US is holding at 3.98% which is almost a full 1% lower than last year at this time.  See what the other rates are by clicking the link below.Jeff Metcalf, REALTOR(R)Watson… Read more
Blogged Mon Apr 9, 2012 by Jeff Metcalf, REALTOR® Financing
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Davidson Rea…, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
 I recently spoke with Mark Downing from CornerStone Homes about new home construction. We have both been seeing a lot more people finding great buys on homesites and with that comes the need to find… Read more
Blogged Mon Jan 30, 2012 by Davidson Realty General Area Home Buying Financing
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Patricia Dol…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Augustine, FL
Looking for a Land Loan? Call BB&T today and talk with theirLoan Professionals.Call 904-797-0500 Read more
Blogged Mon Apr 25, 2011 by Patricia Dolan Home Buying Financing Property Q&A
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