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Important Mortgage Terms to Know

If you’re navigating a mortgage for the first time, there’s probably a lot of jargon that you find confusing. What are closing costs? What is APR? Before you make these big financial decisions, it helps to know just what exactly you’re getting into. In today’s post, we will talk about important mortgage terms to know(…)

What Do Our Customers Think Of Us?

It’s one thing for us to constantly tell you why we are the right choice for you and how we can help you out with your mortgage needs in the southeastern Virginia area. But we realize that may not be enough to convince you. That’s why we want to share with you what our customers,(…)

A Personal Finance Must Read

Written by Brittany Shaffer, a twenty-something yuppie with a mind for finance and business One major problem that people in their twenties and thirties are facing is the lack of knowledge about managing their finances. Advice they may (or may not) have received from their parents is not always sufficient because times, money, and economics(…)

How To Create A Budget

If you find that you’re living from paycheck to paycheck, then you might need to sit down and figure out a better way to be saving your money. Of course, the best way to do this is to have money left over from each paycheck to save. Think there’s no way you can do that?(…)

How New FHA Guidelines Impact You

How New FHA Guidelines Impact You

In a recent blog post, I told you about changes to FHA-backed mortgage guidelines that were being considered by congress. Last week, I was on the phone with a representative from the FHA to find out what these changes were and when they would take effect. I found out that changes would be taking place(…)

4th Quarter 2012 Housing Market Showing Recovery

4th Quarter 2012 Housing Market Showing Recovery

A new report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development showed a national recovery in the housing marketing in the fourth quarter of 2012, however regional statistics varied. From the summary, housing production was up in 2012 with a 24% increase in new single family home construction over 2011 and there was a 19.9%(…)

FHA Mortgage Changes – How Will it Affect Your Ability to Buy a Home?

FHA Mortgage Changes – How Will it Affect Your Ability to Buy a Home?

Big changes are expected in the Federal House Administration pending congressional action this week. A recent story in the Wall Street Journal outlines potential losses amounting to billions of dollars as a result of the housing bust that experienced in 2007. Here is an excerpt from the article: The Federal Housing Administration, a significant backer of(…)