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Fri, Mar 06, 2009

Learn How to Obtain the Best Mortgage

Although lenders are setting strict ground rules regarding mortgages right now, it is still a great time to get a mortgage for your Jacksonville home if you’ve worked hard to maintain a great credit rating. With plenty of homes on the market, ...

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Fri, Feb 13, 2009

Shopping for a Mortgage: What you Need to Know

As with many other purchases, shopping for a mortgage will unearth a multitude of options. What option is the best for you, and how do you know if you’re getting best rate? The following tips will guide you when searching for a mortgage for yo...

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Fri, Jan 16, 2009

Things you Can Do Now in Anticipation of Closing

The time between having your offer accepted on your first Jacksonville home and signing the deal at the closing is an exciting and hurried time. So many things to do, so little time! The following list will help you stay organized and on-task when t...

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Wed, Jan 14, 2009

Why was My Loan Application Rejected?

One of the best things you can do as a first-time home buyer is to educate yourself on the process of buying a Ponte Vedra home, which includes obtaining the all-important mortgage loan. Many first-time buyers come to the table unprepared when apply...

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Mon, Oct 27, 2008

The Specifics of Home Equity Lines of Credit

You’ve probably heard the term “HELOC” used when describing home loans. HELOC stands for “Home Equity Line of Credit,” which is basically a loan (often a second mortgage) that allows you to access your Jacksonville Beach...

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Fri, Oct 24, 2008

A PMI Primer: What you Need to Know Before Buying

Most lenders require 20 percent down on a mortgage. And for many, that is just not possible. Consider that on a $100,000 loan, 20 percent is $20,000. If 20 percent down on your first Jacksonville home sounds unattainable, you may want to consider PMI...

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Thu, Oct 02, 2008

A Closer Look at Foreclosures and Bankruptcy

Although Ponte Vedra Beach properties continue to thrive, and simultaneously offer many benefits to buyers, foreclosures and bankruptcy are topics all-too familiar in today’s sluggish housing climate.  As a result, millions of Americans ar...

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Wed, Oct 01, 2008

Purchase a Fixer-Upper with FHA Loan Funds

Are you in the market to buy a home for sale in St. Johns County?  Are you willing to put a little “sweat equity” into a home for a lower purchase price?  If yes, then an FHA insured HUD 203(k) loan may be just the thing for you...

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