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postheadericon FHA Home Mortgage Purchase Or Refinance Loan – Getting An FHA Loan In Spring Hill FL

FHAMost borrowers have heard of FHA home loans. They are very common. You hear about them mostly as loans for first time borrowers, which is common. However, most people don’t realize that FHA loans in Spring Hill FL can also be does for refinancing. They are not only for purchasing a house.

HUD operates FHA, which is a program designed to help borrowers who might have difficulty buying a house. If the borrower falls within FHA’s requirements FHA insures the loan for the lender, which makes the loan very low risk for the lender, which is very good for the borrower. It could mean a lower interest rate, better terms and just an overall better loan.

FHA’s requirements are; a down payment of 3.5%, the home must be under the FHA’s set loan limit for the county that the borrower lives in and a few other small requirements.

The main advantage to an FHA loan in Spring Hill FL, is if you can fall within their requirements, your credit history or income level, will not hold you back from getting a home loan. If you are getting turned down from other lenders because of a high debt to income ratio or because your credit is bad. You may want to consider applying for an FHA loan, where those requirements are either non-existant or much more flexible.Apply Now Button

If the idea of down payment is holding you back, consider also, that FHA loans allow the use of a non-profit organization as a source for the down payment, which opens up the option of using down payment assistance programs like Neighborhood Gold.

postheadericon Multiple Offers Are Here In Spring Hill FL, Here’s How To Beat Them!

Taking The Stress Out Of Real Estate

Beating Competitors When Multiple Offers Surface On Spring Hill FL Real Estate Listings

 

Part of the recovery in Spring Hill FL real estate scene is the increasing likelihood of multiple offers on a listed property. This is every seller’s dream— but if you are one of the bidders, it’s important that you don’t allow it to become your nightmare.

There is one way— the only sure way—to keep the specter of competing Spring Hill FL multiple offers from upsetting your home buying prospects. Summed up in one word, it’s “preparation.”

Preparation starts with assembling a strong financial package. If your target property attracts multiple offers, you want yours to stand out. By the time you learn that other offers are at hand, it’s probably already too late to begin putting together documents—they should be in hand before you even identify a property. Getting pre-approval for your loan in Hernando County, having a letter that says so, and being able to show you have funds available can be persuasive. E Loans Mortgage is a local lender in Hernando County and can help by going even a step further and give you a full underwriting approval. Having that in hand shows a seller or asset manager that you mean business. Believe it or not this in itself can be the difference in getting the deal or not.

When it comes to making the offer itself, although including “Subject to” clauses will protect you from unforeseen problems with the property, when multiple offers are on the table, the fewer contingencies the better. Again, only preparation will make this reasonable. If you’ve had an advance home inspection, and also made sure that there aren’t any right-of-way or easement issues, your offer can be significantly more attractive.Lake In The Woods

Personal preparation can be another positive. Visiting the property on several occasions at different times of the day should give you added confidence for what the home is truly worth to you…and when the listing agent and owner can put a face to your offer, it tends to strengthen its validity.

When multiple offers on a Spring Hill FL property occur, it’s possible that someone is going to bid more than the home is really worth. If you’ve done thorough research and know precisely what its value is in today’s market, that won’t be you. Having your bottom line number unshakably in mind means that in any bidding war, you’ll be able to sweeten your offer without hesitation. You can be creative, perhaps by offering to reduce the seller’s costs by picking up escrow fees, transfer fees or title policies; perhaps by offering the seller a few additional days to move without seeking financial compensation in return; perhaps by increasing the down payment or earnest money. When you know your bottom line, the arithmetic is uncomplicated (and your less-prepared competitors are more likely to throw up their hands!)

Agent TrustAnd then…should the bidding go over what you know it’s worth, you’ll be ready to walk away. There will be other properties to bid for – and we are always here to help keep all your options open!

postheadericon How To Get Maximum Exposure and Interest When Listing A Home For Sale In Lakewood Ranch

Creative Writing Sparks Lakewood Ranch Listings

 

Listing Language Can Trigger a Quick Sale

Lakewood Ranch Homes For Sale

Your Lakewood Ranch home is in perfect shape – all set to go on the market. You’ve enlisted an experienced real estate agent with a solid track record.

Now all that’s left is…what?

What’s that next step?

In fact, the next step can be all-important: creating a Lakewood Ranch listing that does more than just describe the number of beds and baths. It has to stand out among all the competing listings that will be seen alongside it. That Lakewood Ranch listing is the keystone of the marketing campaign that will ultimately fetch a new owner: its job is to get buyers and agents to take a closer look. To get that job done, it has to be special!Bradenton Real Estate Listings

 

 

When I sit down to work up an effective listing, I try to pay attention to what creative writers from other forms of advertising advise: first discover what is unique, appealing, attention-getting, then present it with language that captures readers’ imaginations. Formulas are out, since following a set group of mechanical rules can only produce a dull, repetitious result. Even so, there are some useful tips that can help spark an effective listing:

 

 

* Keep the context in mind. The job of any Lakewood Ranch listing is to communicate many essential details in a limited amount of space – but there will be photographic information there, too. Highlight features that can’t be told through either its photos or specifications. For example, if a house offers a spectacular view of the sunset from its veranda, the listing should highlight it. Grandeur can be told nowhere else.

 

 

lakewood ranch* Listing language should be upbeat and tailored to sell, while at the same time, filled with accurate and useful information. It’s a balancing act, and going overboard in either direction can be off-putting. Specific details help bring in readers and build believability (high quality brand names like Sub-Zero or Wolf are good examples). Details build credibility that bolsters less concrete descriptions. I leave out unsupportable claims altogether. It can be tempting to fall in love with flowery language that sails off into its own reality — but accurate information builds trust for the lead-up to a sale.

 

 

* Setting the right tone is another important factor. It’s another balancing act. Listings should be upbeat without exaggeration…accommodating without sounding desperate. The right tone can help bring in prospects, just as the wrong one will drive them off or raise suspicions that something is wrong.

 

A successful Lakewood Ranchagent has demonstrated the knowhow and experience to bring these and other elements together to produce powerful, effective home listings. If you are considering selling your own home in the Manatee County or Sarasota County areas, I hope you will give me a call so we can create a dynamic marketing plan to sell your property!

 

postheadericon Foreclosures In Spring Hill Florida, A Diamond In The Rough?

 

Spring Hill Florida Bank Owned

Homes: Buying Opportunity

 

“Fixers” Reward Patience, Prudence, and Realism

 

These days the words “bank owned homes” have become practically synonymous with a single word: “opportunity.” With prices and mortgage rates this low, first time home buyers, investors and seasoned property owners alike are looking at a raft of buying options unlike any Spring Hill Florida has seen in a very long time.

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Hernando County Real Estate

 

That option of buying a bank owned home has certainly opened a viable route for those looking to own a home at the fraction of what it cost just a few years ago. But not without a price: the best Spring Hill Florida bank owned home bargains are almost certain to fall into the ‘fixer-upper’ category.

 

When considering the purchase of one of our Spring Hill Florida bank owned homes, I’ve found that my most successful clients have a few qualities in common:

patience – they wait until they’ve found a house that suits all their needs

prudence – they resist the temptation to take out too big of a loan

realism – they know how much hard work they will be willing to put into the house

 

Finding the right fixer-upper should be approached as a process: in other words, never buy the first home you see until after you’ve checked out some of its competition. There are more foreclosures on the market than ever – a phenomenon that works to your advantage. When you do find the right home, make sure to take out a loan that makes sense. Often people who are in a hurry to buy a house are tempted to take out a loan without giving enough consideration to its immediate and long-term implications. Being coolly realistic as you work out the numbers will pay off for a long time.

 

Once a bank owned home is officially yours, the hard (often fun!) work begins. Buying a home in need of repair has always been the surest way to find a deal, but it is also the way to improve or develop home maintenance skills, bond with family members, and keep a tight rein on the family budget. Here, too, you need to be careful not to get carried away– you don’t want to overbuild or overdevelop beyond what is appropriate for the neighborhood setting. In other words, keep your end goals in mind. My advice to clients varies depending on their individual needs: Is it an income property? Or the family home for the next 15 years?

 

Foreclosures show no signs of slowing down in the near future, so this May’s buying market is opportune. If you’re considering buying a bank owned home in Spring Hill Florida, call me today to go over your options and to put a plan into action!

Tina Fingerman:

Professional Realtor

Agent Trust Realty

727-946-2348

Steve Fingerman:

President

E Loans Mortgage

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727-946-0904

postheadericon FAIR Files Additional Lawsuits Against Florida Home Owners Insurance Carriers

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The 10 News Investigators have learned the group suing Citizens Insurance over its insurance practices will file more lawsuits Monday.

We’ve learned that group — FAIR — will be filing class-action lawsuits against private insurance companies Monday.

Those suits will go along with the cases they’ve already begun against Citizens.

The 10 News Investigators have been leading the way on this. Following reports by 10 News last fall, allegations surfaced.

The claims: insurance companies statewide are setting the replacement costs of some homes extraordinarily high — much higher than they should be.

That means the companies can charge you more to insure your house. The technique lets them make more money and dodge state laws that limit how much they can raise your rates.

That practice is what led the group FAIR — Florida Association for Insurance Reform — to the steps of the state Capitol last week.

FAIR announced it’s suing Citizens Insurance over the issue. Citizens is run by the state and backed up by Florida taxpayers.

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postheadericon What’s Not Covered In Florida Home Owners Insurance?

Do You Know What is NOT Covered in Your Home Owners Insurance Policy?

You Might be Surprised

 

In recent years, insurance carriers in Florida have added many exclusions to property insurance policies, with little oversight or public debate. These exclusions are drafted into policy leaving consumers with less coverage for the same (if not higher) premium.

Because many policyholders rarely read every word of their large and complex policies, they may not even be aware of what is NOT covered. Since policyholders are unable to negotiate policy language, they are left with a choice of accepting the changes, purchasing new endorsements or seeking a different carrier.

Examples of common policy exclusions include:

Eliminating Your Rights to Appraisal – For 200 years, policies have included the binding appraisal process to settle disputes between insurance companies and the insured over amount of loss or value of damaged property. Many insurers are restricting or eliminating this provision, which provides important consumer protections.

 

Giving You a Sinking Feeling – Many policies no longer cover damage from sinkholes unless the sinkholes are deemed “catastrophic,” usually meaning large and sudden. But slowly occurring sinkholes can cause catastrophic damage to a home and its value. Damage can run into the hundreds of thousands, often more than the value of the home, leaving many homeowners with no other choice than to walk away from their mortgages.

 

Requiring You to See Through Walls – Most insurance claims deal with water damage, often stemming from damage behind walls or under slabs that doesn’t become noticeable for weeks or months. Citizens and other insurance companies now deny claims for leakage occurring over more than 14 days, even if it is hidden from sight. In fact, Citizens has just announced plans to further expand its water exclusion.

 

Eliminating Coverage for Mold – Where there is water damage mold often forms. Though it is recommended that water be removed and damaged areas dried within 48-72 hours, company insurance adjusters often are unable to visit the home within that time. No matter the reason, if mold forms, most companies will no longer cover the cost of its removal.

 

Leaving Screened Structures Uncovered – Popular in Florida, screened enclosures used to be covered under most homeowner insurance policies. Many carriers have now added exclusions that remove screened structures from coverage.

 

Re-Defining “Falling Objects” – Typically, damage from falling objects in a home or condo (such as floor damage from a falling light fixture or fan) is covered. Citizens’ new condo policy, however, only covers such damage if the falling objects come down from the sky through your roof or walls. Great coverage for meteorites, but little else.

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postheadericon California Files Suit Against Fannie and Freddie

SAN FRANCISCO – California’s attorney general filed lawsuits against mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Tuesday, demanding that the companies that own some 60 percent of the state’s mortgages respond to questions in a state investigation.

Attorney General Kamala Harris, whose office filed the lawsuits in San Francisco Superior Court, is investigating Freddie Mac’s and Fannie Mae’s involvement in 12,000 foreclosed properties in California where they served as landlords. She also wants to find out what role the companies played in selling or marketing mortgage-backed securities.

 

The essentially identical lawsuits ask the mortgage firms to respond to 51 investigative subpoenas that call on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to identify all the California homes on which they foreclosed. They also want the mortgage firms to reveal whether they have information on the decreased value of those homes due to drug dealing or prostitution, as well as explosives and weapons found on those vacant properties.

“Foreclosures not only affect the families who lose their homes, but also the safety, health and welfare of the entire community,” the lawsuit said.

Harris also called on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to disclose whether they have complied with civil rights laws protecting minorities and members of the Armed Forces against unlawful convictions and foreclosures.

The suits also seek to determine whether the companies are in compliance with California’s securities and tax laws.

The companies were taken over by the federal government and put into conservatorship under the Federal Housing Finance Agency in September 2008 to save them from collapse.

An attorney representing the Federal Housing Finance Agency said in a letter attached to the lawsuits that the 51 subpoenas were “frequently vague and ambiguous,” and said state attorneys general did not have the authority to issue subpoenas against the federal conservator.

“The burden to collect that information would be nothing short of staggering,” the letter said.

Representatives of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac said the companies would not comment on the lawsuits Tuesday.

The lawsuits could determine whether states have a right to investigate the mortgage firms while they are under federal control. Harris argues that since the mortgage companies own properties in California, they are subject to state law and demands.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac buy home loans from banks and other lenders, package them into bonds with a guarantee against default and then sell them to investors around the world. The two own or guarantee about half of U.S. mortgages, or nearly 31 million loans.

The companies have so far cost American taxpayers more than $150 billion — the largest bailout of the financial crisis. They could cost up to $259 billion, according to the FHFA.

Two former CEOs at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac last week became the highest-profile individuals to be charged in connection with the 2008 financial crisis. In a lawsuit filed in New York, the Securities and Exchange Commission brought civil fraud charges against six former executives at the two firms, including former Fannie CEO Daniel Mudd and former Freddie CEO Richard Syron.

The executives were accused of understating the level of high-risk subprime mortgages that the companies held just before the housing bubble burst.

Harris has created a task force that is pursuing criminal charges and civil judgments in mortgage fraud cases. She has said that her office would not join a planned 50-state settlement over foreclosure abuses that federal officials and other state attorneys general are negotiating with major U.S. banks.

She said the settlement gave bank officials too much immunity from civil litigation.

Harris said 768,330 residential mortgages were foreclosed on in California between January 2007 and June of this year.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/12/20/california-attorney-general-sues-fannie-freddie-demanding-answers/#ixzz1hAzFp71w

 
 
 
 
 
 
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postheadericon Houses in Spring Hill FL for $100 Dollars Down

That’s all you’ll need for a down payment to buy a foreclosure offered for sale by the government.

This sounds like a heck of a deal: Rather than requiring a 3.5% down payment on foreclosures it’s trying to sell, HUD now only wants $100 down to close the deal.

Yes, folks, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has brought back the $100 down payment plan in Southern and Western states. It could be a tremendous opportunity for some people — first-time homebuyers or perhaps those who are close to retirement and are looking to downsize to a smaller home. (Some of these are modest homes in locations where jobs may be scarce. Others are large homes in metro areas.)
The details:
The $100 down payment incentive is only available if the purchase price of the home is equal or less than the appraised value of the home. If you have an accepted bid for over the appraised value of the home you must bring the difference as down payment to the closing.
So, what might you buy with $100 down? You can find a database of HUD-owned homes here. There’s quite a range, judging from the descriptions and photos of the properties. And the list can change every day.

The information about each home is detailed and includes the price, how long the property has been listed, and whether the original list price has been reduced. That can be handy information, suggesting you may be successful with a bid below the stated price.

From the looks of some of the homes we checked out, it’s a good thing your $100 will also gain you admission to HUD’s 203k loan program, which can pay for repairs and upgrades. But, remember, gorgeous homes can also be found.

These homes were acquired by the Federal Housing Administration after lenders foreclosed on homes with FHA-insured mortgages. So some of these homes could be in your neighborhood. There are plenty of these types of homes available in the Spring Hill Real Estate market as well as through out the Tampa Real Estate Market.
For More Information About Buying HUD Foreclosed Homes In Spring Hill Florida or the Surrounding Tampa Bay and Manatee County areas contact Agent Trust Realty in Spring Hill by calling 352-688-7022 or visiting the Spring Hill Foreclosure Data Base online.
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