Archive for the ‘Mortgage’ Category

The Luxury of Loans: Jumbos Face Major Overhaul

Posted: June 8th, 2011 by Just Real Seattle

As a French proverb says, “It is impossible to overd0 luxury.” As of October it may be a lot more difficult to get financing for it. While housing has struggled and distressed properties continue to flood the market, the luxury homes market maintains the most stability. The Seattle PI tells us: “Sales of waterfront homes in [...]

Thinking Outside the Bank: Four Non-traditional Ways to Pay for Your Home

Posted: May 5th, 2011 by Just Real Seattle

If you find yourself out of luck getting traditional financing for a home, consider these handy alternatives:   1) Borrow from your whole life insurance policy: A whole life insurance policy is one that accumulates cash value over time as you make your regular premium payments and earn dividends and interest. There is no loan process [...]

Market Matters: Largest Lenders

Posted: April 6th, 2011 by Just Real Seattle

Currently, King County’s most active lending institutions are as follows:   1) Wells Fargo Bank             1121 Loans             $349,531,036   2)    Bank of America             711 Loans             $245,566,033   3) Boeing Employees CU            627 Loans            $95,993,055   Call us for more information on preferred lenders  (866) 766-REAL [7325].

Your Money in the Post-Fannie & Freddie Mortgage Market

Posted: March 9th, 2011 by Just Real Seattle

Rumors of the demise of the government-sponsored mortgage enterprises, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, have been floating around for some time. But these rumors are ever closer to reality; currently, the US government is mulling over options that include the scaling back of their role to varying degrees, from minimally doing so to completely backing [...]

What’s up with Interest Rates? Interest rates are up, that’s what.

Posted: February 23rd, 2011 by Just Real Seattle

By now we all know that interest rates have remained at incredible lows for the past year, but the times may be changing. Christopher J. Mayer, a senior vice dean and a professor at the Columbia University Business School told the New York Times recently, “The window of low rates could have left us.” Fixed [...]

Market Matters: Interest[ing] Rates

Posted: January 27th, 2011 by Just Real Seattle

Your buying power is directly related to current interest rates. The following numbers illustrate how lower rates mean more home for you. RATE           LOAN AMOUNT 4.5%            $250,000 5.0%            $235,965 5.5%            $223,095 6.0%            $211,267 Rates are on the rise, so take advantage of this great opportunity [...]

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