mortgages

September 24, 2018
Stress Levels for wedding or buying a home

Feeling Stressed?

Feeling stressed?   Many of today’s buyers are trying to save a down payment to buy a home and plan a wedding.  Anybody buying or planning a wedding or house hunting has stories to tell about the stress levels and problems […]
January 9, 2018

Home Equity Rising

Keeping Current Matters recently reported: 712,000 Homes in the US Regained Equity in the Past 12 Months!   CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that “over the past 12 months, 712,000 borrowers moved into positive equity.” This is great news, as the share of homeowners with negative […]
July 31, 2017
Follow the golden rule

A ‘Buyer’ in Hand is Worth Two in the Bush

“Or don’t kill the fatted goose.”  “Do unto others”  Many old sayings are popping up everywhere when it comes to describing the latest real estate market in greater Cincinnati. Keeping Current Matters covered it best with the short “story” below: […]
June 15, 2017
student debt

Help For Ohio Home Buyers With Student Debt

Student loan debt can make it rough for younger buyers to get mortgages. As a starter making large payments to pay off student loan debt causes many potential buyers to shy away adding to their loan responsibilities.  Plus many borrowers […]
February 9, 2017
confused first time home buyer

Do You Suffer from First Time Home Buyer Symtoms?

 You’ve seen the symptoms!  Confusion, lists of requirements, constant cell phone calls to get opinions and a reluctance to commit to anything.  You’ve seen them driving up and down the street gazing at your real estate.  Fortunately (or unfortunately) – first […]
October 19, 2016
Inforgraphic highlighting the problems for homeowners who owe more than property value

Buy High and Sell Low

Nobody has an investment strategy of buy high and sell low but many of today’s homeowners still struggle with owning a home worth less than when it was purchased. According to RealtyTrac 6,666,622 properties or 11.9% of home owners are seriously […]
August 29, 2016
Financial

Greater Cincinnati Home Ownership Assistance Programs

Searching for information about greater Cincinnati home ownership assistance programs is not easy. Local real estate buyers looking for down payment, mortgage or financial assistance may have to search through a web of information and agencies to find a program […]
August 31, 2015

New Regulations on Loan Disclosures Coming in October

(Thanks to Ticor Title for simple explanation) Buyers fasten your seatbelts as the government rolls out new regulations on loan disclosures in October. Are you ready for TILA RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule -TRID!  The newest twist from the CFPB (Consumer […]
October 11, 2013

The Federal Government Shutdown Impacts Local Cincinnati Real Estate

Local Cincinnati home sales deals are beginning to feel the sting of the federal government shut down. Borrowers sitting on the fence waiting to hear from their loan officer about the status of their loan and closings delayed at the […]