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The Status of American Home Equity
March, 04 2019

The Status of American Home Equity

A solid benchmark for how the American housing market is performing is the wealth that the average American is able [...]

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What’s the Deal with “Tiny Houses?”
March, 01 2019

What’s the Deal with “Tiny Houses?”

The craze has swept the nation over the past few years. Driven by images of Pinterest-perfection, their perceived “cuteness,” the [...]

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What is Negative Amortization?
February, 28 2019

What is Negative Amortization?

From time to time a client will enter into a loan that is characterized by negative amortization. This is a [...]

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What is a “Balloon Payment” and When Does it Apply?
February, 27 2019

What is a “Balloon Payment” and When Does it Apply?

Occasionally in residential transactions that we deal with—and more commonly in commercial property transactions—our clients encounter and/or secure balloon loans. [...]

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What Happens if You Buy Your First Home Before Middle Age?
February, 26 2019

What Happens if You Buy Your First Home Before Middle Age?

The benefits of homeownership are legion—and its greatest payoffs accrue to those who act soonest in life to become a [...]

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How Does Your Credit Score Affect Your Mortgage Rate?
February, 25 2019

How Does Your Credit Score Affect Your Mortgage Rate?

Much of a lender’s business is based on assessments and assumptions of risk. In order for a lender to be [...]

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What is a Reverse Mortgage?
February, 24 2019

What is a Reverse Mortgage?

We find there is a great deal of curiosity about the concept of reverse mortgages. As a homeowner ages, and [...]

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Why the Current Market Situation Might Make This the Right Time to Tap into Your Home’s Equity
February, 23 2019

Why the Current Market Situation Might Make This the Right Time to Tap into Your Home’s Equity

The prices homes will fetch at market may be falling on average—which is increasingly being viewed as a likely positive [...]

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Ways to Buffer Yourself From the Potential of Mortgage Default
February, 22 2019

Ways to Buffer Yourself From the Potential of Mortgage Default

A report based on research by the JPMorgan Chase Institute, “Falling Behind: Bank Data on the Role of Income and [...]

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Delinquencies (For Most Markets) Recently Hit Lowest Rate in a Decade
February, 21 2019

Delinquencies (For Most Markets) Recently Hit Lowest Rate in a Decade

According to a recent CoreLogic Loan Performance Insights Report, serious mortgage loan delinquencies—that is, repeated failures to make payment on [...]

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How Ohio is Making Home Ownership Possible for People with Student Loans
February, 20 2019

How Ohio is Making Home Ownership Possible for People with Student Loans

College graduates with outstanding student loans tend to face a number of barriers to becoming homeowners—especially in today’s debt landscape, [...]

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What is Likely to Drive a Positive Correction in the Market in 2019
February, 19 2019

What is Likely to Drive a Positive Correction in the Market in 2019

A certain softness appeared in the housing market during the latter portion of 2018, and chances are that it will [...]

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