California Property Taxes – useful information and links to County Tax Assessor websites. Property taxes are typically paid in two installments, the first in the fall (usually before December 10th) and the second in the spring (usually before April 10th). Click on the link below to see the property tax calendar for California. Property Tax Calendar for California Here are … Read More
FHA/FNMA County Loan Limits
FHA and FNMA County Loan Limits Lookup Tool from HUD.gov.
A Brief History of the Housing Bubble
Housing Bubble 2003 – 2006. This is a really good summary of the causes of the recent housing bubble. Click on the link: A Brief History of the Housing Bubble Courtesy of OCHousingNews.com.
Housing Recovery Article June 8 2013
Here’s an interesting article about the state of the economy and housing market – June 2013. Click this link to go to the article directly. Best Explanation on the Fake Housing Market Recovery I’ve Seen By Michael Lombardi | Business 2 Community – Sat, Jun 8, 2013 12:25 PM EDT The average American Joe isn’t participating … Read More
Jumbo Loan Market Coming Back?
Here’s a great article about the come back of the Jumbo mortgage market, with a story about the typical problems we encounter in this brutal underwriting environment: Why the Jumbo Loan Market is Finally Thawing BY Julian Hebron, for Mortgage News Daily Oct 25 2012 Current housing recovery chatter centers around two main themes: slightly improving stats on home sales, … Read More
HARP 2.0 Refinancing
The wait may be over for homeowners who want to refinance but owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth. Many borrowers are now able to refinance through HARP 2.0, a program that allows borrowers to refinance regardless of how deeply underwater they are. Our investors are still rolling this out, so we expect details to change. … Read More
Under water? Do you qualify for relief?
Many homeowners who are “under water” on their mortgage loans can’t find relief under Fannie Mae’s Making Homes Affordable program.