March 2020

How the Corona Virus is Affecting the Real Estate Market in Southeast Michigan

By |2020-03-18T19:31:14+00:00March 18th, 2020|Real Estate News|

The coronavirus has changed the way we live our daily lives and it has affected several business sectors, including the real estate market in Southeast Michigan. We will wait and see what the next few months bring, but there are potential impacts ranging from decreased [...]

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Rochester MI Lender Says Single Women are a Growing Force in the Housing Market

By |2020-03-06T14:00:23+00:00March 4th, 2020|Real Estate News|

In previous articles we've discussed the impact that different generations are having on the real estate market, such as millennials and baby boomers. But with International Women's Day just a few days away, let's take a look at the influence women are having on the [...]

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February 2020

What Does the MI Premium Tax Deduction Mean for Michigan Homebuyers?

By |2020-02-10T20:18:43+00:00February 10th, 2020|Real Estate News|

Congress has recently restored the mortgage insurance (MI) tax deduction for 2018–2020, providing even more incentive for Michiganders to purchase a home or refinance. Borrowers with adjusted gross incomes below $100,000 per year can deduct 100% of their insurance premiums on their federal tax returns. [...]

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January 2020

Mortgage Lender in Southeast MI Says Millennial First-Time Buyers are Overwhelmed

By |2020-01-31T19:56:29+00:00January 31st, 2020|Real Estate News|

First-time millennial home buyers are optimistic about the housing market. In fact, 68% believe it that 2020 is a good time to buy a home. However, many first-time buyers are overwhelmed by the mortgage process or feel challenged by affordability. Or, those who are searching [...]

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November 2019

Rochester Hills Lender Says Young First Time Buyers Are Ready to Get in the Market

By |2019-11-01T17:28:35+00:00November 1st, 2019|Real Estate News|

  Rochester Hills Lender Says Young First Time Buyers Are Ready to Get in the Market Believe it or not, 2019 will soon be coming to an end, and many real estate experts will be making predictions for 2020. A recent study from TransUnion may [...]

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August 2019

Michigan FHA Lender Explains New Limits for Cash Out Refinancing

By |2019-08-02T14:37:40+00:00August 2nd, 2019|Real Estate News|

Starting September 1st 2019, homeowners will be slightly more limited in how much equity they can access through a cash-out refinance from the Federal Housing Administration. The FHA published Mortgagee Letter (ML) 2019-11, “Maximum Loan-to-Value and Combined Loan-to-Value Percentages for Cash-out Refinance Mortgages,” announcing the [...]

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June 2019

Rochester, MI Mortgage Lender Explains: Interest Rates Rise But Still at One Year Low

By |2019-06-21T14:33:04+00:00June 21st, 2019|Real Estate News|

The average U.S. rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage rose from 3.82% to 3.84% this week according to the latest Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey. Interest rates are still significantly lower than last year compared to 4.57% in June of 2018.  And in December [...]

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May 2019

Oakland County Mortgage Company Says Less Baby Boomers Are Downsizing Their Homes

By |2019-05-31T13:07:36+00:00May 31st, 2019|Real Estate News|

A recent study from Trulia indicates that more and more baby boomers are saying no to downsizing and staying in the home where they hold so many family memories. “We’re just not seeing that much downsizing,” says Alexandra Lee, a housing data analyst at Trulia, [...]

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April 2019

How Will Baby Boomers Affect the Housing Market? Oakland County Mortgage Lender Explains

By |2019-04-26T17:04:35+00:00April 26th, 2019|Real Estate News|

There has been a housing shortage for awhile now, leaving a less than ideal market for millennials and first time home buyers. But Fannie Mae predicts as baby boomers begin to downsize or move into senior care facilities, more housing will be available and prices [...]

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43% of Next-Home Buyers will Use Previous Mortgage Lender from First Home

By |2019-04-13T13:03:36+00:00April 12th, 2019|Real Estate News|

Most next-home buyers feel more confident with purchasing their second home than they did buying their first. Just like many other first experiences, they have learned from their mistakes as a first-time buyer. In a survey conducted in March for Mr Cooper, Researchscape International found [...]

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