Feb. 22, 2016

Bend Oregon Realtors support VA Home Loans

Bend Oregon Realtors Support Vet Loans 

The National Association of Realtors® strongly supports the Veterans Affairs Department’s Home Loan Guaranty Program and Specially Adapted Housing Grants and looks forward to working with the VA on further initiatives to ensure home ownership remains in reach for America’s veterans.

That was the ...

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Aug. 2, 2013

Renters Thinking More About Owning a Home

Rents are rising sharply on homes in Bend Oregon.  Americans overwhelmingly believe owning a home is a good financial decision and a majority of renters say home ownership is one of their highest priorities for the future, according to a survey by the National Association of Realtors. The 2013 ...

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Oct. 30, 2009

Senate Agrees To Extend Tax Credit For Home Buyers

Tax Credit Extended for Homes

WASHINGTON – Senators agreed Wednesday to extend a popular tax credit for first-time home buyers and to offer a reduced credit to some repeat buyers.

The tax credit provides up to $8,000 to first-time home buyers but is set to expire at the end ...

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Oct. 27, 2009

Tax Credit Extension Likely



Tax Credit Extension Seems Likely

It seems likely that the U.S. Senate will approve a deal to extend the First-Time Home-buyer Tax Credit, but the devil is in the details.


Florida Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson told reporters traveling to Florida with President Obama on Monday that ...

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June 9, 2009

Home Mortgage Interest Rates Are Rising

 Mortgage Rates

If you've been waiting for interest rates to fall lower before you buy a home you may have waited too long.  30 year fixed rate mortgages surged to 5.29% last week.  That is still a great interest rate but off of the lows that bounced ...

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May 17, 2009

Mortgage Interest Rates Remain Low

Low Mortgage Rates

Mortgage interest rates have remained below 5% for the last 9 weeks.  Interest rates this time last year were at 6.1%.  This summer is the time to buy homes in Bend Oregon.  There is a large selection of affordable homes and there are ...

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May 10, 2009

Mortgage Rates In Bend Oregon Are Still Great

 Good Rate on Bend Homes

Mortgage interest rates bumped up a little last week but have remained below 5% for the last two months.  Interest rates below 5% are outstanding and will head back up at the first sign of a recovery. 

That recovery may be happening right ...

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May 3, 2009

Mortgage Interest Rates Remain at All Time Low

Real Estate Rates

Mortgage interest rates fluctuate daily but tied all time lows last week.  The average was 4.78% for 30 year fixed but I locked in some of my clients at 4.75% and 4.6825%. 

To top that off first time buyers get a tax ...

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April 20, 2009

Mortgage Rates Near All Time Lows

All Time Lows

Mortgage rates in Bend Oregon are hovering around all time lows.  There is plenty of money available for a mortgage loan under 5% interest.  Now is the time to buy a home in Bend.  Some of the best buys available are bank foreclosures ...

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April 15, 2009

How To Find The Best Home Loan

Best Home Loans

Whether you are buying a new home or just refinancing your home, how do you find the best loan?  You should get a quote from two or three different lenders.  When you are getting a quote you should get it in writing. 

You should ...

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