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The Future Of Homes Starts Now

[fa icon="calendar'] May 3, 2018 8:30:00 PM / by Eustis Mortgage posted in Active Military and Veterans, VA loans, title insurance, prepaids, housing affordability, mortgage information, transitioning into homeownership, home appraisal, rental property, mortgage underwriting, home building, awards, natural disasters, student loan debt, federal reserve, real estate scam, home builder confidence, inflation, overcoming real estate fears, home financing, disaster recovery, mortgage credit, holiday season, home prices, obstacles to homeownership, mortgage savings, today's interest rates, re-apply for a mortgage, relationship status, room-rental services, housing options, mortgage scam, pay off your mortgage, advantages of choosing a mortgage lender, mortgage qualification, 3% down mortgage, mortgage refinancing, private mortgage insurance, mortgage pre-approval, pmi rates, non-farm payroll, credit cards, buying a vacation home, applying for a loan, mortgage rate, loan candidate, housing market, mortgage process, technology, realtor tips, first time homeowner, homeownership, home ownership, renting vs. buying, expenses, first time home owner, buying vs. renting, selling your home

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As homes evolve over the years incorporating new technology and innovation into them, current and future home owners have to be sure to keep up on what's coming next. Think smart. Homes are getting faster and more environmentally friendly all over the world and consumers expect them to be in prime locations. People are willing to have a more compact living space in order to be in a prime area featuring restaurants, bars, grocery stores they can walk to instead of using their car.

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Invest In Real Estate While You're Young

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 23, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by Eustis Mortgage posted in prepaids, Active Military and Veterans, VA loans, title insurance, housing affordability, mortgage information, home appraisal, mortgage after divorce, transitioning into homeownership, rental property, mortgage underwriting, fha 203k loans, mortgage market, homebuying tricks, student loan debt, federal reserve, fannie mae, mortgage tax deductions, property taxes, FICO Scores, closing costs, mortgage credit, mortgage credit availability, holiday season, stock market, housing industry, single women homebuyers, homebuilder sentiment, obstacles to homeownership, mortgage calculator tricks, community development block grant, lender lingo, credit card rule, mortgage stress, Announcements, home inspection, interest rates, co-signing a mortgage, job change, getting mortgage approved, room-rental services, louisiana floods, homebuyers, beat an all-cash offer, first time home sellers, brexit, mortgage pre-approval, pmi, money, credit cards, investment, trid, applying for a loan, economy, loans, loan payments, tips, real estate market, fha loan, mortgage process, technology, realtor tips, homeownership

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The first taste of living by your own rules can feel pretty liberating, but can feel burdening if your future plans keep haunting you in your sleep.

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How the New Tax Reform Affects Deductions for Homeowners and Home Sellers

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 2, 2018 5:30:58 PM / by Eustis Mortgage posted in mortgage pre-approval, private mortgage insurance, pmi rates, mortgage refinancing, pmi, tax benefits, 3% down mortgage, money, credit cards, investment, second home, buying a vacation home, mortgage, trid, applying for a loan, economy, loans, renovation, housing market, fha loan, technology, buying vs. renting, homeownership, first time homeowner, home ownership, expenses, selling your home, real estate, renting vs. buying, mortgage process, tips, realtor tips, first time home owner, loan candidate, standard loans, mortgage rate, loan payments, 203K Streamline, rent rates, home buying, mortgage news, first time home buyers, real estate market, mortgage rates, mortgage qualification, first time home sellers

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January 1, 2018, President Donald Trump’s new 7 year tax reform law became effective.

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Homeownership Still Means Financial Security to Most Homebuyers

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 5, 2018 12:42:18 PM / by Eustis Mortgage posted in homeownership, mortgage news

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How Homeownership May Just Help Your Retirement

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 18, 2016 2:46:25 PM / by Eustis Mortgage posted in homeownership, retirement, mortgage news

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Owning a home is one of the greatest investments you’ll make in your lifetime. Owning that home for a long period of time, however, may just ensure that you get the most out of your prior investment. According to a recent study by Urban Institute, leveraging the equity of your home at an older age can significantly grow your retirement funding, as retirees can then sell their homes for a profit or use their home equity line of credit to increase personal funds. After all, the housing market is one of the nation’s greatest investment arenas, making older American homes highly valuable assets in today’s market.

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Why Aren't Buyers Motivated to Buy in Such a Great Market?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 13, 2016 1:47:02 PM / by Eustis Mortgage posted in homeownership, first time homeowner, buying vs. renting

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More first-time buyers are motivated by emotional factors rather than financial factors when making the decision to buy a home, a report found.

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203K Streamline and Standard Loans

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 12, 2016 3:35:49 PM / by Eustis Mortgage posted in standard loans, homeownership, tips, 203K Streamline, loans

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The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) 203k loans are immensely popular renovation loan products available to well-qualified borrowers looking to purchase either a fixer-upper or a home that just needs one or two additions to be “perfect”.

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Renovation Loan Candidates

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 12, 2016 3:14:30 PM / by Eustis Mortgage posted in loan candidate, homeownership, tips, renovation

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In your house hunting journey, you’ve likely encountered a property that’s perfect in every way — except for that one thing. Maybe it’s a slightly (or really) outdated kitchen, one too few bedrooms, or some minor to moderate termite-induced damage to the sill plate. Here in central Louisiana, wet basements are quite common and a home inspector will likely discover black mold and other allergens as a result.

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Understanding Renovation Loan Payments

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 12, 2016 2:57:45 PM / by Eustis Mortgage posted in homeownership, tips, loan payments, renovation

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Payments on your renovation loans really aren’t fundamentally different from a conventional mortgage payment. Each month, a portion of the monies allocated will go to paying down the principal amount borrowed, another portion will go to paying interest over the lifetime of the loan. A portion of the original borrowed amount will be held in escrow to pay the various contractors and vendors who are working on your renovation and construction project.

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The Biggest Homebuying Concerns and How To Get Over Them

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 12, 2016 2:56:04 PM / by Eustis Mortgage posted in homeownership, tips, first time homeowner

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Buying a home is a major financial decision. There’s no doubt about it. You have to carefully consider your financial readiness, mitigate any potential loss in value if the housing market takes a turn, prepare for unexpected expenses (houses need care and feeding, too!) and, even after all that planning and preparation, homebuyers wake up in the middle of the night fearful they’ve made the wrong decision.

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