Archive for the ‘Buying a Home’ Category

Orlando Area Local Market Report, First Quarter 2013

Monday, July 1st, 2013


New index reveals mortgage credit easing

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Continuing an upward trend, mortgage credit availability rose in May compared to the month before, according to a new index from the Mortgage Bankers Association and mortgage information provider AllRegs. The Mortgage Credit Availability Index, announced today, is designed to gauge whether overall mortgage credit is more or less available month to month by factoring…Read More »

Inventory Randall Park Highly Desirable Lake Nona FL.

Monday, June 17th, 2013

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Mortgage servicer taps Fannie Mae tool to prevent foreclosures

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Foreclosure sign image via Shutterstock. National mortgage servicer RoundPoint has adopted a Fannie Mae tool designed to help servicers work more quickly and consistently to prevent foreclosures, RoundPoint announced today. Fannie Mae’s Servicing Management Default Underwriter will allow RoundPoint to offer borrowers a more comprehensive set of workout options, ensure compliance with Fannie Mae guidelines, and shorten the…Read More »

Distressed homes lure cash investors

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

MIAMI – May 20, 2013 – House hunters looking to buy a foreclosure in South Florida often discover they are getting outflanked by the pros: investors wielding cash. “If you don’t have cash, or you’re looking for financing, you can’t play in the distressed arena,’’ said Doug DeWitt, owner and broker at Concierge Real Estate…Read More »

IRA money can be used to fund an investment home

Monday, May 13th, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. – May 13, 2013 – It’s possible to use tax-sheltered money in an individual retirement account (IRA) to buy an investment home now with an eye toward retiring to it later. However, the rules aren’t easy to comprehend. Donna Ryan, Florida Realtors manager of member legal communications, says advice can be conflicting on…Read More »

Home prices near new highs in some markets

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Home prices near new highs in some markets NEW YORK – May 6, 2013 – Home prices in 10 percent of the nation’s top 200 housing markets have recently hit new peaks or are only a hair away, new data show. Another 24 of the top markets are within 5 percent of their peaks, according…Read More »

How Can First-Time Homebuyers Stand Out In A Crowded Market?

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

How Can First-Time Homebuyers Stand Out In A Crowded Market? Real Estate News   | Apr 9, 2013    We’ve written about low inventory being the real estate story of early 2013. Now as we are getting further into the year, the story has switched to talk of a… (Read More)

Orlando, Volusia County among top residential rental markets for investors

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Orlando, Volusia County among top residential rental markets for investors

Why Invest in Orlando Real Estate?

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Why Invest in Real Estate? The fundamental benefit of investing in income producing real estate is the opportunity to own a tangible asset that has the ability to both grow in value and generate income. Match that with the advantages of owning an asset for which the bank may be willing to finance up to…Read More »