• Scott Kepler

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  • The 3 best reasons to buy a home in 2018

    THE 3 BEST REASONS TO BUY A HOME IN 2018 Figuring out when to plunge into the real estate market can beĀ quite intimidatingā€”especially when prices are high, choices are limited, and history urges restraint. Weā€™ve seen two or three years[...]

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    TheĀ Federal Housing AdministrationĀ announced Thursday that nearly every area of the U.S. will see FHA loan limits increase in 2018. The new loan limits will take effect for FHA case numbers assigned on or after Jan. 1, 2018. FHA is required by [...]

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    First Time Home Buyers: Is Buying A Home Still Affordable?

    First Time Home Buyers: IS BUYING A HOME IS STILL AFFORDABLE? The answer is yes! If you are thinking about buying a home, first time home buyers or seasoned home buyers, here are three reasons to do it today: Mortgage rates are low. [...]

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    As far as the economic calendar suggested, the week's big to-do was Wednesday's Fed announcement. Ā But the biggest market movement arrivedĀ a day before, andĀ didn'tĀ line up with any conventional motivation. Ā Even seasoned analysts agreed it was a[...]

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    Wondering how to fit three or more kids into one bedroom? Between beds, toys, books, and clothes, finding room for everything can be a challenge. Take a look at these creative options for cramming lots of kids (and their stuff) into one room. You [...]

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    Gallup Poll shows high hopes for homeownership

    While the historically low homeownership rate as reported by the Census Bureau has improved only marginally over the last year, a recent survey by Gallup indicates that it may be on the edge of change.  Forty-nine percent of non-homeowners [...]

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    It wasn't exactly bait and switch, maybe unlawful substitution is closer to the mark.  Whatever, Experian, the credit reporting company, has been handing consumers a line about their credit scoring system and CFPB caught them. The [...]

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    Next week's Fed announcement is a hot topic. Market metrics and surveys of economists suggest ever-increasing odds of a rate hike. As such, it may come as a surprise to learn that a rate hike is pointless in terms of its impact on [...]

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