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Posted on Aug 17, 2017 As a landlord, you know it’s important to have tenants who maintain good credit scores. What you may not know is that you can help your tenants improve their credit. Learn how it works and why this benefits you. Why Good Credit Is Important for Landlords A good credit score…


Freddie Mac has made some changes to the way in which lenders must handle rental income.  The changes are primarily aimed at determining the stability of that income, especially when it is short term and does not involve a lease.  The changes apply to loans with settlement dates on or after February 9, 2018, but sellers…


Housing finance reform may be making its long-awaited comeback on Capitol Hill. In recent weeks, the Senate Banking Committee has held a series of hearings on the subject, three years after the committee‘s initial attempt at crafting legislation. The Trump Administration insists reform legislation is one of its top priorities. The fact that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will each have zero capital come Jan….


For years, you’ve been diligently paying off your personal debt. You’ve finally got a healthy savings account. You’re funding your 401(k). Everything is going well, but one thing is still missing: You’d really like to give real estate investing a try. The biggest obstacle that’s tripping you up is the financing process. 4 Options for…


Rising interest rates are one of the real estate market’s soft spots. The increase of the Federal interest rate led to numerous forecasts, many of which report the anticipation a decrease in transaction volume and units coming online. Sean Burton, CEO of investment management and development firm CityView, shared his view on the matter with Multi-Housing…


One of the most nerve-wracking aspects of purchasing a home is the mortgage application and approval process. Regardless of your financial history, waiting for the OK from a lender can be unsettling when you’re trying to close on that perfect home. For first-time homebuyers in particular, unfamiliarity with the process means a lot of shots…


Members of the armed forces don’t shrink from a challenge. Which may explain why more of them own rental properties. Nine percent of U.S. homeowners have investment homes, according to a National Association of Realtors study. But that jumps to 16 percent among owners on active duty in the military. A lower-cost VA home loan…


It has suddenly gotten a lot more difficult to borrow money for an apartment property. “The overall cost of borrowing has gone up undoubtedly,” says Peter Smyslowski, managing director in the San Francisco office of capital services provider HFF. “But the interest rates spreads offered by lenders are very similar to the spreads they offered…


According to the National Association of Realtors 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers – First-time buyers who financed their home typically financed 96 percent of their home compared to repeat buyers at 84 percent. The most difficult step in the home buying process was saving for a down payment, as cited by 13 percent…


Recent data from Ellie Mae showed that it takes about a month and a half on average to close a mortgage loan. Several speakers at Wednesday’s housing summit hosted by the Urban Institute and CoreLogic, including Quicken Loans CEO Bill Emerson, said that closing times could conceivably be much shorter than that, even as little…

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