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Distressed Sale Waiting Period

A question I often get from people who have filed bankruptcy, had a short sale or foreclosure is, “How long do we have to wait to qualify for another mortgage.” What kind of new loan you can get will differ according to how long it has taken to heal your credit score. The chart I […]


Risk Balancing versus Deductibles

Mortgage loan companies require a homeowner to carry insurance on their home while it has an active loan on it. The benefit is that in exchange for paying a yearly or monthly premium the homeowner transfers the risk of any loss to the insurance company. Insurance companies allow homeowners to select a deductible that will […]


Need a CLUE?

It has nothing to do with the table game where you search for a murderer, but you need to get a CLUE report. This report details the insurance claims submitted on your home and car over the past five to seven years. C.L.U.E stands for Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange. CLUE is a database used by […]


Save the Cost of Mortgage Insurance

The Great Recession included a banking crisis and in turn mortgage products were streamlined and others were taken off the table. With the return of the economy, previously unavailable mortgage products are now being offered.  One of those products is called the “Piggyback” or the 80-10-10 mortgage and it can save you a lot of […]




Increase your paycheck

If you are a homeowner, your tax savings is usually realized when you file your federal income tax return once a year after you have already spent money on interest and property taxes. You may look forward to the refund as a windfall from a forced savings account. However, some people would rather get their […]


Bigger Home Lower Cost

What if you could live in a possibly newer and bigger home Fairfax home for sale for the same or less than you are currently spending? Would you think about moving? Read on… Analysts have been predicting that interest rates will go up by the end of 2015, but they recently dipped and are still […]


Did you do one of these?

When we are young and just starting our lives we often think of ourselves as being “bullet-proof” and we say “I have the rest of my life to do that!” But what happens if the rest of your life ends tomorrow? We are not guaranteed to live “forever” nor can we say we will live […]


How ICE can save your life

Ok. This ICE isn’t that what you put in a drink glass, or what we get when it is cold and rains, or maybe what you use to reduce swelling on your injuries. This ICE is for your cell phone, and it could save your life It’s simple. Emergency response personnel have been advising us […]