Tag Archive: mortgage

Is it time to worry about inflation?

Inflation is now on the front burner, an actual worry in some quarters. But is it a real concern or little more than a myth with great energy and lots of hype?

Will real estate taxes change with a new Congress?

Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) several benefits long associated with residential real estate were effectively lost. Could the same thing happen this year? In the 2017 round of tax changes residential real estate took a… Read More »

Who will help the renters? And the landlords?

America will choose a new President and other leaders in the coming week and whoever is elected will face the worst economic situation since the 1930s. There are no easy or obvious answers for the many issues that must be… Read More »

Housing: What Might Change If Biden Wins

In the battle of Biden vs. Trump a lot of settled and not-so-settled housing sector rules and doctrines will be at stake. If Trump wins the move toward less regulation can be expected to continue while a Biden victory would… Read More »

Will mortgage rates remain stable for the next few years?

Have we entered a new mortgage financing era, a time when rates are largely stable and only move within a small band for years to come? There’s an argument to be made that long-term rate stability is being embraced. Borrowers… Read More »

Massive real estate equity cushion creates big investor opportunity

There’s little doubt that the COVID-19 virus has reshaped the economy and that the pandemic’s various impacts will take years to sort out. That said, one of 2020’s great oddities has been the strength of the residential real estate market…. Read More »

Mortgages: What If There’s A Lender Shortage?

The usual assumption when getting a mortgage is that there are a ton of lenders out there fighting for your business, so it makes sense to shop around for rates and terms. That’s surely true today but what about tomorrow?… Read More »

New Fannie Mortgage Recognizes It Takes a Village for Some Homebuyers to Qualify

A new mortgage product will be available to borrowers later this year, one which represents the first step toward recognizing a widespread reality, the fact that many home purchases in America fall outside the outdated norm of one house, one… Read More »

Is It Time To End The 30-Year Mortgage?

For many decades the 30-year loan has been the centerpiece of the mortgage system, but there’s no law in nature which says 30-year financing is required or necessary. Indeed, we could we be coming to the end of an era,… Read More »

Do Biweekly Mortgages Make Sense

Mortgages cost too much so instead of the usual 30-year deal why not go for biweekly financing? The math says such programs work. Unfortunately, for many borrowers, reality says they don’t. How can that be? Let’s start with the math… Read More »

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