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Saturday, May 19th, 2012 at 6:37pm. 560 Views, 0 Comments.
BPO, CMA, Appraisal -- what is the difference? These are all various methods of valuing real estate, (properties, homes, houses, commercial property, investment property, and vacant land).
Appraisal = formal valuation by a licensed appraiser. An appraisal is a subjective opinion of a real property's value. Most appraisers are highly skillled, with many years of experience. Besides single-family homes, some appraisers specialize in niche areas, such as rural acreage, estate homes, commercial/industrial property, apartment rentals. In order to appraise property for an FHA loan, the appraiser must be experienced in the FHA loan procedures and requirements. Appraisals are required as part of the underwriting process for mortgage lenders when they…
Monday, April 23rd, 2012 at 12:55pm. 492 Views, 0 Comments.
In the latest release of the National Association of Realtors' Existing Home Sales report, there were some very interesting facts. The NAR said the pace of sales in the first three months of the year marked the strongest first quarter since 2007.
But the best news is the inventory data. The nation's glut of unsold homes is easing, as inventories fell to 2.37 million. Realtors in some markets have even reported shortages of housing stock. A decrease in the amount of homes on the market is always good for housing as it stabilizes and even drives prices upward. Nationwide, the median price for a home resale rose to $163,800 in March, up 2.5 percent from a year earlier.
An improving labor market has realtors upbeat about sales prospects for the…
Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 at 8:24pm. 412 Views, 0 Comments.
HUD has approved a program aimed at putting foreclosed homes back into the hands of owner-occupant buyers.
In select states (including MN), from now into October of next 2012, buyers need a down payment of only $100 to purchase a HUD-owned REO home.
The buyer must be an owner-occupant, utilizing financing insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). Standard FHA underwriting guidelines apply, and the sale must be for the full amount of the current list price.
HUD’s $100 down payment incentive program can also be applied to an FHA 203k loan, which can be used to fund repairs and renovations on the home. The 203k program allows buyers to finance both the mortgage and additional money for rehabilitation needs with a single government-insured loan.