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  • News About Interest Rates

    Here's some important news about interest rates that you really need to know: As directed by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the mortgage agencies, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are required to increase the guarantee fee charged for all new mortgages financed on or after April 1, 2012. What does this mean? Rates on all agency loans ...
    Posted to Marti Pattinson (Weblog) by 411966 on January 13, 2012
  • Greetings One and All - Home Inspections

    Fall Greetings to one and all…  today and every day I am grateful to you my friends and clients… If you know of someone needing my services, please call or email me with their info and be sure to tell them I will be following up!  Part of buying a home includes a home inspection particularly if I am involved in assisting ...
    Posted to Marti Pattinson (Weblog) by 411966 on October 6, 2011
  • Dallas Ft Worth Market Update and Houston Texas

    Welcome to the most current Housing Trends. This information is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general. Please be sure to listen to Ted C. Jones ...
    Posted to Marti Pattinson (Weblog) by 411966 on January 5, 2011
  • Hesitating on Buying a Home May Cost You More

    Timing is everything for many first-time buyers today. For those who purchase a home this year, the tax credit is for 10% of the purchase price, up to $8,000. Those who have owned a home in the past three years aren’t eligible. Buyers also have to meet eligibility requirements regarding income; the current credit begins to phase out for ...
    Posted to Marti Pattinson (Weblog) by 411966 on September 18, 2009
  • Internet Savvy REALTOR is Your Best Choice...

    The answer is usually price, location, condition and marketing. But an agent must be internet savvy and know how to market on the internet for todays consumers who shop for houses on the internet first.  Our market is in a flatter position and we have stepped into a buyer’s market. National media is not our friend.  The DFW market ...
    Posted to Marti Pattinson (Weblog) by 411966 on March 24, 2009
  • Housing Plan is Bold

    RISMEDIA, February 20, 2009-(MCT)-President Barack Obama’s new effort to use Wall Street rescue money to halt the soaring rate of mortgage foreclosures nationwide encourages refinancing of homes that are now worth less than their mortgages and provides incentives for lenders to lower the debt load on struggling homeowners.Obama’s $275 ...
    Posted to Marti Pattinson (Weblog) by 411966 on February 20, 2009
  • DFW is better than ever... No doom & gloom here!

    Listening to the national press, you would assume that the bottom is falling out of the real estate across the nation. However, in Texas we are not only surviving but in many areas thriving! Of course I have to be honest and say that there are areas that are being hard hit with foreclosures, but for the most part it is not nearly as bad as ...
    Posted to Marti Pattinson (Weblog) by 411966 on May 9, 2008