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Real Estate Home Loans in Boise Idaho, by Dean Tucker and Shanna Wroten-Tucker of Benchmark Mortgage - Prime Equity Group. First Time Homebuyers, Move up Buyers, Second Homes, Investment Property, Realtors and Builders. Topics: FHA, IHFA, Idaho Housing, VA, RD, Rural Development, Conventional, Conformining, Jumbo, ARMs, Tax Credit Updates, and information for First Time Homebuyers.
To Idaho Real Estate Agents: This is an invitation to a Lunch N Learn Class that Shanna and I are sponsoring next week.  It's a class that focuses on Facebook marketing strategies that really work for Realtors... and that really work in Treasure Valley.  The name of the class is "How to Monetize ...
 The Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA) have launched a new program to make homeownership a reality through its IdaMortgage program. The new Affordable Advantage Loan offers a down payment as low as $1,000, and has no mortgage insurance requirement, saving qualified borrowers money on t...
Tax Credits May See Extension The home buyer's tax credit has been wildly popular. It gave both first time and previous home buyers a sizable tax credit provided that they sign a purchase contract no later than the end of April and close no later than the end of June.It was so successful, that pe...
The Real Estate markets in Boise, Eagle, Meridian, and beyond are looking up. National statistics are very positive too!  Pending Home Sales Surge - National Figures:                   A pending home sale is simply a signed contract on a home that has not yet closed. The National Association of R...
In 1934, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) was created by the National Housing Act for the primary purpose of insuring long-term residential mortgage loans and, thereby, promoting home ownership in the United States. Today, the FHA is the largest government insurer of mortgages in the worl...
The University of Michigan's Consumer Sentiment Index rose to its best levels since our Recession began.  This is very important because housing demand is very clearly tied with how consumers feel about economic conditions and their own financial outlook. Consumer Sentiment rose to 73.3 in May, u...
The Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA) Program provides additional options to avoid costly foreclosures and offers incentives to borrowers, servicers and investors who utilize a short sale or deed-in-lieu (DIL) to avoid foreclosures. HAFA alternatives are available to all HAMP-eligib...
By Dean Tucker, Waterstone Mortgage - Prime Equity Group in Boise Idaho Congress has passed - and President Obama has signed into law - legislation to renew the NFIP (Flood Insurance) through May 31, 2010.  NAR will continue to work with Capitol Hill to ensure a lasting reauthorization prior to M...
By Dean Tucker, Waterstone Mortgage - Prime Equity Group in Boise Idaho This week our industry lobby group met with staff for the Housing subcommittee in Congress to discuss our concerns regarding the Rural Housing guarantee program, and the imminent shortfall in funding authority. This follows u...
Posted by Dean Tucker, Waterstone Mortgage - Prime Equity Group in Boise Idaho The Administration announced adjustments to Federal Housing Administration (FHA) programs that will permit lenders to provide additional refinancing options to homeowners who owe more than their home is worth because o...

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