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DEMYSTIFYING HOW MORTGAGES ARE CALCULATED

18/10/2012

Mortgages can be complicated business – fortunately, there are tons of great calculators out there that take the legwork out of trying to do all the tricky math. But as your teachers probably told you in school, it’s good to actually know how things work too. And hey, it’s never smart to rely too heavily

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20/09/2012

WHAT QE3 MEANS FOR MORTGAGE RATES As widely expected, the Federal Reserve announced “QE3” last week, a move taken to bolster the flagging economy by putting downward pressure on long-term interest rates. More specifically, the Fed pledged to purchase even more agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS) in an effort to push mortgage rates lower than already

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How much home do you really need?

13/02/2012

That might seem like an obvious question, but there’s more to it than you might think. In the greater New Orleans real estate market we are blessed with a wide variety of home styles and prices. From classic shotgun houses to brick ranches there is a home style for every taste – but there’s more to the decision making process than you might think!

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Starter homes are great investments!

21/01/2012

Occasionally you see the term “starter home” used in a less than positive light. Some people associate the term with a less than desirable property; small, possibly dated, maybe a real fixer-upper… but that’s not always the case. Starter homes are full of positives for the first time homebuyer.

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Picking the right neighborhood

20/01/2012

Ah, New Orleans. It’s a place like no other, and offers an amazing array of neighborhoods and living experiences. From the elegance (and decadence!) of the French Quarter, to the stately homes Uptown, to arty and edgy Bywater, there’s a neighborhood for everyone looking to buy a home in New Orleans.

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What Folks are saying about Steve

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My husband and I signed a “Bond for Deed” on our dream home, and had a two year deadline for financing it.

Our loan was such a challenge because of the “Bond for Deed” and we ran into every obstacle imaginable.

Steve was by our side every step of the way and was extremely knowledgeable and caring.

Steve was with us to the very end and had the pleasure of handing us the key to our dream home.

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Liza & Joseph Brown

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