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“Starter Homes” and how to find one.

by on October 28th, 2014 Leave a Comment

If you are a first time home buyer, there was a great article in this past Sundays Tampa Bay Times titled “Where to Start“. The writer made a lot of good points. I created a link to it, but I do not know how long it will be up.  I have a few things to […]


Daylight Savings Time and Mortgage Update from John Gonos

by on October 27th, 2014 Leave a Comment

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2AM on Sunday, November 2. Be sure to set your clocks back one hour. Here are some time-tested tips for dealing with the time change: Give yourself more time to adjust by resetting one of your clocks at the start of the weekend (like Friday night or Saturday morning). If […]


Mortgage Update from John Gonos

by on October 16th, 2014 Leave a Comment

  Dovish Minutes Help Mortgage Rates Average 30-year fixed rate Week of 10/10 -0.10% Week of 10/03 -0.05% —————————- Stocks (Weekly) Dow: 16,275 -300 NASDAQ: 3,940 -150 In a light week for economic data, dovish comments from the Fed and weakness in global stock markets were favorable for mortgage rates. After frequent wide swings, mortgage […]