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How To Get A Second VA Mortgage

How To Get A Second VA Mortgage | Top Real Estate and Mortgage Articles | Scoop.it
It is possible to qualify for a second VA mortgage while still having a current VA mortgage. But this is not highly advertised throughout the industry. The common term for this is called VA second-tier entitlement.
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it is possible to qualify for a second VA mortgage while still having a current VA mortgage. But this is not highly advertised throughout the industry. The common term for this is called VA second-tier entitlement.
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Janet Howcroft's curator insight, November 3, 1:57 PM

It is possible to qualify for a second VA mortgage while still having a current VA mortgage. But this is not highly advertised throughout the industry. The common term for this is called VA second-tier entitlement.

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Thanks very much for sharing our VA mortgage scoop @Janet Howcroft and for sharing it on all of your other networks. Very much appreciated!
Janet Howcroft's curator insight, November 13, 9:00 AM

It is possible to qualify for a second VA mortgage while still having a current VA mortgage. But this is not highly advertised throughout the industry. The common term for this is called VA second-tier entitlement.

 - October 27
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Advantages & Disadvantages of Selling Your Home During The Holidays

Advantages & Disadvantages of Selling Your Home During The Holidays | Top Real Estate and Mortgage Articles | Scoop.it
Tips and Advice for Selling Your Home During the Holidays by Anita Clark at Coldwell Banker SSK, Realtors, in Warner Robins Georgia.
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Advantages & Disadvantages of Selling Your Home During The Holidays 

Selling your home during the holidays is a polarizing issue, even among the most experienced of real estate agents If you're on the fence on whether you should list your home for sale during the holidays or not, this article is for you! 

Anita Clark has put together a wonderful resource for home sellers on the pros and cons of selling during the holidays. Selling your home during the holidays may not be right for everyone but with the right planning, it can be a great time of year to list your home for sale!
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Tips and Advice for Selling Your Home During the Holidays 

 - December 6
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Home Buying Seminars: Are They Worth It?

Home Buying Seminars: Are They Worth It? | Top Real Estate and Mortgage Articles | Scoop.it
Why should you attend a real estate seminar? Here are ways that home buyers can benefit from these educational events!
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Home Buying Seminars: Are They Worth It?

Real estate seminars can make a big difference on the learning curve. Whether you're a first time home buyer or not, attending a home buying seminar can be beneficial. Learn the different types of seminars and why it's worth your time in Debbie Drummond's latest post! 
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Top Real Estate Articles on Google Plus From November 2016

Top Real Estate Articles  on Google Plus From November 2016 | Top Real Estate and Mortgage Articles | Scoop.it
See some of the best Google Plus Real Estate articles from November 2016. Great content to help both buyers and sellers.
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Top Real Estate Articles on Google Plus From November 2016

If you're looking for some excellent real estate articles without all of the fluff, then be sure to check out this recap by Paul Sian and via Bill Gassett's blog of the top real estate articles on Google+ from November 2016!
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Avoiding Home Buyers Remorse: Top Resources

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Avoiding Home Buyers Remorse: Top Resources

Take your time and do your research before getting a new home. The articles mentioned below offer actionable tips and advice that will really help you in avoiding home buyer’s remorse when it comes time to get the keys at the closing table. 

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What's Different When Selling Your Home During The Holidays?

What's Different When Selling Your Home During The Holidays? | Top Real Estate and Mortgage Articles | Scoop.it
Learn about how the holidays can affect a home sale and what you can do to take the best advantage of selling during the holiday.
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What's Different When Selling Your Home During The Holidays? 

In this detailed post Paul Sian gives us the lowdown on how the holidays affect your home sale. From the type of buyers looking during this time to tips on how to succeed at selling your home in the late fall/early winter months. An excellent resource for anyone thinking of selling during the holiday season! 
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Habits of Effective Home Buyers

Habits of Effective Home Buyers | Top Real Estate and Mortgage Articles | Scoop.it
What are the 7 habits of highly effective home buyers? Find out here what can increase the chances of a successful home buying experience.
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Habits of Effective Home Buyers

Home buyers: would you like to be guaranteed an effective purchase? That is, one that sets you up in the optimum position for the next phase of your life, bearing in mind factors of the budget, location, lifestyle and opportunities in the market?

If you're a home buyer looking to make the process of buying a home as smooth as possible, then this post by Xavier De Buck over on Bill Gassett's blog is a MUST read! 

From getting pre-approved to finding the right real estate team for you (plus everything in between), this one has it all! 
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Janet Howcroft's curator insight, November 14, 6:03 PM

These are great tips for home buyers

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Bill Gassett's comment, November 15, 9:33 AM
Thank for sharing Janet!
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Earned VA Second-Tier Entitlement For Veterans

Earned VA Second-Tier Entitlement For Veterans | Top Real Estate and Mortgage Articles | Scoop.it
Earned VA Second-Tier Entitlement For Veterans If you are a qualifying veteran looking for a way to buy a 2nd home or purchase a home after foreclosure/bankruptcy, the Second-Tier Entitlement o
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Earned VA Second-Tier Entitlement For Veterans If you are a qualifying veteran looking for a way to buy a 2nd home or purchase a home after foreclosure/bankruptcy, the Second-Tier Entitlement on VA mortgages could be the solution. This is a lesser known product compared to a normal VA home loan, but it works in the exact same manner. Learn more about the second-tier entitlement option for VA mortgages on Tumblr! 

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Reverse Mortgage Facts! Is a reverse mortgage right for you?

Reverse Mortgage Facts! Is a reverse mortgage right for you? | Top Real Estate and Mortgage Articles | Scoop.it
What is a reverse mortgage? A mortgage product originally designed for lowe income seniors to help fund their retirement. A reverse mortgage may not be for everyone.
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Reverse Mortgage Facts! Is a reverse mortgage right for you?

Reverse mortgages can be a useful tool for those looking to get some equity out of the home in their later years. However, this program is not for everyone. Learn more about what a reverse mortgage is and whether it can be beneficial for you on Kevin Vitali's blog! 

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Best Ways To Avoid Paying Private Mortgage Insurance

Best Ways To Avoid Paying Private Mortgage Insurance | Top Real Estate and Mortgage Articles | Scoop.it
See how to avoid paying private mortgage insurance. There are ways not to pay PMI including putting 20% down, a piggyback loan, getting LPMI and others!
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Best Ways To Avoid Paying Private Mortgage Insurance 

If you're looking to avoid paying PMI on your mortgage, check out this guide by Bill Gassett! Depending on your scenario, you may have no choice but to pay private mortgage insurance (PMI) for some time. PMI allows higher loan to values and other benefits for borrowers who are short on a down payment. However, if you can avoid paying PMI, it is in your best interest. Take a look at these tips by Bill to see if you can avoid paying PMI! 
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Thanks for sharing @Inlanta Mortgage - Madison!
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You're very welcome @Bill Gassett!
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How To Secure A Mortgage When Buying A Home

How To Secure A Mortgage When Buying A Home | Top Real Estate and Mortgage Articles | Scoop.it
It's important when preparing to get a mortgage you follow the right steps and tips. Find out what the top tips for preparing to get a mortgage are here.
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How To Secure A Mortgage When Buying A Home

Preparing to get a mortgage can seem like a daunting task but it doesn't have to be. If you prepare yourself ahead of time for getting a mortgage, the process can go much smoother and you'll know a little more of what to expect. 

This mortgage guide by Kyle Hiscock is a recommended place to start. Kyle covers everything from preparing your credit to saving for a down payment. Top tips for anyone looking to get a mortgage! 
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Should I Buy A Condo or A House?  

Should I Buy A Condo or A House?   | Top Real Estate and Mortgage Articles | Scoop.it
A condominium or condo as commonly know is a different type of home setup that offers you different features and amenities. This article explores condo ownership in detail.
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Should I Buy A Condo or A House? 

There are some big differences between buying a condominium compared to buying a house. Paul Sian goes into the details in his latest post of what those differences are and even more details on what make condos unique! Within you will learn what condos are, what condo associations are, and what to expect when financing a condo. 

This is a very comprehensive guide that I recommend anyone looking into buying a condo read! 
 
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Should I List My Home For Sale In The Fall or Winter?

Should I List My Home For Sale In The Fall or Winter? | Top Real Estate and Mortgage Articles | Scoop.it
Many sellers wonder if they should sell their home in the fall or winter. Homes sell all year, period! Find out if fall or winter is the right time for you!
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Should I List My Home For Sale In The Fall or Winter? 

Spring may be one of the busiest real estate seasons but that doesn't always mean it's the best time of year to sell your home. As Kyle Hiscock explains, there are many benefits of selling your home in the fall or winter that you probably didn't know!
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Top Tips For Selling Your Home During The Holidays

Selling a home during the holidays can be precieved as a lost cause by some homeowners. While other may think it's the best idea. Find out how you can make the best of selling a home this holiday season by tapping into some of the best real estate articles written by top real estate agents.
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Top Tips For Selling Your Home During The Holidays

If you're thinking about selling your home this holiday season, be sure to check out these tips and resources by Joe Samson over on Storify! 

Featured articles include:
☞ Selling Your Home at Christmas! via Joe Samson 
☞ Selling Your Home During The Holidays via Anita Clark 
☞ Reasons To List Your Home During The Holidays via Kyle Hiscock 
☞ Winter Curb Appeal DOES Matter: Boost Yours with These Tips via +Inlanta Mortgage - Madison 
☞ Should I Sell My Home During The Holidays via Bill Gassett 
☞ How to Sell a Home in The Winter via Bill Gassett 
☞ Tips to Get The House SOLD, Fall or Winter via Wendy Weir 
☞ How Do The Holidays Affect My Home Sale? via Paul Sian 

A great collection of holiday home selling articles that won't disappoint!
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The Benefits Of Buying A Home In The Winter

The Benefits Of Buying A Home In The Winter | Top Real Estate and Mortgage Articles | Scoop.it
See why you should buy a home in the winter. There are typically fewer buyers in the winter and this can mean a better deal when buying real estate.
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The Benefits Of Buying A Home In The Winter

Did you know that just because it's winter it can still be a great time to buy a home? There are advantages and disadvantages of buying a home in any season. So why wait until spring when you can own a home now and it may be to your advantage! 

Bill Gassett has the details in his newest post on reasons you should buy a home in the winter!
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See why you should buy a home in the winter. There are typically fewer buyers in the winter and this can mean a better deal when buying real estate.

 - December 5
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Why It's Important To Hire A Buyer's Agent

Why It's Important To Hire A Buyer's Agent | Top Real Estate and Mortgage Articles | Scoop.it
There are lots of reasons to hire a buyers agent when buying a house. A buyers agent can be your best ally. Find out 10 reasons to hire a buyers agent here.
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Why It's Important To Hire A Buyer's Agent When Buying A Home

Since a buyers agent is looking out for a buyers best interest, they’ll help ensure the buyer gets the best deal possible. Do you think that if you go directly to the listing agent when buying a home you will get a better deal, be better represented or it's just a smart move? Well, think again. Kyle Hiscock has put together an excellent read on why hiring a buyers agent is the best way to go!
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There are lots of reasons to hire a buyers agent when buying a house. A buyers agent can be your best ally. Find out 10 reasons to hire a buyers agent here.

 - November 29
Janet Howcroft's curator insight, December 6, 7:32 AM

There are lots of reasons to hire a buyers agent when buying a house. A buyers agent can be your best ally. Find out 10 reasons to hire a buyers agent here.

 - November 29
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How To Avoid Top Home Remodeling Mistakes

How To Avoid Top Home Remodeling Mistakes | Top Real Estate and Mortgage Articles | Scoop.it
Top 14 Home Renovation Mistakes and Ways to Avoid Them! Information via Anita Clark at Coldwell Banker SSK, Realtors, in Warner Robins GA.
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How To Avoid Top Home Remodeling Mistakes 

Here is an excellent list for home owners of the top 14 remodeling mistakes and how to avoid them via Anita Clark!
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Should I Sell My Home During The Holidays?

Should I Sell My Home During The Holidays? | Top Real Estate and Mortgage Articles | Scoop.it
Should you list your home during the holidays? There are some people who say absolutely not, but in some cases, it maybe a great idea. Top 10 reasons here!
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Should I Sell My Home During The Holidays? 

Top 10 reasons to list your home during the holidays It's true that spring is a great time to list your home for sale but did you know that there are benefits to listing your home during the holidays?

With motivated buyers and and less competition, listing your home during the holidays has its perks! Find out what the other benefits of holiday home selling are with enjoyable resource by Kyle Hiscock on Rochester's Real Estate Blog!
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Prep Your Home For A Quick Winter Sale

Prep Your Home For A Quick Winter Sale | Top Real Estate and Mortgage Articles | Scoop.it
Selling your home in the winter can be delayed if there are repairs to be made and the snowfall is making it difficult. Get your home ready to sell quick this winter by making the outdoor repairs now!
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Prep Your Home For A Quick Winter Sale

With less homes on the market in the fall and winter, it can give a seller a great advantage with the lower inventory to compete with. 

If you're like us, you've always heard that spring is the best time to sell your home. In some situations that may be the case but it's not completely true. 

 If you're thinking about selling in the late fall or winter, this article by Angela Duong is a great read! Learn why winter may be a great time of year to sell your home with these top winter home selling tips! 
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Pros and Cons of a Small Down Payment

Pros and Cons of a Small Down Payment | Top Real Estate and Mortgage Articles | Scoop.it
Buying a home with no, or a small down payment, is sometimes the only way a buyer is able to buy. Find out what the PROs & CONs are here!
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Pros and Cons of a Small Down Payment

There is nothing wrong with getting a mortgage with a low or no down payment option. There are still a few solid programs out there that offer this feature. With that being said, it is important to note that these mortgage programs don't necessarily offer the best terms. 

 If you can afford a larger down payment, there are advantages in doing so. To learn more about the pros and cons of making a small down payment, check out this article by Kyle Hiscock on Rochester's Real Estate Blog! 

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Buying a home with no, or a small down payment, is sometimes the only way a buyer is able to buy. Find out what the PROs & CONs are here!

 - November 8
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Crazy Good Tips For Buying A Home In The Fall

Crazy Good Tips For Buying A Home In The Fall | Top Real Estate and Mortgage Articles | Scoop.it
Crazy Good Tips For Fall Home Buying These tips for fall home buying can help you pick the right home while also making the whole process a bit smoother. It is no secret that buying a home
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These tips for fall home buying can help you pick the right home while also making the whole process a bit smoother. It is no secret that buying a home, especially your first home, can be quite intensive. Armed with a bit of information, you can make things much easier.
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Crazy Good Tips For Fall Home Buying These tips for fall home buying can help you pick the right home while also making the whole process a bit smoother. It is no secret that buying a home

 - November 3
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Best Tips For Saving For a Down Payment To Buy A House

Best Tips For Saving For a Down Payment To Buy A House | Top Real Estate and Mortgage Articles | Scoop.it
A down payment is generally required when buying a home. Many buyers don't know how to save for it. Find out how to save for a down payment here!
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Best Tips For Saving For a Down Payment To Buy A House 

Saving for a down payment to buy a home doesn't have to be as hard as you may think. By implementing a few small changes in your daily life, you will be ready to purchase in no time! Follow these tips for saving for a down payment on a house over on Rochester's Real Estate Blog and learn the many ways to save!

You will also find additional insight from contributions by Anita Clark and Ryan Fitzgerald! Related resources referenced within the article via Bill Gassett Paul Sian Lynn Pineda and Teresa Cowart! 
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Real Estate Articles From Behance

This list represents some of the very best real estate content found on Behance. Whether you are a new buyer looking for a property or a
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If you're looking for a great list of real estate articles, check out this Listly list by Anita Clark. Anita has gathered some of the top real estate articles from Behance that cover topics for buyers, sellers and current home owners. With such a broad range of topics, there's sure to be something you'll want to read and these are some of the best on the topic! 
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How To Buy A Home After Divorce

How To Buy A Home After Divorce | Top Real Estate and Mortgage Articles | Scoop.it
See what you need to know about buying a home after a divorce. What are the financial considerations? Should you buy a home or condo?
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How To Buy A Home After Divorce 

Are you recently divorced and thinking about purchasing a home? Be sure to read these excellent tips to buy a home after divorce by Bill Gassett! 

Whether you've waited long enough to clearly think through the decision, to checking your credit post-divorce, there are solid answers to the many questions that come up when buying a home after a divorce! 
 
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Top Google+ Real Estate Articles From September 2016 

Top Google+ Real Estate Articles From September 2016  | Top Real Estate and Mortgage Articles | Scoop.it
See the best Google+ real estate articles for September 2016. Numerous real estate experts are featured in this real estate round-up of quality content.
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Top Google+ Real Estate Articles From September 2016 

Don't miss out on some incredible real estate articles! 

With so many real estate articles coming out each month it's hard to read all of them. If you're like me, there are plenty of great articles that you miss each month. Thanks to Bill Gassett you don't have to worry about missing some of the top real estate articles anymore. In this monthly round-up, Bill invites a real estate community member to put together the best of the best of real estate articles found on Google+. This month's round-up was put together by Xavier De Buck. You will find solid real estate information whether you're a buyer, seller or real estate agent! 
 
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