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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Define COVID-19 Forbearance Repayment Options 

We previously talked about Forbearance as an option for anyone negatively impacted because of COVID-19. Forbearance is one of the most common options for those who cannot make their mortgage payments on time. Typically, once a loan is out of the agreed timeframe of forbearance, the borrower is expected to pay a “balloon payment,” or …

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What is mortgage forbearance, and what does it mean for you?

In a mortgage forbearance agreement, the lender agrees not to foreclose on a mortgage, and the borrower agrees to a plan that will result in a temporary adjustment to provide relief, and to pay the balance to be current with the original payment plan.

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How to be a Real Estate Pro In Times of Uncertainty: Understanding Market Issues

Your knowledge, leadership, and ability to adapt quickly are all being tested. Master these tips to surge to the top of your client's minds when they go to recommend an expert. Here is Part 1 of our Client First video series: Understanding Market Issues.

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New appraisal and origination requirement changes announced due to COVID-19

Special measures have been taken to help account for challenges facing the real estate market due to COVID-19. Here are the temporary flexibilities in place to facility the continuation of transactions for buyers.

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How to be a Real Estate Pro In Times of Uncertainty: Intro

How to be the professional that clients need during times of uncertainty. This is the introductory video to a series aimed at helping empower you to be a force for good in your market. When uncertainty abounds, be the voice of calm confidence.

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2019 Summer Market Update With Jim McMahan: Is it a good time to refinance?

In this video, Jim McMahan, President of Benchmark Mortgage, talks about the market, interest rates, and debt strategy to help you decide whether refinancing might be a good option for your financial goals.

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2018 Homeownership Profiles: Millennial Buyers

In 2017, Australian millionaire Tim Gurner famously attempted to blame millennial homebuyer obstacles on their inability to avoid frivolous spending on $19 avocado toast, in comments that were widely mocked throughout the internet. Many commentators are still quick to point the finger at extravagant spending to explain why homeownership among younger adults has declined compared …

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