Real estate-related community news (and a bit of awesomeness).

REAL ESTATE news Sales of existing homes slipped 0.7 percent in July, fourth straight monthly decline Lower priced homes are experiencing fewer price reductions than upper end properties Why hospitals are investing in real estate Home value growth slowing in several hot markets MORTGAGE & FINANCE news Young homebuyers funding home down payment from their retirement account Before you buy … Continue reading Real estate-related community news (and a bit of awesomeness).

Mortgages may be easier to get than potential home buyers believe

Many potential buyers think they need near-perfect credit scores to get a home loan. But lenders may be loosening their tight underwriting standards. WASHINGTON — Are you on the home-buying sidelines this spring because you think you won't be able to qualify for a mortgage? Do you know what sort of FICO credit scores are … Continue reading Mortgages may be easier to get than potential home buyers believe