Government Shutdown 2013 impacts Mortgages Interest Rates and Real Estate

Government Shutdown 2013 impacts Mortgages Interest Rates, and Real Estate The Federal Government Shutdown that began last night is going to have a  negative impact on the real estate industry in a few key ways. In general this does not bode well for buyer or sellers. Specifically expect to see … [Read more...]

Cincinnati Realtor Foreclosure and Short Sale article featured in David’s Voice

This month I contributed a feature to the online magazine David's voice. I had the opportunity to share my thoughts on purchasing forclosures and short sales with their audience. I am allways very clear with my clients when they ask to see short sales and foreclosures because they are unlike … [Read more...]

Cincinnati is Facing the Mortgage Crisis

Cincinnati's local public radio station WVXU is running a series of articles and providing counseling and services to those facing a crisis with their mortgage. They have done a very good job of providing reliable and direct information to those facing the hardships of foreclosures and are providing … [Read more...]

Foreclosure Scams – Federal Trade Commission Issues Warnings

In this current economic climate the possibility of losing your home to foreclosure can be terrifying. Currently there are con artists using mortgage rescue schemes to take advantage of home owners in distress. . The Federal Trade Commission warns that many of these  foreclosure assistance firms … [Read more...]

Previous refis increase sellers’ tax obligations

This article by Bernice Ross from Inman News highlights important information if you are considering a short sale. I did not condense it because the original content is excellent. This article pertains to real estate in Cincinnati and around the country. DEAR BERNICE: We are upside down and are … [Read more...]

Cincinnati Real Estate: Homeowners Swap Houses in Home Swapping

House swapping, the practice of exchanging properties is making a resurgence with help from a  number of home swapping websites and services.  Home owners who are interested in searching for others willing to exchange properties now have a number of resources to use  to make their searches more … [Read more...]

Cincinnati Real Estate: Rising Interest Rates


I received some useful information from one of the loan officers I work with, Mike Zipfel from Midwest Mortgage. Home loan interest rates have been on a downward trend for the last few months, however as the economy begins to stabilize, and the stimulus money enters the economy, interest rates are … [Read more...]

A Local Mortgage Broker Explains Movement of Interest Rates

In the last few months we all have heard a lot of information about interest rates, and that they are moving up and down. The rates have been in flux and Dan Green, a local Cincinnati Mortgage Broker who writes The Mortgage Report blog, gives a great interview explaining why mortgage rates change … [Read more...]