Friday, May 15, 2015

Is Your Credit Score a Big Deal?


Is your credit score a big deal? If you want to buy a home, it’s a huge deal!
Your credit score will determine if you can get a loan. It will also determine how much you can borrow and what your interest rate will be! To buy a home with a mortgage loan you must have a strong credit score.

There are three primary sources for credit scores in the US: EquifaxExperian and TransUnion. They all use the FICO system. These are the most used sources by creditors.
FICO developed the computer software the major credit scoring companies use. FICO scores range from 300 to 850. However, many creditors consider 500 to be the bottom of the acceptable range.

Your score is a measure of your credit-worthiness and determines the interest rate that you will pay for a loan. It’s not unusual for a creditor to obtain all three of the major scores and average them. A very good score is 700, and an excellent score in 750.
The primary factors that determine your score are:

·        payment history (35%)

·        debt/amounts owed (30%)

·        age of credit history (15%)

·        new credit/inquiries (10%)

·        mix of accounts/types of credit (10%)
65% of the total score is determined by only two factors: payment history and amount of debt owed. You must have a good history of paying your bills on time. And you must be very careful about how much debt you have relative to your income!

That last point is extremely important when borrowing for a home mortgage. As of 2014 the federal regulations governing mortgage lending have changed. Borrowers can no longer carry total debt of more than 43% of gross annual income, including the mortgage debt! Lenders are going to be very strict about adhering to that ratio. There are serious consequences for the lender not doing so.
Many actions you take affect your score. Most people don’t think about:

·        unpaid medical bills and parking tickets can lower your credit score

·        heavy credit use can lower your score, even if you pay large balances off in full in a short time

·        credit scores drop if you sign up and use store cards for initial discounts
For more advice about managing your credit, click here.

Looking forward to buying a home? Educate yourself, manage your credit score, and know your credit score before your lender does.
Information provided by Teri Isner Orlando Avenue Top Team.

Teri Isner is the team leader of Orlando Avenue Top Team and has been a Realtor for over 24 years. Teri has distinguished herself as a leader in the Orlando FL real estate market. Teri assists buyers looking for Orlando FL real estate for sale and aggressively markets Orlando FL homes for sale.

You deserve professional real estate service! You obtain the best results with Teri Isner plus you benefit from her marketing skills, experience and ability to network with other REALTORS®. Your job gets done pleasantly and efficiently. You are able to make important decisions easily with fast, accurate information from Teri. The Orlando Avenue Top Team handles the details and follow-up that are important to the success of your transaction.
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Celebration Florida Real Estate Market Statistics For May 2015


Welcome to your up-to-the-minute May 2015 edition of market snapshot for Celebration, Florida compliments of Teri Isner. This report is personalized with charts including market activity for single family homes in the 34747 zip code.


Teri Isner is the team leader of Orlando Avenue Top Team and has been a Realtor for over 24 years. Teri has distinguished herself as a leader in the Orlando FL real estate market. Teri assists buyers looking for Orlando FL real estate for sale and aggressively markets Orlando FL homes for sale.

You deserve professional real estate service! You obtain the best results with Teri Isner plus you benefit from her marketing skills, experience and ability to network with other REALTORS®. Your job gets done pleasantly and efficiently. You are able to make important decisions easily with fast, accurate information from Teri. The Orlando Avenue Top Team handles the details and follow-up that are important to the success of your transaction.

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Kissimmee Florida Real Estate Market Statistics for May 2015


Welcome to your up-to-the-minute May 2015 edition of Market Snapshot for Kissimmee, Florida compliments of Teri Isner. This report is personalized with charts including market activity for homes in the 34741 zip code


Access Teri’s one-stop Orlando FL home search website.

Teri Isner is the team leader of Orlando Avenue Top Team and has been a Realtor for over 24 years. Teri has distinguished herself as a leader in the Orlando FL real estate market. Teri assists buyers looking for Orlando FL real estate for sale and aggressively markets Orlando FL homes for sale.

You deserve professional real estate service! You obtain the best results with Teri Isner plus you benefit from her marketing skills, experience and ability to network with other REALTORS®. Your job gets done pleasantly and efficiently. You are able to make important decisions easily with fast, accurate information from Teri. The Orlando Avenue Top Team handles the details and follow-up that are important to the success of your transaction.

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Windermere Florida Real Estate Market Statistics for May 2015


Welcome to your up-to-the-minute May 2015 edition of Market Snapshot for Windermere, Florida compliments of Teri Isner. This report is personalized with charts including market activity for homes in the 34786 zip code.


Teri Isner is the team leader of Orlando Avenue Top Team and has been a Realtor for over 24 years. Teri has distinguished herself as a leader in the Orlando FL real estate market. Teri assists buyers looking for Orlando FL real estate for sale and aggressively markets Orlando FL homes for sale.

You deserve professional real estate service! You obtain the best results with Teri Isner plus you benefit from her marketing skills, experience and ability to network with other REALTORS®. Your job gets done pleasantly and efficiently. You are able to make important decisions easily with fast, accurate information from Teri. The Orlando Avenue Top Team handles the details and follow-up that are important to the success of your transaction.

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Buying Is 38% Cheaper Than Renting


Buying is 38% cheaper than renting. That statement reflects Trulia’s Winter Rent vs. Buy Report. “Although the gap between renting and buying is narrowing across the U.S., homeownership is still 38% cheaper than renting.”

When evaluating buying a home vs. renting you need to understand the local math. Although the national average is 38% cheaper for buying vs. renting, the range across the country is from 5% cheaper to 66% cheaper.

The Trulia report concludes that there is nowhere in the US that buying a home is not cheaper than renting. However, the percentage of difference does vary widely. That is because there are variables that depend on local circumstances such as:






  • Local home values
  • Local rents
  • Mortgage interest rates
  • Rates of value appreciation

If you really want to understand the detailed numbers go to the full report.

You can also go to Trulia’s Rent vs. Buy Calculator that allows you to plug in your local variables.

Borrower’s credit score is another factor you need to take into account when evaluating your situation. Mortgage interest rates are perhaps the most important variable in the buy vs. rent calculation. One of the factors that affects interest rates the most is the borrower’s credit score. The lower your credit score the higher the interest rate you will pay.

The monthly payment on a $200,000 loan for 30 years increases by $60.27 for every 0.5% added to the interest rate. That means the decision about whether to borrower using a variable interest rate (such as an ARM) or a fixed interest rate over the life of the loan is very important.

The Trulia report also evaluates the “tipping point” for interest rates that will cause renting to be cheaper than buying. For the national average that leads to the 38% figure the mortgage interest rate would have to rise to over 10%. However, you should look at local factors involved for a home using the Rent vs. Buy Calculator.

You can follow this link for the current Forbes.com interest rate forecast. You can also find current mortgage interest rates at bankrate.com.

Current indicators are that both home prices and interest rates are going to rise steadily over the next five years. That is good news for potential buyers, and means now is a good time to buy. However, if you’re hoping to become a homeowner anytime soon use these tools to do some research.

Information courtesy of Orlando Realtor Teri Isner.


Teri Isner is the team leader of Orlando Avenue Top Team and has been a Realtor for over 24 years. Teri has distinguished herself as a leader in the Orlando FL real estate market. Teri assists buyers looking for Orlando FL real estate for sale and aggressively markets Orlando FL homes for sale.

You deserve professional real estate service! You obtain the best results with Teri Isner plus you benefit from her marketing skills, experience and ability to network with other REALTORS®. Your job gets done pleasantly and efficiently. You are able to make important decisions easily with fast, accurate information from Teri. The Orlando Avenue Top Team handles the details and follow-up that are important to the success of your transaction.

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Friday, May 01, 2015

Orlando Foreclosure Trends for March 2015


In March, Orlando, FL foreclosure filings were 13% higher than the previous month and 30% lower than the same time last year, according to RealtyTrac.com.
Orlando Foreclosure Geographical Comparison
Orlando foreclosures were 0.11% above national statistics, 0.02% below Florida figures, and the same as Orange County numbers in March 2015.

 

Orlando Foreclosure Status Distribution
The current distribution of foreclosures based on the number of active foreclosure homes in Orlando, FL.
Pre-foreclosures accounted for 27.6% of the foreclosure activity in March,  Auctions were 44.1%, and Bank-owned properties were 28.3%.

 

Orlando Foreclosure Activity by Month
In March, the number of bank-owned properties decreased 13.5% from the previous month and remained the same as the previous year. The number of auctions increased 7.5% from the previous month and decreased 50.2% from the previous year. Pre-foreclosure activity increased 83.9% from the previous month and decreased 3.0% from the previous year.

 
Information courtesy of Orlando Realtor Teri Isner, Orlando Avenue top Team.

Teri Isner is the team leader of Orlando Avenue Top Team and has been a Realtor for over 24 years. Teri has distinguished herself as a leader in the Orlando FL real estate market. Teri assists buyers looking for Orlando FL real estate for sale and aggressively markets Orlando FL homes for sale.
You deserve professional real estate service! You obtain the best results with Teri Isner plus you benefit from her marketing skills, experience and ability to network with other REALTORS®. Your job gets done pleasantly and efficiently.  You are able to make important decisions easily with fast, accurate information from Teri. The Orlando Avenue Top Team handles the details and follow-up that are important to the success of your transaction.
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