Conserva tu dinero donde esta, si estas planeando comprar una propiedad.

Conserva tu dinero donde esta, si estas planeando comprar una propiedad.

spend_less_money_save_moreNo es conveniente hacer compras grandes o mover tu dinero de un lugar a otro por un promedio de 3 a 6 meses antes de comprar una casa. Es importante que mantengas tu perfil de crédito balanceado sin mostrar excesiva actividad en el crédito. Los bancos analizan a través de tu perfil de crédito que tan confiable es tu capacidad de repago, al mismo tiempo que te ayudará para obtener un mejor interés y préstamo hipotecario.

Si aplicas para muchas tarjetas de crédito nuevas, vas a aumentar tus deudas y bajara drásticamente tu puntaje de crédito, que no te permitirá conseguir un préstamo hipotecario que te pueda beneficiar o lo que es peor hasta que te nieguen el préstamo hipotecario por exceso de obligaciones crediticias.

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Es 2015 el Año de los Primeros Compradores?

Es 2015 el Año de los Primeros Compradores?

Una de las predicciones de la Asociación Nacional de Realtors es que en el 2015 las oportunidades imagesCAQEZEKYpara comprar casa serán mucho mejor, y se espera que los primeros compradores que estuvieron fuera por un tiempo a consecuencia de la crisis hipotecaria reaparezcan a materializar el sueño de la casa propia.

Los efectos financieros residuales de las pérdidas durante la recesión impidieron la entrada de la generación “Millennials” en el mercado hipotecario.  Ahora con el incremento laboral, aumentos de empleo y recuperación de la economía las oportunidades de comprar casa son mas atractivas que nunca.

Aun más, si el acceso al crédito continua ampliando y mejorando, vamos a estar viendo números substancialmente considerables de compradores jóvenes en el mercado.

La generación “Millennials” mostrara un crecimiento significativo en 2015, particularmente a medida que la economía continúa recuperándose.

Como siempre analiza tus finanzas   antes de comprometerte a la compra de tu casa, y mantente informado de los opciones y programas que más te benefician.  No te olvides de buscar ayuda professional.  Preguntas??? Llámame 714-963-7462.

 

Sandy Flores…Liderando el camino a tu Casa Propia!

56 Percent of 3.3 Million HELOCs Scheduled to Reset With Higher Payments

realestatehousemoneymi600-resize-600x338A total of 3,262,036 HELOCs with an estimated total balance of $158 billion that originated during the housing price bubble between 2005 and 2008 are still open and scheduled to reset between 2015 and 2018.

Realty Trac the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data, today released its first-ever U.S. HELOC Resetting Report, which found that 56 percent of the 3.3 million Home Equity Lines of Credit potentially resetting with higher, fully amortizing monthly payments from 2015 to 2018 are on properties that are seriously underwater.

With 645,872 HELOCs, California led the way among the states in terms of sheer volume of resetting HELOCs. A total of 423,706 (66 percent) of those resetting HELOCs in California are on homes that still seriously underwater

 

Timing the Real Estate Market?

Timing the Real Estate Market?

Don’t obsess with trying to time the market and figure out when is the best time to buy.  actnowTrying to anticipate the housing market is impossible.

The best time to buy is when you find your perfect house and you can afford it. Real estate is cyclical, it goes up and it goes down and it goes back up again.

So, if you try to wait for the perfect time, you’re probably going to miss it out!

 

$4.5 Billion on Delinquent Debt ready to Hit the Market

$4.5 Billion on Delinquent Debt ready to Hit the Market

Three of the nation’s largest mortgage lenders have put sizable packages of nonperforming and reperforming mortgage loans on the realestatehousemoneymi600-resize-600x338 market for investors to buy, according to New York Mission Capital Advisors.

Bank of America has put up approximately $2.56 billion worth of delinquent debt for sale, including nonperforming loans, reperforming mortgages (those in which the borrower was 90 days or more behind but has resumed making payments), and home equity lines of credit (HELOCs), according to Mission Capital.

Citigroup has put up $1.8 billion worth of reperforming mortgages for sale, and JPMorgan Chase is looking for a buyer for $143 million worth of nonperforming mortgage loans, Mission Capital said. Last month, Freddie Mac announced that it intended to sell $410 million worth of delinquent mortgage loans. But there has been so much of a demand that the suppliers cannot keep up, Mission Capital said.

El Departamento de Energía aumento  los estándares del rendimiento energético que afectarán a Dueños de Casa!

El Departamento de Energía aumento los estándares del rendimiento energético que afectarán a Dueños de Casa!

Energy EfficiencyEl Departamento de Energía administra programas relacionados a recursos de energía, seguridad nuclear nacional, medio ambiente y ciencias.  La misión del Departamento de Energía conocida por su siglas en inglés DOE,  es la de manejar de manera más eficiente la producción de energía nacional, mantener el sistema de energía sostenible y garantizar la seguridad de las armas nucleares para proteger la seguridad nacional.  El rendimiento energético ha sido desde hace mucho tiempo el propósito principal para Los E.E.U.U.

El Departamento de Energía lanzó dos nuevas regulaciones que implican:

1. El primer cambio implica la ampliación de los estándares de eficacia para el equipo del aire acondicionado.

El 1 de enero de 2015 entro en vigencia nuevos estándares estaciónales aumentando el cociente de rendimiento energético de 13 a 14. Cuanto más alto es el radio de eficiencia de energia conocido en ingles como Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) sea, representa una unidad más económica en energía.

Dos tercios de todos los hogares en los Estados Unidos tienen unidades de aire acondicionados. Los aires acondicionados utilizan cerca del 5% de toda la electricidad producida en los Estados Unidos, en un costo anual de más de $11 mil millones a los dueños de casas. Consecuentemente, 100 millones de toneladas de bióxido de carbono se lanzan en el aire cada año, un promedio de cerca de dos toneladas por cada hogar con aire acondicionado.Hay muchos otras alternativas que proveen formas de mantenerse frescos con menos uso de la energía. Tu puedes considerar los ventiladores, los refrigeradores evaporativos, o las pompas de calor como medios primarios de refrescarse, entre otros.  Además, una combinación del aislamiento apropiado como por ejemplo las ventanas y las puertas económicas de energía eficiente, iluminación del día, y una buena ventilación mantendrá los hogares frescos con una cantidad baja de uso de energía.

Aunque la ventilación no es una estrategia que se refresca eficazmente en climas calientes y/o húmedos, las otras opciones pueden reducir perceptiblemente la necesidad de utilizar el aire acondicionado.

2. El segundo cambio implica reemplazos en el Calentador de Agua. Esta es una enmienda al Acto Nacional de la Conservación de Energía de la aplicación conocida como Regla Final del 2015 del  Departamento de Energía.

Esta enmienda entra en efecto el 16 de Abril de 2015, y requerirá grados del factor de energía más altas en virtualmente todo el gas residencial, eléctrico, el aceite y los calentadores de agua y de gas.El agua caliente ha llegado a ser esencial para nuestras vidas diarias de las manos que se lavan a los platos de la limpieza, esta incrementa rápidamente las cuentas de un uso de energía más alta. No nos toma de sorpresa que los calentadores de agua representan casi un 17 por ciento del uso casero de la energía, consumiendo más energía que el resto de los aparatos electrodomésticos combinados.  Ya sea que usamos poco o demasiada agua caliente en nuestras vidas diarias, o si pasamos un par de minutos adicionales en la ducha, el funcionamiento del agua caliente al lavar los platos o lavar la ropa en lugar de agua fría, etc. equivale a un promedio de $400 – $600 por año en una casa mediana por este exclusivo uso.

Los dueños de casa necesitan estar informados de estas nuevas regulaciones para beneficiarse de ellas, y evitar tomar decisiones que pudieran ser muy costosas en el futuro con respecto a los nuevos estándares del rendimiento energético.

 

Two new regulations affecting Homeowners will increase energy efficiency standards.

Energy Efficiency

Every year, much of the energy the U.S. consumes is wasted through transmission, heat loss and inefficient technology costing American families and businesses money, and leading to increased carbon pollution.   Energy efficiency is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to combat climate change, clean the air we breathe, improve the competitiveness of our businesses and reduce energy costs for consumers.

The Department of Energy is working with universities, businesses and the National Labs to develop new, energy-efficient technologies while boosting the efficiency of current technologies on the market.

Increasing energy efficiency has been a long-awaited mission for The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). This year the DOE launched two new regulations involving air conditioning equipment and water heaters that will increase energy efficiency finally accomplishing these goals.

1.  The first change involves raising efficiency standards for Air Conditioning equipment.

Two-thirds of all homes in the United States have air conditioners. Air conditioners use about 5% of all the electricity produced in the United States, at an annual cost of more than $11 billion to homeowners. As a result, roughly 100 million tons of carbon dioxide are released into the air each year, an average of about two tons for each home with an air conditioner.

Beginning January 1, 2015, new Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) standards will increase from 13 to 14. The higher the SEER rating, the more energy efficient a unit is. For those not familiar with the term, SEER is calculated by dividing how much a unit cools by how much energy it uses during a typical cooling season.

There are many other alternatives that provide cooling with less energy use. You might also consider fans, evaporative coolers, or heat pumps as your primary means of cooling. In addition, a combination of proper insulation, energy-efficient windows and doors, day lighting, shading, and ventilation will usually keep homes cool with a low amount of energy use in all but the hottest climates. Although ventilation is not an effective cooling strategy in hot, humid climates, the other approaches can significantly reduce the need to use air conditioning.

2.  The second big change involves water heater replacements. This is an amendment to the  National Appliance Energy Conservation Act known as the 2015 DOE      Final Rule.

When the amendment takes effect on April 16, 2015, the DOE will require higher energy factor ratings on virtually all residential gas, electric, oil and tankless gas water heaters.

Hot water has become essential to our daily lives — from washing hands to cleaning dishes to showering — and quickly adds up to higher energy bills. It comes as no surprise that water heaters account for nearly 17 percent of a home’s energy use, consuming more energy than all other household appliances combined.

We are all guilty of using a little too much hot water in our daily lives — whether it is spending an extra two minutes in the shower, leaving the water running while washing dishes or washing clothes on hot water instead of cold. Taken together, these habits of wasting water add up. So it is no surprise that the average household spends $400-$600 a year on water heating — accounting for 14-18 percent of homeowners’ utility bills.

Homeowners need to be familiar with these new regulations to benefit from them, and avoid difficult and costly decisions in the future regarding energy efficiency standards.

 

Home Sales to show moderate growth in January!

Home Sales to show moderate growth in January!

Based on company transactional data and Google search activity, Auction.com predicted Monday that existing-home sales in January will come in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.06 million, just slightly above the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) December estimate of 5.04 million.

An early forecast of existing-home sales projects a minor but surely increment transaction activity this month following December’s modest gain.

 

Holiday relief under moratorium on Evictions

Holiday relief under moratorium on Evictions

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced today a moratorium on evictions for single-family foreclosed homes for the holiday season.

The GSEs will not be enforcing evictions from December 17, 2014, until January 2, 2015, for single-family homes that have been foreclosed on, meaning that families living in those homes will be able to continue to live there during that two-week period.

Freddie Mac’s suspension of evictions will apply not just to foreclosed occupied single-family homes, but to 2-4 unit properties that have Freddie Mac owned or guaranteed mortgages, according to the today’s announcement.

This announcement will bring some holiday relief to borrowers who went through foreclosure and were preparing to move.

However, there are more things than can be done to improve the life of families that have faced foreclosure.  Let’s help these families to keep Alive the Dream of Homeownership.  Yes! It is possible. 

 

Get ready, set, And Go!    My Community Mortgage Program is Back.

Get ready, set, And Go! My Community Mortgage Program is Back.

It is official!   wr-df-refinance-7Both government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced their individual 97% loan-to-value products, in the government’s latest attempt to expand the credit eligibility for first-time homeowners.

Back in October, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced a number of policy steps aimed at increasing mortgage credit availability

These new lending guidelines were released today by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and will enable creditworthy borrowers who can afford a mortgage, but lack the resources to pay a substantial down payment plus closing costs, to get a mortgage with only 3% down.

Fannie’s My Community Mortgage product with a 3% down payment will be available now through desktop under writing tool starting  the weekend of December 13, 2014. Fannie defines a first-time buyer as someone who hasn’t had primary residence in the last three years.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’ underwriting systems includes as well compensating factors to evaluate a borrower’s creditworthiness who can afford a house payment.

These products come at the right time as top housing economists predict 2015 to be a significant year for the housing market.