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DMV Home Buying Loan Updates you need to know in 2016

Rules and Guidelines for Home Buying are always constantly changing.  Here are a few changes you need to know in 2016, DC, MD, and Northern VA Home buyers, buying with FHA, VA or Conv Loans 

FHA Loan Update                            20160415_084515

Has released new rules on how they will count deferred qualifying student loan payments, at the end of 2015 they tightened standards after a lot of complaints they have reduced levels. If you are a client that was previously denied a FHA mortgage due to deferred student loan debt, it may be time for you to reconnect with a lender to get re-pre qualified,

If you have a pq letter you may want to have your lender redo it – it may and can change your qualifying amount, this is for mostly deferred loans, reduces outstanding loan balance requirement from 2% to 1%, but can make a difference.

 

VA Loan Update

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There are new rules on how Veterans, Active Duty, and Govt Employees can have 2 (TWO) VA loans at one time, Call me for details this mostly only works well for relocating from a smaller house to a larger home for primary residence and preferably more than 50 miles away.  A lender would need to pull your current COE- Certificate of Eligibility and Debt to income ratio – to see what you would qualify to buy.

 

 

 

Conventional Loans Update housemoney

George Mason Mortgage and McLean Mortgage are two of the lenders now offering 3% Conventional loans guidelines (there are a few others)
First time buyers only or for those who have not purchased in 3 years,
Preferably no previous bankruptcy or foreclosure at all
No max income requirement like VHDA and Down Payment assistance loans for DC and MD
Minimum credit score 620
Must be primary home not for investment
No mortgage insurance, payment should be cheaper than fha
3% down, must be own funds can not be credited or gift.

The season will be busy this year so having a pre-qualification  and the a pre-approval will be vital for a successful home buying process in DC, MD, and VA.qualify

For more info on these programs and to start your pre-qualification process contact DeAndrea DeeDee Jones at djoneshomes@gmail.com or thru GreatDCMetroHomes.com.

Home Buyers Marketing II, Inc a DC, MD, VA Real Estate Brokerage Company.

 

 

Free Home Buying Class Northern VA for first time home buyers

FREE Home buying Education Classes for first time home buyers in Northern Virginia!!!!!!!!

Tues & Wed March 15th & 16th, 2016 6-9pm                           First timeHome buying
note: This is a 2 night class and you must
attend both nights to receive a VHDA certificate
of completion required for some loans.
Location:
10629 Crestwood Dr Manassas VA 20109
Sponsored By Home Buyers Marketing II, Inc, McLean Mortgage & Secure Home Inspections
Come learn about the buying process from beginning to end and get info on down-payment assistance programs. There will be a loan officer, a real estate agent, and a home inspector, on hand to give you valuable information and answer your questions on credit, loans, finance, and real estate contracts
If you are serious about buying a home in 2016 then this class is designed for you. Find out how to get pre-approved to buy, how to make an offer, and what to expect in the closing ar129778763674696process. This class meets VHDA, Sparc, Community, and many first time buyer program requirements.
Call, text, or email TODAY to RSVP, leave name and phone number and number of guest.
Must RSVP to Dee Dee Jones 703-596-5884 call, text, or email djoneshomes@gmail.com
Tell a friend, bring a friend, Share this with a friend,

How to Get Rid of Ghost

If you have sold a haunted house here is some info to pass on to the homeowners!!!!! I live down the street from a cemetary so I am always ghost sensitive. Now living in Northern Virginia this land is war land and comes with many rumors of sitiings and apparitions all though I have yet to witness this first hand I want to be prepared. I bought my home new and as an agent I know that In Virginia we DO NOT have to disclose stigmatized properties.

Stigmatized property is a term used in the real estate business which describes possible detrimental features of a property or home, all the result of unfortunate occurrences. These can include murder, suicide, and the belief or proof that a house may be haunted by real ghosts. Just in case I will be ready. Here is a remedy for getting rid of Ghost!!!! Hopefully you and I will never need it!

 

 

Great News for Washington DC First time Home Buyers

Are you sick of commuting to DC? Are you a first time buyer ready to buy a home anywhere in Washington DC?    

               Washington dc metro area

Then this is Great news for you- Washington DC First Time Home Buyers according to DC Association of Realtors the First-time Homebuyer Tax Credit Amendment Act of 2014 has been approved.  This amendment witll reduce the recordation tax rate from 1.45% to 0.725% for first-time buyers in the District.  DC recording tax is currently higher than both VA & MD.  This reduces it significantly. You can use this credit anywhere in the city from Capital Hill, SE to NW, Foggy Bottom to Lincoln Heights to Colonial Heights to Glover Park, NE to SW. Now combined with low interest rate, local buying programs, down payment assistance programs- this is another reason to become a homeowner now!

 

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To qualify, buyers must have never purchased a home in the District, and the property must be a primary owner-occupied residence.    Lets Get started you have no more excuses!

To get started with HomeOwnership in the DC Metro areas contact me thru GreatDCMetroHomes.com
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THE NORTHERN VA REAL ESTATE LADY!

Call me to buy a home in any Washington DC Metro area including Northern VA & Maryland,  areas including Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun, Fauquier, Stafford Counties, Anne Arundel, Prine George’s, Charles, and Montgomery Counties.                                     

“I can dream alone, build alone and strive alone, but true        

success always requires the help and support of others.

Please send me your referrals.”remax agents northern va

 

Visit my website today,

 

Deandrea “Dee Dee” Jones

Broker/ Realtor  Washington DC/VA&MD

Home Buying Marketing II, Inc.

http://DJonesRealEstate.com

djoneshomes@gmail.com

download my mobile app http://87778.mobi/DEANDREA

or text DEANDREA to 87778

 

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Northern VA MD DC Real Estate Investors Guide

If you are contemplating Real Estate Investing or wholesaling in the Northern VA, Washington DC or Maryland areas here is an investment guide on how to work with an investor friendly agent.  Click to view then contact me about getting started!

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Military Families have just been punched in the face!

Military families have been punched in the face by our House of Representatives.  The House has passed a bill to be sent to the Senate that would approve a 5% reduction in BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing).  

According to a recent Pew Research Report, serving in the military was “practically a requirement for serving in Congress.” As recently as the early post-Vietnam era of the late 1970s, a combined 77-percent of the members in the House and Senate had prior military service. Today, however, only approximately 20-percent of our political representatives have military experience.  This means are politicians are out of touch with the needs of military families and veterans.

Other projected cuts include cuts to military commissaries (have they seen grocery store prices)….. Cuts to tuition assistance for active duty. Veterans in Congress

 According to Military by owner: They are out of touch because they are without having experienced moving cross-country every two to three years and the resulting financial hardships that come with said moves, most notably spousal employment, military families can easily discredit our representatives as being out of touch. 

If this is passed through the Senate Military families will be KO’d once again………………  

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THE NORTHERN VA REAL ESTATE LADY!

Call me to buy a home in any DC Metro area of Northern VA & Maryland,  areas including Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun, Fauquier, and Stafford Counties.                                     

“I can dream alone, build alone and strive alone, but true        

success always requires the help and support of others.

Please send me your referrals.”remax agents northern va

 

Visit my website today,

The Northern VA Real Estate Lady!         

Deandrea “Dee Dee” Jones                                                          

Supervising Broker/ Realtor

Home Buying Marketing II, Inc.

VA & MD

http://DJonesRealEstate.com

 djoneshomes@gmail.com

 download my mobile app http://87778.mobi/DEANDREA

or text DEANDREA to 87778

 

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First Time Home Buyers Class for Northern VA Home Buyers

FREE Home buying Education Classes for first time home buyers in Northern Virginia!!!!!!!!

Saturday August 9th, 2014 9am-4pm  

7987 Ashton Avenue Manassas VA

Goverment Center

Sponsored By Prince William Housing Dept and Home Buyers Marketing II, Inc.  dream

Come learn about the buying process from beginning to end. There will be a loan officer, a real estate agent, and a home inspector, on hand to give you valuable information and answer your questions on credit, loans, finance, and real estate contracts

If you are serious about buying a home in 2014 then this class is designed for you. Find out how to get preapproved to buy, how to make an offer, and what to expect in the closing process. This class meets VHDA, Sparc, Community, and many first time buyer program requirements.

Call, text, or email TODAY to RSVP, leave name and phone number and number of guest.

Must RSVP to Dee Dee Jones 703-596-5884 call, text, or email djoneshomes@gmail.com

Tax free weekend is back for Virginia ninth year

Gone are the days of brown paper and jumbo blue pencils.  Public school is sending home growing school supply list.  But there is good news, Save Money this weekend- shop for tax exempt School Supplies,

according to insidenova.com                             school supplies tax free exempt

For the ninth straight year, Virginia’s most popular sales tax holiday returns the first full weekend in August. This year, it’s Aug. 1-3. Clothing, footwear, school and office supplies will be tax-free during the three-day event.

Most school supplies that cost $20 or less each, as well as clothing items and pairs of shoes priced at $100 or less each will be exempt from Virginia’s 5.3 percent state and local sales tax.

For those of us in Northern Virginia, where the sales tax is 6 percent, we’ll save even more. For example, if you spend $500 on qualifying items during the sales tax holiday, you’ll save $26.50 on exempt purchases elsewhere in the state. In Northern Virginia, you’ll save $30.

The list of tax-exempt items is the same as last year. It includes pens, pencils, loose leaf ruled notebook paper, scissors, binders, backpacks, construction paper, sneakers, hats, shirts, dresses, jeans, bathing suits, diapers, T-shirts and many other items. There is no requirement that the purchases be made for school purposes.

All retailers who sell the exempt items are required to participate.

The tax-exempt items are available to anyone shopping in the state and there is no limit on the number of products you can buy tax-free as long as each one qualifies under the guidelines.

For those of us shopping for school any discount is a blessing do not miss out on this great deal. Go to retailmenot.com or to the app and combine this savings with great coupons….. Donate your savings buy buying an extra supply for a child in need.

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