Posts by: Nat Criss

Nat Criss is one of the owners of ForTheBestRate.com. Nat has an extensive background in mortgage finance, real estate, and online marketing. Nat was previously the Marketing Director for AAXA Discount Mortgage, a mortgage company which conducted business in 26 states, and currently helps run CMG Equities, LLC and ILM Marketing. My Google Profile+

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Housing needs growing for 55 and up population

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With the baby boomer population approaching retirement age, home builders are seeing a rise in demand for 55+ housing. The National Association of Home Builders reports that the share of...

Mortgage

Foreclosure Abuse Settlement Leads to Mortgage Modifications

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A substantial foreclosure abuse settlement has led to $26 billion in relief for beleaguered homeowners, according to a government report released on November 19th. Concluded in February, the settlement dealt...

Mortgage

FHA Waiver of “Anti-Flipping” Rule Extended Through 2014

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Changes in FHA regulations spell good news for real estate investors, rehabbers and some home buyers. The temporary waiver of the FHA’s “anti-flipping” legislation has been extended through 2014 according...

Mortgage

“Fiscal Cliff” Threatens Housing Market

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The impending “Fiscal Cliff”-a complex combination of changes in tax law and government spending-is a hot topic in today’s media. The cliff potentially threatens the nascent US economic recovery, threatening...

Mortgage

Fewer Foreclosures Means Higher Home Prices

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If you’re searching for a good deal on a distressed property, time may be running out. According to a recent article from NBC News, foreclosure rates are trending down, which...

Real Estate

How Are Real Estate Companies Using Pinterest?

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Social sharing site, Pinterest, has generated quite a buzz over the past year. Through this platform, users can save, or “pin,” their favorite links, photos or just about any other...

Mortgage

The JP Morgan Case Suit Could Be Just The Beginning

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More lawsuits could be on the way for Wall Street banks. The recent case between New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and JPMorgan Chase-owned Bear Stearns, could be only the...

Mortgage

Mobile Home Financing & Purchasing Guide

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If you’ve never purchased a mobile home before, you may have questions about the process – and with good reason. Buying a mobile home is similar to buying a traditional...