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+

Real Estate

Miami Home Sales Report

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DQNews.com, a real estate news and data gathering firm, reported that home sales in the tri-county Miami area increased in February to their highest levels in 5 years. Home sales...

Mortgage

Good Gravy…Mortgage Rates Hit Record Lows Again

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We’re starting to sound like a bit of a broken record. Freddie Mac reported that national mortgage rate averages fell once again as economic growth did not meet market expectations....

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Tips for Posting your Rental Property on Craigslist

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Craigslist.org and other free online classified websites are a huge asset when marketing your investment property for rent. Be sure to make the most of this opportunity to get information...

Mortgage

What are FHA 203 K Loans and How Do They Work?

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It is not uncommon for home buyers to come across property which is no longer of good shape or is simply outdated. So, the question becomes “how can a person...

Mortgage

Can a VA Loan Be Used to Buy an Investment Property?

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A qualifying buyer can use a VA loan to purchase most multi-family homes. However, according to VALoanCenter.com, the home must be used as the borrowers primary residence and thus VA...

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The Lowe’s Katrina Cottage

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Have a lot you’d like to build on? You have to see the Katrina Cottage from Lowe’s. I stumbled across this while researching FEMA’s emergency housing – the cottages were...

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Property Showcase – Frisco, TX Duplex

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One of my old co-workers, Kelly Decker, moved from Wilmington, NC down to Frisco, TX a couple of years ago and loves it. Property values in Frisco did not drop...

Mortgage

Fannie Mae Cash-Out Limits for Investment Properties

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Back when I was in the mortgage industry we would get calls daily from individuals looking to cash-out some of the equity in their investment properties. Unless you are working...

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Checklist for Buying an Investment Property

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I ran across an interesting article today on allbusiness.com on developing a checklist to go through when considering purchasing a rental property. The first item on their list was to...

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Gulf Opportunity Zone Act of 2005

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I was looking at a web site the other day that referenced the Gulf Opportunity Zone Act of 2005. According to the IRS web site, the Act “amends the Internal...