Michael Tarleton

Where are Mortgage Rates Headed in 2014?

January 1, 2014 • 0 comments
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Happy New Year!! The Fed taper is officially happening. Starting in January, the Fed will cut back its bond buying by $10B per month. This is good news in general, […]

by Michael Tarleton

Gameday For Heroes

November 29, 2013 • 0 comments
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Today is Game Day, Auburn vs. Alabama, #1 vs. #4, the “Game of the Century”. I’d like to take a moment to put this into perspective. One team wins and […]

by Michael Tarleton

Rates are Lower after Fed does not Taper

November 5, 2013 • 2 comments

  The government shutdown is over, but with another budget deadline looming in a couple months, it is unlikely economic data will be strong enough to warrant the Fed changing […]

by Michael Tarleton

Government Shutdown and Housing: How will it impact home buyers and sellers?

October 7, 2013 • 2 comments

As of the day of this writing, we are in day 7 of the government shutdown and neither side seems to be close to a compromise. How is this currently […]

by Michael Tarleton

Thinking of Building a New Home?

September 13, 2013 • 0 comments

Building a new home has several advantages: If you have not found the perfect house, you can design one and have it built to be just like you want it. […]

by Michael Tarleton

Buying a Home? A Better Alternative to the FHA Loan is Available

August 4, 2013 • 3 comments

Two weeks ago I featured the benefits of the USDA Rural Housing Loan, which is a very good loan with 100% financing. However, this loan limits its’ availability to those […]

by Michael Tarleton

Buying a Home? Why the FHA Loan is No Longer the Low Down Payment Loan of Choice

July 27, 2013 • 4 comments

This the second article in a series discussing the ins and outs of the best mortgage loan products available for home buyers.  Last week, the USDA Rural Housing Loan was […]

by Michael Tarleton

Buying A New Home? Which Mortgage Loan is the Best?

July 21, 2013 • 11 comments

Are you in the market to buy a house?  What kind of mortgage loan do you want? The best loan with the lowest rate of course. That is an easy […]

by Michael Tarleton

Real Estate on The Rise…and Rising

June 26, 2013 • 0 comments

 A local perspective on rising home prices and rising rates from Michael Tarleton, Sr. Mortgage Loan Officer with the Bank of England. Average U.S. home prices gained 2.5 percent in […]

by Michael Tarleton