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  • How the Government Shutdown is Affecting Lending

    As you are aware Federal agencies have shut down large portions of the government effective today October 1, 2013.  The information outlined below addresses the impact on the mortgage industry: HUD / FHA: The FHA should not be significantly... Read More

  • Buyers: Window of Opportunity Still Open

    The Fed recently announced they would continue their current pace of purchasing bonds until the economy was stronger. This bond purchasing program is the reason that mortgage interest rates are at historic lows. Rates began to increase over the last... Read More

  • Mortgage Rates after the Bernanke Announcement

    Last week, Bernard Bernanke startled many by announcing that the Fed will not wind down their bond buying program right now. The program is part of an overall stimulus package geared at bringing back the national economy. The... Read More

  • Top 4 Myths About Home Buying Today

    The fact is, buying a home today is absolutely, totally different from buying one in 2003. And right there is why so many myths swirl around a process that, in many ways, is utterly novel from what it has been. What was true isn't anymore. Be ready... Read More

  • Why do American families buy a home?

    There is a plethora of opinions voiced by real estate gurus as to why the dream of home ownership is so important to most Americans. However, study after study reveals the same five reasons families decide to buy a home. They… * Want a good... Read More

  • A few comments on the impact of rising interest rates

    Here are a few interesting comments on how rising interest rates might impact the real estate market as we move forward. Zillow Dr. Svenja Gudell, Senior Economist “As long as mortgage interest rates don’t rise too far and... Read More

  • Real Estate without Freddie and Fannie

    “The good news is right now there’s a bipartisan group of senators working to end Fannie and Freddie as we know them. And I support these kinds of reform efforts.” - President Obama, August 6th Ending Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae... Read More

  • W&V Makes Donation To Her Restore at Still Creek Ranch

    Wallick & Volk announced today that they have made a $10,000 donation to Restore Her at Still Creek Ranch.  Restore Her is a comprehensive program for minor girls who have been rescued by local, state and Federal law enforcement from the horrendous... Read More

  • Mortgage Interest Rates: Where Are They Headed?

    Today’s $20,000 question is…Where are mortgage rates headed in the near future? Most believe the rapid rise in rates experienced over the last month will not be sustained and that they will level off into a range between 4% and 5%. When... Read More

  • Data Shows Rising Rates Not Slowing Housing Recovery

    The state of the housing market has been improving over the last year, due in part to historically low interest rates. There is a lot of concern that the housing recovery could begin to weaken once interest rates move higher, but recent data shows... Read More

  • Wallick & Volk Announces the New SecondLook Mortgage Program in Arizona.

    It never hurts to have a SecondLook from another lender. Buying a home? Already pre-qualified? Let Wallick & Volk take a second look at your mortgage options! Wallick & Volk is a premier, service-driven, family-oriented, experienced mortgage... Read More

  • 4 Reasons to Buy Before Winter

    It's that time of year, the seasons are changing and with them bring thoughts of the upcoming holidays, family get togethers, and planning for a new year. Those who are on the fence about whether now is the right time to buy don't have to look much... Read More

  • Real Estate: This Spring Will Be Different

    Just like May flowers, every spring the housing market blossoms as buyers come out ready to purchase their dream house. This spring, we believe we are going to see the strongest purchasing market we have seen in a decade. Why are we so bullish on... Read More

  • Wallick and Volk is a Great Place To Work

    Here at Wallick & Volk we have earned the reputation as a great place to work. We have received the “Best Places to Work” award, we’ve been named one of the “Top 100 Mortgage Lenders” in the Nation and numerous... Read More

  • Boomerang Homebuyers Get a Shorter Ride Home

    HUD recently announced that people who lost their home through a foreclosure, short sale or bankruptcy, may be eligible to finance a home again in as little as 12 months. This is a reduction from the previously required minimum of 36 months from the... Read More