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Finally Falling! St. Louis Home Prices Decline

Home prices in St. Louis are lower than the average for most cities in the US. As of this month, St. Louis home prices are 10-20% below their 2007 peak, and they are likely to continue declining. If you’re considering purchasing a home in St. Louis, here are a few factors to consider. The first is the appreciation rate. As a whole, St. Louis home prices are not that expensive, but they are still considerably lower than the national average. Take advantage of this opportunity to get a low-cost mortgage from Liberty Lending! In addition to the shortage of inventory,...
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Will Mortgage Rates Continue to Fluctuate?

A simple explanation of interest rates is the relationship between their level and their yield curve. The shorter the term of the bond, the lower the interest rate, while the longer the term of the bond, the higher the interest rate. Interest rates, therefore, reflect a risk premium attached to holding longer-term debt. But if you don’t understand how interest rates are determined, you might get confused. In this article, we’ll review the relationship between interest rates and yield curves, and how they affect interest rates. Mortgage interest rates are expressed as a percentage of the total balance, making them...
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What do these decade-high rates mean for homebuyers and sellers?

As mortgage rates rise and housing prices increase, the real estate market is becoming increasingly difficult and costly for prospective homebuyers. Home prices are not rising nearly as quickly as they used to, but if they and interest rates keep rising, the demand for homes will weaken, since more buyers are priced out of the market. This is forcing many buyers to delay the homeownership dream because they cannot afford the punishing combination of higher rates and higher house prices. While there are expected more homes on the market this spring, higher mortgage rates could be keeping some sellers from...
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Rates Are Rising! What Does It Mean?

Mortgage rates vary from one lender to another, and you should always shop around before committing to a particular one. Mortgage rates vary depending on many factors, including your state, the number of lenders, and the demand for housing in your area. For example, higher mortgage rates mean higher costs for lenders and therefore, higher rates. In riskier areas, lenders may hike rates to offset the risk. Finally, the state of the economy plays a major role in mortgage rates, so keep these factors in mind. If rates are going down, this is a good time to purchase a home....
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Will the Russo-Ukrainian War Affect U.S. Housing?

It wasn’t long ago that the 2022 Russo-Ukrainian War began with a bang, but it may be a while yet before we understand the full impact it may have on US housing prices. What does this new conflict mean for you as a first-time homebuyer, someone seeking a VA or USDA mortgage loan, or someone who already has a mortgage? No matter what your current situation is, Liberty Lending is here to work with you every step of the way. Whether we like it or not, mortgage rates have been slowly but steadily rising over the past three years. This...
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Are you OK for a VA Loan? Y-E-S!

If you’re a veteran, you’ve probably heard of VA loans. But do you know exactly what it takes to get one? And what the benefits are when you do? Here at Liberty Lending, we’ve got years of experience providing veterans in the St. Louis area with VA loans, so we know how to break it down. Here’s the formula for VA loans: Service Record + Credit Score + Income Level = No Down Payment, 100% Financing and Great Fixed Rates Let’s explore how everything comes together. First, this is what goes into a VA loan.   Service Record When applying...
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A Fireside Chat About USDA Loans

When applying for a loan, it can be difficult to get the information that you need to narrow down your options. Even once you’ve determined the type of loan you need, such as a USDA loan, the questions about qualifications can seem endless. Here at Liberty Lending, we want to make the mortgage process as clear as possible. Our highly-trained consultants are always ready to have a conversation that can help you figure out what works for you. If you’re interested in a USDA loan, here’s how a conversation with us might go: Homebuyer: So I think I’m finally ready...
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Liberty Lending Cares

Liberty Lending Consultants is an excellent source for St. Louis VA Home Loans, Missouri USDA Rural Development loans, and more. But outside of being a great place to get loans, Liberty Consultants continues to give back by helping fund KW cares, a local St. Louis charity.  KW Cares offers disaster and emergency funding to the families of its associates. This non-profit group is the result of St. Louis-based real estate company named Keller Williams.  The charity is now supported by associates all across North America. The charity has 503 status, which allows them to accept donations on behalf of those who...
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