Guaranteed Rural Development Loans are Ending

I received this message this morning from one of the Wichita mortgage lenders that I deal with on a regular basis. Rural Development loans are 100% loans for low-income families. These loans have income, purchase price and area limitations. These are the areas in and around Sedgwick County that usually qualify for a USDA Rural […]

FHA Changes Coming Soon, Apply Now

Those Who Wait Will Pay Thousands More This Spring Waiting a few extra days or weeks to purchase a home this spring could cost buyers thousands of extra dollars as the office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) implements several changes for loans guaranteed by the Federal Housing Authority (FHA). Coming just weeks before the […]

Appeal Your Property Tax Bill

By: Barbara Eisner Bayer To successfully appeal your property tax bill, you first need to do a bit of sleuthing into your real estate assessment. Owning a home is an expensive proposition. There’s maintenance, landscaping, utilities, renovations, and, of course, taxes. It’s your civic duty to pay the latter, but it’s also your right not […]

Household Spending, How Wichita Compares lets visitors compare household spending in their part of the country with the national average.  Wichitan’s actually spend more than the national average on dining out, groceries and travel but less on entertainment and gas in their vehicles. Click here to see the specifics of the study.

Wichita Housing Market is Looking Good

Wichita State University’s Center for Real Estate released their 2010 Kansas Housing Market Forecast yesterday. Here are the highlights: employment will continue to go down through the first quarter of 2010, then will recover slowly the Mortgage Bankers Association predicts that interest rates will continue to be low through 2011 by then end of 2011, […]