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Fri, Apr 8th, 2011 - 5:25 pm

What a Government Shutdown Means for Real Estate Buyers and Sellers

By: Darin "Sid" Cameron, CRS

Just had this passed on to me from Dave Robison in Utah. NAR just released this document explaining what a government shutdown means for the real estate industry. It's worth sharing. The biggest problem will be with buyers that were planning to use FHA loans. (Click for More)

Sat, Dec 22nd, 2007 - 2:11 am

FHA Loan Expansion Program

By: Darin "Sid" Cameron, CRS

Hundreds of thousands of minority and moderate-income home buyers would become eligible to get low-rate, low-down-payment mortgages insured by the federal government under new legislation that is about to pass. (Click for More)

Fri, Aug 3rd, 2007 - 1:36 pm

New Law Makes Mortgage Insurance Premiums Tax-Deductible

By: Darin "Sid" Cameron, CRS

Private mortgage insurance has always been a great alternative for buyers who can't meet the traditional down payment requirements of conventional financing. Well now it's gotten even better as it's also tax-deductible. (Click for More)

Sun, Dec 3rd, 2006 - 11:29 pm

10 Steps to Becoming a Good Landlord: Tenant's Rights

By: Darin "Sid" Cameron, CRS

If you're thinking about buying rental properties this ongoing series is addressing what you need to know about being a landlord. Today we'll discuss your tenant's rights and how you can legally enter the premise. (Click for More)

Thu, Nov 30th, 2006 - 9:08 pm

10 Steps to Becoming a Good Landlord: Occupancy and Rent

By: Darin "Sid" Cameron, CRS

Over the past two days we've addressed the most important step to becoming a good landlord- choosing tenants. Today we're going to look at the next two steps... (Click for More)

Thu, Sep 14th, 2006 - 11:36 pm

Buying a HUD Foreclosure

By: Darin "Sid" Cameron, CRS

To explain it as simply as possible, the FHA programs managed by HUD basically act an insurance agency for mortgage lenders who make loans to home buyers. HUD doesn’t actually write any loans, they just insure the lender. (Click for More)

Wed, Aug 23rd, 2006 - 10:58 am

St. Charles Mortgage Company Fined for No Call Complaints

Source: Attorney General's Office

A St. Charles home mortgage company will pay $15,000 to the state of Missouri for violating the state's No Call laws under a settlement obtained by Attorney General Jay Nixon. (Click for More)

Wed, Jun 14th, 2006 - 7:58 am

Bank of Wal-Mart

By: Darin "Sid" Cameron, CRS

If Wal-Mart gets their way, along with the jumbo tub of Mayo you get at Sam's Club you'll soon be able to get a jumbo mortgage loan as well. (Click for More)

Fri, Jun 9th, 2006 - 10:16 pm

What does "HUD" Stand For?

By: Darin "Sid" Cameron, CRS

Somewhere along the line I referenced HUD in a blog post and I had a reader ask just what HUD was. HUD is short for The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (Click for More)

Tue, Apr 25th, 2006 - 7:43 pm

State Unemployment Claims Decrease

By: Darin "Sid" Cameron, CRS (Source: Missouri Dept of Labor)

Missouri has experienced another month of declining initial and continued unemployment insurance claims filed by unemployed workers. (Click for More)

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Darin "Sid" Cameron spent 15 years working in the technology industry which in 1998 relocated him to St. Louis. In 2004 he took over web development tasks for Kimberly's real estate team and later became the full-time Marketing and Operations Director in 2005. In 2011 Sid launched two brokerages, The Realty Store, Inc. and Realty Referral Partners, Inc, while continuing to perform marketing and operations for Kimberly's team. Sid holds a real estate broker's license in Missouri, CRS certification and was the first CyberStar in the St. Louis area.
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