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Using your Tax Return for Home Renovations

Now that tax season is over, you may be wondering what to do with your tax return. A great way to put your tax return to good use is to invest in home renovations that you may have been putting off. Here are several ways you can get the most out of your tax return […]

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Spring Cleaning Tips

Let’s face it; of everything on your to-do list, spring cleaning probably isn’t the most exciting. But with warmer temperatures and a new year ahead of you, spring is a great opportunity to clean up, organize and refresh your home. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your spring cleaning […]

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About the TILA-RESPA Integrated Closing Disclosure

NFM will be ready for August 1st On August 1, 2015, the mortgage industry will introduce two new loan disclosures. The Loan Estimate and the Closing Disclosure will be utilized on most applications taken after the effective date. These changes will be implemented by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) under the CFPB’s rule making […]

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NFM Lending Moving Checklist

Stay Prepared for Move-In Day with our Moving Checklist!

Moving into a new home is an exciting experience, and an important life milestone. Whether it’s the first time you’ve ever moved, or if you’ve moved many times before, being unprepared can make it stressful. Here’s a schedule for the month leading up to your move-in date to help you get prepared and stay prepared […]

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Basics of Home Inspections - NFM Lending

Basics of Home Inspections

Home inspections are a very important part of both the home buying and selling process. It is always a good idea to hire a Home Inspector to properly inspect a house. Home Inspectors are professionals who are trained to have a keen eye for catching things that a normal homeowner (or potential homebuyer) may not […]

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FHA Premium Reduction

Some interesting news broke last Thursday. President Barack Obama announced plans for the FHA (Federal Housing Administration) to take steps to reduce the annual insurance premium for new borrowers. This will potentially drastically change the way upcoming years of home buying looks like. The plan is estimated to be enacted on January 26th, 2015. This […]

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Federal Government Weighs in on Fair Lending

Federal Government Weighs in on Fair Lending

Earlier in 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a report on its plan, purpose, and proposed action on how to address issues within the subject of Fair Lending. But one might first ask the question: “What is Fair Lending?”  Fair Lending falls under the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act. […]

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NFM Lending Sponsors Divots for the Deaf

Did you know, the Tampa Bay area is the third largest in the USA with over 400,000 Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals? The struggle to be in a hearing world is challenging. We take many things for granted when it comes to hearing, but the reality is that movie theaters, museums, amusement parks, grocery stores, public […]

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Holiday Wine Bottles

Holiday Wine Bottles

Today’s blog is: Holiday Wine Bottles. Using upcycled wine bottles you could create a beautiful center piece or décor for your home’s mantle for the holidays. Here is a great how-to video by Dakota that shows you step-by-step how to transform you old wine bottles into chic rustic, holiday décor. Materials needed: 3 clean wine […]

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DIY Painted Chalkboard Sign

Today’s blog is: Painted Chalkboard Sign. This is a very fun and practical craft to create for not only the holiday season, but all year-round! Two sources of inspiration for this project were The Graphics Fairy and The Pinning Mama. With this chalkboard sign, you can create and write fun sayings or phrases, to-do lists, […]

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