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Homebuilders Find Land Loans, Buildable Lots Harder to Come By
Funding needed to construct houses is fairly plentiful, but homebuilders are still having trouble lining up financing to purchase and develop land. As a result, buildable lots are in short supply — and far more expensive.  more »
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Loan officers from the Top Producers rankings share some of their best career anecdotes and advice behind their success in the mortgage industry.
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