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Run the City: Orlando Marathons for November 2021 | Elite Florida

On your mark! Get set! Go! Looking for something fun, active, and family-friendly to do this month? Why not try your luck at a marathon or a half marathon? Greater Orlando is home to various areas hosting marathons and virtual events! Here are a few notable mentions.

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend
November 4-7, 2021

The 2021 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend is BACK with a new, wickedly delicious location. Your favorite villains you love are taking over Walt Disney World Resort! Not only will you be able to experience some ghoulish fun at The Start of The World's Most Magical Celebration, but also you can enjoy their Two-Course Challenge that guarantees runners an extra pep in their step on race day. Complete this Walt Disney World marathon and a medal is given out to participants for all divisions (5K/10K). So...

Is Getting a Home Mortgage Still Too Difficult?

Getting a Home Mortgage

There is no doubt that mortgage credit availability is expanding, meaning it is easier to finance a home today than it was last year. However, the mortgage market is still much tighter than it was prior to the housing boom and bust experienced between 2003 - 2006.

The Housing Financing Policy Center at the Urban Institute just released data revealing two reasons for the current exceptionally high credit standards:

  1. Additional restrictions lenders put on borrowing because of concerns that they will be forced to repurchase failed loans from the government-sponsored enterprises or Federal Housing Administration (FHA).
  2. The concern about potential litigation...