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Graduating From College? 3 Things You Need to Know About Mortgages and Student Loans
By August 23, 2017 Read More →

Graduating From College? 3 Things You Need to Know About Mortgages and Student Loans

Are you thinking about buying a new home using a mortgage loan? If you’ve just graduated from college, you’re probably wondering how your student loans will impact a mortgage and what your options are. In today’s post we’ll share three things that you need to know about mortgages if you’re still working on paying off your student loan debt.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
Itching to Start a Project? Don’t Forget These Four Key Tips to Avoiding Renovator’s Remorse
By August 22, 2017 Read More →

Itching to Start a Project? Don’t Forget These Four Key Tips to Avoiding Renovator’s Remorse

Take a look around your home. Do you feel that burning desire to renovate or upgrade certain areas? Perhaps it’s the kitchen countertops or the d?cor in the master bedroom. Whatever the case, if you’re itching to take on a home renovation project you’ll want to ensure it’s one that makes your life better – not worse! Let’s take a look at four tips that will help you to avoid experiencing “renovator’s remorse.”

Posted in: Around The Home
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – August 21, 2017
By August 21, 2017 Read More →

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – August 21, 2017

Last week’s economic readings included the National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index and readings on housing starts and building permits issued. Consumer sentiment for August was reported by the University of Michigan. Weekly reports on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were also released.

Posted in: Mortgage Rates
Yes, You Should Take the Plunge and Buy a New Home in 2017. Here’s Why
By August 18, 2017 Read More →

Yes, You Should Take the Plunge and Buy a New Home in 2017. Here’s Why

Are you thinking about buying a house, apartment or condo? In many markets across the country, there’s never been a better time than now to become a homeowner. In this post, we’ll share a few reasons why the conditions are right to jump into the market and buy a new home.

Posted in: Home Buyer Tips
Is It Possible to Get a Mortgage With Less-than-Perfect Credit? Yes – and Here’s How
By August 17, 2017 Read More →

Is It Possible to Get a Mortgage With Less-than-Perfect Credit? Yes – and Here’s How

Are you thinking about buying a new house? Whether you’re a first-time or experienced buyer, if your credit score isn’t looking too hot it can affect how much mortgage financing you receive – or whether you’re approved at all! But don’t fret. It’s still possible to get a mortgage approved, even with credit issues. Below we’ll share a few ways that you can get a mortgage loan even if your credit is less than perfect.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
NAHB: Builder Sentiment Surges in August
By August 16, 2017 Read More →

NAHB: Builder Sentiment Surges in August

Home builder confidence in housing market conditions surged in August after sagging to an eight-month low in July. The National Association of Home Builders reported a July reading of 68 in August after analysts expected a one- point increase from July’s Housing Market Index reading of 64. Any reading over 50 indicates that more builders consider housing market conditions positive than those who do not.

Posted in: Home Values
You Ask, We Answer: What Kind of Fees Are Involved When I Get a Reverse Mortgage?
By August 15, 2017 Read More →

You Ask, We Answer: What Kind of Fees Are Involved When I Get a Reverse Mortgage?

If you are approaching your golden years and seeking a bit of financial flexibility, you might want to look at a reverse mortgage. Of course, a reverse mortgage isn’t without its costs. Let’s explore the fees that you will encounter when you take out a reverse mortgage loan.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
The Quick and Easy Guide to Determining How Big of a Mortgage Your Family Can Afford
By August 11, 2017 Read More →

The Quick and Easy Guide to Determining How Big of a Mortgage Your Family Can Afford

Are you shopping around for a new house or apartment? One of the key considerations you will need to make is figuring out how much you want to invest in your new home. Below you’ll find our quick and easy guide to determining just how much “house” you can afford. Let’s get started!

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
Getting Tired of Renting? Here Are the Top 5 Reasons Why Young People Prefer Owning a Home
By August 10, 2017 Read More →

Getting Tired of Renting? Here Are the Top 5 Reasons Why Young People Prefer Owning a Home

At some point in their lives, every renter thinks about home ownership and whether or not it’s worth it. Let’s explore the top 5 reasons why young individuals prefer the idea of owning a home over renting.

Posted in: Home Buyer Tips
3 Reasons to Hit the Accelerator on Your Mortgage Payments – If You Can Afford It
By August 9, 2017 Read More →

3 Reasons to Hit the Accelerator on Your Mortgage Payments – If You Can Afford It

Does the thought of repaying your mortgage for the next twenty-plus years leave you feeling a little down? Whether you’ve had your mortgage for weeks or years, accelerating your payments is an excellent option that can help get your mortgage fully paid off in a shorter time frame. Let’s explore three great reasons to accelerate your payments so that your mortgage debt is paid down faster.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips