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Recently Inherited a Home That You Don’t Need? Here’s How to Get It Sold Without Too Much Stress
By February 16, 2018 Read More →

Recently Inherited a Home That You Don’t Need? Here’s How to Get It Sold Without Too Much Stress

Has a loved one or family member recently passed on and left you with their home? Inheriting a house can be a delightful gift, but it can also present a significant number of challenges that you must navigate. Let’s explore how to deal with an inherited house and, should you decide to, how to sell it without incurring too much stress.

Why Should One Consider Refinancing Their Mortgage Now?
By February 16, 2018 Read More →

Why Should One Consider Refinancing Their Mortgage Now?

Refinancing a mortgage is a golden opportunity to lock in today’s low interest rate for the next 15 or 30 years.

Posted in: Mortgage
4 Home Improvement Shortcuts That Can Lead to Disaster — and How to Avoid Them
By February 15, 2018 Read More →

4 Home Improvement Shortcuts That Can Lead to Disaster — and How to Avoid Them

Are you starting to get the renovation itch? With spring on the way, you might be tempted to launch those home improvement projects that you contemplated over the winter. However, as with any project, you will want to get things right. Let’s take a look at four renovation shortcuts that can lead to disaster and the steps you can take to avoid them.

Posted in: Around The Home
What You Need to Know About Mortgage Insurance
By February 14, 2018 Read More →

What You Need to Know About Mortgage Insurance

Homeowners insurance and title insurance may not be the only kinds of insurance you need when you buy a home.

Posted in: Mortgage
When Is the Right Time to Buy Your First Home? Use This Easy 4 Point Checklist
By February 13, 2018 Read More →

When Is the Right Time to Buy Your First Home? Use This Easy 4 Point Checklist

Are you growing tired of renting? Or perhaps you’ve recently graduated from college and are looking to set down some roots? Whatever the case, buying your first home is an exciting prospect. Let’s take a look at a quick and easy four-point checklist that you can use to determine if you are ready to buy your first home.

Posted in: Home Buyer Tips
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 12th, 2018
By February 12, 2018 Read More →

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 12th, 2018

Jerome “Jay” Powell was sworn in as Chair of the Federal Reserve amidst wild fluctuations in U.S. stock markets. Analysts attributed sliding stock prices to fears over inflation.

Posted in: Market Outlook
Down Payments 101: Is It Worth It to Put More Than 20 Percent Down?
By February 9, 2018 Read More →

Down Payments 101: Is It Worth It to Put More Than 20 Percent Down?

Are you thinking of buying a new home this spring or summer? If so, you’re not alone. Many thousands of individuals and families alike will become homeowners this year. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned veteran of the housing market, you probably know there are significant choices to make. One of the big decisions you will have to ponder is how much you want to invest in your down payment.

Posted in: Home Buyer Tips
3 Reasons Why Buying an Investment Property Is the Best Way to Build Your Net Worth
By February 8, 2018 Read More →

3 Reasons Why Buying an Investment Property Is the Best Way to Build Your Net Worth

Whether you have recently graduated from college or are getting close to retirement, it’s likely that you have given some thought as to how you can grow your net worth. You might have invested in stocks, picked up a few bonds or have a 401(k) plan set up to help fund your retirement. But have you considered buying real estate as part of your portfolio?

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
Case-Shiller Home Price Growth Ticks Upward in November Reading
By February 7, 2018 Read More →

Case-Shiller Home Price Growth Ticks Upward in November Reading

Home prices increased in November, with national home prices up 0.70 percent month-to-month and 6.20 percent higher year-over year. Case-Shiller’s 20-City Home Price Index rose by 0.70 percent in the three-month period ending in November; nationally, home prices grew 6.20 percent year-over-year.

Posted in: Home Values
The 4-Step Financial Checkup to Get Ready for a Mortgage in 2018
By February 6, 2018 Read More →

The 4-Step Financial Checkup to Get Ready for a Mortgage in 2018

Are you ready to join the ranks of homeowners in our local community? Congratulations – homeownership is a big step towards building your net worth and financial freedom. However, it is also a significant transaction that will affect your finances for the foreseeable future. Let’s take a look at a quick four-step checklist that will help you to get ready to buy a home with a mortgage in 2018.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips