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Did You Know: Your Choice of Community Will Impact Your Mortgage – Here’s How
By September 26, 2017 Read More →

Did You Know: Your Choice of Community Will Impact Your Mortgage – Here’s How

If you are in the market for a new home, you’ve probably begun the process of choosing the neighborhood or community in which you want to live. The perfect spot to call home will depend on your age, the size and composition of your family, your working life and other factors. In today’s post, we’ll explore how the local area in which you live can affect your mortgage financing and interest rate.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – September 25th, 2017
By September 25, 2017 Read More →

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – September 25th, 2017

Last week’s economic news included readings on housing starts, building permits issued and sales of pre-owned homes. The Fed’s Federal Open Market Committee issued its customary post-meeting statement and Fed Chair Janet Yellen gave a press conference. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were also released.

Posted in: Mortgage Rates
DIY Home Projects: Creating a Study Space That Will Help Your Children Stay Focused
By September 22, 2017 Read More →

DIY Home Projects: Creating a Study Space That Will Help Your Children Stay Focused

If you’re a parent of school-aged children, you’ve likely been concerned with their study habits at some point. Sitting down in front of the television or at the dinner table to crack open the books is going to be less efficient than doing so in a quieter, more productive work space. Let’s explore how to create a study space that will help keep your children focused and on task.

Posted in: Around The Home
It’s Pre-approval Time: How to Get Your Finances in Order for Your Mortgage Approval
By September 21, 2017 Read More →

It’s Pre-approval Time: How to Get Your Finances in Order for Your Mortgage Approval

Buying a new home is one of the most exciting experiences a person or family can have. Of course, before you can step foot into your new dream home you will need to get prepared financially, especially if you are taking out a mortgage to cover some of the purchase price. Let’s take a look at a few key steps that will help you to prepare for the financial background checks that are part of the mortgage process.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
NAHB: Builder Confidence Dips on Hurricane Damage
By September 20, 2017 Read More →

NAHB: Builder Confidence Dips on Hurricane Damage

Home builders had less confidence in housing market conditions in September. In the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, builders worried that ongoing shortages of construction labor and materials would worsen. NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald said that concerns over labor and building materials were “intensified,” but said that builder confidence was expected to return to high readings once rebuilding is underway.

Posted in: Housing Analysis
How Much Is the Right Amount to Commit to Your Down Payment? Let’s Take a Look
By September 19, 2017 Read More →

How Much Is the Right Amount to Commit to Your Down Payment? Let’s Take a Look

Are you thinking about buying a new house or apartment? If you are going to take out mortgage financing, one consideration you will have is your down payment, which is the amount you pay up front in cash to cover some of the purchase cost. Let’s consider a few points that will help you to decide how much is the right amount for your down payment.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – September 18, 2017
By September 18, 2017 Read More →

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – September 18, 2017

Last week’s economic readings release included reports on inflation, core inflation retail sales and retail sales excluding autos. Consumer sentiment, along with weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were also reported.

Posted in: Mortgage Rates
3 Useful Tips for First-time Homebuyers Trying to Navigate the System
By September 15, 2017 Read More →

3 Useful Tips for First-time Homebuyers Trying to Navigate the System

Whether you’re tired of renting, need more space or want to make an upgrade, buying your first home is the solution. However, if you have never participated in the market before it can be a bit daunting at first. Let’s explore a few useful tips that are helpful for first-time homebuyers who are new to the process of buying real estate.

Posted in: Home Buyer Tips
Speed up Your Mortgage Closing Process With This Handy Four-step Guide
By September 14, 2017 Read More →

Speed up Your Mortgage Closing Process With This Handy Four-step Guide

Are you in the market for a new house or apartment? If you are financing the purchase by taking out a mortgage, you’ll want to know how to make this transaction run as smooth as possible. In today’s article, we’ll share a quick four-step guide to speeding up the mortgage closing process.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
Kids Moving Out of the House? Here Are 3 Tips for Creating a Warm, Welcoming Guest Bedroom
By September 13, 2017 Read More →

Kids Moving Out of the House? Here Are 3 Tips for Creating a Warm, Welcoming Guest Bedroom

If you’re a homeowner with children, at some point, you’ll be saying goodbye. They’ll move off to college or to start their career and adult life. As children move out, you’ll discover that you have extra bedrooms and other living spaces that will need a new purpose. Let’s take a look at three ways that you can transform an unused bedroom into a welcoming place for guests to stay.

Posted in: Around The Home