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Call in the Pros: 4 Ways That Using a Mortgage Professional Will Save You a Lot of Money
By February 17, 2017 Read More →

Call in the Pros: 4 Ways That Using a Mortgage Professional Will Save You a Lot of Money

It may seem better to go it alone when it comes to acquiring a mortgage, but there are many benefits associated with using a mortgage professional that can make finding your dream home a lot easier. If you’re currently getting prepared to hit the market and are weighing your options, here are some reasons that a professional who knows the neighborhood will save you money.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
2017 Home Decor Trends: Stay on Top of Modern Trends With This Handy Guide
By February 16, 2017 Read More →

2017 Home Decor Trends: Stay on Top of Modern Trends With This Handy Guide

Now that 2017 is here, it’s time to consider which upgrades you will make to your home. If you don’t have any major renovations planned, you can still tackle smaller projects or theme rooms. In today’s post we’ll explore some of the home decor trends expected to be popular in 2017.

Posted in: Around The Home
4 Misconceptions About Reverse Mortgages — and Why You May Decide You Want One
By February 15, 2017 Read More →

4 Misconceptions About Reverse Mortgages — and Why You May Decide You Want One

With so many mortgage products available on the market, it can be hard to know which ones will serve you best as a homeowner. As a result, there are many mistruths surrounding reverse mortgage products. Let’s clear away some of the misconceptions.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
Buyer’s Remorse: 3 Things You Should Never Say When You’re Negotiating to Buy a Home
By February 14, 2017 Read More →

Buyer’s Remorse: 3 Things You Should Never Say When You’re Negotiating to Buy a Home

The prospect of finding the home you’ve always dreamed of can be such an exciting prospect that it’s easy to forget all about the process of negotiating. However, it’s important to keep a few things to yourself when it comes to the art of making the deal. If you’re currently searching for the right place and are preparing to sign on the dotted line, here are a few phrases it’s best to avoid.

Posted in: Home Buyer Tips
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 13, 2017
By February 13, 2017 Read More →

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 13, 2017

Last week’s scheduled economic readings were limited and included new jobless claims and Freddie Mac’s mortgage rates survey. In other news, all types of mortgage applications rose by 2.30 percent this week as compared to the prior week.

Posted in: Mortgage Rates
Worried About Future Mortgage Rate Increases? Here’s How to ‘Stress Test’ Your Finances
By February 10, 2017 Read More →

Worried About Future Mortgage Rate Increases? Here’s How to ‘Stress Test’ Your Finances

When it comes to real estate, there are always going to be upswings in the market that will have an impact on your mortgage payment and overall financial health. If you’re concerned about rates on the rise, here are a few tips to test out you’re fiscal well-being.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
The 2017 Mortgage Rate Outlook: Here’s What the Experts Are Saying
By February 9, 2017 Read More →

The 2017 Mortgage Rate Outlook: Here’s What the Experts Are Saying

The post-election period is often one of uncertainty, and the time since the 2016 election has been no different with regards to market force and the financial world. With a new administration taking office, there are many questions regarding how Donald Trump’s presidency will impact the market and your mortgage.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
Buying Real Estate vs. Buying Stocks: Here’s Why a Home Should Be Your Priority
By February 8, 2017 Read More →

Buying Real Estate vs. Buying Stocks: Here’s Why a Home Should Be Your Priority

Once you’re done with debt and you’ve started to save, it’s commonly the case that you’ll start hearing about the risks and rewards of investing in stocks or real estate. Unfortunately, it can be difficult for many people to know what type of investment is going to work better for them down the road. If you’re currently considering what you should put your money into, here are some reasons you may want to turn to real estate.

Posted in: Home Buyer Tips
Struggling to Sell Your House in the Winter? Try These Innovative Home Staging Tips
By February 7, 2017 Read More →

Struggling to Sell Your House in the Winter? Try These Innovative Home Staging Tips

With all of the busyness of the winter months and most people settling in for the season, it can be hard to achieve a successful home sale at the end of the year. Fortunately, if you simply can’t wait to put your home on the market, here are some staging tips that will engage potential buyers so you won’t have to wait much longer for an offer.

Posted in: Home Seller Tips
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 6, 2017
By February 6, 2017 Read More →

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 6, 2017

Last week’s economic news included several good signs for U.S. Labor Markets with higher than expected readings for private and public sector job creation. The Federal Reserve announced its decision not to raise the target federal funds range, and inflation rose. Mortgage rates held steady and pending home sales rose.

Posted in: Mortgage Rates