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Seller’s Remorse: How to Move on From Your Old Home Once You’ve Sold It
By June 15, 2017 Read More →

Seller’s Remorse: How to Move on From Your Old Home Once You’ve Sold It

There’s often so much enthusiasm that goes along with buying a home that the idea of leaving the old one behind is left in the dust. But, while you may love both your old home and your new home, it can be difficult to leave what’s old behind. If you’re struggling with adjusting to your new dwelling place, here are some tips for how to make it feel like it’s where you belong.

Posted in: Home Seller Tips
Dealing With a Tight Housing Market? 3 Tips to Ensure You Get the Mortgage You Need
By June 14, 2017 Read More →

Dealing With a Tight Housing Market? 3 Tips to Ensure You Get the Mortgage You Need

In many cities around the country, real estate prices are on the rise and potential buyers are working hard to find a home they can feel good about. However, finding the right home in a tight market can be even more of a challenge when it comes to striking the right balance. If you’re hedging around the market in the hopes of finding the perfect home, here are some things you should do to ensure you don’t miss out on a good opportunity.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
3 Home Renovation Lessons That You Won’t Want to Learn the Hard (or Expensive!) Way
By June 13, 2017 Read More →

3 Home Renovation Lessons That You Won’t Want to Learn the Hard (or Expensive!) Way

Most people make a number of home upgrades when the time comes to put their home on the market, whether they’re minor fix-ups or significant improvements that come with a high cost. If you’re wondering how to plan for your renovations, here are three things to ponder before getting started.

Posted in: Around The Home
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 12, 2017
By June 12, 2017 Read More →

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 12, 2017

Last week’s economic news was slim, with few scheduled reports released. Job openings for April, along with weekly readings on mortgage rates and weekly jobless claims were released. Job openings rose in April, while weekly jobless claims were lower. The headline event last week was a further decrease in fixed-rate mortgage interest rates.

Posted in: Mortgage Rates
Mortgage 101: This Is How Mortgage Refinancing Works, in Plain and Simple Terms
By June 9, 2017 Read More →

Mortgage 101: This Is How Mortgage Refinancing Works, in Plain and Simple Terms

There are so many unfamiliar terms involved in the real estate market that it can be easy to be confused by the jargon. However, some words are more important to learn than others if they can end up benefiting you in the long run. Whether or not you’ve heard of mortgage refinancing, here are the basics on what this may mean for your home and whether or not it’s an option you should consider.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
Dusty Attic, No More: How to Convert an Attic Into a Usable Living Space
By June 8, 2017 Read More →

Dusty Attic, No More: How to Convert an Attic Into a Usable Living Space

The attic may be one of the spaces in the house that everyone prefers to avoid, but many people forget that an attic can be a great place for a bedroom or an additional living room. If you’re wondering how you can go about upgrading your attic for everyday use, here are some things to think about before you move forward.

Posted in: Around The Home
Thinking About Investing in Real Estate? Here’s What You’ll Need to Get a Second Mortgage
By June 7, 2017 Read More →

Thinking About Investing in Real Estate? Here’s What You’ll Need to Get a Second Mortgage

The decision to invest in a home is a big one for many people, but if you’re making the foray into real estate the second time around, it’s even more important to be financially aware and prepared. If you’re wondering what you’ll need in order to get approved for an investment property, here are some things that you’ll want to consider before deciding a second property is in your future.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
Living With a Small Green Space: How to Make the Most of a Smaller, Intimate Yard
By June 6, 2017 Read More →

Living With a Small Green Space: How to Make the Most of a Smaller, Intimate Yard

It’s great to have a yard in this day and age, but so many new developments in the city have limited green space for you to let your imagination run wild. If you’re wondering what you can do with your patch of green space or small yard, here are a few options for making it aesthetically appealing and still maximizing its potential.

Posted in: Around The Home
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 5, 2017
By June 5, 2017 Read More →

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 5, 2017

Last week’s economic releases included readings on inflation, core inflation pending home sales and multiple reports from the labor sector. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were also released. Pending home sales were lower and weekly jobless claims rose, which illustrates continued volatility in the economic sector.

Posted in: Mortgage Rates
3 ‘Hidden’ Costs You’ll Uncover Buying Your First Home – and How to Plan for Them
By June 2, 2017 Read More →

3 ‘Hidden’ Costs You’ll Uncover Buying Your First Home – and How to Plan for Them

Are you about to become a first-time home buyer? Buying a home is an investment unlike any other. To get the best deal on your home, you’ll need to be diligent. Let’s have a look at some of the hidden costs you may uncover when buying your first home.

Posted in: Home Buyer Tips