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Real Estate Investment: Three Telltale Signs You’re Not Cut Out to Be a Landlord
By March 22, 2017 Read More →

Real Estate Investment: Three Telltale Signs You’re Not Cut Out to Be a Landlord

The idea of purchasing a property and having renters can be an exciting business venture that offers lucrative financial rewards. However, there’s a lot involved in being a successful landlord and it’s important to be aware of what’s required before making the commitment. Whether you’re investing in one rental property or five, here are some questions you should ask yourself before getting involved.

Posted in: Home Buyer Tips
Buying a New Home? Three Major Mortgage Missteps That You’ll Want to Avoid
By March 21, 2017 Read More →

Buying a New Home? Three Major Mortgage Missteps That You’ll Want to Avoid

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial investments you’ll make in your life, and it’s important to make sure that you’re doing what will be right for you down the road. If you’re trying to avoid buyer’s remorse and are wondering what major missteps to avoid when diving into the market, here are a few things you may want to watch out for.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – March 20, 2017
By March 20, 2017 Read More →

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – March 20, 2017

Last week’s economic readings included reports on inflation and core inflation, the National Association of Home Builders Association Housing Market Index and Federal Reserve FOMC statement and press conference by Fed Chair Janet Yellen. The Commerce Department released reports on housing starts and building permits issued.

Posted in: Mortgage Rates
Spring Fever: How to Detect If Allergy Hotspots Are Developing in Your Home
By March 17, 2017 Read More →

Spring Fever: How to Detect If Allergy Hotspots Are Developing in Your Home

The spring season may be a time of cherry blossoms and longer days, but it’s also common for allergies to ramp up. While you won’t be able to stop the season, there are things you can do to limit the impact of allergies in your home. If you’re wondering what has the greatest impact on your sinus health in the home, here are a few places you’ll want to check out.

Posted in: Around The Home
NAHB: Home Builder Confidence Highest in 12 Years
By March 16, 2017 Read More →

NAHB: Home Builder Confidence Highest in 12 Years

According to the National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index for March, builder confidence in market conditions reached its highest level in 12 years and was six points higher than February’s index reading of 65.

Posted in: Home Building Tips
Mortgage 101: Five Key Mortgage Terms You Need to Understand
By March 15, 2017 Read More →

Mortgage 101: Five Key Mortgage Terms You Need to Understand

From putting your home on the market to finding the lender with the best rates, there are so many things involved in buying a home that the terminology is just one more thing to add to the list. While there may be quite a few words you’ll hear that may be unclear, here are a few you’ll want to watch out for so you’ll be prepared for home ownership.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
Predicting a Hefty Tax Refund This Spring? 3 Reasons You Should Use It for Home Renovations
By March 14, 2017 Read More →

Predicting a Hefty Tax Refund This Spring? 3 Reasons You Should Use It for Home Renovations

There’s a burden that comes along with having to do your taxes every spring, but it can actually be a great benefit if you’re getting a sizeable refund this year. While many people like the idea of going on a trip or spending the extra funds, here’s why you may want to consider investing it back into your home for a profit you’ll be able to see!

Posted in: Around The Home
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – March 13, 2017
By March 13, 2017 Read More →

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

Last week’s economic readings included reports on construction spending, Case-Shiller Home Price Indices and pending home sales. Fed Chair Janet Yellen said in a speech that federal interest rates would “likely” be raised. Weekly reports on new jobless claims and mortgage rates were also released.

Posted in: Mortgage Rates
Making the Grade: How to Research Local Schools Before Buying Your Next Home
By March 10, 2017 Read More →

Making the Grade: How to Research Local Schools Before Buying Your Next Home

There are so many things involved in moving into a new home in a different neighborhood that it can be easy to forget about the proximity of many nearby amenities. If you’re wondering how you can find out more about the local school, let the following tips be your guide.

Posted in: Home Buyer Tips
Are You ‘Mortgage Pre-approval Worthy’? Learn How to Assess Your Finances in 10 Minutes
By March 9, 2017 Read More →

Are You ‘Mortgage Pre-approval Worthy’? Learn How to Assess Your Finances in 10 Minutes

Finding the right home and the right mortgage can take a lot of time and energy, so it’s important to consider whether you’ll be prepared for approval before diving into the process. Whether you’ve had some financial setbacks or you just want to have an idea ahead of time, here are some ways to quickly determine if you’ll be pre-approved for a mortgage.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips