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Thinking About Refinancing Your Mortgage? 4 Ways to Ensure It’s Worth Your Time
By March 3, 2017 Read More →

Thinking About Refinancing Your Mortgage? 4 Ways to Ensure It’s Worth Your Time

If you’re familiar with the real estate market, you’ve likely heard the term ‘refinancing’ and may be wondering what this can mean for your mortgage and your financial well-being. While refinancing can be a great benefit for those who are looking for a lower interest rate or a different mortgage type, here are the details on what it can offer and whether or not it will work for you.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
Case-Shiller: December Home Prices Highest in More Than Two Years
By March 2, 2017 Read More →

Case-Shiller: December Home Prices Highest in More Than Two Years

December home prices continued to rise per December readings for Case-Shiller’s National and 20-City Home Price Indices. On average, national home prices increased by 5,80 percent year-over-year and exceeded November’s year-over-year reading of 5.60 percent. The 20 City Index, which analysts follow more closely than the National Home Price Index, posted a year-over-year gain of 5.60 percent in December, which exceeded an expected reading of 5.40 percent and November’s year-over-year reading of 5.20 percent growth.

Posted in: Housing Market
Selling Your Home? 3 Ways You Can Use Your Social Network to Speed up Your Sale
By March 1, 2017 Read More →

Selling Your Home? 3 Ways You Can Use Your Social Network to Speed up Your Sale

There are many traditional ways to sell your home, from the MLS listings to a sign in the front yard. However, the ease of the Internet and the utility of social media can make it easier than ever to find the right buyer. If you’re getting prepared to put your home on the market and are trying to determine a strategy, here are some ways you can use social media to improve your selling odds.

Posted in: Home Seller Tips
3 Mortgage Scams to Be Aware of and How to Protect Yourself From Them
By February 28, 2017 Read More →

3 Mortgage Scams to Be Aware of and How to Protect Yourself From Them

It’s easy to be enthusiastic and excited about the prospect of home ownership, but it’s important to be aware that there are many ways potential buyers can be taken advantage of. If you’re on the market for a home and are trying to find the mortgage that will best benefit you, here are some of the tricks you may want to be wary of.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 27, 2017
By February 27, 2017 Read More →

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 27, 2017

Last week’s readings on new and existing home sales provided further evidence of strengthening housing markets. Both categories of home sales exceeded December’s readings. Consumer sentiment was lower in February than for January and average rates were mixed with fixed rates higher and the rate for 5/1 adjustable rate mortgages lower. Consumer sentiment lower in February.

Posted in: Mortgage Rates
If Your Home Is Destroyed in a Natural Disaster, What Happens to Your Mortgage?
By February 24, 2017 Read More →

If Your Home Is Destroyed in a Natural Disaster, What Happens to Your Mortgage?

When you’ve been in your home for a while and have established a certain amount of equity, it can be a good feeling to know that you have an investment you can count on. However, with changing weather patterns you may be afraid of a natural disaster striking and what it could mean for your financial well-being.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
5 Things Nobody Tells You About Selling Your First Home
By February 23, 2017 Read More →

5 Things Nobody Tells You About Selling Your First Home

It’s often so exciting to think of buying a new home that homeowners forget about the sale, but there are a lot of details involved in putting a home on the market. Whether you’re just considering selling or are readying to put your home up, here are some things you might not know about the process.

Posted in: Home Seller Tips
Did You Know: 3 Reasons Why Mortgage Pre-approval Should Be Your Very First Step
By February 22, 2017 Read More →

Did You Know: 3 Reasons Why Mortgage Pre-approval Should Be Your Very First Step

There are so many details involved in the mortgage process that you may not be aware of what pre-approval is if you’ve just entered the market. However, pre-approval assesses your ability to make monthly mortgage payments and can be an important first step in the home-buying process. If you’re currently contemplating a home purchase, here’s why you may want to consider pre-approval first.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 21, 2017
By February 21, 2017 Read More →

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 21, 2017

Last week’s economic releases included readings on housing starts, building permits issued and the National Association of Home Builders/ Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. Fed Chair Janet Yellen testified before the House Finance Committee and consumer spending and core consumer spending reports were also released. Mortgage rates and new jobless claims were little changed week-to-week.

Posted in: Mortgage Rates
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