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Win the Bidding War With Our 5 Minute Guide to Making an Offer the Seller Won’t Refuse
By December 1, 2017 Read More →

Win the Bidding War With Our 5 Minute Guide to Making an Offer the Seller Won’t Refuse

Ask any experienced homeowner and you’ll learn that buying in a ‘hot’ real estate market can be challenging. A high supply of buyers competing for a low stock of available homes is a combination that can lead to bidding wars, price inflation and other headaches. The good news: with some careful preparation and the right mindset, a bidding war is one that you can win. Read on to learn how you can beat out other bidders by making an irresistible offer.

Posted in: Home Buyer Tips
Make 2018 the Year You Escape the ‘Rental Trap’ by Buying Your Own Home
By November 30, 2017 Read More →

Make 2018 the Year You Escape the ‘Rental Trap’ by Buying Your Own Home

Are you growing tired of paying rent each month and not building your net worth? Being stuck in the ‘rental trap’ isn’t much fun, but if you are determined, you can break out. Let’s explore some of the steps that you can take to make 2018 the year that you become a homeowner.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
Case-Shiller: Home Prices Grow at Fastest Rate Since June 2014
By November 29, 2017 Read More →

Case-Shiller: Home Prices Grow at Fastest Rate Since June 2014

Home prices continued to rise in September according to Case-Shiller National and 20-City home price index reports. According to the National Home Price Index, national home prices rose 0.70 percent month for the three months ending in September. The National Index regained its pre-housing bubble peak and surpassed it by 5.90 percent as of September.

Posted in: Home Values
Graduating With Student Loan Debt and Worried About Your Mortgage Prospects? You’re Not Alone
By November 28, 2017 Read More →

Graduating With Student Loan Debt and Worried About Your Mortgage Prospects? You’re Not Alone

Did you recently graduate from college or university? If so, you may still be dealing with a financial hangover in the form of student loan debt. The vast majority of today’s students have to borrow to invest in their education, which can affect financial plans once school is finished. In today’s post, we will explore buying a home with a mortgage when still dealing with outstanding student loan debt.

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

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

Last week’s economic reports included readings on pre-owned home sales, weekly reports on mortgage rates and new jobless claims and consumer sentiment. The weekly news cycle was shorter due to the Thanksgiving holidays on Thursday and Friday.

Posted in: Mortgage Rates
Are You Ready for Home Ownership? Find Out by Answering These 4 Questions
By November 24, 2017 Read More →

Are You Ready for Home Ownership? Find Out by Answering These 4 Questions

Have you been dreaming about a larger, roomier or more luxurious living space? Or perhaps just want to experience the joy of owning your own home and building your net worth instead of renting? Let’s explore a few questions that can help to answer whether or not you’re ready for a new lifestyle as a homeowner.

Posted in: Home Buyer Tips
Four Pieces of Mortgage ‘Advice’ That You Should Take With the Proverbial Grain of Salt
By November 22, 2017 Read More →

Four Pieces of Mortgage ‘Advice’ That You Should Take With the Proverbial Grain of Salt

Are you in the market for a new home? If you have been talking to friends and family or researching online, you have likely come across quite a bit of mortgage-related advice. As with anything, there is low-quality advice out there which is essential to avoid. In today’s blog post we will share four pieces of mortgage-related advice that you should take with the proverbial ‘grain of salt.’

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
3 Ways That a Reverse Mortgage Can Transform Your Retirement
By November 21, 2017 Read More →

3 Ways That a Reverse Mortgage Can Transform Your Retirement

Are you a retired individual looking for ways to increase your financial security? If so, you may have heard of a home equity conversion mortgage, more commonly known as a reverse mortgage. Used correctly, this is one of the most effective financial products for retirees who own their home.

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

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

Last week’s economic news included remarks by Fed Chair Janet Yellen about the diversity of opinions in the Federal Open Market Committee, readings on inflation, and the National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index. The Commerce Department issued reports on housing starts and building permits issued; Freddie Mac and the Commerce Department issued weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims.

Posted in: Mortgage Rates
Single and Considering a New Home? Here’s What You’ll Need to Know About Your Mortgage
By November 17, 2017 Read More →

Single and Considering a New Home? Here’s What You’ll Need to Know About Your Mortgage

Have you decided that it is time to move on from renting? If you are single and living alone, you may be wondering whether or not homeownership is right for you. Let’s have a look at a few key factors that you will need to be aware of when taking out a mortgage as a single person.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips