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Five Unique Renovations That Can Make Small Living Spaces Feel Bigger
By November 18, 2016 Read More →

Five Unique Renovations That Can Make Small Living Spaces Feel Bigger

Just because you live in a small space doesn’t mean your home needs to feel cramped. There are several renovations that are popular among interior designers to make a space feel larger. Incorporate them into your own home to give it a more open, spacious feel.

Posted in: Around The Home
Home Builder Sentiment Unchanged in November
By November 17, 2016 Read More →

Home Builder Sentiment Unchanged in November

According to the National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index for November, builder sentiment was unchanged at a reading of 63. Readings above 50 indicate that a majority of builders are confident about housing market conditions. Readings for three sub-indexes used to calculate the Housing Market Index Readings for builder confidence in current market conditions and market conditions within the next six months were posted at 69. The reading for buyer foot traffic in housing developments was 47. Buyer traffic has not reached the benchmark reading of 50 since the peak of the housing bubble approximately 10 years ago.

Posted in: Housing Market
Staging Tips: 5 Interior Paint Colors That Will Help You Sell Your Home Faster
By November 16, 2016 Read More →

Staging Tips: 5 Interior Paint Colors That Will Help You Sell Your Home Faster

It’s important to remember that when a home is put up for sale it should appeal to as many people as possible. Sometimes those flashy paint colors the owners grew up with will not charm new buyers.

Here are five ideas for paint colors that will help any home sell quickly.

Posted in: Home Seller Tips
Applying for a Mortgage? 3 Easy Ways to Make the Process Easier — and Reduce Your Stress
By November 15, 2016 Read More →

Applying for a Mortgage? 3 Easy Ways to Make the Process Easier — and Reduce Your Stress

There are more than enough details involved in getting a mortgage and moving into your own home that you’ll want to know how to make the process as seamless as possible beforehand. If you’re currently looking for a home and are wondering how to streamline the approval process, here are some things to do before applying to minimize mortgage-related stress.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 14, 2016
By November 14, 2016 Read More →

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 14, 2016

Last week’s economic news included readings on job openings, consumer sentiment and the Federal Reserve’s monthly survey of senior loan officers. Weekly reports on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were also released. Freddie Mac noted that last week’s primary mortgage market survey did not include post-election readings as the survey information was gathered prior to election results.

Posted in: Mortgage Rates
Reduce Your Home’s Carbon Footprint With These Energy-Saving Tips
By November 11, 2016 Read More →

Reduce Your Home’s Carbon Footprint With These Energy-Saving Tips

Do you believe that humans are changing the climate? As of today, the debate over carbon dioxide and climate change continues to rage. But regardless of your political standpoint, there’s always a case for reducing electricity use. Because who doesn’t like saving money, right?

Posted in: Around The Home
3 Ways That You Can Leverage Mortgage Financing to Build a Real Estate Investment Portfolio
By November 10, 2016 Read More →

3 Ways That You Can Leverage Mortgage Financing to Build a Real Estate Investment Portfolio

If you’re getting into the real estate game and are wondering how you can make use of investing in homes to improve your net worth, here are three ways you can successfully work towards a real estate investment portfolio that will make you proud.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
Buying a Home This Autumn? 4 Unconventional Ways to Save up for Your Down Payment
By November 9, 2016 Read More →

Buying a Home This Autumn? 4 Unconventional Ways to Save up for Your Down Payment

Autumn is a popular time for new home buyers to start looking for their first house or condo. But with that down payment looming, everybody could use a bit of help saving up to make that bulk payment a little less intimidating.

Posted in: Home Buyer Tips
Reverse Mortgages 101: How This Unique Financial Product Can Make Your Life Easier
By November 8, 2016 Read More →

Reverse Mortgages 101: How This Unique Financial Product Can Make Your Life Easier

If you’ve been in your home for a while and have considered other loan options, you may have heard the term reverse mortgage without being aware of how this product can benefit you. While this type of mortgage works for those who have a high amount of equity in their home, here are the details on reverse mortgages and how this product may work for you.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 7, 2016
By November 7, 2016 Read More →

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 7, 2016

Last week’s economic news included reports on inflation, construction spending, the Federal Reserve’s announcement regarding interest rates and several labor and employment related releases. Weekly reports on new jobless claims and Freddie Mac’s survey of interest rates were also released.

Posted in: Mortgage Rates