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NAHB: Home Builder Confidence Slips in June
By July 19, 2016 Read More →

NAHB: Home Builder Confidence Slips in June

Home builder confidence fell slightly in June to a reading of 59 according to the National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index. Analysts had expected no change to June’s reading of 60. June components of the HMI were also lower. Builder confidence in current market conditions dropped by one point to 63; builder confidence in market conditions over the next six months fell three points to a reading of 66. The reading for foot traffic in new single-family developments dropped one point to 55. Readings over 50 indicate that more builders than fewer are confident about housing market conditions.

Posted in: Mortgage Rates
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 18, 2016
By July 18, 2016 Read More →

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 18, 2016

Last week’s economic news included reports on inflation, retail sales and weekly readings on mortgage rates and weekly jobless claims.

Posted in: Mortgage Rates
Budget-Friendly DIY Projects That Instantly Boost Curb Appeal
By July 15, 2016 Read More →

Budget-Friendly DIY Projects That Instantly Boost Curb Appeal

We’re told not to judge a book by its cover, but there’s no such rule in the housing market. Curb appeal is the external attractiveness of a home, and if you’re in the market for a house that first impression has a lot to do with your final decision. Alternatively, if you’re looking to sell, it’s an easy area to boost the attractiveness of your home.

Posted in: Home Seller Tips
3 Tips to Consider when Shopping for a Second Mortgage
By July 14, 2016 Read More →

3 Tips to Consider when Shopping for a Second Mortgage

Whether you’re considering a second mortgage to consolidate your debt or complete some home renovations, there can be a lot that goes into making this financial decision. If this is an option you’re seriously considering, here are some basics to know before deciding to on this route.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
3 Mortgage Mistakes That Could Be Costing You Money
By July 13, 2016 Read More →

3 Mortgage Mistakes That Could Be Costing You Money

Purchasing a home can be one of the most exciting and stabilizing investments of your life, but because of the expense, there are many ways you may be spending more money than you should. If you’re wondering about the financial soundness of your home investment, here are some things to consider before putting anything down.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
3 Things Your Mortgage Broker Wishes You Knew
By July 12, 2016 Read More →

3 Things Your Mortgage Broker Wishes You Knew

As the mortgage market has become more competitive, it has become a more common choice for many people to choose a mortgage broker to assist them with the lending process. While it’s great to have someone to help you with the fine details, there are some important differences between what a mortgage broker does and what you might think they do, so here are some things to be aware of.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
4 Ways to Help Your Mortgage Transaction Close On Time
By July 8, 2016 Read More →

4 Ways to Help Your Mortgage Transaction Close On Time

When you’ve finally found the home you’re looking for at the right price, it’s easy to think that the hard part is over; however, there’s still a lot to do in order to ensure your purchase goes through without a hitch. If you’re tying up the loose ends on your home purchase, here are some things you should do to avoid any unnecessary delays.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
The 4 Most Common Mortgage Questions, Answered
By July 6, 2016 Read More →

The 4 Most Common Mortgage Questions, Answered

Making the decision to purchase a home is one of the most significant investments most people will make in their life, and this automatically means there are a lot of questions that need to be answered before putting any money down. If you’re considering making the leap, here are some insights into some of the common questions you might have.

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 5, 2016
By July 5, 2016 Read More →

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 5, 2016

Last week’s economic events included S&P Case-Shiller’s Housing Market Indices for April along with reports on Construction Spending and Pending Home Sales. Consumer Confidence was higher in June in spite of low wage growth and inflation well below the Fed’s goal of 2.00 percent annually.

Posted in: Mortgage Rates
Pay Off Your Home Faster with These Mortgage Tips
By July 1, 2016 Read More →

Pay Off Your Home Faster with These Mortgage Tips

The monthly mortgage payment that goes into purchasing a home is frequently the most expensive cost per month that most people will incur, and that means that it can be helpful to know the tricks of the trade in squaring away this payment more quickly. If you’re looking for some simple tips to get your mortgage paid off a little sooner, here are some pointers that will help you get to this goal.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips