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How To Host A Successful Open House
By June 30, 2016 Read More →

How To Host A Successful Open House

From fixing up all the minor repairs to cleaning the house top-to-bottom, there are a lot of small details that go into organizing the perfect open house. However, in the rush to organize everything, there are a number of to-do’s that are easy to forget about. If you’re currently prepping your home and don’t want to miss the important stuff, here are some things you should contemplate before setting the date.

Posted in: Home Seller Tips
Evaluating Neighborhoods: 4 Things to Consider Before Purchasing a Home
By June 29, 2016 Read More →

Evaluating Neighborhoods: 4 Things to Consider Before Purchasing a Home

From finding the right agent to discovering the home you can truly feel comfortable in, there are a variety of things involved in the home buying process. However, it’s important not to get caught up in the home and ignore altogether the community you’ll be living in. If you’re planning a move to a new neighborhood, here are some things you should look into before putting in an offer.

Posted in: Home Buyer Tips
3 Things to Consider Before Buying a Vacation Home Abroad
By June 28, 2016 Read More →

3 Things to Consider Before Buying a Vacation Home Abroad

The call of fancy vacation locations and the additional earnings that can come along with this type of home may appeal to many homebuyers, but a lot of time and money can go into maintaining a second property. If you’re currently considering a vacation home for your own use or as a potential investment, here are a few factors to consider before jumping into the fray of a long distance home.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 27, 2016
By June 27, 2016 Read More →

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 27, 2016

Last week’s economic news was dominated by Great Britain’s vote to withdraw from the European Union. New and Existing Home Sales were released along with weekly reports on mortgage rates and new jobless claims.

Posted in: Mortgage Rates
How to Differentiate Your Home from the Neighbors for a Faster Sale
By June 24, 2016 Read More →

How to Differentiate Your Home from the Neighbors for a Faster Sale

When it comes to selling your home, there can be a lot of options on the market, and nothing is quite so competitive as having your house listed right alongside the home of your neighbor. If you’re struggling with how to highlight your home to potential homebuyers, here are some things you can do to ensure it gets the attention it deserves.

Posted in: Home Seller Tips
What Young Buyers Want: 4 Home Must-haves When Selling to Millennials
By June 23, 2016 Read More →

What Young Buyers Want: 4 Home Must-haves When Selling to Millennials

Many millennials are set to flood the real estate market in the coming years to invest in a home of their own, but what is it that this group of young people is looking for in their property? From sizeable kitchens to a sustainable ethos, here are some of the things that will likely appeal to millennials searching for an ideal place of their own to settle.

Posted in: Home Seller Tips
3 Tips for Planning Your Monthly Mortgage Payment
By June 22, 2016 Read More →

3 Tips for Planning Your Monthly Mortgage Payment

Once you’ve purchased a home and decided on a move in date, it may seem like a lot of the hard stuff is over, but you still have one of the most important things relating to such a large purchase to think about: the payments! If you’re looking for a few tips on ways to approach your monthly payment, the following will steer you in the right direction so you can broach your mortgage schedule successfully.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
Ready to Be a Landlord? Important Considerations Before Renting Your Home
By June 21, 2016 Read More →

Ready to Be a Landlord? Important Considerations Before Renting Your Home

Whether you’re going away on an extended vacation or considering downsizing into a smaller place, the popularity of websites like Airbnb has led many people to believe that there’s a lot of money in home rental. However, before putting your home on the market, it’s important to be aware of some of the factors that go into having a rental property. It may seem like extra money, but it’s the small details that can make it a more complicated process.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 20, 2016
By June 20, 2016 Read More →

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 20, 2016

Mortgage rates fell after Federal Reserve policymakers decided not to raise the Fed’s target federal funds rate. The Federal Open Market Committee cited ongoing concerns over global financial and economic developments and slow jobs growth as factors in its decision not to raise rates. Fed Chair Janet Yellen emphasized the committee’s decision-making process is not predetermined and said that ongoing review of current and developing news is significant to monetary policy decisions.

Posted in: Mortgage Rates
Mortgage Fraud: 3 Common Scams to Avoid
By June 17, 2016 Read More →

Mortgage Fraud: 3 Common Scams to Avoid

There are many ins and outs involved in securing a mortgage lender, and as a result there are many offers and options out there which are only around to take advantage of prospective homebuyers. If you’re on the lookout for a home and are trying to wade through all the details successfully, here are some things you may want to be aware of.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips