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DIY Home Improvement: A Much Better Bedroom in Just a Few Hours
By February 28, 2018 Read More →

DIY Home Improvement: A Much Better Bedroom in Just a Few Hours

Taking on the task of renovating your home can seem like an awful lot of work, but there are ways to do this that require a lot less energy and just a little bit of money. Whether you’re looking for an instant home revamp or are readying your home to sell, here are some ideas for how you can improve your bedroom in no time.

Posted in: Around The Home
How To Successfully Use Your Down Payment to Achieve Your Home Buying Goals
By February 27, 2018 Read More →

How To Successfully Use Your Down Payment to Achieve Your Home Buying Goals

When you are considering purchasing a home , understanding the lending guidelines regarding a down payment is important.

Here are a few key tips to consider:

Posted in: Mortgage
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 26th, 2018
By February 26, 2018 Read More →

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 26th, 2018

Last week’s economic releases included minutes from the most recent FOMC meeting, a report on January sales of pre-owned homes and weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims.

Posted in: Market Outlook
3 Great Homebuying Tools Millenials Have Available to Them Right Now
By February 23, 2018 Read More →

3 Great Homebuying Tools Millenials Have Available to Them Right Now

The economy seems to be heating up rapidly, but home loan interest rates are still at historically low levels. Real estate values have climbed a bit across the country, but low interest rates and affordable prices makes for an excellent opportunity for new homeowners to get into their first home before it rates and prices rise higher.

Posted in: Mortgage
3 Tips To Consider When Buying A Home With An FHA Mortgage
By February 22, 2018 Read More →

3 Tips To Consider When Buying A Home With An FHA Mortgage

FHA loans are becoming increasingly popular these days as potential homeowners may not able to qualify for mortgages from traditional lenders. The FHA insures some higher-risk loans, in turn allowing borrowers with low down payments and less than perfect credit to purchase homes and bolster the housing market.

Posted in: Mortgage
Questions and Answers Regarding Escrow Accounts
By February 21, 2018 Read More →

Questions and Answers Regarding Escrow Accounts

Whether you are purchasing a new home or you are considering applying to refinance your home, chances are the lender will require an escrow account.

Posted in: Mortgage
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 20th, 2018
By February 20, 2018 Read More →

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 20th, 2018

Last week’s weeks economic releases included readings on the NAHB Housing Market Index, housing starts and building permits issued and consumer sentiment. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were also released.

Posted in: Financial Reports
Recently Inherited a Home That You Don’t Need? Here’s How to Get It Sold Without Too Much Stress
By February 16, 2018 Read More →

Recently Inherited a Home That You Don’t Need? Here’s How to Get It Sold Without Too Much Stress

Has a loved one or family member recently passed on and left you with their home? Inheriting a house can be a delightful gift, but it can also present a significant number of challenges that you must navigate. Let’s explore how to deal with an inherited house and, should you decide to, how to sell it without incurring too much stress.

Why Should One Consider Refinancing Their Mortgage Now?
By February 16, 2018 Read More →

Why Should One Consider Refinancing Their Mortgage Now?

Refinancing a mortgage is a golden opportunity to lock in today’s low interest rate for the next 15 or 30 years.

Posted in: Mortgage
4 Home Improvement Shortcuts That Can Lead to Disaster — and How to Avoid Them
By February 15, 2018 Read More →

4 Home Improvement Shortcuts That Can Lead to Disaster — and How to Avoid Them

Are you starting to get the renovation itch? With spring on the way, you might be tempted to launch those home improvement projects that you contemplated over the winter. However, as with any project, you will want to get things right. Let’s take a look at four renovation shortcuts that can lead to disaster and the steps you can take to avoid them.

Posted in: Around The Home