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Summer’s Here! Freshen up Your Home Decor With This Summer Color Palette
By June 22, 2017 Read More →

Summer’s Here! Freshen up Your Home Decor With This Summer Color Palette

Now that the summer season has arrived, it’s time to enjoy the warm weather and cooler clothes. You might also be thinking about making some design changes to your home to welcome the season and indulge in its brilliance. If you’re looking for some new color schemes and how you can use them to amp up your home, here a few brightly-colored suggestions to try out for yourself.

Posted in: Around The Home
3 Ways to Earn Some Spare Cash to Help Pay Your Mortgage Down Faster
By June 21, 2017 Read More →

3 Ways to Earn Some Spare Cash to Help Pay Your Mortgage Down Faster

A mortgage is one of the most expensive purchases you’ll make in your life, and for many the idea of being indebted to it for years can seem like quite a burden. However, while you won’t necessarily be able to pay off your home with instant savings, there are ways that you can pay it down more quickly. If you’re wondering how to drum up some extra money for your mortgage, you may want to consider the following options.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
One-stop Shopping: The Quick and Easy Guide to Buying a Home the First Time You See It
By June 20, 2017 Read More →

One-stop Shopping: The Quick and Easy Guide to Buying a Home the First Time You See It

Most people peruse the real estate market for a while before they bite down and decide to invest in a home. However, whether you’re in a rush or you think you’ve found the ideal place, it’s possible you may be ready to put in an offer on the first visit. If you’re trying to determine how you can get the home you’re looking for the first time around, here are a few things to be aware of when going in.

Posted in: Home Buyer Tips
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 19, 2017
By June 19, 2017 Read More →

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 19, 2017

Last week’s economic reports included readings on inflation, core inflation, and the Federal Reserve’s FOMC statement. The NAHB Housing Market Index, housing starts and building permits issued were also released, along with weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims.

Posted in: Mortgage Rates
NAHB Housing Market Index Slips Two Points in June
By June 16, 2017 Read More →

NAHB Housing Market Index Slips Two Points in June

The National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index for June fell by two points to 67 after a revision of May’s reading. Components of the Housing Market Index were lower for June with builder confidence in current market conditions two points lower at 73; June’s reading for builder confidence in market conditions for the next six months also fell two points to 76. Builder confidence in buyer traffic fell two points to 49. According to the Index, any reading over 50 indicates that more builders are confident than those who are not.

Posted in: Housing Market
Seller’s Remorse: How to Move on From Your Old Home Once You’ve Sold It
By June 15, 2017 Read More →

Seller’s Remorse: How to Move on From Your Old Home Once You’ve Sold It

There’s often so much enthusiasm that goes along with buying a home that the idea of leaving the old one behind is left in the dust. But, while you may love both your old home and your new home, it can be difficult to leave what’s old behind. If you’re struggling with adjusting to your new dwelling place, here are some tips for how to make it feel like it’s where you belong.

Posted in: Home Seller Tips
Dealing With a Tight Housing Market? 3 Tips to Ensure You Get the Mortgage You Need
By June 14, 2017 Read More →

Dealing With a Tight Housing Market? 3 Tips to Ensure You Get the Mortgage You Need

In many cities around the country, real estate prices are on the rise and potential buyers are working hard to find a home they can feel good about. However, finding the right home in a tight market can be even more of a challenge when it comes to striking the right balance. If you’re hedging around the market in the hopes of finding the perfect home, here are some things you should do to ensure you don’t miss out on a good opportunity.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
3 Home Renovation Lessons That You Won’t Want to Learn the Hard (or Expensive!) Way
By June 13, 2017 Read More →

3 Home Renovation Lessons That You Won’t Want to Learn the Hard (or Expensive!) Way

Most people make a number of home upgrades when the time comes to put their home on the market, whether they’re minor fix-ups or significant improvements that come with a high cost. If you’re wondering how to plan for your renovations, here are three things to ponder before getting started.

Posted in: Around The Home
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 12, 2017
By June 12, 2017 Read More →

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 12, 2017

Last week’s economic news was slim, with few scheduled reports released. Job openings for April, along with weekly readings on mortgage rates and weekly jobless claims were released. Job openings rose in April, while weekly jobless claims were lower. The headline event last week was a further decrease in fixed-rate mortgage interest rates.

Posted in: Mortgage Rates
Mortgage 101: This Is How Mortgage Refinancing Works, in Plain and Simple Terms
By June 9, 2017 Read More →

Mortgage 101: This Is How Mortgage Refinancing Works, in Plain and Simple Terms

There are so many unfamiliar terms involved in the real estate market that it can be easy to be confused by the jargon. However, some words are more important to learn than others if they can end up benefiting you in the long run. Whether or not you’ve heard of mortgage refinancing, here are the basics on what this may mean for your home and whether or not it’s an option you should consider.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips