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Real Estate Investing: 3 Secrets of Successful Home Buyers That You Can Use Today
By December 9, 2015 Read More →

Real Estate Investing: 3 Secrets of Successful Home Buyers That You Can Use Today

While making a real estate purchase can be a matter rife with many questions, buying to invest in a long-term property can be even more confusing. If you’re looking into investing in real estate and wondering what variables to consider, here are a few tips that you’ll want to keep in mind before deciding on a fruitful investment property.

Posted in: Home Buyer Tips
Recent College Grad? Learn How to Successfully Juggle Student Loans and a New Mortgage
By December 8, 2015 Read More →

Recent College Grad? Learn How to Successfully Juggle Student Loans and a New Mortgage

If you recently graduated from college and are about to become a homeowner, you’re in a somewhat unique position. So how can you make sure you can pay your mortgage, your student loans, and your mortgage expenses – all without losing your mind? Here’s what you need to know.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – December 07, 2015
By December 7, 2015 Read More →

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – December 07, 2015

Multiple economic reports released last week indicate further improvement in economic conditions. Pending home sales, construction spending and ADP payrolls increased while Non-farm Payrolls fell and the national unemployment rate held steady.

Posted in: Market Outlook
Video: Are There Special Mortgages For First-Time Homebuyers?
By December 4, 2015 Read More →

Video: Are There Special Mortgages For First-Time Homebuyers?

Video: Are There Special Mortgages For First-Time Homebuyers?

What Happens at a Mortgage Loan Closing Meeting? Let’s Take a Look
By December 3, 2015 Read More →

What Happens at a Mortgage Loan Closing Meeting? Let’s Take a Look

So you’ve found the perfect home, the seller has accepted your offer, and now you’re just waiting for the mortgage to close before you wrap up the sale and take possession. It’s time for the closing meeting. But what does this meeting entail? And what do you need to prepare for it? Here’s what you need to know.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
Thinking About Downsizing? Here’s What You Need to Know About Life in a Condo
By December 2, 2015 Read More →

Thinking About Downsizing? Here’s What You Need to Know About Life in a Condo

The shift from home living to condo life may seem like a minor one, but there are plenty of things that will differentiate your lifestyle other than size when it comes to making a condominium purchase. If you’re contemplating this move and wondering about some of the things that this might entail, here are a few factors that are worth considering.

Posted in: Home Buyer Tips
How to Give the Ultimate Christmas Gift: Paying Off a Family Member’s Mortgage
By December 1, 2015 Read More →

How to Give the Ultimate Christmas Gift: Paying Off a Family Member’s Mortgage

Christmas is just around the corner, and if you’re in a position to do it, paying off a family member’s mortgage is one of the biggest gifts you could give this holiday season.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 30, 2015
By November 30, 2015 Read More →

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 30, 2015

Although last week’s economic calendar was cut short by the Thanksgiving holiday, several housing-related reports were released. The FHFA reported on third quarter results for its Housing Market Index and the Commerce Department reported on new home sales for October. Freddie Mac released its weekly report on mortgage rates and data on new weekly jobless claims was also released.

Posted in: Market Outlook
S&P Case-Shiller: September Home Prices Gain Across U.S.
By November 27, 2015 Read More →

S&P Case-Shiller: September Home Prices Gain Across U.S.

Home prices increased across the S&P Case Shiller 20-City Home Price Index in September. According to the 20-City Home Price Index, Year-over year home price gains increased to 5.50 percent from August’s reading of 5.10 percent. 17 cities posted higher year-over0year price gains in September as compared to August.

Posted in: Market Outlook
Goodbye, Junk! 5 Tips for Reducing the Amount of ‘Stuff’ You Need to Move to Your New Home
By November 25, 2015 Read More →

Goodbye, Junk! 5 Tips for Reducing the Amount of ‘Stuff’ You Need to Move to Your New Home

Are you in the process of buying a new home? There is no point in waiting until after a move to go through the junk lying around, as tempting as it may be, so here are five ways to decide what should find a new home before a move.

Posted in: Home Buyer Tips