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Concrete Countertops: Learn Why Concrete May Be the Best Thing to Hit Your Kitchen
By May 22, 2015 Read More →

Concrete Countertops: Learn Why Concrete May Be the Best Thing to Hit Your Kitchen

Updating your kitchen may be a project that you have been looking forward to for a long time. Now that the time has come to get started working on your project, you may be exploring the different materials that are available to use in your kitchen. While there are several materials available to consider, concrete may be the best option for a number of reasons.

Posted in: Around The Home
Refinancing on a FHA Mortgage? Learn More About the FHA Streamline Refinance
By May 21, 2015 Read More →

Refinancing on a FHA Mortgage? Learn More About the FHA Streamline Refinance

Home buyers are often drawn to the FHA mortgage program due to the low interest rates, low closing costs and generally attractive loan terms. However, there will come a time when many who have an FHA mortgage will want to refinance.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
Freelancing in 2015? Three Tips for How to Secure a Mortgage if You’re a Self-Employed Entrepreneur
By May 20, 2015 Read More →

Freelancing in 2015? Three Tips for How to Secure a Mortgage if You’re a Self-Employed Entrepreneur

If you are self-employed, either as a freelancer or as the owner of your own business, your income can fluctuate greatly from year to year. That can make it difficult to get approved for a mortgage, although there are some things you can do to improve your chances. Here are three tips for securing a mortgage if you are self-employed.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
Buying a Classic Older Home? Three Upgrades You’ll Need to Make Immediately
By May 19, 2015 Read More →

Buying a Classic Older Home? Three Upgrades You’ll Need to Make Immediately

Older homes may have incredible architectural detail and special features that you simply do not want to change. However, there are some essential features that should be upgraded as soon as possible after you take ownership of your classic home.

Posted in: Home Buyer Tips
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – May 18, 2015
By May 18, 2015 Read More →

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – May 18, 2015

Last week’s economic reports included data from the Federal Reserve on student loan debt, job openings and retail sales. Weekly jobless claims and Freddie Mac’s survey of average mortgage rates were released as usual on Thursday. A report on consumer sentiment wrapped up the week’s scheduled economic new.

Posted in: Market Outlook
Multi-Generational Living: Our Guide to Buying a Home That Suits Your Whole Family
By May 15, 2015 Read More →

Multi-Generational Living: Our Guide to Buying a Home That Suits Your Whole Family

Today’s modern homes are generally designed to accommodate a more traditional modern family, which includes only parents and kids or for only a married couple without kids. When you are buying a home for other generations as well, it is important for you to pay attention to a few important points.

Posted in: Home Buyer Tips
Real Estate Investing: Why Buying Raw Land Can Be an Excellent Long-Term Strategy
By May 14, 2015 Read More →

Real Estate Investing: Why Buying Raw Land Can Be an Excellent Long-Term Strategy

When many people think about investing in property, they think about purchasing income-producing real estate such as a residential property or an office building with tenants. By learning more about the benefits of investing in raw land, you may be ready to start searching for real estate to invest in soon.

Posted in: Real Estate Tips
Saving Up for Your Down Payment? Try These Money-saving Tips to Speed Things Up
By May 13, 2015 Read More →

Saving Up for Your Down Payment? Try These Money-saving Tips to Speed Things Up

One of the most significant challenges that many people face when preparing to buy a first home relates to saving money for a down payment. While there are many different loan programs with varying down payment requirements, the fact is that it can still be difficult to save up a large sum of money.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
Mortgage 101: the Basics of How Mortgage Refinancing Works
By May 12, 2015 Read More →

Mortgage 101: the Basics of How Mortgage Refinancing Works

Refinancing your home mortgage can be beneficial for you for a number of reasons. If you have never gone through this process yourself, however, you may not know what to expect with the refinancing process.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – May 11, 2015
By May 11, 2015 Read More →

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – May 11, 2015

Last week’s scheduled economic reports primarily revolved around the jobs sector. The federal government released reports on Nonfarm Payrolls, the national unemployment rate and weekly report on new jobless claims. ADP issued its monthly report on private sector payrolls. Readings on labor statistics are important to housing markets as stable employment conditions are a significant consideration for prospective home buyers.

Posted in: Market Outlook