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Children Leaving the Nest? 3 Pieces of Sage Advice You Can Share About How to Manage a Mortgage
By September 4, 2014 Read More →

Children Leaving the Nest? 3 Pieces of Sage Advice You Can Share About How to Manage a Mortgage

As your sons or daughters prepare to take the plunge into home ownership, make sure they follow three crucial tips that will help them during the mortgage process.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
Applying for a Mortgage? Three Questions Your Lender Will Ask You – and How to Prepare Your Answers
By September 3, 2014 Read More →

Applying for a Mortgage? Three Questions Your Lender Will Ask You – and How to Prepare Your Answers

Before approving a mortgage, your lender is going to have to do his due diligence to ensure that you can afford a loan large enough to pay for a house. Here’s how you can prepare to answer these questions in a way that will increase your likelihood of approval.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – Sept 2, 2014
By September 2, 2014 Read More →

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – Sept 2, 2014

Last week’s economic news included several reports related to housing. The Case-Shiller and FHFA reports for June showed a further slowing in home price growth. New home sales for July fell short of the expected reading, but pending home sales exceeded expectations.

Posted in: Market Outlook
Six Key Questions to Ask when Hiring a Real Estate Agent to Market and Sell Your Home
By August 29, 2014 Read More →

Six Key Questions to Ask when Hiring a Real Estate Agent to Market and Sell Your Home

How do you find someone you can trust who will make you feel confident they can sell your home quickly for the best price possible? Here are the questions you should be asking.

Posted in: Home Seller Tips
Case-Shiller, FHFA Report Slowing Growth in Home Prices
By August 28, 2014 Read More →

Case-Shiller, FHFA Report Slowing Growth in Home Prices

The Case-Shiller 10 and 20-City Home Price Indices for June reported year-over-year gains of 8.10 percent while the Case-Shiller National Home Price Index covers all nine census regions and reported a year-over-year gain of 6.20 percent.

Posted in: Market Outlook
Refi or Wait? How to Choose Between Refinancing Your Mortgage Now or Waiting Until You Need the Money
By August 27, 2014 Read More →

Refi or Wait? How to Choose Between Refinancing Your Mortgage Now or Waiting Until You Need the Money

For those homeowners who have lived in their home for more than a few years, pulling equity out of the property is a tempting potential benefit. However, with property values and interest rates adjusting frequently, you may wonder if now is the best time to refinance your mortgage.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips
DOC New Home Sales and NAR Existing Home Sales
By August 26, 2014 Read More →

DOC New Home Sales and NAR Existing Home Sales

The Department of Commerce reported July sales of new homes dropped by 2.40 percent over June to a four month low. Analysts noted that although July’s reading of 412,000 new homes sold fell short of expectations and June’s reading, the new homes sector is volatile and subject to change.

Posted in: Housing Market
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – Aug 25, 2014
By August 25, 2014 Read More →

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – Aug 25, 2014

Last week’s economic news brought several reports related to housing. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Wells Fargo Housing Market Index for August rose by two points to 55, which was its highest reading in seven months.

Posted in: Market Outlook
Home Buying Tips: Three Items to Watch out for in a Purchase Agreement Contract
By August 22, 2014 Read More →

Home Buying Tips: Three Items to Watch out for in a Purchase Agreement Contract

The purchase agreement is a vitally important document that outlines the provisions, terms and conditions for the transfer of property. It should be read carefully and any ambiguities should be clarified prior to signing.

Posted in: Home Buyer Tips
Separation Anxiety: How to Deal with a Joint Mortgage Loan in the Event of a Divorce
By August 21, 2014 Read More →

Separation Anxiety: How to Deal with a Joint Mortgage Loan in the Event of a Divorce

During the course of a marriage, it is common for the couple to acquire property together. In this article we’ll share a few tips on how to deal with a joint mortgage loan in the event of a divorce.

Posted in: Home Mortgage Tips