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Did You Know?: How You Arrange Your Furniture Can Turn Off Potential Buyers. Here’s Why

Did You Know?: How You Arrange Your Furniture Can Turn Off Potential Buyers. Here’s Why

Most sellers focus on finding the right furniture to stage their home, but they never consider how the placement of that furniture can undo all their hard work. It’s a subconscious thing, but the arrangement of items in the home can really make a difference with buyers.

By October 21, 2016 Read More →
Forget Mortgage Apps: 5 Reasons Why You’ll Want to Use a Human Mortgage Broker

Forget Mortgage Apps: 5 Reasons Why You’ll Want to Use a Human Mortgage Broker

While many modern apps can be quite convenient, there are a few reasons you may want to use a knowledgeable mortgage professional to ensure the credibility of your most important purchase.

By October 20, 2016 Read More →
NAHB Housing Market Index Dips 2 Points

NAHB Housing Market Index Dips 2 Points

According to the National Association of Home Builders, overall builder confidence in housing markets dropped two points in October to an index reading of 63. September’s reading of 65 was the highest posted since the housing bubble peak.

By October 19, 2016 Read More →
The Major Keys to Understanding When It’s Time to Refinance Your Mortgage

The Major Keys to Understanding When It’s Time to Refinance Your Mortgage

As a homeowner, you may have heard the term refinancing without being aware of exactly what it means, but there are a lot of pros and cons associated with what it can do for your financial situation. While getting a different new loan for your mortgage can be a good financial decision in certain situations, here are some things you should consider before you decide that this is the right choice for you.

By October 18, 2016 Read More →
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – October 17, 2016

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – October 17, 2016

Job openings were lower in August after hitting an all-time high in July according to the federal government. Job openings fell to 5.44 million in August as compared to July’s reading of 5.83 million job openings, Job openings reached 5.31 million in August of 2015. Job quits were unchanged in August with a reading of 3.0 million quits; the quits rate was 2.20 percent. There were 5.4 million hires in August as compared to 5.8 million hires in July. The hiring rate held steady at 3.60 percent.

By October 17, 2016 Read More →
Buying a Solar-Powered Home? Watch Out for These Symptoms of Future Problems

Buying a Solar-Powered Home? Watch Out for These Symptoms of Future Problems

Solar-powered homes are becoming more commonplace, and are an excellent step in the right ecological direction. That said, there are some aspects to consider if you’re thinking about investing in solar energy. Read on for some salient points about living by the sun.

By October 14, 2016 Read More →
Planning to Get a Mortgage in 2017? 4 Reasons Why It’s Time to Start Paying Down Other Debts Now

Planning to Get a Mortgage in 2017? 4 Reasons Why It’s Time to Start Paying Down Other Debts Now

Buying a home is an ideal investment for many people because not only is it a place that belongs to them, it can also be very beneficial financially. While you may be strongly considering buying a home for these reasons, it’s also important to be in good financial health so that your ideal home purchase is within reach. If you’re currently perusing the market for prospects, here are some reasons you should pay down debt before taking the leap into home ownership.

By October 13, 2016 Read More →
How to Plan for a Smooth Move-in

How to Plan for a Smooth Move-in

With all of the rigmarole that goes into packing up your old home and moving into the new one, there are a lot of details that can get lost in the mix. From cleaning up the old house to handing over the keys, there’s no shortage of small tasks that need to be completed. If you’ll soon be prepping for the exciting move into your next home, here are some ways to prepare yourself for this busy time.

By October 12, 2016 Read More →
The Pros and Cons of Using Your Savings to Make Your Full 20 Percent Down Payment

The Pros and Cons of Using Your Savings to Make Your Full 20 Percent Down Payment

If you’ve been perusing the real estate market with the hope of purchasing a home, you may be aware that the often-touted amount you should put down is 20 percent. However, there are both good and bad things involved in investing so much money into your new home.

By October 11, 2016 Read More →
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – October 10, 2016

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – October 10, 2016

Other than a release on construction spending, last week’s economic readings were dominated by labor and employment data including ADP Payrolls, Non-Farm Payrolls and National Unemployment. Weekly reports on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were also released.

By October 10, 2016 Read More →