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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 27, 2016

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 27, 2016

Last week’s economic news was dominated by Great Britain’s vote to withdraw from the European Union. New and Existing Home Sales were released along with weekly reports on mortgage rates and new jobless claims.

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How to Differentiate Your Home from the Neighbors for a Faster Sale

How to Differentiate Your Home from the Neighbors for a Faster Sale

When it comes to selling your home, there can be a lot of options on the market, and nothing is quite so competitive as having your house listed right alongside the home of your neighbor. If you’re struggling with how to highlight your home to potential homebuyers, here are some things you can do to ensure it gets the attention it deserves.

By June 24, 2016 Read More →
What Young Buyers Want: 4 Home Must-haves When Selling to Millennials

What Young Buyers Want: 4 Home Must-haves When Selling to Millennials

Many millennials are set to flood the real estate market in the coming years to invest in a home of their own, but what is it that this group of young people is looking for in their property? From sizeable kitchens to a sustainable ethos, here are some of the things that will likely appeal to millennials searching for an ideal place of their own to settle.

By June 23, 2016 Read More →
3 Tips for Planning Your Monthly Mortgage Payment

3 Tips for Planning Your Monthly Mortgage Payment

Once you’ve purchased a home and decided on a move in date, it may seem like a lot of the hard stuff is over, but you still have one of the most important things relating to such a large purchase to think about: the payments! If you’re looking for a few tips on ways to approach your monthly payment, the following will steer you in the right direction so you can broach your mortgage schedule successfully.

By June 22, 2016 Read More →
Ready to Be a Landlord? Important Considerations Before Renting Your Home

Ready to Be a Landlord? Important Considerations Before Renting Your Home

Whether you’re going away on an extended vacation or considering downsizing into a smaller place, the popularity of websites like Airbnb has led many people to believe that there’s a lot of money in home rental. However, before putting your home on the market, it’s important to be aware of some of the factors that go into having a rental property. It may seem like extra money, but it’s the small details that can make it a more complicated process.

By June 21, 2016 Read More →
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 20, 2016

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 20, 2016

Mortgage rates fell after Federal Reserve policymakers decided not to raise the Fed’s target federal funds rate. The Federal Open Market Committee cited ongoing concerns over global financial and economic developments and slow jobs growth as factors in its decision not to raise rates. Fed Chair Janet Yellen emphasized the committee’s decision-making process is not predetermined and said that ongoing review of current and developing news is significant to monetary policy decisions.

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Mortgage Fraud: 3 Common Scams to Avoid

Mortgage Fraud: 3 Common Scams to Avoid

There are many ins and outs involved in securing a mortgage lender, and as a result there are many offers and options out there which are only around to take advantage of prospective homebuyers. If you’re on the lookout for a home and are trying to wade through all the details successfully, here are some things you may want to be aware of.

By June 17, 2016 Read More →
Fed Monetary Policy: No Rate Increase in June

Fed Monetary Policy: No Rate Increase in June

According to its post-meeting statement issued Wednesday, the Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve voted not to increase its target federal funds rate. The target federal funds rate will remain at 0.250 to 0.50 percent.

By June 16, 2016 Read More →
The Pros and Cons of Buying a Second Home to Rent

The Pros and Cons of Buying a Second Home to Rent

With the ever-fluctuating cost of housing, buying into real estate can be one of the best investments a person can make. However, a lot of important factors can be left out of the final decision when it comes to purchasing a home as rental property. If you are taking the initial steps to invest in a second home, here are some important things to consider before you make the financial commitment.

By June 15, 2016 Read More →
Boomerang Home Buyers: 4 Things to Consider Before Stepping Back into Homeownership

Boomerang Home Buyers: 4 Things to Consider Before Stepping Back into Homeownership

Whether you’ve gone back to renting for the sake of money saving or recently downsized to a more compact space, the idea of owning a home can be a big responsibility that may require more than you’re willing to give. If you’re considering jumping back into the fold of home ownership, here are a few things to contemplate before re-entering the market.

By June 14, 2016 Read More →