Existing Home Sales Up And FHFA Home Prices Rise

After months of reports of slowing home price momentum and forecasts of a lagging housing market, we are pleased to report an increased volume of existing home sales as reported by the National Association of REALTORS®. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, reported rising prices for homes connected with Fannie Mae and... [Read more of this blog post]

Factors Lenders Won’t Even Consider When Assessing You

Are you thinking about buying a new home? If you’re going to apply for mortgage financing, you can rest assured that your lender will be checking in to your credit history, income and other items in order to assess your ability to manage this debt. However, there also quite a few variables that they won’t inspect during the due diligence process. In today’s... [Read more of this blog post]

Finding a Family-friendly Community to Buy New Home In

If you’re moving to a new city with children, one of your likely considerations is finding a family-friendly community where you can settle in and call home. In this post we’ll share a handful of tips that you may find helpful if you’re searching for a family-friendly neighborhood in a new city. Check Out The Quality Of Local Schools Schools are one... [Read more of this blog post]

Tips to Ensure Your Mortgage Application is Approved

Are you buying a home for the first time? Congratulations! Buying your own home is an excellent way to build your net worth while living in a space that you can renovate and truly make your own. If you’re going to be taking out a mortgage to help pay for the up-front costs of your home, you’ll want to get a head start on the approval process. With that in... [Read more of this blog post]

The Week Ahead For Mortgage Rates – October 20, 2014

Last week’s economic highlights included the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Housing Market Index for October. The Commerce Department also released Housing Starts for September. Freddie Mac reported that the average rate for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage dropped below four percent. The Fed released its Beige Book report, and Weekly jobless claims came... [Read more of this blog post]

NAHB Reports: Home Builder Confidence Drops in October

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported that home builder sentiment lost its momentum in October and posted a seasonally adjusted reading of 54 in its Home Builder Market Index. This reading was five points lower than expected and also five points lower than September’s reading. October’s reading was the first time in five months that builder... [Read more of this blog post]

Why Listing Price is Most Important Aspect of Sales Process

Have you decided to sell your home, perhaps to make an upgrade to a newer, larger house? Whatever your reasons for selling, you’ll have a number of decisions to make as you craft your listing and begin receiving offers from buyers but few are as important as your initial selling price. Let’s take a look at three reasons why setting your listing price is the... [Read more of this blog post]

How to Determine the Best Time to Refinance Your Mortgage

Refinancing your mortgage is a great way to reduce your monthly payments or take out some of the equity in your home to reinvest in renovations, upgrades or in other areas in your financial portfolio. Let’s take a quick look at a few questions that you can ask yourself in order to determine whether you should refinance now or wait until sometime in the future. Can... [Read more of this blog post]

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