Case-Shiller 20 City Home Price Index & FOMC QE Update

According to the S&P Case-Shiller 20 City Home Price Index, Home prices rose by 0.20 percent in August. Three of the 20 cities tracked saw home prices drop, while Detroit, Michigan posted the highest price growth. The seasonally adjusted growth rate for cities tracked declined by 0.10 percent as compared to a decline of 0.10 percent in July. Detroit led monthly home... [Read more of this blog post]

Enhance Your Home’s Value Before You List It for Sale

Whether you’ve decided it’s time for an upgrade or you’re moving on to a new city, if you’re selling your home you may be wondering how you can boost its value before listing it up for sale. In today’s blog post we’ll share four ways that you can spend a bit of time and money upgrading your home before it hits the local real estate... [Read more of this blog post]

Ensure You Start out with a Low Monthly Mortgage Payment

Are you thinking about buying a new house or condo? If so, you’ve likely given some thought to your mortgage and as to how you can pay as little as possible in order to own your new home. Below we’ll share four easy steps that you can take to ensure you start out with an affordable monthly mortgage payment. Make A Large Down Payment On Your Home The easiest... [Read more of this blog post]

The Week Ahead For Mortgage Rates: October 27, 2014

Last week’s economic news included a few developments connected with housing and mortgage industries. While no economic reports were released on Monday, the rest of the week provided good news for existing home sales, home prices and mortgage rates. The National Association of REALTORS® reported that existing home sales in September exceeded expectations and the... [Read more of this blog post]

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]