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Perhaps you plan to sell your home in the next few months or years. Keeping your garage organized can save[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – April 14th, 2019
Last week's economic readings included reports on inflation, mortgage rates, and first-time jobless claims. Monthly reporting on consumer sentiment was[...]
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Perform roof maintenance on sunny days when there's less chance of slipping. Blocking off a weekend twice a year gives[...]
FOMC Minutes Reveal Fed Policymakers U-Turn
Members of the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee voted to hold the target range of the federal funds rate[...]
Staging Your Home: Here Are Your Self-Storage Options
If you're staging your home to sell, you may find yourself with more stuff than space. Rather than selling possessions[...]
4 Ways To Pay Off My Mortgage Faster
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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – April 8th, 2019
Last week's economic news included readings on construction spending and inflation; labor sector reports on the national unemployment rate, public[...]
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with These DIY Home Projects
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11 Simple Ways To Save Money Toward The Purchase Of Your New Home
If you find it difficult to make ends meet, these tips will help you save money in ways that are[...]
Real Estate Investing 101: Identify Your Investing Style
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3 Pros And Cons Of Renting Or Owning A Home
Home ownership is highly valued in our culture. However, buying a home isn't the best decision for everyone. Examine the[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – April 1st, 2019
Last week's economic reports included readings from Case-Shiller on home price growth, Commerce Department readings on housing starts and building[...]
3 Ways to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Your Home Renovation Project
The right home renovation strategy can increase property values and improve the comfort and utility of your space. However, your[...]
Case-Shiller Home Price Growth Slower in January
Home price indices issued by S&P Case-Shiller showed further slowing in home price growth in January. The national home price[...]
Are Multi-Unit Properties the Right Move for You?
Real estate isn't a one-size-fits-all pursuit. Buying and renting multi-unit properties is one of the ways investors build residual income[...]
What Causes Mortgage Interest Rates To Fluctuate?
The mortgage interest rate represents the cost of borrowing money to purchase a property. Mortgage interest rates are not fixed;[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – March 25th, 2019
Last week's economic news included readings from the National Association of Home Builders, Federal Reserve Federal Open Market Committee and[...]
14 Remodeling Projects That Increase the Value of Your Home
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4 Ways To Get Your Home Loan Closed Faster
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NAHB: Housing Market Index Flat in March
Builder sentiment held steady in March as headwinds in housing markets affected homebuilder confidence, but National Association of Home Builders[...]
3 Questions to Ask Before You Buy Your First Home
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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – March 18th, 2019
Last week’s economic reports included readings on retail sales, inflation and construction spending. New home sales Consumer sentiment readings were[...]
5 Financial Terms Every Real Estate Investor Should Know
The success of your real estate ventures depends on your ability to navigate the financial world. Learn these terms to[...]
What Makes Up A PITI Mortgage Payment?
Many mortgage payments are made up of four parts, called PITI. PITI is an acronym that stands for principal, interest,[...]
6 Ways to Fight Foreclosure
Sometimes, things don't go as planned. Despite the best intentions, there are times when it's impossible for homeowners to fulfill[...]
Is Now a Good Time to Cash Out Your Home Equity?
For many Americans, their home is their primary investment. The equity stored in your residence can be a source of[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – March 11h, 2019
Last week's economic news included readings on new home sales, construction spending, and housing starts. Data on building permits was[...]
5 Options To Consider When Your Appraisal Comes In Low
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The real estate market and all the things involved in selling a home can seem complicated, and it can be[...]
Looking For A Major Lifestyle Change? Consider Buying A ‘Micro’ Home
With the sometimes high cost of buying and maintaining a home and the concept of being sustainable becoming more popular,[...]
5 Key Tips To Prepare For A Quick Mortgage Approval
Whether you're finally prepared to get into the real estate market or you want to know how you can make[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – March 4th, 2019
Last week's economic reports included readings from Case-Shiller Housing Price Indices and Commerce Department reports on housing starts and building[...]
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Case-Shiller: December Home Price Growth Slowest in 4 Years
Case-Shiller Home Price Indices reported the slowest rate of U.S. home price growth since November 2014. According to the 20-City[...]
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Are you planning on using a mortgage to help cover the cost of a new home? If so, you will[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 25th, 2019
Last week's economic news included readings on homebuilder confidence in housing market conditions, minutes of January's Federal Open Market Committee[...]
FOMC Meeting Minutes: Why Fed’s Rate Policy Reversed Course
After raising the target range for the federal funds rate in 2018, the Fed's Federal Open Market Committee did not[...]
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While you could spend tens of thousands of dollars or more completing a home makeover, there are more than a[...]
5 Simple Tips To Make Your Home Showings Easier
Your real estate agent will likely give you 24 hours' notice before bringing over interested buyers to see your home.[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 19th, 2019
Last week's economic reports included readings on the Consumer Price Index, Core CPI, Retail Sales and Retail Sales excluding autos.[...]
3 Ways To Help Your Kids Deal With The Move
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5 Tips To Price Your Home To Sell For Top Dollar
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Garage Organization Ideas For Your New Home
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5 Ways Bridge Loans Help Real Estate Investors Increase Profits
Bridge loans, which are also commonly referred to as interim financing, gap financing or swing loans, help a motivated home[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 11th, 2019
Last week's economic news included Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims.[...]
How To Keep Your Pets Safe During Your Home Sale
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How To Handle Common Homeowner Challenges
It takes hard work to achieve the American Dream of homeownership. Everyday people work to save for a down payment[...]
3 Green and Gorgeous Trends in Home Design
These days, people want energy-efficient homes that look great. To answer the call of passionate environmentalists, developer are rising to[...]
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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 4th, 2019
Last week's economic reports included readings new and pending home sales, Case-Shiller housing market indices and consumer sentiment. Weekly reports[...]
3 Ways Tax Reform Affects Your Real Estate Investments
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 instituted some of the most dramatic changes to the financial landscape in[...]
Case-Shiller: Home Prices Lower in November
Home price growth continued to struggle in November, with Case-Shiller's 20-City Home Price Index moving from October's reading of 5.30[...]
Is a Hard Money Loan the Right Strategy for You?
When used as a part of an effective real estate investment strategy, hard money loans are an excellent tool to[...]
Auction 101: Bidding On Your First Property
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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – January 28th, 2019
Last week's economic news included readings on sales of previously owned homes and weekly readings on average mortgage rates and[...]
5 Home Renovations That Really Raise Values
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Winter typically isn't one of the busier home buying seasons - those seasons are reserved for spring and summer. But[...]
Complete These Repairs Before You List Your Home
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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – January 22nd, 2019
Last week's economic reports included National Association of Home Builders' Housing Market Index, the Federal Reserve's Beige Book report and[...]
4 Signs You’re Going To Need A Bigger House
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NAHB: Home Builder Confidence Grows After Lowest Level in 3 Years
After two months of declining builder confidence, the National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index gained two points in[...]
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4 House “Flaws” You Can Safely Disregard
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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – January 14th, 2019
Last week's economic reports included remarks by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, readings on inflation and core inflation. Weekly readings[...]
4 Ways to Improve Your Curb Appeal
You have about five minutes to impress (or not) prospective buyers at a showing. For curb appeal, you get about[...]
3 Tips To Save For A Down Payment
Saving up for a down payment can feel overwhelming. Most people have never saved up the kind of money it[...]
What Happens After Your Offer Is Accepted?
When you make an offer on a home, you wait anxiously to see if it will be accepted. Sometimes you're[...]
Top 5 Ways To Pick A High Quality Real Estate Agent
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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – January 7th, 2019
Last week's economic reports included Labor Department readings on private and public sector jobs, the national unemployment rate. Weekly readings[...]
7 Things You Might Not Know About The VA Home Loan Program
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Should You Buy A Fixer Upper Or Move-In Ready Home?
There's a lot to be said for buying a move-in ready home. All you have to do is put your[...]
5 First Steps For New Homeowners
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Case-Shiller: Home Price Growth Grinds to Lowest Rate in 2 Years
Home prices rose by 0.40 percent in October according to Case-Shiller's 20-City Home Price Index and were unchanged from September's[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – December 31st, 2018
Last week's economic reports included readings from Case-Shiller Housing Market Indices, National Association of Realtors® on pending home sales and[...]
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4 Reasons Why Home Ownership Is Better Than Renting
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FOMC Raises Key Rate, Forecasts 2 Rate Hikes in 2019
During its post-meeting statement, the Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve announced that its target range for the[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – December 24th, 2018
Last week's economic news included readings from the National Association of Home Builders, Commerce Department readings on housing starts and[...]
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Atlanta, Charlotte, New York and Los Angeles are always on the real estate radar because of big ticket sales and[...]
How To Choose Between Laminate And Hardwood Flooring
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How Will Interest Rates Affect the Market in 2019?
Forbes and other reputable publications have predicted a continued rise in interest rates over 2019. The initial shock of the[...]
What is the Multifamily Market in 2019 Looking Like?
A growing supply of housing, volatility in the marketplace and risks in the development process all affected the multifamily market[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – December 17th, 2018
Last week's economic reports included readings on inflation and retail sales. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims[...]
How The Title Search Works
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5 Home Design Trends To Watch Out In 2019
Home design trends continue to change at supersonic speeds. With New Year right around the corner, the home design world[...]
Why a Buyer Needs An Independent Inspection at Closing
Many sellers hire inspectors and appraisers to value their home prior to placing it on the market. It's important for[...]
6 Ways To Find the Right Neighborhood For Your Lifestyle
Choosing a neighborhood you live in is almost as important as the house you buy. The right neighborhood can make[...]
Mortgage Rates Update – December 10th, 2018
Last week's economic reports included readings on construction spending and Labor Department readings on private and public jobs growth. The[...]
4 Important Reasons Why You Should Consider Buying A Green Home
Buying a home is one of the most important decisions you can make. There are many decisions involved in choosing[...]
How To Qualify For An FHA Loan
Borrowers who cannot qualify for a conventional mortgage are often able to obtain an FHA loan. However, to secure this[...]
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Case-Shiller's 20-city home price index for September reported the lowest pace of year-over-year home price growth in almost two years.[...]
5 Strategies Millennials Can Use To Buy Homes
Millennials face numerous challenges when buying their first homes. 55% of young adults between 25 and 34 years old don't[...]
Who Gets The House After A Divorce?
Divorce can be an incredibly emotional and financially stressful time. Questions about what happens to assets and the family home[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – December 3rd, 2018
Last week's economic news included readings from Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, sales of new homes and pending home sales. FHFA[...]
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NAHB Reports Lowest Builder Confidence Reading Since 2014
Obstacles facing home builders have caught up with high builder confidence according to the National Association of Home Builders Housing[...]
Why Is It Hard To Get A Mortgage If Self Employed?
It's no secret that mortgage lending institutions look favorably on steady paychecks and positive debt-to-income ratios. That can leave many[...]
3 Millennial Home-Buying Trends Sellers Should Know
After five consecutive years of Millennials outpacing all other home-buying demographics, sellers would be wise to wrap their thinking around[...]
Should I Build A New House or Buy An Existing One (5 Things To Consider)
A home is one of the biggest investments you can make, and the American Dream for many. Most people spend[...]
Mortgage Interest Rates This Week – November 26th, 2018
Last week's economic readings included readings from the National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index, National Association of Realtors®[...]
3 “No Money Down” Mortgages
Home buyers are typically advised to put at least 20% down for a mortgage. Coming up with that amount can[...]
Guide to Countertops: Quartz, Granite and Laminate…
It can be confusing choosing the right countertop material for your kitchen. Here is a list of some common countertop[...]
How To Buy A Shortsale (3 Critical Tips)
You just found your perfect home, and you feel like everything is right including the price. But, what could be[...]
5 Real Estate Professionals Who Assist You When You Buy Your First Home
So you're set to buy your first house. But where do you begin? Buying a house for the first time[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 19th, 2018
Last week's economic news included readings on inflation, core inflation and retail sales. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and first-time[...]
5 Mistakes First Time Home Buyers Make
Buying your home can be nerve-racking, especially if it's the first time. The buying process is exciting and often complex.[...]
How To Buy A Foreclosure Property
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What Is A Land Survey? (3 Things You Should Know)
One thing to think about when purchasing a home or parcel of land is to have an updated land survey[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 13th, 2018
Last week's scheduled economic news was slim last week. The Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve issued its[...]
5 Trends Shaping Green Homes
Think green home design is a fad? Well, think again. Sustainable home designs are gaining popularity at a breakneck speed.[...]
3 Millennial Home-Buying Trends Sellers Should Know
After five consecutive years of Millennials outpacing all other home-buying demographics, sellers would be wise to wrap their thinking around[...]
3 Important Factors That Affect Your Real Estate Transaction
The real estate market is quite different from other markets and can be confusing for even the most experienced buyers[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 5th, 2018
Last week's economic news included readings for Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, Commerce Department readings on construction spending and the University[...]
What Does A Home’s Energy Rating Imply?
Your home's energy rating is an evaluation of your home's overall energy efficiency. If your house's rating is high, it[...]
How To Cut A Great Deal On A New Home Construction
Savvy home buyers often get great deals on new home constructions by asking for deals and discounts and doing some[...]
Case-Shiller: Home Price Growth Slows to 20-Month Low
Home price growth slowed to its lowest rate in 20 months according to the 20-City Home Price Index issued by[...]
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Although the real estate market is currently booming, the last housing bubble burst remains relatively fresh in investors' minds and[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – October 29th, 2018
Last week's economic news included readings on sales of new homes and pending home sales. A reading on consumer sentiment[...]
Could Fed Interest Rate Hike Help Home Buyers?
News of the Federal Reserve hiking interest rates appears to have caused unnecessary panic among people poised to purchase a[...]
3 Budgeting Tips to Help Make Your New Mortgage Payments Easier
Buying a new home is an exciting time, but excitement can easily turn to stress if there isn't enough money[...]
5 Reasons To Sell Your Home This Fall
Though the real estate business never stops, most people associate its busy periods of the year with the spring and[...]
NAHB: Builder Confidence in Housing Market Ticks Up in October
Home builder confidence in national housing market conditions rose one index point for a reading of 68 in October. Readings[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – October 22nd, 2018
Last week's economic reports included readings on home builder confidence,sales of pre-owned homes and housing starts.  The Commerce Department also[...]
Winterizing Your Yard: 3 Landscape Tips
In some parts of the country, it has already started snowing! But, even if you live in an area with[...]
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4 Things You Should Know About Easements, Right Of Ways
Robert Frost once wrote that "Good fences make good neighbors." The poet was not referring to people bonding over the[...]
What To Know About Specialty Mortgages
Recent medical school graduates, saddled by high student loan debt, sometimes have a hard time qualifying for a first mortgage.[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – October 15th, 2018
Last week's economic reports included releases on inflation, consumer sentiment. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were[...]
U.S. Wage Increases Could Help Home Buyers
The struggle to achieve the American homeownership dream often feels like it happens in a vacuum. Everyday people work hard,[...]
Fall Outdoor Lighting Tips
Many people associate the fall months with cooler temperatures and changing colors. But another defining characteristic of fall is that[...]
Foreclosure Rates Expected To Dip Below 12-Year Low
The record-setting pace of the U.S. economy continues to positively impact the housing market and home foreclosures now stand at[...]
True Facts About 4 Real Estate Reality TV Myths
Many of us are guilty of plopping on the sofa and binge-watching reality TV home flipping shows. The allure of[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – October 8th 2018
Last week's economic reports included readings on construction spending and labor reports on public and private-sector job growth. The national[...]
5 Things To Know About Severe Weather And Homeowners Insurance
The average homeowner feels secure knowing they have insurance in the event of a severe weather calamity. Most people believe[...]
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You probably already know that qualifying for a mortgage can be the biggest hurdle -- aside from actually finding that[...]
What Are The Housing Market Projections For 3rd Qtr 2018 — And Beyond?
The National Association of Realtors (NAR), in its ongoing analysis of home sales statistics, believes that prices will continue to[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – October 1st, 2018
Last week's economic readings included reports on home prices, new and pending home sales and remarks released by the Federal[...]
It’s Pumpkin Spice Season: Plan A Neighborhood Potluck
Fall is the time to get back into a comfortable routine, but it's also a great time to incorporate social[...]
Fed Raises Key Interest Rate For 3rd Consecutive Time
The Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve announced that it raised the target federal funds rate to a[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – September 24th, 2018
Last week's economic releases included readings on the NAHB Housing Market Index, sales of pre-owned homes, and housing starts. Weekly[...]
Pros And Cons: Older Homes Versus New Construction
Opinions differ about whether home buyers are best served by purchasing an older home or new construction. New homes enjoy[...]
NAHB Housing Market Index Unchanged in September
Home builder confidence in housing market conditions stayed flat in September. The National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index[...]
Is A Reverse Mortgage Right For You?
Imagine the bank depositing monthly premiums into your account instead of you writing a mortgage check. That's basically how a[...]
3 Key Advantages Of Listing Your House This Fall
Homeowners looking to maximize their return on investment often want to know what season best achieves that goal. Getting near[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – September 17th, 2018
Last week's economic news included readings on consumer credit, inflation and consumer sentiment. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and first-time[...]
Mistakes Seasoned Home Buyers Often Make
It's not uncommon today to move several times during adulthood, whether across town or across the country. Seasoned home buyers[...]
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A young long-haul trucker driver once took an elder's advice and invested all of his money into real estate. Even[...]
What To Ask About How Loan Application Data Is Kept Private
After hackers breached Equifax and stole vital financial records of 145 million Americans, people have a right to be afraid[...]
Want To Buy A Home? Here’s How You Can Save Your Own Down Payment
Burdensome student loan debt and a penchant for purchasing new electronics by 20- and 30-somethings can make saving up for[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – September 10th, 2018
Last week's economic news included readings on construction spending, along with public and private-sector jobs growth. The national unemployment rate,[...]
Creative Storage Tips When Downsizing Your Home
Downsizing at any stage of life can offer multiple benefits. Less square footage may come with a smaller price tag[...]
4 Things You Should Know About Conventional Mortgage Rates
Securing the best conventional mortgage rate possible can pose a challenge for even veteran property buyers. Your mortgage rate will[...]
Does Private Mortgage Insurance Make Sense For You?
If you are reading this article, it's entirely possible that you are considering buying a home. It's also likely that[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – September 4th, 2018
Last week's economic releases included readings from Case-Shiller on home prices, pending home sales and consumer sentiment. Weekly readings on[...]
Plant Now For Spring Beauty
While the weather is still pleasant this fall, it can be a good idea to plan ahead for early spring[...]
Buying A Home? Take Stock Of These Things
What are some of the most important factors that buyers take into consideration when looking for a new home? There[...]
Millennial Home Buyers: What You Need To Know
In the past, you've likely read about how the Millennial generation is opting to rent rather than buy property. While[...]
New Home Construction Boom Expected
The housing market has been trending in a positive direction and economic indicators point to new home construction going vertical.[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – August 27th, 2018
Last week's economic readings included reports on sales of new and previously-owned homes, and weekly reports on mortgage rates and[...]
4 Things To Know About Homestead Exemptions
Homeowners are well aware that peripheral costs swell over time and can put a strain on incomes. Utility bills increase,[...]
4 Reasons Millennials Should Buy A Retirement Home First
There’s an idea running through marketing and business circles that anything that is popular, the opposite will likely be popular[...]
When It Makes Sense To Buy An Ugly Duckling
"Move-in ready" homes are desirable -- there's no doubt about it! But sometimes it makes better financial sense to opt[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – August 20th, 2018
Last week's economic reports included readings from the National Association of Home Builders and Commerce Department releases on Housing Starts[...]
Outdoor Projects That Will Help You Sell Your Home
First impressions matter when you're selling your home. Curb appeal is what draws potential buyers to your home. It can[...]
Tips For Selling Your Home In The Fall
Football season has kicked off, temperatures are cooling and pumpkin spice everything is for sale in the stores. Yes, fall[...]
Pros and Cons of Downsizing After Retirement
With Baby Boomers already rolling into retirement and Gen X looking forward to shrugging off the stress of the 40-hour[...]
Myths About Buying A Vacation Home
Are you thinking about buying a vacation home? Maybe owning two homes is part of your retirement dream. Maybe you'd[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – August 13th, 2018
Last week's economic reports included readings on job openings and inflation along with weekly readings on mortgage rates and new[...]
Big Second Quarter GDP Numbers Impact Housing Market
Positive economic growth numbers are always cause for celebration and the second quarter GDP just went vertical. After nearly four[...]
4 Top Sustainable Home Trends
The emergence of sustainable energy and products have solidified the go-green movement. Solar energy and electric cars are just the[...]
Home Trends Includes Natural Mindfulness Designs
Urban and suburban life offers wonderful conveniences and cultural benefits. But a downside that many families are experiencing is the[...]
4 Tips For Downsizing To A Smaller Home
You can make the most of a small home with smart design strategies and careful planning. Maybe your youngest has[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – August 6th, 2018
Last week's economic reports included readings from Case-Shiller, Commerce Department reports on pending home sales and construction spending and an[...]
Guide To Buying An A-Frame House
A-Frame houses have spiked in popularity over the last couple of years. These adorable homes can be quirky or sleek[...]
“Bank Statement Only” Mortgage Case Study
You'll be taken straight to the application page on BusinessOwnerMortgages.Com, and one of our advisors who specializes in these types[...]
4 Important Reasons To Install A Home Generator
Home improvements are key investments when it comes to quality of life and property value. While decks, solar panels and[...]
Should You Buy A Fixer Upper?
Popular TV shows like Fixer Upper and Property Brothers have brought the charms of owning a fixer upper to light.[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 31st, 2018
Last week's economic readings included reports on sales of new and pre-owned homes, mortgage rates and first-time jobless claims. New[...]
Top Real Estate Predictions You Should Know About
Whether you are a homeowner looking to get the maximum return on investment, a buyer interested in fair market value[...]
Selling Your Home? 4 Ways To Get Your Garage Ready
The garage is often the last thing on seller's minds when it comes to home staging. It is prudent to[...]
Check Out This Great Next Gen Kitchen Technology
There's perhaps no better indicator that we are living in the technology age than Smart gadgets infiltrating the kitchen. Whether[...]
3 Generations Top Housing Market Trends
Historians like to say that those who do not learn the lessons of the past are doomed to repeat them.[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 23rd, 2018
Last week’s scheduled economic releases included readings from the National Association of Home Builders and Commerce Department readings on housing[...]
What Repairs To Request After A Home Inspection?
The perfect home has been found, the one in the right neighborhood with the right amount of bedrooms and bathrooms.[...]
Things That Can Get In The Way Of You Closing On Your House
Once you and the seller have negotiated an offer and you've been pre-approved for a mortgage, you might think that[...]
Backyard Farming: Fad Or The New Future
While a kitchen herb garden or pot-grown tomatoes may be commonplace in both suburban backyards and on urban condo patios,[...]
5 Critical Tips For Buying In A Seller’s Market
This summer, quality homes are being scooped up almost as fast as they're being listed - and for top price. Yes,[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 16th, 2018
Last Week's economic readings included reports on inflation, mortgage rates, new jobless claims and consumer sentiment. Inflation Slows in June[...]
In-Law Apartments Provide Tangible Benefits For Home Owners
Many homeowners are looking for ways to maximize on their investment. One idea that is gaining popularity is a space[...]
The Case for Making a “Smart” Garage
Energy-efficiency, smart electronics and automation have come home to the rest of the house, but many garages still look and[...]
Rebuilding Costs: Rethinking How Much Homeowners Insurance You Really Need
Buying a home comes with numerous financial planning obligations. It's far from a turn-key operation and one of the significant[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 9th, 2018
Last week's economic releases included monthly readings on construction spending, public and private sector job growth and June's national unemployment[...]
Top Uses Of A HELOC
Homeowners who have equity built up in their homes can tap into that equity using a home equity line of[...]
Seller-Paid Closing Costs In A Seller’s Market? Yes, It’s Still Possible
For first-time home buyers, closing costs are a major hurdle for home ownership. Coming up with a down payment and[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 2nd, 2018
Last week's economic reports included readings from Case-Shiller housing market indices and data released on new and pending home sales.[...]
Home Automation Conveniences Attract Buyers
The rise in Millennial home buyers will inevitably change the items that promote faster and more lucrative home sales. Consider[...]
Understanding the Factors That Impact Your Credit Score
Most consumers believe if they pay their bills on time, they need not worry about their credit score. Oftentimes, it[...]
Is It A Good Idea To Buy A Remodeled Home?
Are you considering buying a flipped house? Here are some ways to tell if it is a good idea or[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 25th, 2018
Last week's economic reports included readings from the National Association of Home Builders, Commerce Department reports on housing starts and[...]
3 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Time House Hunting
In the ideal home-buying scenario, you'd have plenty of time to find the perfect home. However, this is not always[...]
House Hunting When You Are In A Time Crunch
In an ideal world, you'd have plenty of time to find the perfect home. However, that does not always happen.[...]
How To Manage Investment Property While Working Full-Time
In 2017, upwards of 75 percent of independent rental property owners in the U.S. reportedly worked another job on top[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 18th, 2018
Last week's economic reports included the post-meeting statement by the Fed's Federal Open Market Committee along with readings on retail[...]
Is Buying A Short Sale Right For You?
If you have been looking for a new home, and you find one offered under a short sale, this may[...]
Questions to Ask When Buying New Construction
Buying a new home is exciting. Buying a brand new home can be even more so with the realization of[...]
Fix and Flip: Forget What You See on Television
The drama of home and garden TV shows may be fun to watch, but no matter what you think, reality[...]
Buying A Foreclosure: 5 Things To Know
Buying a property out of foreclosure can be a very smart move, financially. But it can also be complicated, expensive, and[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 11th, 2018
Last week’s economic reports included analyst assertions that U.S. housing markets are overvalued in over 50 percent of markets. Weekly[...]
Market & Mortgage Rate Update 6/10/2018
Rates have settled back into the mid 4% range for a 30 year fixed rate mortgage today (for borrowers with[...]
Long-Distance House Hunting Tips
It pays to start with a solid strategy when you have to house hunt from afar. Hunting for a house[...]
What To Know When Looking At Active Adult Communities
For many Americans, retirement age is fast approaching or already here: Baby Boomers account for nearly 75 million individuals in[...]
What You Need To Know About Short Sales
On the surface, a short sale seems like the perfect deal. However, before you take the plunge, you need to[...]
Pros And Cons Of Buying A Foreclosure
When a homeowner stops making regular mortgage payments, the bank can foreclose on the property. This means that the bank[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 4th, 2018
Last week's economic reports included readings on Case-Shiller home prices, pending home sales and construction spending. Weekly readings on mortgage[...]
Understanding Your Debt To Income Ratio
When you are filling out a mortgage application, the lender will be asking you for specific financial information. One of[...]
Home Updates That Make Good Multi-Generational Sense
Multi-generational households and the growing preference on the part of many retirees toward "aging in place"have altered home design in recent[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – May 29th, 2018
Last week's economic reports included readings on sales of new and previously-owned homes along with weekly readings on mortgage rates[...]
Smart Technology or Home Automation: What’s the Difference?
Is it worth it to add smart appliances or automated features if you're selling a home? Just how much connectivity[...]
What You Need To Know About Your Home Appraisal And Your Mortgage
When buying a home, there are certain steps a buyer should go through before the home sale is official. First[...]
Green Technology To Reduce Your Home’s Carbon Footprint
When you are a homeowner looking to reduce your carbon footprint, there are a number of steps you can take[...]
Thinking About Buying A Fixer-Upper? Know These Top Resources To Make The Most Profit
If your financial situation is limited, yet you're handy with a hammer and nails, then purchasing a fixer-upper home can[...]
Pet-Friendly Homes: Some Selling Do’s and Dont’s
Nearly 70 million American households include at least one pet, but most prospective buyers won't want to see evidence of[...]
Important Reasons A Renter Should Not Pay Your Mortgage Payment
When it comes to a property that's been financed with a mortgage, homeowners can experience the need or desire to[...]
Selling Your Home FHA? Learn These Tips To Ensure A Smooth Closing
Before an owner can market a property to buyers that want to use a FHA loan, he will want to[...]
Tips For Home Buying In The Digital Age
The digital age has changed the way buyers browse for and purchase goods and services, including real estate. While home[...]
5 Important Questions to Ask When Buying New Construction
Buying a new home is exciting. Buying a brand new home can be even more so with the realization of[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – May 14th, 2018
Last week's economic reports included readings on consumer prices, consumer sentiment and weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless[...]
New Home Buyer? Don’t Make These 3 Common Mistakes!
Looking for your new home can feel like a daunting task, especially if it's your first time going through the[...]
Mortgage Market Update 5/10/18
Key Points: PPI/CPI - (decent numbers, should help keep rates in current range) Economy is Growing Rates At 7 year[...]
How To Turn A Profit Flipping Land Into Residential Property
Reality TV shows have inspired people to flip houses for profit. They make it look fun, easy and the type[...]
Ensuring A Stress-Less Closing
Buying a home is an exciting and exhilarating time. Between the time your offer is accepted, and when you finally[...]
Don’t Let a Renter Assume Your Mortgage Payment as a Landlord
When it comes to a property that's been financed with a mortgage, homeowners can experience the need or desire to[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – May 7th, 2018
Last week's economic releases included readings on inflation, construction spending and private and public- sector payrolls. Weekly readings on mortgage[...]
Financing Your Solar Roof
Going solar can make life sunnier for some homeowners. In addition to reducing energy dependence by "borrowing" energy directly from the[...]
Understanding the Basic Interest Rates Difference Between Fixed and Variable
Home loans are available in an assortment of lending packages, but the big difference that consumers need to pay attention[...]
5 Ways Millennial Buyers Can Snag Their Dream Home In This Sellers Market
According to the 2017 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report, Millennials bought 34% of the homes sold; the largest[...]
5 Key Factors That Affect Your Mortgage Rate
Many first time home buyers often wonder what factors determine their mortgage rate. Is it their credit score? Is it[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – April 30th, 2018
Last week’s economic reports included readings from Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, new and existing home sales and weekly readings on[...]
Five Reasons Why Spring Is The Perfect Time To Sell
Spring is many people's favorite season of the year. Obviously, there are many valid reasons why this is so. One[...]
The Home-Buying Closing Process in a Nutshell
The closing process for a home purchase is an exciting time. The home is finished, the purchase is ready to[...]
Solar Roof Panels: A Mainstream Option For Homeowners?
Do rooftop solar panels add value to a home, and are they cost-effective in terms of energy savings? The short[...]
Equity Loan and HELOC vs. Reverse Mortgage – What’s the Difference?
There are times in our lives when the idea of freeing up cash becomes desirable or necessary. Near retirement, this is a[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – April 23rd, 2018
Last week's economic reports included readings on builder confidence, housing starts and building permits issued. Weekly readings on mortgage rates[...]
Your Guide To Aging In Place Home Modifications
If you've had to watch your parents transition into assisted living, you may have no desire to call such a[...]
Best Tax Deductible Home Improvements for Homeowners
Before delving into tax-deductible home improvements, it's important to understand that these tax deductions won't be applied immediately. In most[...]
Pros and Cons of Adjustable Rate Mortgages
When you are in the market for a new home, you may be faced with numerous options for financing your[...]
Should You Pay Discount Points When You Get Your Mortgage?
One of the challenges you will face when deciding how much money to put down on your new home is[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – April 16th, 2018
Last week's economic reports included readings on inflation, the minutes of the most recent meeting of the Fed's Federal Open[...]
The Humble Vegetable Garden: A Fun, Health-conscious Home Project for the Entire Family
Whether you are hunting for a project that will pry the kids away from their phones or you just want[...]
Look Beyond The Interest Rate: What Else Matters When Choosing A Mortgage Lender?
Most consumers securing a mortgage plan to remain in that loan for 30 years. During that time, the borrower maintains[...]
How The 2018 Tax Changes Can Affect Your Mortgage
When the chatter was at its peak on the 2018 tax law changes being proposed, one of the big areas[...]
Manage These 3 Items Before Applying For A Mortgage
Mortgage lenders weigh the risk of getting their principal and interest paid back by looking at the qualities of the[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – April 9th, 2018
Last week's economic reports included readings on construction spending, mortgage rates and weekly jobless claims. Other labor-related claims included ADP[...]
6 Money Making Tips For The First Time Home Seller
Today's homebuyers can have specific ideas and personal preferences that influence their decision on what attracts them to a particular[...]
Should You Consider an Adjustable Rate Mortgage For Your Home Purchase?
With mortgage rates finally looking like they may move upward a bit as the overall market improves the adjustable rate[...]
First Time Home Buyer Webinar
Timestamped Table of Contents 1:20 - Why It's So Important To Get Pre-Approved For A Mortgage First 4:25 - Employment[...]
Questions and Answers Regarding The Veterans Loan Program
Owning a home is important to military veterans just like the majority of other consumers.  The Veteran's Administration has provided[...]
The Younger Mortgage Market: Move Over Millennials, Gen Z Is Moving Into Home Ownership
Although the majority of the Generation Z population make $25,000 or less per year, they really have embraced the American Dream[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – April 2nd, 2018
Last week's economic releases included readings from Case-Shiller, pending home sales, and consumer sentiment. Weekly reports on mortgage rates and[...]
7 Tips To Plan A Spring Yard ‘Tune-Up’ Before Listing A Home For Sale
The oft-repeated maxim that there is never a second chance to make a great first impression is especially true when[...]
A Mortgage Pre-Approval Can Help You In Your Home Purchase Negotiations
A mortgage pre-qualification is an initial estimate of what type and size of mortgage a borrower could get. It is[...]
5 Tips For Prospective Buyers To Submit A Winning Offer
In a hot real estate market, agents often tell buyers they must expect to make multiple offers before one is accepted. Disappointment may[...]
Over 5 Trillion Dollars In Home Equity May Lead To More Cash Out Transactions
US homeowners now have over 5 trillion dollars in home equity which is a very large amount of money! So[...]
5 “Hacks” That Will Help You MINIMIZE Your Down Payment and MAXIMIZE Your Return On Investment When You Buy Your First Home
It’s a well known fact that investing in Real Estate can make you rich. Buying, holding, and flipping real estate[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – March 26th, 2018
Last week's economic releases included readings on new and pre-owned home sales and the Federal Open Market Committee's customary post[...]
6 Top Trending Green Features To Consider When Remodeling
Sustainable materials, energy savings and smart home technology are high on the list of buyer wants in a home. But[...]
What Changes Occurred In FHA And FNMA Rules During 2018?
The FNMA HomeReady Program Those who are involved in the mortgage industry must keep updated on changes to FHA, and[...]
7 Excellent Ideas For Building An Eco-Friendly Home
In recent years, building an environmentally friendly home or updating an existing home to be more energy efficient has become[...]
The Four Best Questions To Ask Before Refinancing Your Mortgage
1) Do I have enough equity to get a mortgage? To get a conventional loan, you will usually need to[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – March 19th, 2018
Last week's economic news included readings From National Association of Home Builders, Commerce Department reports on housing starts and building[...]
Moving From An Apartment To A House? Here’s What You Need To Remember About Your Lease
The major problem that the vast majority of buyers will run into - especially when purchasing their first home -[...]
What Are The Benefits And Drawbacks Of Putting 20 Percent Down On A Home Purchase?
Several generations ago, lenders required home buyers to have a 20 percent down payment in order to get a mortgage.[...]
What Items Can Change My Mortgage Pre-Approval Status?
When you are purchasing a home, your lender may recommend you obtain a mortgage pre-approval before you find the home[...]
Can I Have A Co-Signer For My Mortgage Loan?
Like credit cards or car loans, some mortgages allow borrowers to have co-signers on the loan with them, enhancing their[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – March 12th, 2018
Last week's economic releases included reports on Non-Farm Payrolls, ADP payrolls, and the national unemployment rate. Weekly readings on mortgage[...]
Tired of Waiting for Summer? 3 DIY Projects That Will Keep You Busy Until the Weather Warms Up
Do you find yourself staring out the window, longing for an early sunrise, hot days and late evenings? With spring[...]
The Benefits of Using a Veterans (VA) Loan To Purchase Your Home
U.S. military veterans have opportunities to enjoy some richly-deserved benefits in other aspects of their lives, including some special options for financing[...]
Should You Improve Your Home Before Selling Or Not?
Selling your home is one of the most stressful things you'll ever go through and one of the most important[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – March 5th, 2018
Last week's economic releases included readings on new home sales, pending home sales and Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. Construction spending[...]
Can Your Waistline Be Affected By Your Kitchen Colors?
Have you ever walked into your kitchen and instantly felt hungry? Rarely do people think about the colors that they[...]
Should You Get Pre-Qualified Or Pre-Approved For Your New Home Purchase?
Often times, home buyers can be disappointed when they find their dream home only to discover they are not able[...]
DIY Home Improvement: A Much Better Bedroom in Just a Few Hours
Taking on the task of renovating your home can seem like an awful lot of work, but there are ways[...]
“Will you pay part of my zillow bill?… So we can share the leads?”
That's probably the most common "marketing" request Lenders get from agents these days. Problem is... Zillow leads are expensive, and[...]
How To Successfully Use Your Down Payment to Achieve Your Home Buying Goals
When you are considering purchasing a home , understanding the lending guidelines regarding a down payment is important.  Here are[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 26th, 2018
Last week’s economic releases included minutes from the most recent FOMC meeting, a report on January sales of pre-owned homes[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 26th, 2018
Last week's economic releases included minutes from the most recent FOMC meeting, a report on January sales of pre-owned homes[...]
3 Great Homebuying Tools Millenials Have Available to Them Right Now
The economy seems to be heating up rapidly, but home loan interest rates are still at historically low levels. Real[...]
3 Tips To Consider When Buying A Home With An FHA Mortgage
FHA loans are becoming increasingly popular these days as potential homeowners may not able to qualify as easily for conventional[...]
Questions and Answers Regarding Escrow Accounts
Whether you are purchasing a new home or you are considering applying to refinance your home, chances are the lender[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 20th, 2018
Last week's weeks economic releases included readings on the NAHB Housing Market Index, housing starts and building permits issued and[...]
Realtor Training – “Fixer Upper” Mortgages Deep Dive (FHA203k, Homestyle Reno)
Click Here To Open The Doc / Outline In A New Window. 2:16 - Why Rehab Loans (Create More Options[...]
Recently Inherited a Home That You Don’t Need? Here’s How to Get It Sold Without Too Much Stress
Has a loved one or family member recently passed on and left you with their home? Inheriting a house can[...]
Why Should One Consider Refinancing Their Mortgage Now?
Refinancing a mortgage is a golden opportunity to lock in today's low interest rate for the next 15 or 30[...]
4 Home Improvement Shortcuts That Can Lead to Disaster — and How to Avoid Them
Are you starting to get the renovation itch? With spring on the way, you might be tempted to launch those[...]
What You Need to Know About Mortgage Insurance
Homeowners insurance and title insurance may not be the only kinds of insurance you need when you buy a home.[...]
When Is the Right Time to Buy Your First Home? Use This Easy 4 Point Checklist
Are you growing tired of renting? Or perhaps you've recently graduated from college and are looking to set down some[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 12th, 2018
Jerome "Jay" Powell was sworn in as Chair of the Federal Reserve amidst wild fluctuations in U.S. stock markets. Analysts[...]
Down Payments 101: Is It Worth It to Put More Than 20 Percent Down?
Are you thinking of buying a new home this spring or summer? If so, you're not alone. Many thousands of[...]
3 Reasons Why Buying an Investment Property Is the Best Way to Build Your Net Worth
Whether you have recently graduated from college or are getting close to retirement, it's likely that you have given some[...]
Case-Shiller Home Price Growth Ticks Upward in November Reading
Home prices increased in November, with national home prices up 0.70 percent month-to-month and 6.20 percent higher year-over year. Case-Shiller's[...]
The 4-Step Financial Checkup to Get Ready for a Mortgage in 2018
Are you ready to join the ranks of homeowners in our local community? Congratulations – homeownership is a big step[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 5th, 2018
Last week's economic releases included readings on pending home sales, Case-Shiller Home Price Indices and construction spending. The Federal Open[...]
What Is Mortgage Insurance and How Does It Benefit Me? Let’s Take a Look
Are you in the market for a new home? If you are considering a mortgage, you may be curious about[...]
The Mortgage Helper: How to Find the Perfect Tenant for Your Basement Suite
Do you have an empty basement or separated suite in your home? If you have a suite sitting empty, you[...]
Mortgage Options For Self Employed Borrowers
Visit http://bondstreetmortgage.com/SelfEmployed to get Started Now.
Spring Is Coming: Get a Jump on Spring Cleaning and Breathe New Life into Your Tired Spaces
Spring is almost here – and with it, the need to clean out the clutter and freshen up your home.[...]
Curious About Homeowners’ Association (HOA) Fees? Here’s What You Need to Know
If you are thinking of buying a condominium or a home that is part of a planned community, you have[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – January 29, 2018
Last week's economic news included releases on new and existing home sales along with weekly readings on mortgage rates and[...]
3 Reasons You Might Consider Refinancing Your Mortgage in Early 2018
If you are a homeowner who has had their mortgage for a few years, you may be starting to wonder[...]
In a Hurry to Buy a Home? Speed Your Mortgage Approval up by Following This Checklist
Have you finally found your dream home after months of searching, only to discover that the seller has received other[...]
NAHB: Home Builder Confidence Drops in January
Homebuilder confidence in housing market conditions dipped two points in January; ongoing challenges including labor shortages and materials costs were[...]
Shopping for a Mortgage? Don’t Make These Key Mistakes That Trip Up First-time Buyers
Are you ready to dive into the real estate market for the first time? Buying a new house, condo or[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – January 22, 2018
Last week's economic news included readings on home builder confidence, housing starts and building permits issued. Weekly readings on mortgage[...]
3 Ways That Buying a New Construction Home Beats Buying an Existing One, Every Time
Are you in the market for a new house? Whether you are a first-time home buyer or are upgrading to[...]
Looking to Buy a Home in 2018 and Don’t Know Where to Start? Here’s a Few Tips
Are you a renter that has become tired of paying someone else's mortgage and not building any equity? Or a[...]
Renovating in 2018? Cash-out Mortgage Refinancing Might Be the Best Way to Fund It
If you are a homeowner thinking about a significant home renovation in 2018, you have probably already considered your budget.[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – January 16, 2018
Last week's economic releases on inflation, core inflation, and retail sales. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims[...]
How To Buy Your First Investment Property
Next Step, Click here to start the Investment Property Financing process now...
3 Great Reasons to Use an Experienced Mortgage Professional for Your Next Mortgage
Are you thinking about buying a new home in 2018? Whether you are a first-time home buyer or you're downsizing[...]
Buying a New Home in a Hot Real Estate Market? Here Are 4 Tips You Will Need to Be Successful
Are you in the market for a new house? In a buyer's market, finding and closing on a beautiful home[...]
How & When To Get Rid Of PMI
Next step... Click Here to start the PMI Removal Process Now...
Going Solar: 3 Reasons Why Solar Panels Should Be Your 2018 Home Improvement Project
Have you been scratching your head, wondering what your next great home renovation project should be? If you are like[...]
3 Completely False Myths About Reverse Mortgages That Need to Be Debunked
Are you a senior or retired individual older than 62 who is looking to supplement their retirement income? If so,[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – January 8, 2018
Last week's economic reports included readings on construction spending, minutes of the most recent meeting of the Fed's Federal Open[...]
3 Key Ways To Save Up For Your Down Payment
Saving money at any time of the year is difficult, let alone after the holiday season. After spending hundreds of[...]
On Time, Every Time: How Being Late on Monthly Payments Can Affect Your Mortgage
Are you the type of person that struggles with remembering to pay their bills on time? You're not alone. People[...]
Can I Buy a Piece of Land and Build a House on It With a Mortgage? Yes — Here’s How
Have you been hunting for a new house without finding one that suits your needs? If so, one option that[...]
Buying a Rental Property? These 4 Key Tips Will Ensure You Buy One That Turns a Profit
Are you starting to grow bored of watching your money go nowhere sitting in a bank account? With today's interest[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – January 2, 2018
Last week's economic readings included Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, pending home sales and consumer confidence. Weekly readings on mortgage rates[...]
It’s Cold Out There! (Here’s 10 Things To Consider If You’re Thinking About Buying A Second Home In FL)
It's FREEZING in most of the country today... And if you're like a lot of people, you might be thinking[...]
3 Dog Breeds That Are Perfect for the Allergy-Prone Pet Lover
Do you find yourself itchy and sneezing after an encounter with a friendly, furry dog? You are not alone. The[...]
Case-Shiller: Home Prices Rise in October
According to Case-Shiller national and 20-city home price indices for October, home prices continued to rise.  National home prices rose[...]
Landlord Squeezing You for yet Another Rent Increase? It’s Time to Buy a Starter Home
Did you recently receive your annual notice that the rent is going up? If so, you're not alone. Millions of[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – December 26, 2017
Last week's economic reports included readings on NAHB homebuilder confidence, housing starts, building permits issued and sales of previously-owned homes.[...]
Mortgage 101: Things NOT To Do When Applying For A Loan
If you're planning on buying a house in 2018, it is important to know what you're walking in to. Buying a[...]
Take Your Bathroom From ‘Drab’ to ‘Fab’ With These Do-it-Yourself Bathroom Renovations
Does your bathroom look amazing? As one of the most used rooms in every home, the bathroom can almost always[...]
How to Run a Quick Financial Health Check Before You Apply for a Mortgage
Are you planning on using a mortgage to help cover the cost of a new home? If so, you will[...]
NAHB: Builder Confidence Outstrips Pre-Bubble Highs
Home builders surveyed by the National Association of Home Builders expressed their highest level of confidence in housing markets since[...]
Mortgage 101: Understanding ‘PITI’ and What Goes in to Your Monthly Payments
Ask any friend or family member that owns a home and they will share that it takes a bit of[...]
Chatting Live With Joe Oz
Live Chat about the importance of BRANDING in real estate with our good friend Joe Oz from the Joe Oz[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – December 18, 2017
Last week's economic reporting included readings on inflation, core inflation and the Post-meeting statement of the Fed's Federal Open Market[...]
The Quick and Easy Guide to Finding the Right Builder to Construct Your Dream Home
Are you in the market for a new house? If so, you may be considering having a custom-home designed and[...]
You Ask, We Answer: How Do I Know If It’s a Good Idea to Refinance My Mortgage?
Are you interested in paying less per month on your mortgage? Or perhaps you would prefer if your mortgage was[...]
3 Key Ways That Driverless Cars Are Going to Reshape How We Design and Use Our Homes
Are you ready for the coming shift to driverless cars? While it might seem like some sort of futuristic vision,[...]
Common Misconceptions People Have About The Home Buying Process
If you’re considering buying a new home, but are on the fence due to a few myths you’ve heard –[...]
The Pros and Cons of a Large Down Payment When Buying a Home
If you are in the market for a new home, one of the considerations you will need to make is[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – December 11, 2017
Last week's economic reports included readings on projected top housing markets for 2018, weekly readings on mortgage rates and new[...]
Thinking About Purchasing An Investment Property? Here Are Some Tips On How To Avoid Buying A Money Pit.
Investing in a property can be a great way to make money. However, if you don’t do your research before[...]
‘Pine’-ing for a New Look? 3 Ways You Can Use Wood Features to ‘Spruce’ up Your Home
Whether you are renovating an older home or putting the finishing touches on a new one, you would be amiss[...]
Did You Know: Why New Construction Homes Are A Top Choice For Today’s Home Buyer
Are you in the market for a new house? If so, you may have been comparing your options when it[...]
Downsizing? Here’s What You Can Expect When You Move From a House to a Condo
Whether the kids have moved out or you just aren't using the extra bedrooms, having a house that feels 'too[...]
Buying in 2018? Get Your Down Payment Ready Now by Tapping These Helpful Sources
Are you in the market for a new house or condo in 2018? With the new year just around the[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – December 4, 2017
Last week's economic releases included readings on new and pending home sales, Case-Shiller index readings for September, and construction spending.[...]
A Few Tips If You’re Considering Buying A Home
If you're a first time home buyer ready to make the big move, here are a few tips to help[...]
1031 Exchanges + “Alternative Investments” (Weekly Update 12/1/2017)
If you'd like to learn more about 1031 Exchanges & the "Alternative Investment" stuff James mentions, feel free to text[...]
Win the Bidding War With Our 5 Minute Guide to Making an Offer the Seller Won’t Refuse
Ask any experienced homeowner and you'll learn that buying in a 'hot' real estate market can be challenging. A high[...]
Make 2018 the Year You Escape the ‘Rental Trap’ by Buying Your Own Home
Are you growing tired of paying rent each month and not building your net worth? Being stuck in the 'rental[...]
Case-Shiller: Home Prices Grow at Fastest Rate Since June 2014
Home prices continued to rise in September according to Case-Shiller National and 20-City home price index reports. According to the[...]
Graduating With Student Loan Debt and Worried About Your Mortgage Prospects? You’re Not Alone
Did you recently graduate from college or university? If so, you may still be dealing with a financial hangover in[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 27, 2017
Last week's economic reports included readings on pre-owned home sales, weekly reports on mortgage rates and new jobless claims and[...]
Considering Selling Your Home? This Is What You Should Be Doing To Boost Up Your Price Value
If you're a home owner and are considering selling your property within the next few months, here are a few[...]
Are You Ready for Home Ownership? Find Out by Answering These 4 Questions
Have you been dreaming about a larger, roomier or more luxurious living space? Or perhaps just want to experience the[...]
Four Pieces of Mortgage ‘Advice’ That You Should Take With the Proverbial Grain of Salt
Are you in the market for a new home? If you have been talking to friends and family or researching[...]
3 Ways That a Reverse Mortgage Can Transform Your Retirement
Are you a retired individual looking for ways to increase your financial security? If so, you may have heard of[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 20, 2017
Last week's economic news included remarks by Fed Chair Janet Yellen about the diversity of opinions in the Federal Open[...]
Dont Bring In The Patio Furniture Just Yet Tips For Utilizing Your Outdoor Space All Year
Some people think once September rolls around it’s time to say goodbye to lawn chairs and outdoor barbecues. However, by[...]
Single and Considering a New Home? Here’s What You’ll Need to Know About Your Mortgage
Have you decided that it is time to move on from renting? If you are single and living alone, you[...]
Let’s Talk Closets: Why a Walk-in Closet Is a Must Have for Any New Home Buyer
Are you in the market for a new house or condo? Whether you're looking for something luxurious or intimate, you'll[...]
The Easy 3-Step Guide to Get Started With Real Estate Investing
Are you interested in expanding your investment portfolio with hard, long-term assets that are almost certain to grow in value?[...]
Buying a New Home? Make Your Move Easier With These Three Purging Tips
Are you thinking about buying a new house or apartment? While the prospect of a new home is undoubtedly exciting,[...]
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 13, 2017
Last week's economic news included a survey of senior loan officers, Freddie Mac's average mortgage rates, and new jobless claims.[...]
When Is The Right Time To Eliminate Creaky Floor Boards?
  Winter time means colder weather, which means you might not be going outside as often as you normally do.[...]
Learning to Love Technology: 3 Tips That Will Help You to Embrace Home Automation
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62 or Older? 3 Reasons Why a Reverse Mortgage Might Be the Perfect Financial Solution for You
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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – October 30, 2017
Last week's economic news included readings on new and pending home sales and weekly reports on mortgage rates and new[...]
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How To Winterize Your Home
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Current Servicemember or Veteran? 4 Reasons Why a VA Home Loan Is an Excellent Choice
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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – October 16, 2017
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Tips for Purchasing Your First Home
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Can Bitcoin Be Used As Mortgage Collateral? (Weekly Mortgage Update 10/13/2017)
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Brighten up Your House With These Autumn-inspired Home Decor Ideas
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Go Big or Go Home: 3 Reasons Why Your First Home Should Be a Spacious One
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Real Estate Negotiations: 3 Tricks That You Can Use to Ensure Yours Is the Winning Bid
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3 Tips For Getting Your Home Sold In The Fall
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5 Key Maintenance Tasks to Prepare Your Home for the Winter
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DIY Home Projects: Creating a Study Space That Will Help Your Children Stay Focused
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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – September 18, 2017
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Worried About Interest Rates Rising? Here’s How You Can Prepare for an Upward Trend
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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – September 11, 2017
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Ready to Buy Your First Home? Don’t Forget to Check Your Credit Score – Here’s Why
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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – September 5, 2017
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Expecting a Newborn? Baby-proof Your Home With This Quick and Easy Checklist
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4 Smart Money Habits That Will Help You Save up a Mortgage Down Payment Faster
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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – August 21, 2017
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Is It Possible to Get a Mortgage With Less-than-Perfect Credit? Yes – and Here’s How
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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – August 14, 2017
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The Quick and Easy Guide to Determining How Big of a Mortgage Your Family Can Afford
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Getting Tired of Renting? Here Are the Top 5 Reasons Why Young People Prefer Owning a Home
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3 Reasons to Hit the Accelerator on Your Mortgage Payments – If You Can Afford It
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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – August 7, 2017
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Finding Your Latte Factor: 3 Ways to Find the Money to Make Extra Mortgage Payments
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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 31, 2017
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Investing in a New Home? 3 Reasons You Can’t Skip the Pest Inspection
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Mortgage Tips: Answers to 4 Common Questions About Reverse Mortgages
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Recently Lost Your Job? 3 Tips for Managing Your Mortgage When You’re Out of Work
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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 17, 2017
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10 Important Questions To Ask If You’re Buying A Condo
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Exploring Tesla’s New Solar Roof Tiles – Are They the Ultimate Home Upgrade?
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Family Matters: The Pros and Cons of Selling Your Home to a Family Member
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3 Ways to Earn Some Spare Cash to Help Pay Your Mortgage Down Faster
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How To Refinance Your Mortgage And Buy An Investment Property (Weekly Update)
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Recorded Marketing Webinar 3/16/17
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What The “HECM” Is A Reverse Mortgage?
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