Home Equity Tips: 3 Upgrades That Will Make Your House Worth More When You Sell

December 9th, 2016|

It's likely that your house is your biggest asset, so when it comes time to sell it you'll want to do everything you can to maximize your profit. Let's take a look at 3 top upgrades that will make your house worth more when you sell.

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3 Simple Tips for Boosting Your FICO Credit Score Before Applying for a Mortgage

December 7th, 2016|

There are a variety of factors that are involved in getting your mortgage approved, but few things will have more of an impact than your FICO score and the credit history that goes along with it. Instead of leaving your score up to chance when submitting your application, here are a few ways that you can boost your financial wellbeing and leave your credit score better off than it was before.

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3 Key Reasons Why Buying Your First Home Is Like Planning a Wedding

December 6th, 2016|

You may not see the connection right away, but buying a home and planning a wedding are two experiences that require certain skills and challenge you in similar ways. Check out the three key similarities in this post.

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – December 5, 2016

December 5th, 2016|

Last week's economic news was plentiful with releases on Case-Shiller Home Price Indices and pending home sales. Readings on government and private sector jobs created, the national unemployment rate and weekly readings on new jobless claims and Freddie Mac's mortgage rates survey were also released.

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Should You Pay Your Mortgage Bi-weekly or Monthly? Let’s Take a Look

December 2nd, 2016|

Most homeowners look at their monthly mortgage payment as their largest cost per month, and something they must do to maintain a good credit history. However, you may have heard of bi-weekly mortgage payments and their ability to lower your debt load and help you pay off your mortgage more quickly.

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Case-Shiller: Home Price Growth Mixed for September

December 1st, 2016|

September's 20-City Housing Market Index from Case-Shiller showed signs that rapidly rising home prices in some metro areas may be losing momentum. San Francisco, California, posted a month-to-month reading of -0.40 percent and a year-over-year reading of 5.70 percent. Home prices stayed flat in Seattle Washington from August to September, but posted the highest home price gain of 11.00 percent year-over-year. Slowing home price growth in high-demand areas suggest that affordability concerns are impacting rapid gains in home prices seen in recent years.

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Let’s Talk Basements: How to Finish Your Basement so It Adds Value to Your Home

November 30th, 2016|

Are you on the hunt for home renovations that will boost usability and value? Look no further than that unfinished basement. In this article, we'll show you how to turn that dusty cave into an amazing new living space.

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 29, 2016

November 29th, 2016|

Last week's economic reports included new and pre-owned home sales, new jobless claims and Freddie Mac's weekly mortgage rates survey.

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