Struggling to Sell Your House in the Winter? Try These Innovative Home Staging Tips

February 7th, 2017|

With all of the busyness of the winter months and most people settling in for the season, it can be hard to achieve a successful home sale at the end of the year. Fortunately, if you simply can't wait to put your home on the market, here are some staging tips that will engage potential buyers so you won't have to wait much longer for an offer.

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 6, 2017

February 6th, 2017|

Last week's economic news included several good signs for U.S. Labor Markets with higher than expected readings for private and public sector job creation. The Federal Reserve announced its decision not to raise the target federal funds range, and inflation rose. Mortgage rates held steady and pending home sales rose.

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Trying to Decide Whether or Not to Sell Your Home? Here Are 5 Key Questions to Ask Yourself

February 3rd, 2017|

Selling a home, especially one with sentimental value, is never an easy decision to make. There are many factors that go into determining if the home is ready to be listed and if the seller is actually ready to part with it.

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Thinking About Buying a ‘Fixer Upper’? Here’s What You Need to Know

February 2nd, 2017|

With all of the home renovation and fixer-upper shows on television, the idea of completely renovating and re-doing an old home can seem like an enticing premise. Unfortunately, investing in the wrong fixer-upper can mean an awful lot of expenditure without the added financial rewards. Whether you're considering investing down the road or are ready to dive in, here are a few things to consider first.

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Case-Shiller: Home Price Growth Continues

February 1st, 2017|

November home prices grew by 5.60 percent year-over-year on a seasonally adjusted basis according to Case-Shiller's reading on National Home Prices. National average home prices rose 0.80 percent from October to November. Case-Shiller's 20-City home price index revealed that the West and Mountain regions continue to hold the top three growth rates for home prices.

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5 Home Maintenance Chores That You Can’t Forget to Take Care of This Winter

January 31st, 2017|

Winter may be a time for nesting until the cold weather abates, but there are a number of important tasks that a homeowner should be sure to do during the winter months. If you're readying for the slow season or wondering what you might have forgotten, here are some things you'll want to check off your to-do list.

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – January 30, 2017

January 30th, 2017|

Last week's economic news included readings on new and existing home sales and mortgage rates. Also released were reports on new jobless claims and consumer sentiment.

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The First-Time Home Buyer’s Guide to Getting the Best Possible Mortgage Rate

January 27th, 2017|

Whether they're found online or heard from family and friends, there are so many mortgage tips out there that it can be hard to know exactly how to proceed. But, if you're new to the market, there are a few surefire things you can do to get a mortgage rate you'll feel good about. For some of the best tips on getting a great loan, look no further than the following.

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