What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – March 27, 2017

March 27th, 2017|

Last week's economic news included releases on new and pre-owned home sales and weekly readings on average mortgage rates and new unemployment claims.

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Spring Is Real Estate’s ‘Rush Hour’ — Here’s How to Tell If You’re Prepared

March 24th, 2017|

The most popular time of year to buy a home is in the spring, and this means that if you're preparing yourself for getting into the real estate market, you may be experiencing a time crunch. If you're wondering if you'll be ready to put your home up for sale in time to take advantage of the season, here are few things you'll want to think about.

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Is It Still Possible to Get a Mortgage With Zero Down? Yes – and Here’s How

March 23rd, 2017|

When it comes to investing in a mortgage, the down payment is key in making your investment a reality and proving to lenders that you're a safe bet. However, while most opportunities for putting zero down on a home have disappeared since the recession, there are still a few ways to buy without putting money down. If you're currently weighing your options, here's what you need to know if you don't have a down payment ready.

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Real Estate Investment: Three Telltale Signs You’re Not Cut Out to Be a Landlord

March 22nd, 2017|

The idea of purchasing a property and having renters can be an exciting business venture that offers lucrative financial rewards. However, there's a lot involved in being a successful landlord and it's important to be aware of what's required before making the commitment. Whether you're investing in one rental property or five, here are some questions you should ask yourself before getting involved.

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Buying a New Home? Three Major Mortgage Missteps That You’ll Want to Avoid

March 21st, 2017|

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial investments you'll make in your life, and it's important to make sure that you're doing what will be right for you down the road. If you're trying to avoid buyer's remorse and are wondering what major missteps to avoid when diving into the market, here are a few things you may want to watch out for.

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – March 20, 2017

March 20th, 2017|

Last week's economic readings included reports on inflation and core inflation, the National Association of Home Builders Association Housing Market Index and Federal Reserve FOMC statement and press conference by Fed Chair Janet Yellen. The Commerce Department released reports on housing starts and building permits issued.

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Spring Fever: How to Detect If Allergy Hotspots Are Developing in Your Home

March 17th, 2017|

The spring season may be a time of cherry blossoms and longer days, but it's also common for allergies to ramp up. While you won't be able to stop the season, there are things you can do to limit the impact of allergies in your home. If you're wondering what has the greatest impact on your sinus health in the home, here are a few places you'll want to check out.

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NAHB: Home Builder Confidence Highest in 12 Years

March 16th, 2017|

According to the National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index for March, builder confidence in market conditions reached its highest level in 12 years and was six points higher than February's index reading of 65.

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