Mortgage 101: Five Key Mortgage Terms You Need to Understand

March 15th, 2017|

From putting your home on the market to finding the lender with the best rates, there are so many things involved in buying a home that the terminology is just one more thing to add to the list. While there may be quite a few words you'll hear that may be unclear, here are a few you'll want to watch out for so you'll be prepared for home ownership.

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Predicting a Hefty Tax Refund This Spring? 3 Reasons You Should Use It for Home Renovations

March 14th, 2017|

There's a burden that comes along with having to do your taxes every spring, but it can actually be a great benefit if you're getting a sizeable refund this year. While many people like the idea of going on a trip or spending the extra funds, here's why you may want to consider investing it back into your home for a profit you'll be able to see!

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – March 13, 2017

March 13th, 2017|

Last week's economic readings included reports on construction spending, Case-Shiller Home Price Indices and pending home sales. Fed Chair Janet Yellen said in a speech that federal interest rates would "likely" be raised. Weekly reports on new jobless claims and mortgage rates were also released.

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Making the Grade: How to Research Local Schools Before Buying Your Next Home

March 10th, 2017|

There are so many things involved in moving into a new home in a different neighborhood that it can be easy to forget about the proximity of many nearby amenities. If you're wondering how you can find out more about the local school, let the following tips be your guide.

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Are You ‘Mortgage Pre-approval Worthy’? Learn How to Assess Your Finances in 10 Minutes

March 9th, 2017|

Finding the right home and the right mortgage can take a lot of time and energy, so it's important to consider whether you'll be prepared for approval before diving into the process. Whether you've had some financial setbacks or you just want to have an idea ahead of time, here are some ways to quickly determine if you'll be pre-approved for a mortgage.

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Buying Small, Living Large: 4 Big Pros to Buying a Smaller House or Condo

March 8th, 2017|

Are you on the hunt for a more efficient living space? Whether you're a first-time buyer or downsizing from a larger home, buying small can still mean living big. Let's explore four positives to living in a smaller, more intimate house or condo.

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Feeling ‘Priced Out’ of Your Local Market? Here’s How You Can Still Buy a Great New Home

March 7th, 2017|

If you're trying to buy a new home, few things are more frustrating than a hot real estate market. When home prices are climbing fast it can feel like you'll never be able to save enough for your down payment. In today's post we'll share a few ways that you can get in - even if you're feeling priced out.

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

March 6th, 2017|

Last week's economic readings included reports on construction spending, Case-Shiller Home Price Indices and pending home sales. Fed Chair Janet Yellen said in a speech that federal interest rates would "likely" be raised. Weekly reports on new jobless claims and mortgage rates were also released.

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