4 Websites to Help You Evaluate the Safety of Your Future Neighborhood

January 26th, 2017|

When you're just moving into a neighborhood, it can be hard to know exactly what you're getting into. Certainly, you can see the sights for yourself and read about your new community online, but there are still things that may not be readily available. If you're looking for the cold, hard facts on the safety of your neighborhood, look no further than the following websites for the things you'll want to know.

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Refinancing Your Mortgage: How To Get The Most Out of Your Home Equity

January 25th, 2017|

With interest rates on the rise following the 2016 election, it's possible that you're now considering your options for refinancing your current mortgage. It can sometimes be hard to know all of the ins and outs of making this choice, though, and it's important to know what's involved.

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3 Important Things To Consider Before Listing Your Home on Airbnb

January 24th, 2017|

Airbnb has become an attractive way for homeowners to make income from their property. Although Airbnb's is known for its reputable insurance policy, there are a few things you should consider before listing your home online.

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – January 23, 2017

January 23rd, 2017|

Economic news was impacted by the Martin Luther King holiday on Monday and the Presidential Inauguration on Friday. Readings released included reports on inflation, the National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index and Commerce Department releases on housing starts and building permits issued. Weekly reports on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were released as scheduled.

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How Will Having a New President Impact Your Mortgage? Let’s Take a Look

January 20th, 2017|

There is always uncertainty in the market in an election year, but many people are wondering exactly what kind of impact Donald Trump's election will have on their mortgage and the real estate options available. Here are some possibilities for the mortgage market following the results of the 2016 election.

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Home Builder Index Dips in January

January 19th, 2017|

January's National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index dipped two points from December's revised reading of 69 to 67; the index reading forecast for January was also 69.Analysts said that January's reading was the second highest (after December 2016) since the peak of the housing bubble in 2005. January's dip in builder sentiment was attributed to easing of builder enthusiasm, which spiked right after the U.S. presidential election. To put January's home builder confidence reading in context, NAHB says that any index reading over 50 indicates that more builders than fewer have confidence in housing market conditions.

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Get Your Mortgage Paid Down Faster With These 5 Simple Money Saving Strategies

January 18th, 2017|

The monthly mortgage payment can be burdensome for many, but it's possible you've thought of trying to pay it down more quickly. Without getting a new job or working overtime, here are some tips you can use on a daily basis to save additional funds and pay off your mortgage at a swifter rate.

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – December 17, 2017

January 17th, 2017|

Last week's economic reports included readings on job openings, retail sales and consumer sentiment in addition to weekly reports on new jobless claims and Freddie Mac's survey of mortgage rates.

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