Buying a Home? 4 Steps You Can Take to Ensure You Start out with a Low Monthly Mortgage Payment

October 31, 2014 by John · Leave a Comment 

Are you thinking about buying a new house or condo? If so, you’ve likely given some thought to your mortgage and as to how you can pay as little as possible in order to own your new home.

Case-Shiller 20 City Home Price Index And FOMC QE Update

October 30, 2014 by John · Leave a Comment 

Home prices rose by 0.20 percent in August. Three of the 20 cities tracked saw home prices drop, while Detroit, Michigan posted the highest price growth. The seasonally adjusted growth rate for cities tracked declined by 0.10 percent as compared to a decline of 0.10 percent in July.

Buying a Vacation Home? A Quick Guide to Renting Out Your Second Home to Generate Income

October 28, 2014 by John · Leave a Comment 

Are you thinking about buying a second home to spend some time in when you’re on vacation? In this post we’ll share a few tips for getting your property ready to rent to short-term visitors and how to get things started.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – October 27, 2014

October 27, 2014 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic news included a few developments connected with housing and mortgage industries. While no economic reports were released on Monday, the rest of the week provided good news for existing home sales, home prices and mortgage rates.

Good News! Existing Home Sales Up And FHFA Home Prices Rise

October 24, 2014 by John · Leave a Comment 

After months of reports of slowing home price momentum and forecasts of a lagging housing market, we are pleased to report an increase in volume of existing home sales.

Moving to a New City? Tips for Finding a Family-friendly Community to Buy Your New Home In

October 23, 2014 by John · Leave a Comment 

In this post we’ll share a handful of tips that you may find helpful if you’re searching for a family-friendly neighborhood in a new city.

Three Reasons Why Setting Your Listing Price is the Most Important Aspect of the Home Sales Process

October 22, 2014 by John · Leave a Comment 

Let’s take a look at three reasons why setting your listing price is the most important factor in your home sale.

Juggling Priorities: How to Manage Buying a New Home and Selling Your Old One at the Same Time

October 21, 2014 by John · Leave a Comment 

In today’s blog post we’ll share a few tips for how to manage a buying and selling transaction simultaneously without being overwhelmed by them.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – October 20, 2014

October 20, 2014 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic highlights included the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Housing Market Index for October. The Commerce Department also released Housing Starts for September. Freddie Mac reported that the average rate for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage dropped below four percent. The Fed released its Beige Book report, and Weekly jobless claims came in lower than expected.

NAHB Reports: Home Builder Confidence Drops in October

October 17, 2014 by John · Leave a Comment 

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported that home builder sentiment lost its momentum in October and posted a seasonally adjusted reading of 54 in its Home Builder Market Index.

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