Three Subtle Painting Tricks That Will Make Your Home Look Amazing

January 30, 2015 by John · Leave a Comment 

When it comes to painting the walls of a house, sometimes subtle is best. You want to add design, color, and texture to the walls, but you don’t want it jarring to the eyes. Here are three subtle painting techniques you can try on your home walls.

Mind Your Manners: Four Etiquette Tips That Will Help Make the Home Buying Process Go Smoothly

January 29, 2015 by John · Leave a Comment 

Are you currently shopping for a new home? While it’s true that real estate transactions can be stressful, this stress can be minimized by following a few simple tips.

Case-Shiller: Home Price Growth Slower in November

January 28, 2015 by John · Leave a Comment 

Case-Shiller Home Price Index reports for November indicate that home price growth continues to slow. The 20-City Home Price Index dropped by 0.20 percent to November’s reading of 4.30 percent year-over-year.

Three Excellent Reasons to Buy a Home So You Can Get out of the “Renting Rut”

January 27, 2015 by John · Leave a Comment 

Renting a home is a good option for some, but buying a home just might be the best thing for you. Let’s take a look at some big advantages to buying a house that will help you get out of your renting rut and focus more on your future.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – January 26, 2015

January 26, 2015 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic reports included the National Association of Home Builders Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, Housing Starts for December and the FHFA Home Price Index report for November. Freddie Mac and the Department of Commerce released their weekly reports on mortgage rates and new jobless claims.

It’s 2015! Get a Jump on Your Payments with Our Quick Guide to Paying Your Mortgage off Sooner

January 23, 2015 by John · Leave a Comment 

With the start of the New Year, it’s common to set new resolutions. While there are many goals that are worthwhile, paying off your mortgage as soon as possible can significantly improve your financial position and is a great goal to aim for.

2015 and Kitchen Design: Three Trends That You Need to Be Aware of Before You Renovate

January 22, 2015 by John · Leave a Comment 

Renovating your kitchen is an excellent way to improve its look, increase the value of your home and appeal to a more diverse range of home buyers if you decide to sell. However, a kitchen remodel can easily cost $10,000 to $20,000 or more, which is why you want to make choices that you can live with.

NAHB: Home Builder Confidence Nears 2005 High

January 21, 2015 by John · Leave a Comment 

The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) Wells Fargo Housing Market Index reported that homebuilder confidence in sales conditions for single-family homes declined one point to a reading of 57. The NAHB Housing Market Index measures home builder confidence based on builder opinions of current market conditions, future market conditions and buyer foot traffic in new homes.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – January 20, 2015

January 20, 2015 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s scheduled economic news was mixed. Job openings increased and jobless claims increased, and consumer sentiment rose. Mortgage rates fell across the board. Labor market conditions improved and consumer prices fell in large part due to decreasing fuel prices.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – January 20, 2015

January 20, 2015 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s scheduled economic news was mixed. Job openings increased and jobless claims increased, and consumer sentiment rose. Mortgage rates fell across the board. Labor market conditions improved and consumer prices fell in large part due to decreasing fuel prices.

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