Homeowner Association Rules: How They May Affect Your Buying Decision

April 27, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

Beyond the mortgage, maintenance and property taxes of a new home, you may not be aware that many newer communities require you to be part of the Homeowner Association (HOA). If you’re wondering about what the HOA entails and how this can impact the home and community you live in, here are some facts that may be important to know before you buy.

5 Fun Ways to Spring Clean with the Kids

April 26, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

Spring-cleaning might seem like a necessity if you’ve accrued a lot of stuff through the fall and winter seasons, but it can be hard to determine how to get your kids involved. If you’re looking for tips on how to get this task done and engage your children at the same time, here are a few fun ways.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – April 25, 2016

April 25, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic releases included Existing Home Sales, Commerce Department Releases on Housing Starts and Building Permits and the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. Mortgage rates and new jobless claims were released according to their weekly schedule.

Existing Home Sales Jump, Builder Confidence Holds Steady

April 22, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

Home buyers kicked the spring home shopping season into gear and boosted sales of pre-owned homes in March.

How to Determine the Right Mortgage for You: The Pros and Cons of Each Type

April 21, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

Finding the right mortgage can be a struggle. There’s a wide array of mortgage products on the market, and you don’t always need to get a mortgage through your bank – and with so many options, it’s hard to know which one is your best bet.

Your ideal mortgage will depend on your own individual financial situation, but when you understand how different kinds of mortgages work, it’s easier to choose the right one. Here’s what you need to know about mortgage types.

5 Easy Ways to Brighten up Your Curb Appeal

April 20, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

It can be easy to forget, but the first thing people will see when they come to your home is the outside, so it’s important to have a well-maintained and picturesque property that represents the inside of your home positively. If you’re looking for a few ways to boost your outdoor space, here are a few tips to help with curb appeal.

Investor Thoughts: What Home-buyers Can Learn from a Real Estate Investor’s Stand-point

April 19, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

There are plenty of things to consider when purchasing a home, from the size of place that you’re looking for to the amount of home you’re able to afford. While it’s certainly worth knowing what you want going in, here are a few factors that investors often think about when it comes to making or breaking the appeal of a real estate purchase.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – April 18, 2016

April 18, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s scheduled economic releases included reports on retail sales, inflation and the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book report. Weekly reports on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were also released.

2016 Kitchen Decor Trends to Inspire Your Renovations

April 15, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

A kitchen upgrade may seem like the sort of renovation that will cost a pretty penny, but there are a lot of funky things you can do that will add an easy accent and make for a current look. If you’re planning some home improvements in 2016, here are some upcoming trends you may want to try out.

5 Documents First-time Home-buyers Need for a Smoother Purchasing Process

April 14, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

With all the work that goes into finding the kind of home you’ll want to put an offer on, it can be easy to forget about all the little things that happen after the deal has been made. While the paperwork involved in purchasing may seem like a long way off, here’s a quick review of some of the documents you’ll need when the time comes to seal the deal.

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