Buying Your First Home? Learn These 5 Essential Home Maintenance Skills as Soon as Possible

August 31, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

New homes can be scary. But when you take the time to think about it, and plan ahead, maintaining a home is easier than you think – a manageable mix of experience and common sense. Here are five skills that will help maintain your new home for years to come.

Real Estate Investing: How to Find Great Deals on Undeveloped Lots with Big Potential

August 30, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

Purchasing a plot of land can be one of the best investments to make. A landowner has great (but not unlimited) freedom in how to develop their plot, and land never expires so its potential is essentially infinite. That said, buying undeveloped or vacant land can be risky business, so read on to find tips on purchasing a plot.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – August 29, 2016

August 29, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic reports included readings on new and existing home sales, a speech by Fed Chair Janet Yellen, and a report on consumer sentiment. Weekly reports on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were also released.

Foundation Problems? Here’s What to Do If You’re Worried About Your Home’s Foundation

August 26, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

There are many reasons why a house’s foundation might crack or shift – including temperature variances in the soil surrounding it, since earth expands in heat and contracts in cold. But whatever the reason, there are certain steps to follow when addressing concerns about your house’s foundation.

Electronic Gopher Repellers and 4 Other Home Gizmos You Never Thought You Needed

August 25, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

As a homeowner, thinking outside the box, gadget-wise, can lead you to gizmos that solve your problems – even ones you didn’t know you had – in more humane, sustainable, energy-efficient ways than ever before. Read on to find out about five such inventions.

Thinking about Refinancing? 3 Ways That You Can Boost Your Home’s Assessed Value First

August 24, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

In an effort to boost the value of their property, many homeowners invest in renovations that will help them sell at a higher price. However, with all of the renovation options, it can be hard to know what kind of fix-ups are really worth investing time and money into.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – August 22, 2016

August 22, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic news included the NAHB Housing Market Index, Commerce Department releases on housing starts and building permits issued. Weekly reports on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were also released.

Pocket the Profits: The Secrets to Selling Your Home above the Asking Price

August 19, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

We all want to sell our homes at above asking price, but what is it that makes a seller succeed at this? Here’s our expert advice on how you can sell your home above the asking price.

NAHB: Builder Sentiment Improves in August

August 18, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

According to the National Association of Home Builders, August home builder sentiment met analyst expectations and rose by two points to a reading of 60; July’s reading was revised downward to 58. Two out of three components used in calculating the Home Builder Index were higher. Builder sentiment concerning current housing conditions rose two points to 65. Builders were also more confident about housing market conditions within the next six months; August’s reading was one point higher at 56. Builders were less confident about buyer traffic in new housing developments. August’s reading slipped one point to 44.

3 Different Types of Loan That Will Negatively Impact Your Ability to Get a Mortgage

August 17, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

A good credit rating is built on a number of financial factors including paying your bills on time and the length of your credit history, but loans can also be a source of bolstering your credit score in a positive way.

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