Home Showing Tips: How to Stress the Positives Without Sounding like a Used Car Salesperson

September 30, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

Selling a home is a difficult enough task as it is, but the longer a home stays on the market the easier it is to fall into the trap of sounding like a used car salesperson and accidentally pushing people away.

Investing in a Vacation Property? Learn What You’ll Need to Have to Get A Mortgage Approved

September 29, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

While a second home can seem like a great purchase and solid investment opportunity, there are different requirements that go into this type of purchase. If you’re considering a vacation home, you may want to be aware of the following financial factors.

The Pros and Cons of Mortgage Rate Locks

September 28, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

If you’re just jumping into the game of home purchasing, you are likely considering all of your loan options and may even have heard the term mortgage lock. For those who don’t like to gamble, a mortgage rate lock can offer a bit of reassurance, but there are also some downsides to this type of protection. Before signing off on this, here are the details on rate locks so you can make an informed decision.

Understanding ‘Disposable Income’ and How This Will Impact Your Mortgage Approval

September 27, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

If you’re wondering how much home you can truly afford and how your cost of living will fare for your mortgage approval, here are some of the details on what you can expect when it comes to finding a home at an affordable price.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – September 26, 2016

September 26, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic news was abundant with releases on home builder sentiment, housing starts, building permits, sales of previously owned homes. The Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve released its customary statement at the conclusion of its meeting; Fed Chair Janet Yellen also gave a press conference. Weekly readings on new jobless claims and mortgage rates were released as usual.

Understanding Home Seller Disclosures and What Information You Need to Share When You Sell

September 23, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

As a seller it can be difficult to know whether the required information is being disclosed. Nobody wants to appear misleading, especially when it can impact a sale, and making sure all the proper information is finding its way to the buyer is imperative to make the deal go through.

Mortgage Myths: Here’s Why You Don’t Need a Full 20 Percent Down Payment

September 22, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

If you’re just getting into the real estate market, you may have heard that 20% down is the ideal percentage in order to lower your monthly payments and get your mortgage application approved. However, while 20% is often suggested, many people struggle to come up with this amount of money.

What Types of Coverage Are Included in Standard Home Insurance Policies? Let’s Take a Look

September 21, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

Every insurance policy is different and can provide certain levels of protection tailored towards the needs of the policy holder. However, there are some standard types of coverage that are included in most basic home insurance policies.

5 Mistakes That Will Instantly Turn a Home Buyer Away – and How to Avoid Making Them

September 20, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

If you’re preparing to sell your home you’ve likely heard many tips and tricks to help close quickly, however few people will ever tell you what you’re doing wrong. Avoid these common seller-mistakes to ensure that your home leaves a lasting impression on buyers, instead of sending them running for the hills.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – September 19, 2016

September 19, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic news included reports on retail sales, inflation, and weekly reports on mortgage rates and new jobless claims.

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