What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – October 31, 2016

October 31, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic reports included S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Indexes, along with readings on new and pending home sales. Recurring weekly reports on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were also released.

5 Futuristic, Connected Home Upgrades That You Can Install This Fall

October 28, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

The future is now! You may know that there are already many smart (internet-connected) appliances and items that you can use to update your home for the connected age. But for your reading pleasure, here are five of them already on the market.

S&P Case-Shiller: Home Prices Gain in August

October 27, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

Home prices gained in August per the 20-City S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index. Analysts said that home values continue to expand in spite of challenges including low inventories of available homes and strict mortgage qualification requirements.

Master the Autumn Home Buying Season With Our Guide to Finding Local Real Estate Bargains

October 26, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

Most people have a good idea of the neighborhood they want to purchase a new home in. The problem is finding a great deal in the area, especially if it’s a neighborhood that’s very popular. Thinking outside the box and avoiding the standard real estate listings can result in some bargain properties for sale that most people are completely unaware of.

Forget Mortgage Apps: 5 Reasons Why You’ll Want to Use a Human Mortgage Broker

October 25, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

While many modern apps can be quite convenient, there are a few reasons you may want to use a knowledgeable mortgage professional to ensure the credibility of your most important purchase.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – October 24, 2016

October 24, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic releases included the National Association of Home Builders’ Housing Market Index along with reports on housing starts, building permits and sales of previously owned homes. Weekly reports on new jobless claims and mortgage rates were also released.

Don’t Trash This: 7 Common Home Items That You Can Repurpose and Give New Life

October 21, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

There are untold benefits to reusing old household items instead of tossing them. Not only are you reducing your ecological footprint, but you can also save lots of money by recycling what you’ve already bought. Read on for some common items that are easily repurposed.

Understanding Appraisals and What to Do If Your Home Doesn’t Appraise for Its Purchase Price

October 20, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

It can be a bit of a surprise if your home turns out to be valued at less than the purchase price offered, but this is the type of thing that can occur in an appraisal situation. While this can change everything from your contract to the amount of your down payment, if your home has been appraised at less than you envisioned, here are some options you may want to consider.

NAHB Housing Market Index Dips 2 Points

October 19, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

According to the National Association of Home Builders, overall builder confidence in housing markets dropped two points in October to an index reading of 63. September’s reading of 65 was the highest posted since the housing bubble peak.

Buy Your Home Today: Understanding Why It’s a Bad Idea to Try and Time the Mortgage Market

October 18, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

It’s often the case that people will opt to postpone home ownership until the best rates are available or it’s a more stable investment, but in an ever-shifting market it may not be the best decision to put such a sizeable investment off. Here are some reasons you may want to start putting your time into searching for a home.

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