Selling This Winter? 4 Negotiation Tips to Ensure a Speedy Home Sale

December 30, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

It’s a great feeling to get an offer on your home, but there can be a lot of details that go into seeing the negotiation through to completion. If your home is currently on the market and you’re expecting buyers to snap it up soon, here’s what you’ll need to know to get your ideal price in no time at all.

Let’s Talk Cabinets: How to Match up New Kitchen Cabinets With the Rest of Your Decor

December 29, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

With all of the options for cabinetry and the need to match your design aesthetic, it can seem quite easy to make a mistake. If you’re currently wondering how to properly renovate your kitchen cabinets to enhance the overall look of your home, here are some helpful tips you’ll want to consider.

Case-Shiller: Home Price Growth Continues

December 28, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

Home increased in October according to Case-Shiller’s 20City Home Price Index. Home prices rose from September’s annualized reading of 5.40 percent to 5.60 percent. Factors contributing to rising home prices include stronger economic conditions and outlook along with short inventories of available homes coupled with high demand. On average, October home prices rose 5.10 percent on seasonally adjusted annual basis, which was unchanged from September’s reading.

Helping a Disabled Relative or Friend Buy a New Home? Here’s What to Look For

December 27, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

The search for a new home is difficult enough for the average person, but if you’re helping a friend or relative who has a disability, there are even more things to be aware of. If you’re not sure quite how to tackle the housing market, here are a few things to look out for so that you can be sure your friend is getting the home they’ll need.

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

December 26, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic news included readings on consumer spending, core inflation new home sales and regularly scheduled readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims.

3 Simple Tips for Boosting Your FICO Credit Score Before Applying for a Mortgage

December 23, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

There are a variety of factors that are involved in getting your mortgage approved, but few things will have more of an impact than your FICO score and the credit history that goes along with it. Instead of leaving your score up to chance when submitting your application, here are a few ways that you can boost your financial wellbeing and leave your credit score better off than it was before.

Goodbye, Curtains: Try These Fun and Fashionable Ways to Dress up Your Windows

December 22, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

Windows can add a lot to the look of your home, and this means that dressing them up properly is an important key for aesthetic appeal. Here are a few ways you can adorn the most basic of home fixtures and turn your windows into something truly unique.

Self-Employed? Here’s What You’ll Need to Get a Mortgage Approval

December 21, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

There’s a lot of flexibility and personal freedom associated with self-employment that can be a great benefit to your lifestyle and your pocketbook. If you’ve recently become self-employed or have been in the game for a while, here are some things you may want to consider before submitting your mortgage application.

After the Sale: The Next Steps and What You’ll Need to Do Before You Move Out

December 20, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

Getting an offer on your home can certainly make it feel like the hard part is over, but even after the deal is sealed there’s still a lot to do when it comes to moving out. Whether you’re getting prepared for a future move or your buyer has just signed on the dotted line, here are the first steps to take once it’s certain your property is off the market.

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

December 19, 2016 by John · Leave a Comment 

Housing news was boosted by the National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index, which posted its highest readings since July of 2002. In other news, the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee voted to raise the federal funds rate and Fed Chair Janet Yellen gave a press conference. Mortgage rates rose and weekly jobless claims fell.

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