Selling Your Home? 3 Ways You Can Use Your Social Network to Speed up Your Sale

February 28, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

There are many traditional ways to sell your home, from the MLS listings to a sign in the front yard. However, the ease of the Internet and the utility of social media can make it easier than ever to find the right buyer. If you’re getting prepared to put your home on the market and are trying to determine a strategy, here are some ways you can use social media to improve your selling odds.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 27, 2017

February 27, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s readings on new and existing home sales provided further evidence of strengthening housing markets. Both categories of home sales exceeded December’s readings. Consumer sentiment was lower in February than for January and average rates were mixed with fixed rates higher and the rate for 5/1 adjustable rate mortgages lower. Consumer sentiment lower in February.

Buying Small, Living Large: 4 Big Pros to Buying a Smaller House or Condo

February 24, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Are you on the hunt for a more efficient living space? Whether you’re a first-time buyer or downsizing from a larger home, buying small can still mean living big. Let’s explore four positives to living in a smaller, more intimate house or condo.

Real Estate Investing: How to Find — and Hang on to — Great Rental Tenants

February 23, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

It’s great news if you have enough financial capital that you have the option of investing in a rental property, but being able to afford it is only half the battle. Since you’ll need to find and keep the right renters in order to make a profit, here are some ways that you can ensure your property will be a financial benefit.

4 Misconceptions About Reverse Mortgages — and Why You May Decide You Want One

February 22, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

With so many mortgage products available on the market, it can be hard to know which ones will serve you best as a homeowner. As a result, there are many mistruths surrounding reverse mortgage products. Let’s clear away some of the misconceptions.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 21, 2017

February 21, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic releases included readings on housing starts, building permits issued and the National Association of Home Builders/ Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. Fed Chair Janet Yellen testified before the House Finance Committee and consumer spending and core consumer spending reports were also released. Mortgage rates and new jobless claims were little changed week-to-week.

5 Things Nobody Tells You About Selling Your First Home

February 17, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

It’s often so exciting to think of buying a new home that homeowners forget about the sale, but there are a lot of details involved in putting a home on the market. Whether you’re just considering selling or are readying to put your home up, here are some things you might not know about the process.

DIY Weekend Projects: Replace Your Tired Light Fixtures With Newer, Modern Options

February 16, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

There are a variety of cool, modernized light fixtures that will be sure to jazz up any living space, but these trendy items can often come with a high price tag. Instead of going out and spending a bundle, how about staying inside over the weekend for a unique do-it-yourself project? If you’re looking to make a new light fixture, here are some fun designs to put at the top of your list.

The 2017 Mortgage Rate Outlook: Here’s What the Experts Are Saying

February 15, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

The post-election period is often one of uncertainty, and the time since the 2016 election has been no different with regards to market force and the financial world. With a new administration taking office, there are many questions regarding how Donald Trump’s presidency will impact the market and your mortgage.

Trying to Sell Your Home Without a Real Estate Agent Is a Big Mistake — Here’s Why

February 14, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Whether you’re new to the real estate game or you’ve bought and sold a home before, there are many details involved in selling. It can be enticing to think about taking on the responsibility yourself and going it alone, but there are a number of reasons it’s wise to use a real estate agent.

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