The Quick and Easy Guide to Finding the Best Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home

September 21, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Is it time to move on from your house, townhouse or condo? If a sale is in your near future, you will want to start looking for a professional selling agent or broker to help manage the process. Let’s take a look at our quick and easy guide to finding the best real estate agent to handle your home sale.

NAHB: Builder Confidence Dips on Hurricane Damage

September 20, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Home builders had less confidence in housing market conditions in September. In the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, builders worried that ongoing shortages of construction labor and materials would worsen. NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald said that concerns over labor and building materials were “intensified,” but said that builder confidence was expected to return to high readings once rebuilding is underway.

Upgrading Your Home? 5 Great Reasons to Make the Switch to Hardwood Floors

September 19, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Are you tired of scouring the internet, trying to find the secret recipe for whatever will take stains out of your carpet? And the irritating annual steam cleaning ritual where your whole home is soaking wet for a couple of days? Ugh. If your old carpet has you down, it might be time for a change. In today’s blog post we’ll share five great reasons why you’ll want to make the switch from carpet to hardwood floors.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – September 18, 2017

September 18, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic readings release included reports on inflation, core inflation retail sales and retail sales excluding autos. Consumer sentiment, along with weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were also reported.

You Ask, We Answer: What Are the Fees and Costs That Come Along With a Mortgage?

September 15, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Have you been considering a mortgage for your next home purchase? As with any loan or financial product, there are a variety of fees and costs you may incur in the process of closing your mortgage. In today’s post, we’ll explore a few of these potential fees and the situations in which you may encounter them.

Selling Your Home? Here’s 3 Reasons Why You Won’t Want to Handle the Sale Yourself

September 14, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Are you thinking about selling your home? If so, you may be weighing the pros and cons of working with a professional real estate agent. Let’s take a quick look at three great reasons why you won’t want to handle the sale yourself.

3 Useful Tips for First-time Homebuyers Trying to Navigate the System

September 13, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Whether you’re tired of renting, need more space or want to make an upgrade, buying your first home is the solution. However, if you have never participated in the market before it can be a bit daunting at first. Let’s explore a few useful tips that are helpful for first-time homebuyers who are new to the process of buying real estate.

Ready to Buy Your First Home? Don’t Forget to Check Your Credit Score – Here’s Why

September 12, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

If you are planning on engaging with a mortgage lender, you’ll need to have your finances in order. In today’s post, we’ll share a few key reasons why you’ll want to check your credit score well in advance of buying your first home.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – September 11, 2017

September 11, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic news was slim due to the Labor Day Holiday. Scheduled releases included the Fed’s Beige Book Report and weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims.

Selling Your Home? 3 Secrets to Getting the Best Price

September 8, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Are you ready to sell your home? Whether you’re just starting to make your plans or you’re ready to list now, you likely want to know how you can get top dollar. It’s going to take more than just throwing up a high price on the listing and waiting for a buyer to show up with a check. With that in mind, here are three secrets to ensuring that when you sell your house or condo, you get the best possible price.

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