Selling Your House? 3 Strange Questions That Potential Buyers Might Ask and How to Answer Them

October 20, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Are you listing your home for sale now, or in the near future? If so, you have probably come to terms with the fact that soon you’ll be having strangers tour through your home asking all kinds of questions about it. In today’s blog post we’ll take a look at three strange questions that buyers might ask and how to approach answering them.

Worried That Your Past Student Loan Debt Might Delay Buying a Home? Here’s What to Do

October 19, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Whether you are just about to graduate college or you have been out for a few years, there’s a good chance you’re carrying some amount of student loan debt. It seems that news headlines are regularly pointing out that the nation’s graduates are suffering from the stress of student debt. Moreover, that pressure can be even worse for those who are looking to buy a home and start putting some roots down in the local community.

Home Builder Sentiment Highest in Five Months

October 18, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Builder sentiment rebounded in October after lagging during summer months. The National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index reading for October was four points higher than the expected reading of 64 and September’s reading, which was also 64. Any NAHB Housing Market Index reading over 50 is considered positive.

Let’s Talk Closets: Why a Walk-in Closet Is a Must Have for Any New Home Buyer

October 17, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Are you in the market for a new house or condo? Whether you’re looking for something luxurious or intimate, you’ll want to ensure that you have enough space for all of life’s necessities. Many home buyers focus on bedrooms, bathrooms and living areas as their top priorities. But have you given any thought to your closet space?

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – October 16, 2017

October 16, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic reports included minutes of the Fed’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting held in September along with releases on inflation and weekly reports on mortgage rates and new jobless claims.

4 Home Staging Ideas That Are Heavy on the “Wow” Factor but Light on the Wallet

October 13, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Staging is one of the most important aspects of any home sale. The more attractive your home is to potential buyers, the faster you can finalize the sale and move on. With that in mind, let’s explore four home staging ideas that won’t cost a fortune but are sure to impress your buyers.

Buying an Older Home? Watch Out for These 3 Key Flaws That Could Spell Trouble

October 12, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Are you a fan of homes with a bit more character than newer, modern designs? Whether in pristine condition or more of a “fixer upper,” older homes are incredibly popular in cities across the country. However, there are some key factors to consider if you’re thinking about buying a home built decades ago before modern standards were enforced.

How to Use a Mortgage to Buy a Home After Going Through a Bankruptcy

October 11, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

While it is sometimes the best option to get your finances repaired, the bankruptcy and following discharge period can be tough. However, while it may delay things for a couple of years, the good news is that even a bankruptcy won’t stop you from borrowing a mortgage to buy a home. In today’s article, we will share some insight into how you can get a mortgage loan after going through bankruptcy.

Buying a New Home? Here’s Why Mortgage Pre-Approval Should Be Your First Step

October 10, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Are you thinking about buying a new house, condo or apartment? Whether you are upgrading, downsizing or investing, if you intend on borrowing the funds you’ll need to be pre-approved for a mortgage. In today’s blog post we’ll explore mortgage pre-approval and why this should be one of your first steps in buying a new home.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – October 9, 2017

October 9, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Fixed mortgage rates rose by two basis points last week as the average rate for a 5/1 adjustable rate mortgage dropped by two basis points. Construction spending returned to positive territory, but job growth dropped in public and private sectors. National unemployment was lower.

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