What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 20th, 2018

February 20, 2018 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s weeks economic releases included readings on the NAHB Housing Market Index, housing starts and building permits issued and consumer sentiment. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were also released.

Questions and Answers Regarding Escrow Accounts

February 16, 2018 by John · Leave a Comment 

Whether you are purchasing a new home or you are considering applying to refinance your home, chances are the lender will require an escrow account.

4 Home Improvement Shortcuts That Can Lead to Disaster — and How to Avoid Them

February 14, 2018 by John · Leave a Comment 

Are you starting to get the renovation itch? With spring on the way, you might be tempted to launch those home improvement projects that you contemplated over the winter. However, as with any project, you will want to get things right. Let’s take a look at four renovation shortcuts that can lead to disaster and the steps you can take to avoid them.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 12th, 2018

February 12, 2018 by John · Leave a Comment 

Jerome “Jay” Powell was sworn in as Chair of the Federal Reserve amidst wild fluctuations in U.S. stock markets. Analysts attributed sliding stock prices to fears over inflation.

Sellin’ Ain’t Easy: 4 Reasons Why You Will Want to Engage a Professional Real Estate Sales Agent

February 9, 2018 by John · Leave a Comment 

Are you listing your home for sale this year? If so, you may be wondering just why you need the services of a real estate agent. Sure, it is theoretically possible to handle the entire process yourself and be successful. However, if you’re inexperienced, you may end up stumbling. Let’s explore four reasons why you will want to enlist the services of a professional real estate agent when you sell your home.

When Is the Right Time to Buy Your First Home? Use This Easy 4 Point Checklist

February 8, 2018 by John · Leave a Comment 

Are you growing tired of renting? Or perhaps you’ve recently graduated from college and are looking to set down some roots? Whatever the case, buying your first home is an exciting prospect. Let’s take a look at a quick and easy four-point checklist that you can use to determine if you are ready to buy your first home.

Case-Shiller Home Price Growth Ticks Upward in November Reading

February 7, 2018 by John · Leave a Comment 

Home prices increased in November, with national home prices up 0.70 percent month-to-month and 6.20 percent higher year-over year. Case-Shiller’s 20-City Home Price Index rose by 0.70 percent in the three-month period ending in November; nationally, home prices grew 6.20 percent year-over-year.

Recently Inherited a Home That You Don’t Need? Here’s How to Get It Sold Without Too Much Stress

February 6, 2018 by John · Leave a Comment 

Has a loved one or family member recently passed on and left you with their home? Inheriting a house can be a delightful gift, but it can also present a significant number of challenges that you must navigate. Let’s explore how to deal with an inherited house and, should you decide to, how to sell it without incurring too much stress.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 5th, 2018

February 5, 2018 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic releases included readings on pending home sales, Case-Shiller Home Price Indices and construction spending. The Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve released its monthly statement and weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were released. Last week’s economic readings wrapped with a report on consumer confidence.

Renovating in 2018? Cash-out Mortgage Refinancing Might Be the Best Way to Fund It

February 2, 2018 by John · Leave a Comment 

If you are a homeowner thinking about a significant home renovation in 2018, you have probably already considered your budget. As with any large project, you need to have the ability to pay the expected costs plus have a little bit extra set aside, just in case.

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