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21 02, 2017

Why A Home Equity Loan Might Be a Smart Choice as Rates Rise

By |February 21st, 2017|Loans|Comments Off on Why A Home Equity Loan Might Be a Smart Choice as Rates Rise

In recent years, home equity loans have gone the way of boy bands. So last-century. In an era of low interest rates, home equity lines of credit and cash-out refinances […]

14 02, 2017

8 Tips for Refinancing as Mortgage Rates Rise

By |February 14th, 2017|Mortgages|Comments Off on 8 Tips for Refinancing as Mortgage Rates Rise

So you want to refinance, but mortgage rates are rising. Don’t worry — you haven’t missed the boat on your refi opportunity. Mortgage rates are still historically low, and they […]

7 02, 2017

Credit Scoring Changes May Smooth Path to Homeownership

By |February 7th, 2017|Home Buyers|Comments Off on Credit Scoring Changes May Smooth Path to Homeownership

Imagine mortgage credit standards as a roadway, connecting lenders with potential borrowers who dream of owning a home. What in the mid-2000s was a wide-open superhighway with few barriers became, […]

24 01, 2017

Rising Home Values Can Boost Your Mortgage Refinance

By |January 24th, 2017|Mortgages|Comments Off on Rising Home Values Can Boost Your Mortgage Refinance

Rising mortgage rates are cutting the flow of mortgage refinances to a trickle. By now, many people who could have benefited from a lower rate have done so. However, if […]

17 01, 2017

Why January Is the Best Time to Buy a Home

By |January 17th, 2017|Home Buyers|Comments Off on Why January Is the Best Time to Buy a Home

Spring and summer are historically the most popular times to buy a home. The weather is warm, inventory is high and the school year is winding down or done. But […]

10 01, 2017

How the Trump Presidency Will Impact Housing in 2017

By |January 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How the Trump Presidency Will Impact Housing in 2017

Donald Trump, the real estate tycoon, will be our nation’s 45th president. That’s good news for the housing industry, right? Well, there’s a lot to consider. Here’s how the Trump […]

3 01, 2017

Reverse Mortgage Line of Credit Could Fund Long-Term Care

By |January 3rd, 2017|Mortgages|Comments Off on Reverse Mortgage Line of Credit Could Fund Long-Term Care

There’s a 70% chance that people over 65 will need some kind of long-term care, including services such as home care, assisted living and skilled nursing, according to government statistics.

There […]

26 12, 2016

9 Facts About FHA Loans

By |December 26th, 2016|Home Buyers, Mortgages|Comments Off on 9 Facts About FHA Loans

Think you can’t qualify to buy a home? Don’t give up hope. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA), a government agency, allows borrowers to take advantage of a low down payment, […]

21 12, 2016

Homeownership Drops Sharply for Millennials

By |December 21st, 2016|Home Buyers|Comments Off on Homeownership Drops Sharply for Millennials

 

 
The housing market has come a long way from the Great Recession, but the recovery is leaving certain groups behind.
 

A Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau and mortgage […]

12 12, 2016

How Energy Efficiency Upgrades Can Increase Your Home’s Value

By |December 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Energy Efficiency Upgrades Can Increase Your Home’s Value

Energy efficiency upgrades can not only shrink your utility bill; they can also increase the value of your home.

Homebuyers are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of energy-efficient homes. In […]