Mortgage rates have been on a roller coaster ride this year, rising and falling amid inflationary pressures and economic uncertainty. And even the experts are divided when it comes to predicting where rates are headed next.1 This climate has been unsettling for some homebuyers and sellers. However, with proper planning, you can work toward… Continue reading 8 Strategies to Secure a Lower Mortgage Rate
You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and stability to save for a long-term goal. It also helps you get favorable rates from lenders. But there can actually… Continue reading WHICH DOWN PAYMENT STRATEGY IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
Summer’s over but there’s still plenty of time to kick back and relax in your own private backyard oasis. Find ideas to enhance your backyard below. If you’re still looking for your dream home, you’ll also find warning signs to watch for in a listing as well as tips to make moving furniture into a small space easier.
What is an appraisal? A home appraisal is an unbiased estimate of the true (or fair market) value of what a home is worth. All lenders order an appraisal during the mortgage loan process so that there is an objective way to access the home’s market value and ensure that the amount of money requested… Continue reading Should You Remove the Appraisal Contingency When Purchasing Residential Property?
So, you’re ready to take the ultimate step and buy your own home. Whether you are buying a single-family home, condo or townhouse here are a couple of tips that will help you get the home of your dreams and take away some of the stress with the purchase of a home. Let sellers know… Continue reading January 2018 – New Year – New Home Buyers Looking to Purchase Property