Mar 29 2017

When it comes to home loans, there are usually three numbers that borrowers pay attention to. The first is the total amount of the mortgage, in order to make sure that the amount covers the cost of the home. The second is the amount they are going to pay each month, which affects how easily […]

Mar 27 2017

Interested in tiny homes? You’re far from alone! Fueled by growing demand from millennials under the age of 35, there are an estimated 10,000 tiny homes in the United States. Tiny homes range from 100 to 400 square feet (the typical American home is around 2,600 square feet), and provide a combination of lower debt, […]

Mar 23 2017

FHA loans are one of the most common types of mortgages, especially for first time home buyers, and those without enough money available for a down payment. Backed and insured by the Federal Housing Administration, these loans allow borrowers to buy a home with a lower down payment and generous terms. FHA loans are some […]

Mar 22 2017

Your home is your greatest asset. The longer you live in your home, the more you will develop equity that you can then use to make other important financial decisions. But you may not want to live in your home forever. Your family status may change, or you may simply find a property that better […]

Mar 21 2017

Are you retired and thinking about moving to a new location? This is common, as 64% of retirees expect to move at least once during retirement. Whether you want to relocate to a warmer state or move across your city to be near your grandchildren, there’s a home loan that could help make this happen: […]

Mar 20 2017

If you’re thinking about buying your first home, you have much to look forward to. In addition to being an excellent investment, owning a home provides you with stability, comfort, and privacy. While many US housing markets are increasingly unaffordable for first-time homebuyers, there are exceptions, and Bankrate recently ranked the top five most affordable […]

Mar 16 2017

When it comes to homes, insulation matters! And according to recent research, 90% of US homes are under-insulated. If you’re one of the many Americans living in an under-insulated home, here are six reasons to consider adding insulation: It helps keep your home comfortable If your home feels uncomfortably cold during winter or hot during […]

Mar 15 2017

If you’re planning on buying a home with a mortgage, you can expect substantial paperwork during the mortgage application process. This paperwork helps lenders verify important information about you, such as your income history and overall financial stability. If you begin gathering important documents several months before applying for a mortgage, it can help make […]

Mar 14 2017

As we move into March, spring is on our doorstep, and temperatures are warming in much of the country. For homeowners (and soon-to-be homeowners), this means spring cleaning! While there are many good articles offering spring cleaning tips, another task goes with spring cleaning and is often overlooked: spring pest control. Spring pest control begins […]

Mar 13 2017

February was another busy month in the mortgage industry. Here are some recent highlights and helpful articles: Goldman Sachs: Mortgage interest rates will rise to 5.5% by 2019 Goldman Sachs’ analysts are predicting the 30-year mortgage rate to rise to 5.5% in 2019, an increase 1.5% over several years. Key takeaway: while predictions are often […]

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