When you’re in the process of looking for a home, everyone worries whether they’re making a good investment. The truth is, if you’re buying a home you can afford that you love, it’s worth it. Not convinced? OK, well here’s some really good news: mortgage rates are still pretty low. Wondering where your mortgage rate […]
If you’re like many first time home buyers, you might be thinking about how to tackle making your house a home while also thinking about the potential resale value. You’ve probably heard the (good) advice to think carefully about making expensive additions that may not appeal to the majority of home buyers (looking at you, […]
When spring is in full swing, it can feel like there just isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done (even with the precious extra sunlight). The good news is, it’s a great time to make long-term home improvements that will save you plenty of time and won’t break the bank. Even better, […]
I have a little secret when it comes to sharing predictions: it’s difficult to anticipate trends at any time, but this year is especially challenging, given that so many governmental and economic factors are at play. That doesn’t change the fact that thousands of home buyers this year will realize their dreams of home ownership, […]
How do you start your search for a new home? Browse real estate listings online? Plug some numbers into an automatic mortgage calculator to estimate your budget? Ask your friends and family to recommend a trusted real estate agent? If so, you likely have lots of company. Once you’ve decided to dive in and start […]
It’s not a complicated equation. The longer a retirement, the more money it requires. But, figuring out how to deal with the reality of a retirement that could last 30 years or more is where the simplicity ends. Fortunately, there are multiple strategies for finding solutions, and a skilled financial advisor can discuss ways to […]
Life isn’t always smooth sailing, but homeowners with equity could access cash or a line of credit to combat stormy seas. Wondering which type of loan is right for you? Take a look at the following excursions to find out. All aboard!
Transitioning into a comfortable retirement typically requires hard work, careful planning and the ability to reconcile your financial health with long-held aspirations. However, if retirement is nearing and the resulting fixed income threatens to derail the lifestyle you imagined, an underutilized and often misunderstood tool could get you back on track. Add Income, Reduce Costs […]
After surviving the stresses of a home search, completing the checklist for a successful closing, and managing the logistics of moving, you’ve finally reached the end of the process, right? Well, almost. While self-congratulations are certainly in order, there’s one more step you don’t want to overlook. Fortunately, its simplicity and cost-saving results provide ample […]
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Kathie Thomas, CFE kicked off 2019 by joining national mortgage lender Open Mortgage as Executive Vice President of Lending Operations. Thomas brings not only 39 years of mortgage banking expertise and knowledge as a Certified Fraud Examiner, but enthusiasm and energy to the role. “Every person I met before joining Open […]
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