Apr 25, 2017

Mortgage rates are on the rise, and that means if you have been putting off a refinance, it may be time to hurry. The longer you wait, the more likely the interest rates will increase – at least in today’s economy – and that reduces the value of refinancing in the future. Refinancing is not […]

Apr 24, 2017

If you’re a single parent looking for a home loan, it can seem challenging to find one that suits your needs. Although mortgage lenders generally don’t look at marital status when reviewing home loan applications, they do look at the following: Debt and payment obligations Total household income Net income after taxes, credit scores, and […]

Apr 20, 2017

If you’re starting the homebuying process, it’s normal to feel confused by the different loan types.   One of the best ways to address your concerns is learning as much as possible. After watching our new five minute video, you’ll know about the major home loans, including down payment information, and which loan could be […]

Apr 19, 2017

Over the past several years the economy has improved. The stock market recently reached an all time high, investments have risen, and the unemployment rate has dropped. Now that the economy has improved, interest rates are starting a slow climb to pre-2008 levels. Recently, the Federal Reserve increased the interest rates by a quarter of […]

Apr 18, 2017

If you recently bought your first home (or are planning on it), you have much to look forward to. It’s also important to protect your property. New homeowners are especially vulnerable to  security risks as you’re likely new to your neighborhood and just beginning to understand your home. Here are six ways for new homeowners […]

Apr 13, 2017

If you or a family member are considering a reverse mortgage, it’s important to research them beforehand. Websites such as the Federal Trade Commission provide excellent and credible information on reverse mortgages, and are a great place to start your research. This blog has also provided information on specific situations where a reverse mortgage could […]

Apr 12, 2017

Is your property the perfect home and the perfect investment? If you’re like most homeowners, there are upgrades, renovations, and restorations you can make on your property that will either increase its value, or help improve how comfortable you are with the look and feel of your home. For that, you need to make changes, […]

Apr 11, 2017

Residential properties are great investments. That’s why homeowners often want to purchase more than one. These properties usually fall into one of two categories: Investment properties Second homes Regardless of your purchase, you’ll likely need to take out a new mortgage on a new property while continuing to live in (and pay for) your current […]

Apr 10, 2017

Your home is an investment you can use for financial purposes in the future. For example, some seniors 62 and older take out reverse mortgages, while others take out home loans. But you may find that you need access to extra financing during specific scenarios. That could mean your best option is a Home Equity […]

Apr 6, 2017

Spring has arrived, and along with it, increased storm chances in much of the US (especially the midwest and southeast). Whether your home is in an area that gets strong spring storms, tornadoes, or high winds, preparing it for these events can help prevent damage. Here are six things you can do to prepare your […]