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May 28 2019

Don’t believe it if someone tells you that an entrepreneur or small business owner can’t get approved for a mortgage—there are plenty of self-employed borrowers enjoying their own homes. But like any life change, it’s important to approach the mortgage process with your eyes wide open, and you should plan to come prepared to mitigate […]

May 23 2019

For most people, a lot of brainpower goes into buying a home—especially if it’s your first. So it’s tempting to go in search of an easy, clear-cut “rule of thumb” that tells you what you can afford, like a price-to-income guideline. This may have worked in the past (when many assumed you could afford a […]

May 2 2019

Given the stakes, selling your home and buying a new one is traditionally a cautious and deliberative process. Preparing your home for sale and choosing the right realtor takes time. Finding the neighborhood and schools that fit your needs is too important to rush.   But what happens when time becomes a luxury you can’t […]

Apr 16 2019

The way we find our dream home has shifted dramatically over the last decade, and it’s not hard to see why: technology’s influence in real estate has completely changed the game. Long gone are the days of scouring newspaper ads or simply relying on a referral from a friend. According to the National Association of […]

Apr 9 2019

In light of changing environmental concerns, it’s natural to wonder how we as individuals can help the planet. For many of us, that starts with our homes. And there’s good news: there are ways we can make changes that are likely to save money in the long run, and a mortgage that can help get […]

Apr 4 2019

These days, you don’t have to channel surf for very long to come across a television show about renovating, or flipping, a home for profit. The transformation of a neglected and dilapidated house into a gorgeous, functional property makes it easy to draw in viewers. But what does the fascination with flipping mean for homeowners […]

Mar 11 2019

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 […]

Feb 28 2019

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, […]

Feb 26 2019

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 […]

Feb 7 2019

Where does one begin when they start house hunting? The first step is talking to a mortgage lender before you house search so you know what you can really afford. The second is to find a real estate agent you trust to represent you as a buyer. But even with a great agent, those living […]

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