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Feb 8 2017

If you’re planning on buying a home in early 2017, you can expect a substantially different housing market from the beginning of 2016. How could this impact you as a potential homebuyer? While there is still uncertainty in the economy and housing market (and predictions are often wrong), here are some things to consider: Homes […]

Feb 7 2017

There is nothing quite like homeownership. You have a chance to buy a place you love, decorate it as you please, and also make an investment into your financial future. But if you’ve ever looked into buying a home, you have probably heard experts saying that you need at least 20% of the value of […]

Feb 6 2017

Since the November presidential election, mortgage interest rates have moved higher. And while mortgage interest rates have decreased from post-election highs, many housing analysts expect higher rates throughout 2017. Though there’s no guarantee mortgage rates will continue to rise, it’s important to know how to secure the lowest rate for your mortgage. If you’re planning […]

Feb 2 2017

There is more to purchasing a home than the cost of the home itself. There is the interest rate, which you and your lender have likely already factored into your monthly payment. There are also the fees of the real estate agent, if any. These types of costs are frequently discussed throughout the lending process. […]

Jan 31 2017

Throughout the real estate process, you’ll find yourself coming across critically important terms you may not yet be familiar with. Two terms that can be especially confusing are “inspection” and “appraisal.” Both of these are similar, in that an expert walks through a property in order to spot trouble areas, but they both play very […]

Jan 26 2017

As discussed in part one and part two in our identity theft blog series, everyone is at risk of  identity theft. But by learning how identity theft occurs, and staying alert for signs that it happened, you can create strategies that help prevent it. Unfortunately, there is no one single tool or action (or combined […]

Jan 25 2017

Are you self-employed? If so, you’re part of a rapidly growing segment of the US economy. In fact, an October 2016 study found that America’s freelancing economy has grown to 55 million people, or 35% of the entire workforce. Getting a mortgage can be harder and more expensive if you’re self employed, but there are […]

Jan 17 2017

Buying a property is both an investment, and your chance to have a home for you and your family. It is a financial decision that is not to be taken lightly, and throughout the process it is important to ask questions, stay informed, and make sure that you are making the best choice for your […]

Jan 5 2017

For many, your house is more than the place you live. It is your largest investment, and your way of securing a better financial future for yourself and your family. It is this investment potential that pushes people to buy instead of rent, because they want the money they spend on the home to come […]

Dec 27 2016

As we head into 2017, it’s common to reflect on your past year and make resolutions for the new year. While typical resolutions often include eating healthier or becoming more organized, what about taking stock of your finances and making financial resolutions? While everyone’s financial situation is unique, here are some strategies and goals that […]

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