How Do You Maximize Your Open House Visit?

So you decided to buy a new home. You then scoured for hours looking for an affordable and suitable property online, compared lenders and processed your financing documents. Before long, you’ll be on the lookout for sale signs on the street and if you’re lucky,...

Why You Should Include an Appraisal Contingency in Your Offer

Making an offer on a home is a huge deal. Having the seller accept that offer is an even bigger deal. In a matter of weeks or months, you could become a homeowner. However, before you start jumping for joy, you should understand the different contingencies you should...

So You Have a House Now. What Else Do You Need?

So now you’ve got your priced house key finally on your hands. After months of waiting and negotiating and signing seemingly endless real estate documents, you’re finally free to move in and settle into a new life. You might think: ”The worst is over.”Or so you...

How to Prepare for a HELOC Reset

If you are like millions of other Americans, you may be about to enter a HELOC reset. Just what does that mean? Remember that HELOC you took out around 10 years ago? It’s about to reset, meaning your payments are about to skyrocket.Get Matched with a Lender, Click...

Can You Refinance Your Home While in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Filing for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy does not mean that you are ineligible for new credit. This form of bankruptcy allows you to keep personal property and even the debts you have. The program simply restructures the debts so that you can pay them off within the next 3 to...

Mortgage Applications Slide Down in Latest Weekly Survey

In the week ending July 7, the volume of mortgage applications had acutely gone down 7.4 percent for the previous week. This data** is reported by the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey.SURVEY HIGHLIGHTSThe overall Market...

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Fed Defers Rate Hike as CPI Remains Unchanged

The Federal Reserve (Fed) decided to keep the target range for the federal funds rate between 1 and 1.25 percent. This is in line with its economic data which shows inflation running below its targeted 2% threshold and as confirmed by the Consumer Price Index that...

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Homebuying Tips for the Season

Seasonality is probably something you did not think about when you first decided to get a home. But it’s a big factor in homebuying and could dictate the price options that are available to you.Aside from inventory and demand factors, there are also quite a checklist...

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Fed Raises Benchmark Rate Again, How Will This Affect You?

The Federal Reserve (Fed) raised its benchmark rate by a quarter percentage point, from 1% to 1.25%effective June 15, 2017. A reading of the Fed’s policymaking body, Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)’s statement signals that this won’t be the last rate hike this...

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