Posts Covering mortgage rates
May 20, 2018 in Buying a home
Buying a home means paying certain costs at specified times during the process. The earnest money check is one of the first things you’ll pay. But if things don’t work out, you usually get the money back.
May 18, 2018 in Buying a home
Types of homes and why they matter If you’re concerned about investing in property or getting a mortgage, some types of homes are better than others. In general, though, they break down into three categories: Single-family homes (including manufactured houses, modular homes and PUDs) Condominiums, co-ops or townhomes Multi-unit housing (duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes) Different […]
May 18, 2018 in Real Estate News
For home flippers seeking big returns, it seems Pennsylvania is the place to be. According to a new ranking, the average house flip brings in a 162.4 percent return on investment and nets owners more than $105,000 in profits.
May 18, 2018 in Mortgage Rates Now
May 17, 2018 in Mortgage Rates Now
May 17, 2018 in FICO & Credit Scores
The 820 credit score is the gold standard if you’re applying for a mortgage or any other loan. How much can you save by improving your score?
May 16, 2018 in Homeownership Topics
How to move and pay less If you’ve not changed addresses before, or if you have but would like to spend less, try these moving tips to save money: Be ruthless: the more stuff you get rid of now, the less you have to move. Charities, letgo, eBay and the old-school garage sale are good […]
May 16, 2018 in Mortgage Rates Now
May 16, 2018 in Renters
Renters in Las Vegas may want to reconsider their living situations. According to new data, the city has the highest year-over-year rent growth in the entire nation, with rent prices rising 5.3 percent since last February.
Rate shopping can save home buyers immensely on their mortgage loans, but apparently it doesn’t stop there. According to a new analysis from LendingTree, rate shopping in certain markets can save even more.
May 15, 2018 in Mortgage Rates Now
May 14, 2018 in Mortgage Rates Now
May 14, 2018 in FICO & Credit Scores
Free credit scores are not that hard to come by. But be careful what you’re getting into when you sign up for credit scores for free.
May 13, 2018 in Buying a home
How much do real estate agents make? And how do real estate agents get paid? Local custom generally determines who pays which closing costs, but everything is negotiable.
May 12, 2018 in Buying a home
Home inspections can help you dodge bullets While most home inspections go off without a hitch, no home is perfect. What you do with the results depends on the findings and how you structure your home purchase agreement. Here’s what to look for in a home inspection. Minor items can be fixed or ignored Major […]
May 11, 2018 in Buying a home
How do discount real estate brokers work? Do discount brokers save homebuyers money?
May 11, 2018 in Mortgage Rates Now
May 11, 2018 in Real Estate News
Home buyers looking for a place to build equity should look to the northwest. According to new data from Veros, that’s where homes will see the most appreciation over the next year. Home values in the Seattle metro alone are expected to jump 11.1 percent by next March.