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May 23, 2018 in Uncategorized
Would-be homeowners often cite down payments as their biggest hurdle to buying a house. But according to new data, the city they live in could play a role in their savings habits. Could moving help them save that down payment faster?
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.
April 5, 2018 in Uncategorized
Single, female homebuyers are on the rise, according to a new survey, accounting for 18 percent of all home sales in 2017. Just 7 percent of home buyers last year were single males, while 65 percent were married couples – marking the third year in a row this segment has dipped.
March 29, 2018 in Uncategorized
The number of U.S. residents moving out of state has declined since the mid-80s. But according to new data, that trend might finally be ending thanks, in large part, to Millennials and Baby Boomers.
March 8, 2018 in Uncategorized
What’s better: a rental house or apartment? In most real estate markets today, you can get either a rental house or apartment, but is there a reason why one might be better than another? Figures from the National Multifamily Housing Council show that among renters, 43 percent live in single-family homes, 17 percent in small […]
March 7, 2018 in Uncategorized
Looking for a rental? A checklist makes it easier When it’s time to get a new rental it’s smart to have an apartment checklist. Whether you’re looking for a first apartment or moving up to something better everyone should have a list to protect their interests. Here are the 10 issues every apartment seeker needs […]
February 21, 2018 in Uncategorized
Don’t just take a mortgage because it’s fast or easy. Take a little time to shop for a mortgage and save thousands. Here’s how.
You don’t need to be an expert to negotiate a great mortgage. It only takes a few minutes if you follow these simple tips.
February 19, 2018 in Uncategorized
ARM loans can be a better deal when rates are rising ARM loans are an invisible part of the mortgage marketplace, but maybe that’s about to change. Since 2009 annual mortgage rates have been below 5 percent, and demand for adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) has been in the single digits. Ellie Mae reports that in December […]
February 17, 2018 in Uncategorized
Affordable homes: They’re out there Finding a neighborhood that’s within your budget and desirable to live in isn’t easy. Home prices continue to climb across the country, and many of the best cities with in-demand amenities are too expensive for first-time buyers. That does not mean affordable homes and areas don’t exist. Worthy areas – […]
February 16, 2018 in Uncategorized
Home prices are higher overall. But that does not necessarily mean housing has become less affordable.
February 15, 2018 in About Mortgages Economic News Essential Mortgage Miscellany Federal Reserve First-Time Home Buyers Forecasts Homeownership Topics Mortgage Rates Mortgage Strategy Real Estate Refinance Uncategorized
How useful is mortgage rate history? Mortgage rate history may sound a pretty boring topic. Indeed, you may subscribe to the Henry Ford school, which believes that all history is bunk. However, knowing how mortgage rates behaved in the past can help you understand what might happen to them in the future. That knowledge could […]
A mortgage for residential landlords Are you unfamiliar with the term “blanket mortgage?” Don’t worry. Plenty of professionals in the financial sector have never been near one. And they know little more about them than you do. But if you invest in real estate — perhaps as a residential landlord — you may find a blanket mortgage […]
Tips for landlords: how to avoid tenants who are identity thieves
2018 Conforming, FHA, & VA Loan Limits
Mortgage loan limits for every U.S. county, as published by Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)