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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Be Prepared for Your Mortgage Pre-approval Interview

So – you’ve completed an initial mortgage pre-qualification and now you’re ready to take the next step and meet with your lender or mortgage advisor for the pre-approval interview. Are you ready? Let’s take a quick look at a few questions you should know the answers to before you go in for a mortgage pre-approval. Continue reading

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Contemporary Oahu Luxury Home with Endless Ocean View

This Oahu luxury home sits at the very top of the prestigious Na Pali Haweo development in Hawaii Kai; bringing privacy and endless views of the Pacific Ocean, Koko Head to Diamond Head, and beautiful sunsets.

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Winter Staging: How to Make Your Home Look Beautiful when It’s Miserable Outside

When the weather outside is frightful, you may feel anything but delightful if you’re hoping to attract potential homebuyers. When you’re staging a home for sale, you want to make it as appealing as possible – especially during the winter months. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – December 29, 2014

Last week’s economic news included several housing related reports. Housing markets continue to cool as November reports on existing and new home sales fell below expectations. New Jobless claims were lower than expected by 10,000 claims. Continue reading

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How Can I Calculate My Mortgage Amount?

There are a few different factors that contribute to your mortgage amount. You must consider all of these factors when calculating your costs. Remember, you are not only paying for the funds that you are borrowing, but you are also … Continue reading

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What Should I Avoid during My Efforts to Obtain Home Financing?

Nothing should stand in the way of you and your dream home, especially not a lack of funds. That is why there are home financing options available to assist you. By avoiding a few actions, you can aid your chances … Continue reading

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Existing Home Sales Dip to Lowest Level since May

Sales of existing homes dropped to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 4.93 million as compared to expectations of a 5.18 million existing homes sold. Projections were based on October’s reading of 5.25 million. Continue reading

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Moving This Winter? Here Are 5 Relocation Tips That Will Help Ease the Stress of Moving

Moving is not exactly enjoyable at any time of the year, but it can be especially stressful in the winter. Moving all of your items when it is snowing and blowing outside makes things a lot tougher. However, if you prepare accordingly and have the right attitude, you’ll find that your move will go much smoother. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – December 22, 2014

Last week’s scheduled economic events were few but informative. Housing related reports included the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index for December, which stayed close to a nine-year high reading of 59 in September. December’s reading was 57 and fell two points shy of the expected reading of 59. Continue reading

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Make Over a Room by Adding New Light Fixtures

Light is an important design element that can be used to influence your interior decor in a number of ways. In fact, you can experience a major transformative change on the overall style and ambiance of a room by making a few simple lighting changes. Continue reading

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