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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 29, 2016

Last week’s economic reports included Existing and New Home Sales and Consumer Confidence along with regularly scheduled weekly reports on mortgage rates and new jobless claims. Continue reading

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Saving Money For the Down Payment of Your New Home

With all the expenses that go into monthly living and the temptations that come along with life, saving money for the down payment on your new home can be quite a struggle for many people. If you’re having a hard time saving and are wondering what you can do to ensure a higher bank balance next month, here are a few things that may pose a risk getting the home of your dreams. Continue reading

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December Home Prices Rise According To S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index

Home prices rose slightly in December according to S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Indices released Tuesday. According to the S&P Case-Shiller 20-City Home Price Index, which covers cities representing all nine US Census divisions, home prices rose 5.40 percent year-over-year in December as compared to November’s reading of 5.20 percent. Continue reading

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Help Available To Struggling Homeowners Set To End In 2016

If you haven’t heard of HARP refinancing and you’re a homeowner who’s looking for a lower interest rate, this may be the right solution to your payment woes. Instead of letting the opportunity blow by, here’s all you need to know before this option ends in 2016. Continue reading

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Ready to Move in to Your New Home? Not So Fast! Take Care of These 3 Items Before the Big Move

With the excitement involved in moving into a new home and all of the things that need to be done, it can be easy to forget a few important things before you load up the moving van. If the day of departure is drawing closer and you’re mulling over the final details, here are some items you may want to check off the list first. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 22, 2016

Last week’s economic news included the NAHB Housing Market Index, Commerce Department releases on housing starts and building permits and minutes of the most recent meeting of the Fed’s FOMC meeting. Continue reading

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The First Step in Selling Your House

If we could say only one word to our clients before they start the process of selling their homes, it would be “research.” Research is the crucial first step in selling your home. What do we mean by this? Well, we’ll cover … Continue reading

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3 Quick Painting Tips For Your Walls

Whether you happen to be a painting pro or you’ve never dared to pick up a roller, there are a few tricks of the trade that professionals use to make a paint job look its best. Here are a few tips from those who know best. Continue reading

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Buying a New Home? Learn How the ‘Conforming Loan Limit’ Might Affect Your Purchase

‘Conforming loan limit’ may be a less familiar real estate term than the rest, but here are some things you’ll need to know about it and what it could mean for your biggest investment. Continue reading

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New Home Construction Seen As A Possible Solution To Pent Up Demand For Homes

Builder confidence in markets for new homes fell three points in February to a reading of 58. January’s reading was revised upward to 61. Builders have repeatedly expressed concerns shortages of labor and lots for development, but continue to express confidence in future sales conditions. Continue reading

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