Category Archives: Mortgage interest rates

What Does It Take To Buy Your First Home?


There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they are married and have a … Continue reading

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Home Prices: Past, Present & Future


CoreLogic released their most current Home Price Index last week. In the report, they revealed home appreciation in three categories: percentage appreciation over the last year, over the last month and projected over the next twelve months. Here are state … Continue reading

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What You Really Need To Qualify For A Mortgage


A recent survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is actually necessary to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. The study pointed out two major misconceptions that we want … Continue reading

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NAR Reports Reveal 2 Reasons to Sell This Winter


We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when demand is high and the supply of that item is limited. The last two major reports issued by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed information that suggests that now … Continue reading

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How Much Difference Does Interest Rate Make?


Some Highlights: Interest rates have come a long way in the last 30 years. The interest rate you secure directly impacts your monthly payment and the amount of house that you can afford. Experts predict that rates will increase by … Continue reading

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Homeownership Remains a Huge Part of the “American Dream”


There have been some who have voiced doubt as to whether or not the younger generations still consider buying a home as being part of the “American Dream”. A studyby Merrill Lynch puts that doubt to rest. According to their research, every … Continue reading

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Family Wealth Grows as Home Equity Builds


With residential real estate values rising quite substantially in most parts of the country over the last few years, many homeowners are seeing a major increase in their family’s wealth as equity continues to build in their house. A recent … Continue reading

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