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January 22, 2018
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Buying a Car When You Have an Upside-Down Loan

Owing more on a car loan than the car is worth—called being “upside down” on a loan—can make buying a new vehicle difficult. The negative equity […]
March 24, 2018
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Expert Insights: Why Do Lenders Require a Down Payment?

It protects them should you default on the loan, especially if you fail to make payments in the early years of the loan when more is […]
March 27, 2018
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Mortgage Options When Interest Rates Are Rising

Mortgage rates have been relatively low for years. Seeing them inch up can cause home shoppers to panic and possibly put their home purchase on hold. […]
March 29, 2018
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Title Problems to Resolve Before Selling Your Home

Whether it’s embarrassment or a messy home sale transaction you want to avoid, clearing up some title restrictions before a home sale can make both less […]
March 30, 2018
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Refinance Options for Those With Low Credit Scores

Are you looking to refinance? Are you looking to refinance? If you want to get a second mortgage so you can make renovations to your home, […]
May 1, 2018

Keys to Buying a Second Home

If you’ve been thinking about buying a second home, now is a good time to take the leap. Mortgage rates are still historically low. But there […]
May 4, 2018
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Ask the Expert: Can a Home Inspection Help the Mortgage Process Along?

Today’s Ask the Expert column features Dan Steward, president of Pillar To Post Home Inspectors. Q: Should sellers get a home inspection to help the mortgage process […]
June 20, 2019

Your 6-Month Mortgage Rate Forecast

Both mortgage interest rates and home prices are projected to rise throughout 2019. If you plan on buying a home this year, the time is now! […]
July 13, 2019

The Effect Of Interest Rates Have On Your Buying Power

Whether the sales price is more important than the interest rate depends on your perspective. All real estate is local. This means whatever is happening in […]
September 13, 2019

How much should you put down when buying a home?

Your down payment plays an important role when you’re buying a home. A down payment is a percentage of your home’s purchase price that you pay upfront when you close your home loan.
September 28, 2019

What Is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy?

[INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: The “cost of waiting to buy” is defined as the additional funds necessary to buy a home if prices and interest rates were […]
November 8, 2019

VA Home Loans by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Veterans Administration (VA) Home Loan is a benefit that is available to more than 22 million veterans and 2 million active-duty service members to help them achieve the dream of homeownership.
December 27, 2019

2020 Forecast Shows Continued Home Price Appreciation

2020 Forecast Shows Continued Home Price Appreciation. The latest forecast from CoreLogic shows continued appreciation at 5.4% over the next year:
February 6, 2020

Public Servants Get 50% Off The Purchase Of Their Home

The HUD sponsors the Good Neighbor Next Door program to help police officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and elementary school teachers buy a house.
March 12, 2020

Equity Gain Growing in Nearly Every State

Rising home prices have been in the news a lot lately, and much of the focus is on whether they’re accelerating too quickly and how sustainable the growth
March 17, 2020

5 Simple Graphs Proving This Is NOT Like the Last Time

With all of the volatility in the stock market and uncertainty about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some are concerned we may be headed for another housing crash like the one we experienced from 2006-2008.
March 28, 2020

Why the Stock Market Correction Probably Won’t Impact Home Values

With the housing crash of 2006-2008 still visible in the rear-view mirror, many are concerned the current correction in the stock market is a sign that home values
May 2, 2020

Buying a Home Right Now: Easy? No. Smart? Yes.

According to ShowingTime, the real estate industry's leading showing management technology provider, buyers have started to reappear over the last several weeks. In the latest report, they revealed:
May 23, 2020

Experts Predict Economic Recovery Should Begin in the Second Half of the Year

Many economists indicate a recovery should begin to happen in the second half of this year. Here’s a look at what some of the experts have to say.
June 5, 2020

Home Prices: It’s All About Supply and Demand

Challenges associated with the current health crisis has many wondering what impact the economic slowdown will have on home prices.
June 17, 2020

Are You Ready for the Summer Housing Market?

As the health crisis started making its way throughout our country earlier this spring, sellers have been cautious about putting their homes on the market.
June 23, 2020

Things to Consider When Selling Your House (Summer 2020)

There are so many questions swirling around today about where the housing market is headed amid this economic slowdown.
July 15, 2020

Mortgage Rates Hit Record Lows for Three Consecutive Weeks

Over the past several weeks, Freddie Mac has reported the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropping to record lows, all the way down to 3.03%. Last week’s reported rate reached the lowest point in the history of the survey, which dates back to 1971.
August 4, 2020

Guidance and Support Are Key When Buying Your First Home

In June, the number of first-time homebuyers accounted for 35% of the existing homes sold, a trend that’s been building steadily throughout the year. According to the National Association of Realtors.