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3 Reasons Why Your Mortgage Lender Might Ask for Your Tax Returns – And Why You Should Provide Them
March 26, 2015 |

3 Reasons Why Your Mortgage Lender Might Ask for Your Tax Returns – And Why You Should Provide Them

Typically, a mortgage lender will include a request for least the last two to three years of your income tax returns with this documentation. There are several reasons why a lender may need to review your tax returns and why you should provide requested documentation as soon it is requested.

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The Mortgage Pre-approval Letter: Why It’s Important and How to Get One
March 12, 2015 |

The Mortgage Pre-approval Letter: Why It’s Important and How to Get One

While you may feel as though you have taken the preliminary steps necessary to prepare yourself to buy a home, it is important that you also get a mortgage pre-approval letter for your financing before you starting hunting for that perfect house or condo.

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Missed a Mortgage Payment? How to Ensure It Doesn’t Affect Your Credit Score
March 10, 2015 |

Missed a Mortgage Payment? How to Ensure It Doesn’t Affect Your Credit Score

If you pay attention to your credit rating, you may be well aware that a single late payment reflected on your credit report can result in a decline in your scores. In some cases, the decline can be rather significant, and you will have to work hard to make regular payments over a period of time to show that you remain creditworthy and to rebuild your credit score.

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Home and Garden

Three Unique Upgrades That Will Drive Your Home’s Resale Price Through the Roof
March 20, 2015 |

Three Unique Upgrades That Will Drive Your Home’s Resale Price Through the Roof

If you are a homeowner, you should always be thinking about ways that you can boost the resale value of your home. Whether you are planning on putting the home on the market, or simply want to be prepared for the future, there are upgrades that can make your property more desirable.

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4 Natural Cleaning Tips Every Kitchen Needs
[ 0 ] March 18, 2015 |

4 Natural Cleaning Tips Every Kitchen Needs

When it comes to a clean, chemical-free zone, there is probably no room more suitable than the kitchen. This video will show you how to quickly and conveniently make your own natural cleansers.

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Selling Your Home in 2015? Boost Your Resale Value with These Three Inexpensive Renovations
February 20, 2015 |

Selling Your Home in 2015? Boost Your Resale Value with These Three Inexpensive Renovations

To get top dollar for your home, renovations may be necessary. However, some renovations can prove costly and they don’t always add value to your home. Here are three inexpensive renovations that are sure to improve the resale value of your home.

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Home Buyer Tips

Have You Outgrown Your Current Home? Here Are Five Easy Ways to Tell if It’s Time to Upgrade
March 13, 2015 |

Have You Outgrown Your Current Home? Here Are Five Easy Ways to Tell if It’s Time to Upgrade

Your home is your castle, your own little piece of the American dream. But lately, your little corner of the world has been feeling cramped and you find yourself eyeing those larger homes. Is it time to pull up stakes and move on from your starter home?

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Saving Up for Your First Home? Our Guide to Finding Ways to Save Your Down Payment Faster
February 18, 2015 |

Saving Up for Your First Home? Our Guide to Finding Ways to Save Your Down Payment Faster

If your goal is to purchase a home, you may find that it is challenging to save up enough money for your down payment. While this is something that many first time home buyers struggle with, it is by no means insurmountable.

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Three Excellent Reasons to Buy a Home So You Can Get out of the “Renting Rut”
February 11, 2015 |

Three Excellent Reasons to Buy a Home So You Can Get out of the “Renting Rut”

Renting a home is a good option for some, but buying a home just might be the best thing for you. Let’s take a look at some big advantages to buying a house that will help you get out of your renting rut and focus more on your future.

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Other Recent Posts

The Problem With Existing Home Sales

The Problem With Existing Home Sales

[ 0 ] March 23, 2015 |

Having a hard time finding a house you can afford? Having a hard time finding a house period? Blame Low inventory for creating a tight market and for pushing up prices. Watch the video for more information.

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Market News for March 23, 2015

Market News for March 23, 2015

[ 0 ] March 23, 2015 |

The National Association of REALTORS® reported on Monday that February Existing Home Sales rose by a modest 1.2% from January, to an annual rate of 4.88 million units; this was lower than the 4.90 million expected. Low inventories were said the be a key factor in price growth, which rose to the fastest pace in […]

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – March 23, 2015

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – March 23, 2015

March 23, 2015 |

Last week’s events included the National Association of Home Builder’s Housing Market Index, which fell to its lowest reading since last summer. Other news included reports on housing starts and building permits, the FOMC meeting statement and Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s press conference.

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Market News for March 20, 2015

Market News for March 20, 2015

[ 0 ] March 20, 2015 |

Rents are are on the rise across the country and the rates have grown more than the average paycheck. In the past five years, rents have gone up an average of 15%, while income growth of renters has only risen by 11%. The National Association of REALTORS® recently released a study, which evaluated income growth […]

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Market News for March 19, 2015

Market News for March 19, 2015

[ 0 ] March 19, 2015 |

Federal Reserve members lowered forecasts for both economic growth and inflation in their monetary policy statement that was released yesterday. The March statement opened by saying that economic growth has somewhat moderated, which differs from the previously worded statement that economic activity is expanding at a solid pace. The Fed decreased projections on Gross Domestic […]

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