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4 Of The Best Questions To Ask Before Refinancing Your Mortgage
April 9, 2014 |

4 Of The Best Questions To Ask Before Refinancing Your Mortgage

To get a conventional loan, you will usually need to have at least 20 percent equity. This means that your house will have to be worth at least $250,000 to get a $200,000 loan. If you have less equity, you could end up having to pay for private mortgage insurance, which can easily add $100 or more to your monthly payment.

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Are Interest Rates On The Rise – What’s The Next Move?
April 2, 2014 |

Are Interest Rates On The Rise – What’s The Next Move?

As the federal reserve continues to taper quantitative easing measures, financial experts project mortgage interest rates will climb in the next two years. Could this be the much awaited ray of light at the end of the proverbial tunnel for builders and investors or will it drive hesitant home buyers to dig in and shelter in place?

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What Drives Mortgage Rates?
[ 0 ] March 26, 2014 |

What Drives Mortgage Rates?

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Home and Garden

The Ultimate Guide To Winning At Auction! Don’t Let Your Dream Home Slip Away
April 15, 2014 |

The Ultimate Guide To Winning At Auction! Don’t Let Your Dream Home Slip Away

While the traditional method of trawling for sale listings, making bids, and negotiating with the seller has been a popular rite of passage for many home buyers, buying a house at auction is swiftly becoming a favored way to purchase property.

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Green Living: Water Saving Tips For Spring
April 11, 2014 |

Green Living: Water Saving Tips For Spring

Water is the planet’s most precious resource. Access to clean water is a privilege that, unfortunately, many people still take for granted.

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Give Your Home An Instant Facelift, Wallpaper Is Back!
April 4, 2014 |

Give Your Home An Instant Facelift, Wallpaper Is Back!

Though it can be an entirely different story for a trend shift in the opposite direction, which then requires you to get out the soaking bucket and scraping tool, wallpaper coming back into style is a home decor blessing for many.

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Home Buyer Tips

Just How Sustainable Is The Micro Housing Trend?
April 16, 2014 |

Just How Sustainable Is The Micro Housing Trend?

Something that the Europeans have been doing for decades has finally made its way over the Atlantic Ocean to North America: the trend is called micro housing, and it’s turned into an entirely new way of living.

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The Ultimate Guide To Winning At Auction! Don’t Let Your Dream Home Slip Away
April 15, 2014 |

The Ultimate Guide To Winning At Auction! Don’t Let Your Dream Home Slip Away

While the traditional method of trawling for sale listings, making bids, and negotiating with the seller has been a popular rite of passage for many home buyers, buying a house at auction is swiftly becoming a favored way to purchase property.

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Multiple Offers
[ 0 ] April 7, 2014 |

Multiple Offers

What are the factors that go into a seller’s decision to accept a seller’s offer? The answers in this short video from the National Association of Realtors may surprise you (hint: it’s not always about the highest offer).

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Other Recent Posts

Six Creative Lighting Installations That Will Enhance Your Home

Six Creative Lighting Installations That Will Enhance Your Home

April 18, 2014 |

When people purchase their home, one of their common requests is “plenty of light.” And for good reason! This is a critical factor for enjoying your home, and when designing your interior, you should pay special attention to just that: your sources of light.

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Market News for April 14, 2014

Market News for April 14, 2014

[ 0 ] April 14, 2014 |

Consumers across the nation stepped up spending in March after dismal spending in the beginning of the year, due to the severely harsh winter weather. Retail Sales rose by 1.1% last month, the biggest gain since September 2012, while February’s 0.7% rise was revised up from 0.3%. Retail Sales account for 1/3 of consumer spending […]

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – April 14, 2014

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014 |

While little housing-related news was released, last week’s economic news showed signs of a brighter economic picture.

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Market News for April 11, 2014

Market News for April 11, 2014

[ 0 ] April 11, 2014 |

Corporate earnings season is in bloom with two banking giants reporting their numbers today. Wells Fargo reported earnings per share of $1.05 versus the 97 cents expected fueled by lower loan losses and declining expenses. The nation’s largest bank, JPMorgan, reported that per share earnings came in at $1.26 compared to the $1.40 that was […]

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Market News for April 9, 2014

Market News for April 9, 2014

[ 0 ] April 9, 2014 |

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported today that its Market Composite Index, a measure of total loan application volume, fell by 1.6% in the latest week for its 4th straight weekly decline. The refinance index fell 5% and is at its lowest level since the end of 2013. In addition, the refinance share of mortgage […]

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