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3 Reasons Why the Lowest Mortgage Interest Rate Isn’t Always Your Best Option
July 2, 2015 |

3 Reasons Why the Lowest Mortgage Interest Rate Isn’t Always Your Best Option

One of the more common methods that home loan applicants use to find the best loan program available is to compare interest rates, but choosing the lowest rate possible is not always the best option available. In fact, in some cases, it may be one of the least advantageous options when all factors are considered.

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Buying a New Home? 3 Tips for Being Approved for a Second Mortgage – and How to Manage It
June 30, 2015 |

Buying a New Home? 3 Tips for Being Approved for a Second Mortgage – and How to Manage It

Applying for a second mortgage is a great way to keep your down payment amount to a minimum and to keep more of your cash in your bank account. It can also help you to avoid making PMI payments…

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Four Surefire Ways to Ensure That You Get the Best Possible Deal on Your Mortgage
June 23, 2015 |

Four Surefire Ways to Ensure That You Get the Best Possible Deal on Your Mortgage

Taking time to set up your home mortgage is one of the best steps that you can take to promote financial health and security. If you want to ensure that you get the best deal on your mortgage, focus on these key tips.

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Home and Garden

Safety Tips: 5 Ways to Prepare for a House Fire – and What to Do if One Breaks Out
June 26, 2015 |

Safety Tips: 5 Ways to Prepare for a House Fire – and What to Do if One Breaks Out

House fires can break out for a wide range of reasons, and these include everything from grease fires while cooking in the kitchen to lightning striking the home.

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Summer’s Coming! Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal and Get a Quick Sale with These 3 Tips
June 25, 2015 |

Summer’s Coming! Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal and Get a Quick Sale with These 3 Tips

Curb appeal is important in the home sales process, and this is because it will impact the overall first impression that potential home buyers have about the property.

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How to Prepare Your Car for a Road Trip
[ 0 ] June 24, 2015 |

How to Prepare Your Car for a Road Trip

‘Tis the season to be traveling. Lots of places to go and see in California and beyond.  According to an April 2015 report, the American Automobile Association (AAA)  states that ” about 60 percent of Americans plan to take a road trip of 50 miles or more from home this year”. (CNN Money Watch) If […]

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Home Buyer Tips

Buying a New Home? 3 Tips for Being Approved for a Second Mortgage – and How to Manage It
June 30, 2015 |

Buying a New Home? 3 Tips for Being Approved for a Second Mortgage – and How to Manage It

Applying for a second mortgage is a great way to keep your down payment amount to a minimum and to keep more of your cash in your bank account. It can also help you to avoid making PMI payments…

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Moving to the City? How to Downsize from a Large House to a Smaller Condo or Apartment
June 24, 2015 |

Moving to the City? How to Downsize from a Large House to a Smaller Condo or Apartment

With the higher cost of real estate in central urban areas and with real estate space at a premium, many who make the decision to relocate will need to downsize from a larger house to a smaller condo or apartment.

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Family Matters: How to Choose the Perfect Home for a Large or Growing Family
June 19, 2015 |

Family Matters: How to Choose the Perfect Home for a Large or Growing Family

Selecting the right home to purchase for a family is a monumental task, and this process can seem even more challenging for those with a large or growing family.

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Other Recent Posts

Case-Shiller: Home Price Growth Slower in April

Case-Shiller: Home Price Growth Slower in April

July 1, 2015 |

According to the Case-Shiller 20-City Home Price Index for April, home prices slowed from the March reading of 4.30 percent year-over-year to 4.20 percent year-over-year.

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 29, 2015

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 29, 2015

June 29, 2015 |

Last week’s economic news was largely positive as both new and existing home sales beat expectations. The Federal Housing Finance Agency reported that home price growth held steady in May, while weekly jobless claims edged up, but were lower than expected.

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Market News for June 26, 2015

Market News for June 26, 2015

[ 0 ] June 26, 2015 |

The crisis surrounding Greece and its creditors may be getting kicked down the road as a possible extension may be struck to avert the troubled country from defaulting on debt payments. Greece has until Tuesday, June 30 to reach a deal to make a $1.7 billion payment to the International Monetary Fund. Rumors are swirling […]

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Market News for June 25, 2015

Market News for June 25, 2015

[ 0 ] June 25, 2015 |

Consumers across the nation spent their hard earned dollars on cars and trucks in May, while they paid more for gas at the pumps. The Commerce Department reported on Thursday that Personal Spending surged by 0.9% in May, the fastest pace in six years and above the 0.7% expected. A key reason behind the upswing […]

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Market News for June 24, 2015

Market News for June 24, 2015

[ 0 ] June 24, 2015 |

The Bureau of Economic Analysis reported on Wednesday that the final reading for first quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) showed that economic growth contracted by 0.2%, though less severe from the -0.7% from the second reading. In addition, the negative reading for the quarter was the fifth time in the six-year recovery that the economy […]

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