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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

Six Creative Lighting Installations That Will Enhance Your Home
April 18, 2014 |

Six Creative Lighting Installations That Will Enhance Your Home

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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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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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

Market News for April 17, 2014

Market News for April 17, 2014

[ 0 ] April 17, 2014 |

Americans filing for first time unemployment benefits are hovering near seven-year lows as employers are slowing the pace of layoffs. The Labor Department reported that Weekly Initial Jobless Claims came in at 304,000, below the 312,000 that was expected. The 304,000 is up from 302,000 in the prior week, which was the lowest level since […]

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How You Can Get The Full Selling Price You Want For Your Home

How You Can Get The Full Selling Price You Want For Your Home

April 17, 2014 |

When it comes to selling your home and getting the full selling price you want, there are certain tactics and methods you can employ to ensure that this wish becomes a reality.

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Market News for April 15, 2014

Market News for April 15, 2014

[ 0 ] April 15, 2014 |

Inflation at the consumer level rose in March, led higher by increasing costs for food and shelter. The Consumer Price Index rose by 0.2%, up from the 0.1% recorded in February. The recent rise in home prices coupled with tightening credit availability has pushed would be home buyers into would be renters. In addition, food […]

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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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