Mortgage Information Center

Did You Know: Five Factors That Lenders Won’t Even Consider When Assessing You For a Mortgage
October 23, 2014 |

Did You Know: Five Factors That Lenders Won’t Even Consider When Assessing You For a Mortgage

In today’s blog post we’ll look at five factors that a lender or mortgage underwriter won’t consider when assessing your suitability for a mortgage loan.

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First-time Home Buyer? Don’t Miss These Tips to Ensure Your Mortgage Application is Approved
October 21, 2014 |

First-time Home Buyer? Don’t Miss These Tips to Ensure Your Mortgage Application is Approved

If you’re going to be taking out a mortgage to help pay for the up-front costs of your home, you’ll want to get a head start on the approval process. With that in mind, here are four handy tips to ensure that your mortgage application is approved on your first try.

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Refinance Now or Wait? How to Determine the Best Time to Refinance Your Mortgage
October 15, 2014 |

Refinance Now or Wait? How to Determine the Best Time to Refinance Your Mortgage

Let’s take a quick look at a few questions that you can ask yourself in order to determine whether you should refinance now or wait until sometime in the future.

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Home and Garden

How to Bake Pumpkin Seeds
[ 0 ] October 22, 2014 |

How to Bake Pumpkin Seeds

Warm, crunchy pumpkin seeds are what we look forward to during October. Not sure how to make them? This video will show you how. Follow us on Pinterest for more about pumpkins. Follow Jehoshua Shapiro’s board Pumpkins on Pinterest.

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Fall Lawn Care
[ 0 ] October 14, 2014 |

Fall Lawn Care

With or without the drought – these three simple lawn care tips will make sure that your grass will stay healthy over the winter and come back to life in the spring.

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How to Ripen Green Tomatoes
[ 0 ] October 8, 2014 |

How to Ripen Green Tomatoes

It’s getting near the end of the growing season, and you want to harvest as much as possible before the frost – and that includes tomatoes that might not have ripened on the vine. Here’s a great tip on how to ripen green tomatoes.

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Home Buyer Tips

Moving to a New City? Tips for Finding a Family-friendly Community to Buy Your New Home In
October 22, 2014 |

Moving to a New City? Tips for Finding a Family-friendly Community to Buy Your New Home In

In this post we’ll share a handful of tips that you may find helpful if you’re searching for a family-friendly neighborhood in a new city.

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First-time Home Buyer? Don’t Miss These Tips to Ensure Your Mortgage Application is Approved
October 21, 2014 |

First-time Home Buyer? Don’t Miss These Tips to Ensure Your Mortgage Application is Approved

If you’re going to be taking out a mortgage to help pay for the up-front costs of your home, you’ll want to get a head start on the approval process. With that in mind, here are four handy tips to ensure that your mortgage application is approved on your first try.

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The Pros and Cons of Buying a New Home Versus Buying Pre-owned
October 10, 2014 |

The Pros and Cons of Buying a New Home Versus Buying Pre-owned

Buying a house, condo or townhouse is an exciting and rewarding time which tends to be a lot of fun. However, along the way you’ll need to make a number of decisions – including whether you want to buy a pre-owned home or one that has been built recently.

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Other Recent Posts

Good News! Existing Home Sales Up And FHFA Home Prices Rise

Good News! Existing Home Sales Up And FHFA Home Prices Rise

October 24, 2014 |

After months of reports of slowing home price momentum and forecasts of a lagging housing market, we are pleased to report an increase in volume for existing home sales.

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Market News for October 21, 2014

Market News for October 21, 2014

[ 0 ] October 21, 2014 |

The National Association of REALTORS® reported today that sales of Existing Homes rose by 2.4% from August until September to the highest level this year. Sales rose to 5.17 million units on an annualized basis and above the 5.11 million expected. Within the report it showed that cash sales made up 24% of all transactions […]

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Market News for October 20, 2014

Market News for October 20, 2014

[ 0 ] October 20, 2014 |

Federal Housing Finance Agency’s Director Mel Watt will be speaking this week at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s conference in Las Vegas and could announce loosening of GSE credit standards. Rumors are swirling that Mr. Watt could lay out a plan to make credit more available to potential home buyers, many of whom have been cut […]

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – October 20, 2014

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – October 20, 2014

October 20, 2014 |

Last week’s economic highlights included the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Housing Market Index for October. The Commerce Department also released Housing Starts for September. Freddie Mac reported that the average rate for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage dropped below four percent. The Fed released its Beige Book report, and Weekly jobless claims came in lower than expected.

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Wine Cellar Putting Green – Photo of the Week

Wine Cellar Putting Green – Photo of the Week

[ 0 ] October 17, 2014 |

  Who’s up for a combo wine cellar and putting green room? We found this concept on the Hampton Habitats homebuilding site. If you are into wine and you are into golf, this would be a great place to hang out alone or with friends on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Whatever you are planning to […]

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