Mortgage Information Center

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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Self Employed and Seeking a Mortgage? How to Ensure That Your Lender Knows You’re Able to Pay
October 9, 2014 |

Self Employed and Seeking a Mortgage? How to Ensure That Your Lender Knows You’re Able to Pay

In today’s blog post we’ll share how you can provide paperwork and other evidence to show your mortgage lender that you’re a quality applicant who has the ability to make their payments.

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Closing Costs: Understanding What It Costs to Close on a Home and What You Can Expect to Pay
October 8, 2014 |

Closing Costs: Understanding What It Costs to Close on a Home and What You Can Expect to Pay

In this post we’ll look at a number of these closing costs and what you will be expected to pay when you buy that next dream home.

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Home and Garden

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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Looking for a Value-adding Upgrade? Why Residential Solar Panels Are Becoming a Popular Renovation
October 3, 2014 |

Looking for a Value-adding Upgrade? Why Residential Solar Panels Are Becoming a Popular Renovation

If you’re looking for a home upgrade that can add resale value to your home while paying itself off over time, look no further than a solar panel setup.

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Home Buyer Tips

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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Closing Costs: Understanding What It Costs to Close on a Home and What You Can Expect to Pay
October 8, 2014 |

Closing Costs: Understanding What It Costs to Close on a Home and What You Can Expect to Pay

In this post we’ll look at a number of these closing costs and what you will be expected to pay when you buy that next dream home.

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Five Small Signs That Can Indicate Much Bigger Problems with a Home
September 26, 2014 |

Five Small Signs That Can Indicate Much Bigger Problems with a Home

It’s not uncommon for homebuyers to recount horror stories about properties that appeared to be fine at first glance, but were actually hiding very expensive problems.

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Other Recent Posts

Market News for October 15, 2014

Market News for October 15, 2014

[ 0 ] October 15, 2014 |

Consumers across the U.S. spent less in September than they had in previous months due to stagnant wages, which have somewhat driven down purchasing power. The Commerce Department reported that September Retail Sales fell by 0.3%, which was the first decline since January and well below the 0.6% increase recorded in August. When stripping out […]

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Market News for October 14, 2014

Market News for October 14, 2014

[ 0 ] October 14, 2014 |

Bank earnings were abundant today with Citigroup, JPMorgan and Wells Fargo all reporting their quarterly numbers. Wells Fargo reported that revenues came in at $21.2 billion, above the $21.1 billion expected. JPMorgan reported a profit of $5.6 billion, a big surge from the $380 million in the same period last year, which was due to […]

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

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

October 14, 2014 |

Economic news was lean last week as the first week of the month tends to be calm in the aftermath of the rush of end-of-month reporting. Of note was CoreLogic’s report on housing markets, the release of the minutes from the most recent FOMC meeting and lower mortgage rates reported by Freddie Mac.

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Market News for October 9, 2014

Market News for October 9, 2014

[ 0 ] October 9, 2014 |

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported on Thursday that applications to purchase new homes were flat in September from August. The MBA estimates that new single family home sales were at an annual rate of 425,000 units last month. In addition, the average loan size of new homes fell to $298,274 in September from $300,443 […]

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Market News for October 8, 2014

Market News for October 8, 2014

[ 0 ] October 8, 2014 |

Last week’s government payrolls report showed that wage growth was virtually non-existent in September, but a report out today refutes the government’s findings. Payroll processor ADP reported that wage growth is increasing faster than what was reported last Friday from the September Jobs Report. ADP says that private sector wages in the third quarter were […]

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