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Understanding Title Insurance and How It Impacts Your Mortgage Loan
September 25, 2014 |

Understanding Title Insurance and How It Impacts Your Mortgage Loan

Title insurance protects you and your lender from title disputes and other ownership issues that may arise. Here are just a few ways that title insurance can impact your mortgage.

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Turned Down for a Mortgage? What to Do if You are Declined – and How to Get Second Opinion
September 23, 2014 |

Turned Down for a Mortgage? What to Do if You are Declined – and How to Get Second Opinion

If you have been declined for a mortgage, you may think that home ownership is out of reach. However, there are ways to turn a rejection into an approval and to find a more accessible loan. Here are just a few steps you can take to learn about your loan options and get the mortgage that works for you.

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Speeding Up the Close: Five Tips on How to Close Your Mortgage Loan Faster So You Can Start Moving In
September 17, 2014 |

Speeding Up the Close: Five Tips on How to Close Your Mortgage Loan Faster So You Can Start Moving In

When a seller accepts an offer from a buyer, the process of obtaining the property has just begun. The buyer now has to conduct an inspection, get approval from an attorney and obtain a mortgage – all of which can be time consuming. Here are a few ways that you can speed up the mortgage process and close the deal sooner.

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Home and Garden

How to Organize a Closet
[ 0 ] September 17, 2014 |

How to Organize a Closet

Is your closet a disaster area? Are there piles of clothing, shoes, and other stuff piled high? Or squeezed together on hangers? Having a hard time finding what you need? Join the crowd. This brief video will give you some tips to help your closet go from messy to marvelous.

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Small Space Kitchen Design
[ 0 ] September 10, 2014 |

Small Space Kitchen Design

With a few basic design elements in hand, you can make your small space kitchen look spacious, comfortable, and inviting.

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The Perfect Way to Brew French Press Coffee
[ 0 ] September 3, 2014 |

The Perfect Way to Brew French Press Coffee

Fall’s cooler mornings are making that first cup of coffee seem even more irresistible than ever. This short video shows how to make French Press Coffee. Here’s some coffee trivia: Single? check out what’s your date’s coffee order reveals. Oh, and what does your coffee reveal about you? Interested in how the rest of the world […]

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Home Buyer Tips

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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Considering a Vacation Home? Six Tips for Buying a House or Condo for Relaxation and Vacation Use
September 18, 2014 |

Considering a Vacation Home? Six Tips for Buying a House or Condo for Relaxation and Vacation Use

When you buy a vacation home or condo, you can guarantee that you have an escape that will provide you with years of enjoyment. Before you take the plunge, though, take advantage of these six helpful tips about buying a vacation home.

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Speeding Up the Close: Five Tips on How to Close Your Mortgage Loan Faster So You Can Start Moving In
September 17, 2014 |

Speeding Up the Close: Five Tips on How to Close Your Mortgage Loan Faster So You Can Start Moving In

When a seller accepts an offer from a buyer, the process of obtaining the property has just begun. The buyer now has to conduct an inspection, get approval from an attorney and obtain a mortgage – all of which can be time consuming. Here are a few ways that you can speed up the mortgage process and close the deal sooner.

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – Sept 29, 2014

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – Sept 29, 2014

September 29, 2014 |

Last week’s economic news included several housing-related reports that provided mixed results with lower than expected sales of previously owned homes and higher than expected sales of new homes.

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Market News for September 24, 2014

Market News for September 24, 2014

[ 0 ] September 24, 2014 |

Americans purchasing new homes surged in August as sales pushed to the highest level in six years and was the biggest monthly percentage increase since January 1992. The Commerce Department reported that August New Home Sales rose by 18% from July to an annualized rate of 504,000 units, well above the 435,000 expected. The gains […]

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Market News for September 22, 2014

Market News for September 22, 2014

[ 0 ] September 22, 2014 |

Sales of previously owned homes declined from July to August to the first monthly decline in five months, due in part to a decrease in all cash Sales. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reported August Existing Home Sales fell by nearly 2% from July to an annual rate of 5.05 million units. Sales increases […]

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – Sept 22, 2014

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – Sept 22, 2014

September 22, 2014 |

Last week’s economic news largely concerned the Federal Reserve’s FOMC meeting statement and a post-meeting conference given by Fed Chair Janet Yellen. The FOMC statement indicated that the Fed continued its wind-down of Treasury and mortgage-backed securities and that its purchases are expected to cease after the next FOMC meeting.

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Market News for September 19, 2014

Market News for September 19, 2014

[ 0 ] September 19, 2014 |

Headlines out of Europe today saw that the Scottish people voting no on independence, remaining under the rule of the United Kingdom, which it has been under for 307 years. The no vote put to rest the mechanics of which currency Scotland would use if the vote was yes. The news pushed global Stock markets […]

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