Mortgage Information Center

Refi or Wait? How to Choose Between Refinancing Your Mortgage Now or Waiting Until You Need the Money
August 27, 2014 |

Refi or Wait? How to Choose Between Refinancing Your Mortgage Now or Waiting Until You Need the Money

For those homeowners who have lived in their home for more than a few years, pulling equity out of the property is a tempting potential benefit. However, with property values and interest rates adjusting frequently, you may wonder if now is the best time to refinance your mortgage.

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Separation Anxiety: How to Deal with a Joint Mortgage Loan in the Event of a Divorce
August 21, 2014 |

Separation Anxiety: How to Deal with a Joint Mortgage Loan in the Event of a Divorce

During the course of a marriage, it is common for the couple to acquire property together. In this article we’ll share a few tips on how to deal with a joint mortgage loan in the event of a divorce.

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Mortgage Terms 101: Understanding ‘Cash-Out Refinancing’ and How to Determine if It’s Worth It
August 13, 2014 |

Mortgage Terms 101: Understanding ‘Cash-Out Refinancing’ and How to Determine if It’s Worth It

By learning more about what a cash-out refinance is and what the pros and cons of this type of refinance loan are, you can make a decision that is best for your current and future plans.

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Home and Garden

What Size Rug Should I Buy?
[ 0 ] August 27, 2014 |

What Size Rug Should I Buy?

Trying to figure out what size rug to purchase for your living room can be confusing.  It’s a big investment and you want it to look good for years to come.  In this video from Better Homes and Garden, Home Editor Amy Panos shares some tips for getting the perfect fit.

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Zucchini: Help Is On Its Way
[ 0 ] August 18, 2014 |

Zucchini: Help Is On Its Way

Nothing is scarier than zucchini run amok. What seems like such a good idea in the local garden center in spring, can become overwhelming at harvest! We’ve included a video on how to take care of your zucchini plant, plus added a link to our Pinterest page – where we share the best of the […]

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How To Remove Carpet Stains and Wax
[ 0 ] August 13, 2014 |

How To Remove Carpet Stains and Wax

How to remove carpet stains and wax – this brief video will show you how to save your carpet (and your sanity)

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Home Buyer Tips

Home Buying Tips: Three Items to Watch out for in a Purchase Agreement Contract
August 22, 2014 |

Home Buying Tips: Three Items to Watch out for in a Purchase Agreement Contract

The purchase agreement is a vitally important document that outlines the provisions, terms and conditions for the transfer of property. It should be read carefully and any ambiguities should be clarified prior to signing.

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Lowballing 101: How to Avoid Insulting a Home Seller when Making a Low Offer for Their House or Condo
August 20, 2014 |

Lowballing 101: How to Avoid Insulting a Home Seller when Making a Low Offer for Their House or Condo

Buying a home is a huge step for people who are ready to make an investment in their future. Getting a great deal on a home is just as important and knowing how much to offer could be confusing.

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Experiencing ‘Purchase Anxiety’? How to Calm Your Nerves Before Committing to Buy a New Home
August 15, 2014 |

Experiencing ‘Purchase Anxiety’? How to Calm Your Nerves Before Committing to Buy a New Home

Whether this is your first big purchase, or your family is moving to a new location or looking for more space, buying a home has its share of ups and downs. It’s perfectly normal to feel anxious about whether or not you’ve found the right property.

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Other Recent Posts

Case-Shiller, FHFA Report Slowing Growth in Home Prices

Case-Shiller, FHFA Report Slowing Growth in Home Prices

August 28, 2014 |

The Case-Shiller 10 and 20-City Home Price Indices for June reported year-over-year gains of 8.10 percent while the Case-Shiller National Home Price Index covers all nine census regions and reported a year-over-year gain of 6.20 percent.

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Market News for August 27, 2014

Market News for August 27, 2014

[ 0 ] August 27, 2014 |

With no economic reports due for release and the recent run up in stocks, bonds have drifted higher this morning. DOW, Nasdaq and S&P all opened lower. With little to catapult markets in any direction, due to low volumes on Wall Street in this last week of summer, it is expected to be a flat […]

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DOC New Home Sales and NAR Existing Home Sales

DOC New Home Sales and NAR Existing Home Sales

August 26, 2014 |

The Department of Commerce reported July sales of new homes dropped by 2.40 percent over June to a four month low. Analysts noted that although July’s reading of 412,000 new homes sold fell short of expectations and June’s reading, the new homes sector is volatile and subject to change.

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Market News for August 25, 2014

Market News for August 25, 2014

[ 0 ] August 25, 2014 |

New Home Sales disappointed with 412K vs. the 427K estimate, a revision of the previous report updated numbers from 406K to 422K. Markets had little reaction to the release, in this light volume week. Many Wall Street players are on vacation this week, enjoying the big last summer weekend. Economic reports are slotted for nearly […]

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – Aug 25, 2014

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – Aug 25, 2014

August 25, 2014 |

Last week’s economic news brought several reports related to housing. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Wells Fargo Housing Market Index for August rose by two points to 55, which was its highest reading in seven months.

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