Mortgage Information Center

Mortgage 101: the Basics of How Mortgage Refinancing Works
May 12, 2015 |

Mortgage 101: the Basics of How Mortgage Refinancing Works

Refinancing your home mortgage can be beneficial for you for a number of reasons. If you have never gone through this process yourself, however, you may not know what to expect with the refinancing process.

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Save Some Additional Cash with Our Guide to Lowering Your Monthly Mortgage Payment
May 5, 2015 |

Save Some Additional Cash with Our Guide to Lowering Your Monthly Mortgage Payment

If you are like many other homeowners, your home mortgage payment is the single largest expense in your monthly budget. This is a fixed expense that you will typically be responsible for until your loan is paid in full or until you sell your home, and you may have a 15, 20 or even 30 year term on your mortgage.

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Yes, It’s Possible to Get a Mortgage Without a Favorable Credit History – Here’s What You Will Need
April 28, 2015 |

Yes, It’s Possible to Get a Mortgage Without a Favorable Credit History – Here’s What You Will Need

There are several factors that are reviewed when you apply for a home mortgage, and one of the initial factors is your credit rating. You may already be aware that you have a lower credit score, or you may have learned about your credit issues after speaking with a mortgage professional. The good news is that you may still be able to get a mortgage without a favorable credit history with a few things.

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Home and Garden

Concrete Countertops: Learn Why Concrete May Be the Best Thing to Hit Your Kitchen
May 22, 2015 |

Concrete Countertops: Learn Why Concrete May Be the Best Thing to Hit Your Kitchen

Updating your kitchen may be a project that you have been looking forward to for a long time. Now that the time has come to get started working on your project, you may be exploring the different materials that are available to use in your kitchen. While there are several materials available to consider, concrete may be the best option for a number of reasons.

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How to Clean and Maintain a Gas Grill
[ 0 ] May 20, 2015 |

How to Clean and Maintain a Gas Grill

Summer is literally right around the corner. And that means barbeque season.  Here’s how to keep your gas grill clean and working well during these outdoor dining days.

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Buying a Classic Older Home? Three Upgrades You’ll Need to Make Immediately
May 19, 2015 |

Buying a Classic Older Home? Three Upgrades You’ll Need to Make Immediately

Older homes may have incredible architectural detail and special features that you simply do not want to change. However, there are some essential features that should be upgraded as soon as possible after you take ownership of your classic home.

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Home Buyer Tips

Buying a Classic Older Home? Three Upgrades You’ll Need to Make Immediately
May 19, 2015 |

Buying a Classic Older Home? Three Upgrades You’ll Need to Make Immediately

Older homes may have incredible architectural detail and special features that you simply do not want to change. However, there are some essential features that should be upgraded as soon as possible after you take ownership of your classic home.

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Multi-Generational Living: Our Guide to Buying a Home That Suits Your Whole Family
May 15, 2015 |

Multi-Generational Living: Our Guide to Buying a Home That Suits Your Whole Family

Today’s modern homes are generally designed to accommodate a more traditional modern family, which includes only parents and kids or for only a married couple without kids. When you are buying a home for other generations as well, it is important for you to pay attention to a few important points.

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Saving Up for Your Down Payment? Try These Money-saving Tips to Speed Things Up
May 13, 2015 |

Saving Up for Your Down Payment? Try These Money-saving Tips to Speed Things Up

One of the most significant challenges that many people face when preparing to buy a first home relates to saving money for a down payment. While there are many different loan programs with varying down payment requirements, the fact is that it can still be difficult to save up a large sum of money.

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Market News for May 19, 2015

Market News for May 19, 2015

[ 0 ] May 19, 2015 |

The warmer temperatures in April helped home builders break new ground on housing units, with levels not seen in nearly eight years. The Commerce Department reported that Housing Starts surged by 20% in April from March to an annual rate of 1.14 million, which was also the biggest percentage gain in more than 24 years. […]

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Market News for May 18, 2015

Market News for May 18, 2015

[ 0 ] May 18, 2015 |

Home Builder Sentiment across the nation eased a bit in May, though builders still remain optimistic. Consumers have expressed some concerns regarding their financial conditions and would like to be on more stable ground before purchasing a home. The National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index fell two points in May to 54, below […]

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – May 18, 2015

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – May 18, 2015

May 18, 2015 |

Last week’s economic reports included data from the Federal Reserve on student loan debt, job openings and retail sales. Weekly jobless claims and Freddie Mac’s survey of average mortgage rates were released as usual on Thursday. A report on consumer sentiment wrapped up the week’s scheduled economic new.

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Market News for May 15, 2015

Market News for May 15, 2015

[ 0 ] May 15, 2015 |

U.S. economic data continues to stream in with mixed numbers, despite five years into a post recession period. The May Consumer Sentiment Index fell to 88.6 for the first of two readings this month and fell by the most in more than two years. Expectations were calling for a number of 96.0. A spokesman from […]

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Market News for May 14, 2015

Market News for May 14, 2015

[ 0 ] May 14, 2015 |

Online real estate data firm and broker Redfin reported today that home sales across its markets rose at a rate of 5.4% from April 2014 to April 2015. In addition, the median home price rose 6.5% to $275,000 over the same period. April was the third month in a row that prices grew above 6%, […]

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