Category: Mortgage Information Center

NAHB Reports Lowest Builder Confidence Reading Since 2014

NAHB Reports Lowest Builder Confidence Reading Since 2014

November 29, 2018 |

Obstacles facing home builders have caught up with high builder confidence according to the National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index for November. Builder confidence dropped eight points to an index reading of 60, which was the largest month-to-month drop in builder confidence since 2014. November’s decline in builder confidence was greater than the largest month-to-month decline during the housing crisis.

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Mortgage Challenges For Self-Employed Home Buyers

Mortgage Challenges For Self-Employed Home Buyers

November 28, 2018 |

It’s no secret that mortgage lending institutions look favorably on steady paychecks and positive debt-to-income ratios. That can leave many self-employed prospective home buyers feeling anxious about getting approved for a mortgage. But just like the 9-to-5ers who get regular paychecks, self-employed people earning a good living can get approved with a little due diligence.

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Buy Or Build Your Home? 5 Factors To Consider

Buy Or Build Your Home? 5 Factors To Consider

November 27, 2018 |

A home is one of the biggest investments you can make, and the American Dream for many. Most people spend significant time finding or designing their “dream home.” The first decision is whether to buy or build.

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 26th, 2018

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 26th, 2018

November 26, 2018 |

Last week’s economic readings included readings from the National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index, National Association of Realtors(R) report on sales of pre-owned homes and Commerce Department readings on housing starts and building permits issued. Weekly reports on mortgage rates and first-time jobless claims were also released.

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Guide to Quartz, Granite and Laminate Countertops

Guide to Quartz, Granite and Laminate Countertops

November 23, 2018 |

It can be confusing choosing the right countertop material for your kitchen. Here is a list of some common countertop materials along with their pros and cons. Knowing the differences will help you choose the right material to serve your needs.

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3 Critical Tips for Buying a Home in a Short Sale

3 Critical Tips for Buying a Home in a Short Sale

November 21, 2018 |

You just found your perfect home, and you feel like everything is right including the price. But, what could be wrong with your ideal home? Maybe, it is being sold as a short sale, and that could present a major challenge if you want to become be the eventual homeowner.

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5 Real Estate Professionals Who Assist You When You Buy Your First Home

5 Real Estate Professionals Who Assist You When You Buy Your First Home

November 20, 2018 |

So you’re set to buy your first house. But where do you begin?
Buying a house for the first time can be nerve-racking. Most advice articles often concentrate on the steps involved in buying a house. To streamline things, let’s focus on the people who will likely be involved in your purchase transaction.

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 19th, 2018

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 19th, 2018

November 19, 2018 |

Last week’s economic news included readings on inflation, core inflation and retail sales. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and first-time jobless claims were also released.

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5 Home-Buying Pitfalls To Avoid

5 Home-Buying Pitfalls To Avoid

November 16, 2018 |

Buying your home can be nerve-racking, especially if it’s the first time. The buying process is exciting and often complex. The chances of making a mistake are relatively high.

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5 Creative Ways To Buy A Foreclosure

5 Creative Ways To Buy A Foreclosure

November 15, 2018 |

Foreclosures give homebuyers the opportunity to get great deals. While foreclosures can save you thousands of dollars, it may come with risks. Having a stomach of steel can help when pursuing a foreclosure.

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