How Last Week’s Stock Market Impacted Home Buying

Last week, we talked about stock market volatility and the potential impact on the home buying consumer. Last week’s mortgage application numbers seem to reflect that impact was significant, with purchase applications down 6% for the week—but still 4% higher than last year. What we may have witnessed is the result of some frustrated homebuyers [...]

By | 2018-02-15T09:34:13+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Categories: Mortgage|Tags: |

The Different Mortgage Types for Homebuyers in 2018

It’s important to know about the many mortgage types prospective home buyers have to choose from before you hit the street this spring. Fixed-rate mortgages versus adjustable-rate mortgages, government-backed versus conventional loans—there are mortgage types to fit every situation. But, which is right for you? Here’s a handy list we think will help. Mortgage Types: [...]

By | 2018-02-06T14:31:04+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Categories: Mortgage|Tags: , |

What Does the Stock Market Volatility Mean for Mortgages?

If you've been paying attention to the news recently, you've undoubtedly thought, "What does the stock market volatility mean for mortgages?" summed it up best:“pretty much nothing”---unless the recent volatility is dragged out over the next few weeks, which is good news for lenders and real estate professionals. The greatest impact will be to [...]

By | 2018-02-14T13:52:18+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Categories: Mortgage|Tags: |

Military Homeowners Insurance: Military and Veterans’ Discounts

Your home is an investment—and probably the biggest one you’ll ever make. Want to protect that investment? That’s where homeowners insurance comes in. Designed to safeguard your home (and your finances) against weather, theft, natural disaster, or anything else that might happen along the way, homeowners insurance is a necessary part of owning a home. Unfortunately, [...]

By | 2018-01-31T14:59:24+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Categories: Education, Veterans|Tags: |

Homeowners Insurance: Why It’s Important

Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or you’re well into paying off your mortgage, one thing’s for certain. You need homeowners insurance. Though it’s frustrating to add yet another monthly cost on top of your mortgage payment, your utilities, your car loans, and even just your groceries, the truth of the matter is this: homeowners [...]

By | 2018-01-31T14:32:22+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Categories: Home, Purchase|Tags: |

Give Your Buyers a Competitive Advantage This Spring

How many times have you heard “there has never been a better time” to do something? This statement couldn’t be more true if you are thinking about preparing for this spring’s home buying season. Interest rates are up, home prices continue to rise, inventory is low—and likely to stay that way—and continuing to rent is [...]

By | 2018-02-14T13:52:36+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Mortgage|Tags: |

Fast Facts About the Housing Market: December 2017

Now that we're almost a full month into 2018, we can look back at the end of 2017 and get some perspective on the year. Overall, 2017 was a great one for existing-home sales. It was up 1.1% from last year and was the best year for sales since 2006. One interesting part of the [...]

By | 2018-01-30T11:52:58+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Categories: Advice, Mortgage|Tags: , , , , , |

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