Apply for a Home Loan Online: A Beginner’s Guide

The mortgage application process has traditionally been a cumbersome, time-consuming, and paperwork-heavy one—one that required lots of printing, signing, and meeting in person. But now, thanks to the online home loan, the process has become infinitely easier. Today, applying for a mortgage has the potential to be an easy, pain-free process that can be done [...]

By | 2018-03-14T11:24:41+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Categories: Mortgage|Tags: , , |

Fast Facts About the Housing Market: January 2018

At the end of 2017, we were able to look at the past year and see that existing-home sales were up 1.1% from 2016—and it was the best year for sales since 2006. January 2018 looked a little bit different, though. Existing-home sales are 4.8% below levels from a year ago and are at the [...]

By | 2018-02-27T14:31:48+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Categories: Advice, 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: , , , , , |

Fast Facts About the Housing Market: November 2017

Was the U.S. housing market something you said you were thankful for at the Thanksgiving table? If not, it should have been! According to, sales in November were 3.8% higher than a year ago and were at their strongest pace since December 2006. The regions with the lowest median home prices also saw the [...]

By | 2017-12-26T12:00:36+00:00 December 28th, 2017|Categories: Advice, Mortgage|Tags: , , , , , |

How to Save Money This Holiday Season—Without Being a Grinch

Don’t want to spend all your cash this season, but still aspire to buy your loved ones all those gifts they’ve been eyeing? Thankfully, wanting to save money doesn’t have to mean being a Grinch in this day and age. In fact, there are loads of programs, apps, and credit cards that will even reward [...]

By | 2017-12-13T10:07:26+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Categories: Advice, Budget, Misc|Tags: , , , , , |

Fast Facts About the Housing Market: October 2017

In September, we saw existing home sales rise for the first time in three months. Then, in October, the market got even hotter with existing home sales increasing to their strongest pace since earlier this summer. However, supply and demand weren’t quite in sync—there were fewer closings on an annual basis for the second straight month due to supply shortages.

By | 2017-12-11T12:35:55+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Categories: Advice, Mortgage|Tags: , , , , , |

Could Getting Married Affect Your Ability to Get a Mortgage?

Marriage is a big deal, both personally and financially. Once you say those “I dos,” everything changes. Your lives are intertwined forever---and that includes your money, your credit score and your financial history. As such, marriage can have a huge impact on your ability to buy a home. But is that a good or bad [...]

By | 2017-12-07T10:44:42+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Categories: Budget, Mortgage|Tags: , , |

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