August 22, 2017


How the Truth in Lending Act Protects You When You Take Out a Mortgage

If you're planning to get a mortgage, it's critical that you know your rights under the law. The Truth in Lending Act (TILA) is a piece of federal legislation that governs how mortgage lenders can and … [Read more...]

5 Steps Towards a Better Credit Score You Can Take Today

When it comes to finding the best mortgage, your credit score is a major determinant as to the kinds of rates and conditions you can get. Lenders quite understandably want to manage their risk. But … [Read more...]

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – March 21, 2016

Housing Starts Up in February Shortages of available homes are a major factor in rising home prices; shortages also make it more difficult for buyers to find homes they want. Housing starts in … [Read more...]

Sales of Pre-Owned Homes Hit Second Highest Level in 8 Years

Housing markets show continued strength as the National Association of Realtors® reported that sales of existing homes reached their second highest level since February 2007. Sales of pre-owned … [Read more...]

Locked in a Bidding War? 3 Tactics That Will Ensure That You Reign Supreme with a Winning Bid

Bidding wars can be ugly, nasty things - but with the right tactics, you can come out a winner without having to double your offer. Welcome to basic training - today, you'll learn how to navigate the … [Read more...]

Can You Give a Relative a Gift of Cash for a Mortgage Down Payment? Yes – Here’s How

A new house is a major investment. Even if you have a mortgage, the bank and the seller will still expect a sizeable down payment. That's why lots of people regularly gift down payments to friends and … [Read more...]

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – October 19, 2015

Last week's economic reports included Consumer Price Index and Core index for September, the minutes of the FOMC meeting held September 15 and 17, and weekly reports on mortgage rates and new jobless … [Read more...]

3 Autumn-inspired Decor Ideas That Will Spice Up Your Home

With the season of jack-o'-lantern's and crunchy leaves under foot, there can't help but be plenty of ways to integrate the loveliness of autumn into your home decorations. Whether you're looking for … [Read more...]

Buying a Home This Fall? Here’s How Your Choice of Neighborhood Will Impact Your Mortgage

If you're planning to buy a home in the next few months, you'll want to ensure you choose a great neighborhood to live in - not just because it can improve your quality of life, but also because it … [Read more...]

How Much Should You Budget for Closing Costs? Let’s Take a Look

If you're in the market for a new home, you're probably trying to budget for all of the expenses that come with a home purchase. After all, the asking price isn't necessarily the entire amount that … [Read more...]