July 26, 2017

Buying a Home in a Fire Risk Area: Here’s What You Need to Know

Outside of the significant financial responsibility of delving into home ownership, there can also be a lot of other risks involved that you may not have thought about before investing in a home. … [Read more...]

Mortgage Tips: Answers to 4 Common Questions About Reverse Mortgages

There are many mortgage products on the market that work for all different kinds of homebuyers, but many people have not heard about reverse mortgages and how they can benefit their situation. If … [Read more...]

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 24, 2017

Last week's economic news included releases from the National Association of Home Builders and releases from the Commerce Department on housing starts and building permits issued. Weekly readings on … [Read more...]

Recently Lost Your Job? 3 Tips for Managing Your Mortgage When You’re Out of Work

The financial responsibility of a monthly mortgage payment can be stressful on its own, but you may be even more concerned about your home investment if you've recently lost your job. Fortunately, … [Read more...]

$100 Well Spent: 5 Useful Home Upgrades That Cost Less Than $100

Whether you're trying to improve the look of your home or are getting ready to put it on the market, the idea of renovations might seem like a significant financial burden to take on. Fortunately, … [Read more...]

NAHB: Builder Confidence in Market Conditions Dips in July

According to the National Association of Home Builders, July builder sentiment dipped to an index reading of 64 as compared to June's revised reading of 66, the original reading was 67. Analysts … [Read more...]

Going Green(er): 3 Common Waste Items You Had No Idea You Can Recycle

It has never been more popular to live a "green" lifestyle and develop sustainable living practices that will help out the planet. While you may be used to recycling cardboard boxes and giving away … [Read more...]

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 17, 2017

Inflation Rate Stays Flat in June Inflation was flat in June, but achieved a 0.00 percent reading as compared to May's – 0.10 percent reading. Analysts expected a June reading of +0.10 percent … [Read more...]

Buyer Beware: Three Major Red Flags to Watch for When Visiting Open Houses

An open house is a good opportunity to get out and about to see what kind of home you're looking for and if it will work for you. Fortunately, they can also be a good opportunity to find out some … [Read more...]

Understanding Your FICO Score and Why Small Credit Mistakes Can Cause Huge Headaches

Many people all over the world are dealing with issues involving debt or poor credit history, but most aren't necessarily aware of what exactly makes up their credit score. Unfortunately, it might … [Read more...]