Monthly Archives: August 2013

Tips For Helping Your Kids Adjust To A New School

August means it’s time to get your children ready for school once more. Picking out backpacks, going clothes shopping and finding all the right school supplies can be hectic enough. Continue reading

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Clever Ways To Pay For A Renovation Of Your Home

So you want to renovate your home, but you don’t have the cash at the moment for the project and you don’t qualify for a home equity line of credit? What can you do to get the money you need to upgrade your property? Continue reading

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Whatever You Do, Don’t Make These Common Mortgage Mistakes

Are you applying for a mortgage on your home? Keep in mind that a mortgage is a major financial decision and choosing one will have a significant impact on the rest of your life. Continue reading

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How To Choose The Right Neighborhood When Buying A Home

When you are buying your new home, you will not only need to consider the house itself but the neighborhood that it is located in. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – August 12, 2013

Highlights of economic news from last week, include a survey of senior loan officers from U.S. and foreign banks doing business in the U.S. indicated that banks were gradually easing lending standards for business and consumer loans, but viewed lending criteria for home loans as more restrictive than other types of loans. Continue reading

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Quick Tips To Beat The Heat And Save On Your Electric Bill

Summer always brings with it a hard choice: Do you turn down the thermostat to stay cool and resign yourself to high power bills? Or, do you sweat it out to save some dough? If you’ve been struggling with this dilemma, don’t fret. Continue reading

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RealtyTrac Report Shows Home Prices Increasing At Highest Rate Since 1977

U.S. housing markets continue to drive the economic recovery according to data released by RealtyTrac Inc. Continue reading

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A Few Red Flags To Look For When Buying Real Estate

A recent study done by HouseMaster, a major home inspection company, stated that at least 40 percent of previously owned homes on the market have at least one serious issue or defect. Continue reading

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Here’s What To Do If You Fall Behind On Your Mortgage Payments

What happens if you go through a tough financial period and you find yourself behind on your mortgage payments for your home? Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – August 5, 2013

The past week brought encouraging economic news from several sources. The FOMC statement indicated that the Federal Reserve has not set a date for rolling back its quantitative easing program and ADP reported more private sector jobs added than expected. Continue reading

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