Monthly Archives: September 2014

3 Reasons Why Changing Your Kitchen And Dining Room Lighting Fixtures Can Increase Your Sale Price

If you are considering selling your home, you may be wondering if there are things that you can do to increase your sale price. The truth is, you could spend thousands of dollars updating your home, but most homeowners will … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – Sept 29, 2014

Last week’s economic news included several housing-related reports that provided mixed results with lower than expected sales of previously owned homes and higher than expected sales of new homes. The FHFA also released its House Price report for July, which … Continue reading

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Considering a Major Home Addition? Why a Detached Garage Can Drastically Improve Your Resale Price

Before you make a major structural change to your property, it is important to consider how this will affect your resale value. While there are many steps that you can take to improve your property, the addition of a detached … Continue reading

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Refi or Wait? How to Choose Between Refinancing Your Mortgage Now or Waiting Until You Need the Money

Refinancing your existing mortgage may provide you with the opportunity to lower your interest rate, reduce your mortgage payment and adjust your loan term. For those homeowners who have lived in their home for more than a few years, pulling … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – Sept 22, 2014

Last week’s economic news largely concerned the Federal Reserve’s FOMC meeting statement and a post-meeting conference given by Fed Chair Janet Yellen. The FOMC statement indicated that the Fed CONTINUED its wind-down of Treasury and mortgage-backed securities and that its … Continue reading

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Five Absolute Truths About the Home Buying Process That You Will Need to Come to Terms With

Buying a home is one of the most exciting times that an individual will undertake in life. However, a property purchase is not without its challenges, and these can cause frustration. In this article we’ll share five potential setbacks that … Continue reading

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Lowballing 101: How to Avoid Insulting a Home Seller when Making a Low Offer for Their House or Condo

Buying a home is a huge step for people who are ready to make an investment in their future. Getting a great deal on a home is just as important and knowing how much to offer could be confusing. It … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – Sept 15, 2014

Last week’s housing related economic reports were slim, but an unexpected increase in weekly jobless claims gained attention. Analysts calmed concerns by noting that last week’s reading of 315,000 new jobless claims was not far removed from jobless claim levels … Continue reading

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Separation Anxiety: How to Deal with a Joint Mortgage Loan in the Event of a Divorce

During the course of a marriage, it is common for the couple to acquire property together. This is what is referred to as joint or community property. When a couple divorces, it is up to the parties involved to determine … Continue reading

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The Definitive Guide to Boosting the Number of Offers on Your Home in a Slow Sales Market

The economy and the real estate market are finally on the upswing after the ‘Great Recession’. However, in many locations, the housing market is still slow. Homeowners who want their houses to sell need to do some homework before putting … Continue reading

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