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Weekly Mortgage Applications Rise, a Sign of Hope for the Spring Homebuying Season
February 25, 2019

Weekly Mortgage Applications Rise, a Sign of Hope for the Spring Homebuying Season

Mortgage application volume increased 3.6 percent last week from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's seasonally adjusted index. Applications to purchase a home increased...


How the Pandemic Affects Buying a Home
May 15, 2021

How the Pandemic Affects Buying a Home

In this time of crisis, people are returning to the roots of their humanity and looking to the nostalgic pastimes of generations ago like baking sourdough bread and gardening. The home has once again ...


How Much Money Do You Really Need to Save to Buy a House?
January 4, 2021

How Much Money Do You Really Need to Save to Buy a House?

Ongoing expenses Costs that persist over time once you become a homeowner Property taxes Property taxes vary by state and county and are usually included in your monthly mortgage payment. Property tax...


4 Essentials to Smart Mortgage Decisions
July 6, 2020

4 Essentials to Smart Mortgage Decisions

Homeownership is a dream for many Americans, but most don’t know where to start or are crippled by fears that they’re not prepared. Getting the right mortgage for you is a big part of the homebuying p...


8 Questions Every Homebuyer Should Ask Their Real Estate Agent
August 2, 2019

8 Questions Every Homebuyer Should Ask Their Real Estate Agent

How Long Have You Been a Real Estate Agent? Knowing how long your real estate agent has been working is important. While being new to the industry doesn’t mean they’re not skilled, it can mean that t...


What is Title Insurance and Why Do I Need It?
October 19, 2020

What is Title Insurance and Why Do I Need It?

Titles and the homebuying process Since titles are part of the legal process of transferring ownership, before the title can be transferred, it must be “cleared” before the buyer can have it. Your len...


How Much Do I Need to Earn to Buy a Home?
November 5, 2018

How Much Do I Need to Earn to Buy a Home?

After renting property for a while, you may be considering buying next time. The advantages of homeownership are focused around the fact that you now have an asset that can hold or gain value, and be ...


Homebuilder Sentiment Higher in January
January 21, 2019

Homebuilder Sentiment Higher in January

The downturn in mortgage interest rates that began in November finally has homebuilders feeling better. Builder sentiment rose 2 points to 58 in January on a monthly index from the National Associatio...


The No. 1 Sign That We May See a Cooler Spring Home-Buying Market
March 4, 2019

The No. 1 Sign That We May See a Cooler Spring Home-Buying Market

This year's spring home-buying season, when the frenzy typically kicks off for the year, appears to be off to a slow start—particularly in and around some of the nation's most expensive, coastal citie...