Your Job Matters When Buying a Home

From Credit.com 7/16/14 Did you recently change jobs or receive a promotion? Despite what you might have heard, it is still possible to qualify for a mortgage to buy or refinance a home using your new income. The lending atmosphere is rife with misconceptions about job gaps, job changes and occupational changes within the course of … Continue reading Your Job Matters When Buying a Home

Investors get schooled in housing

From CNBC.com 7/8/14 Investors get schooled in housing Student housing-millennial style-may be one of the best under-the-radar real estate plays of the decade. From the front lobby, it could easily be mistaken for a spa hotel—the blue wave lighting on the wall behind the concierge desk, the sleek sofas and flat screen monitors. But this … Continue reading Investors get schooled in housing

Keep Your Home Secure While on Vacation

From Consumer Reports 7/8/14 4 easy ways to keep your home secure while you’re on vacation Most communities across the U.S. will experience a 10 percent to 18 percent jump in home burglaries during the months of June, July, and August, according to FBI statistics. But there are simple ways you can help ensure thieves … Continue reading Keep Your Home Secure While on Vacation

Delight Potential Homebuyers

From HousingWire.com 7/9/14 The top 5 ways to delight potential homebuyers Inoculate them, that's a thing Customer satisfaction and reviews are now the second most trusted source of brand information on the Internet, according to Nielsen Ratings. This fact underscores how important it is for builders today to focus on delighting its potential homeowners. We … Continue reading Delight Potential Homebuyers

What‘s the hardest part of affording a home?

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From HSH.com 6/17/14 Survey: What‘s the hardest part of affording a home? The slow housing recovery has often been cited as the primary reason the economy is not growing as expected after the Great Recession. Some say high student loan debt is hindering those in their 20s and 30s from buying a home. Others say … Continue reading What‘s the hardest part of affording a home?

Buy a House RIGHT Now

1 Reason You Should Buy a House Right Now From Motley Fool 7/5/14 Here's a secret I discovered during countless hours of analyzing facts and figures about the housing market: There's a good chance we'll never again see homes as affordable as they are right now. According to the National Association of Realtor's housing affordability … Continue reading Buy a House RIGHT Now

5 Factors That Influence Your Home’s Resale Value

From USNews 7/2/14 While home sellers hope to get top dollar for their property -- and some have an inflated idea of what to expect -- establishing a home's value can be a complex, multifaceted process. Do home renovations really pay off? And which is more valuable: a three-bedroom or a four-bedroom with the same … Continue reading 5 Factors That Influence Your Home’s Resale Value

Low Down Payment Advice

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How one couple got a home with only $8,000 dollars down Who says you need to save up a lot of money to buy a home? Find out how one couple bought their house with just 3.5 percent down. From Yahoo Homes 7/2/14 Think you need a lot of money to buy a home? Think … Continue reading Low Down Payment Advice

Paying off Mortgage Early does not always Pay Off

From Business Insider 6/26/14 Do I think it’s wise for you to pay off your mortgage early? You may as well ask me if I think it is a good idea if you paint your living room sage green. I used to think paying off your mortgage was an absolute no-brainer. Then I did a complete 180, … Continue reading Paying off Mortgage Early does not always Pay Off