Refinance Tips

Don’t Refinance Until You Read These 6 Simple Rules From Realtor.com 3/25/15 We all want to be smart about refinancing our mortgage. Done right, it can save thousands of dollars in interest and lower your monthly mortgage payment. Done wrong, it can be a money loser if you have to sell. So don’t just pay attention to … Continue reading Refinance Tips

How Credit History Affects Home

From HomeInsurance.com 3/25/15 Want to know a (mostly) secret way to lower your home insurance premiums? One that could also reduce your mortgage, and even affect how much you pay for your car and car insurance? It’s really not a secret, nor is it magic. It’s something anyone can do: maintaining a good credit score. … Continue reading How Credit History Affects Home

Mortgage rates fall for a second week, Freddie Mac says

From LATIMES.com 5/26/15 Mortgage rates fell this week, with lenders offering a 30-year fixed loan at an average of 3.69%, down from 3.78% a week ago, Freddie Mac said. The mortgage giant’s weekly survey, released Thursday, showed the average rate on a 15-year fixed mortgage fell to 2.97% from 3.06% last week. The initial rate … Continue reading Mortgage rates fall for a second week, Freddie Mac says

Tax Refund: 3 Smart Ways to Invest

3 smart ways to invest your tax refund From USNews 3/20/15 Expecting an income-tax refund? Don't blow your windfall -- either on the obvious (a shopping spree) or the insidious (the one investment you probably shouldn't make, according to financial advisors). Instead, consider these tactics to make the most of an expected bonus. Yes, you've … Continue reading Tax Refund: 3 Smart Ways to Invest

The 2% Down Payment Mortgage: Can You Get One?

From Credit.com 3/20/15 The biggest barrier for many would-be homeowners is the pile of cash that's needed before a bank will even discuss a mortgage. The Federal Housing Administration, in an effort to boost the housing market, recently lowered down-payment requirements to 3.5% of the purchase price, but by the time would-be buyers consider closing … Continue reading The 2% Down Payment Mortgage: Can You Get One?

How to Prepare Your Credit for a Mortgage

From USNews 3/12/15 Applying for a mortgage soon? Consider this: Improving your credit health could limit how much you'll need to pay in interest and potentially save you thousands of dollars. According to Zillow, the median home value in the United States is $178,500. Let's pretend that two people each want a $178,500 30-year fixed … Continue reading How to Prepare Your Credit for a Mortgage

Real Estate Photography, it matters

Click on this link to read this article. I completely agree and have 2 professional photographers to make your house look the best it possibly can.

4 Tips for Making Any Room Seem Larger

From Zillow 3/19/15 Plenty of people live in tiny homes, small rooms, or just diminutive spaces. No matter what your reason for living in smaller quarters, you’ll undoubtedly have to make some compromises in your decorating. To live happily and efficiently in smaller square footage, you’ll want to get organized and make some adjustments to your … Continue reading 4 Tips for Making Any Room Seem Larger

5 Easy DIY Steps to a Better Family Room

  From YahooMakers 3/18/15 Some still call it the den, others call it the TV room or the family room. But whatever its name, many feel it is the most important room in the house. It is where families come together to do a whole lot of bonding. It is where families come together to … Continue reading 5 Easy DIY Steps to a Better Family Room

Should You Sell Your House or Renovate It?

~Age old question for many homeowners there are even quite a few TV sows dedicated to this genre as well~ From USNews 3/18/15 Your house may not have changed much over the years, but you probably have. Maybe you were single when you signed your mortgage papers, and now you're married with children (or divorced … Continue reading Should You Sell Your House or Renovate It?