7 tips to ace your home’s final walk-through

Buying a home can feel a little like running a marathon. You have to stay focused throughout the whole journey, from the mortgage application and home search process to making an offer and getting a home inspection. One important final step before the closing is the final walk-through. No matter what, you should never skip … Continue reading 7 tips to ace your home’s final walk-through

An FHA Loan Can Get You a Home

So-So or No Credit? No Cash? An FHA Loan Can Get You a Home If you've never owned a home before, FHA loans offer a great way to break into the housing market. They're federally insured mortgages with easier requirements than conventional home loans. "The secret sauce, the magic ingredient, behind the FHA program is … Continue reading An FHA Loan Can Get You a Home

How Rich You’d Be If You Bought a Home in These Cities 20 Years Ago

Don't shoot the messenger! Buying a house is still a relatively safe investment. Even if you don’t make a killing on a property when you sell it, you’ve at least made it a home for a number of years — and you likely won’t lose money from the sale. Some real estate investments, however, have … Continue reading How Rich You’d Be If You Bought a Home in These Cities 20 Years Ago

State economies most and least impacted by immigration

~ interesting find I came across while reading this morning, enjoy ~ he heated debate in the United States over immigration often raises questions about the economic value—or cost—of the nation's immigrants. Some policymakers blame foreign-born workers for taking coveted jobs and slowing wage growth. Others argue that immigrants in the workforce fuel innovation; bring … Continue reading State economies most and least impacted by immigration

Over half of consumers want their houses to be built with…

~Agree or Disagree? If you agree do think more homes in the US will follow suit?~ Over half of consumers believe it is important that their home is made using environmentally-responsible materials, according to research published by Eurocell plc, the UK’s leading manufacturer, distributor and recycler of PVC-U window, door, conservatory... #Eurocell #fenestration #housebuilding Source: … Continue reading Over half of consumers want their houses to be built with…

Here’s where a lot of Americans are moving

Where do you think it is? Americans are continuing their long-term trend of moving south and west. The US Census Bureau recently released its estimates for how the populations of the United States' 3,142 counties and county equivalents changed in the year between July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018. In addition to the overall … Continue reading Here’s where a lot of Americans are moving

Don’t buy a home until you’ve done these 6 things

VERY, VERY, VERY Important tip, from CNBC! Buying a home may be the biggest purchase of your life, and it's not one you want to rush. Before getting serious about a property, there are certain key things to make sure you've done. Here are six of them, according to real estate experts. 1. Figure out … Continue reading Don’t buy a home until you’ve done these 6 things

Interest Rates are Low, for how long?

Are Low Interest Rates Here to Stay? Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have been on the decline since November, now reaching lows last seen in January 2018. According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, rates came in at 4.12% last week! This is great news for anyone who is planning … Continue reading Interest Rates are Low, for how long?

Mortgage Rates Fall Dramatically — What This Means for Homebuyers

Rates rise and fall, don't miss out when they fall! Mortgage Rates Fall Dramatically — What This Means for Homebuyers © Mikolette / Getty Images/iStockphoto couple admiring their new house with mortgage rates dropping The average interest rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage dropped to 4.34 percent from 4.40 percent on March 21, 2019. This … Continue reading Mortgage Rates Fall Dramatically — What This Means for Homebuyers