The most expensive city in every stat

The most expensive city in every state Most Americans would likely agree that their lifestyle choices and financial security are dictated largely by their income. Income, however, is only one half of the equation. The other half is the price of goods and services. The cost of everyday necessities -- such as groceries, transportation, and … Continue reading The most expensive city in every stat

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Millennials prioritize owning a home over getting married or having kids

Millennials prioritize owning a home over getting married or having kids I spend more time than I would like to admit looking at real estate listings online. I recently found a nice townhouse in my neighborhood that costs 25 times my annual salary, which is honestly a better deal than most other places in the … Continue reading Millennials prioritize owning a home over getting married or having kids

Ready for the Rate Hikes?

Mortgages fast approaching 5 percent, a fresh blow to housing market Mortgage rates hit their highest level in more than seven years this week at nearly 5%, a level that could deter many home buyers and represents another setback for the slumping housing market. The average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 4.9%—the … Continue reading Ready for the Rate Hikes?

What do these 9 Listing Terms mean?

9 Home Listing Terms And What They Actually Mean Certain adjectives used in home descriptions can have hidden (and potentially less desirable) meanings! Rocket Mortgage® won't confuse you — get the home-buying confidence you need with a mortgage process that puts the power in your hands. Living by yourself? “Cozy” might be just what you’re … Continue reading What do these 9 Listing Terms mean?

Once you hit this credit score, going higher is a ‘waste of time,’ expert says

~ interesting perspective ~ Once you hit this credit score, going higher is a 'waste of time,' expert says A 56-year-old government employee from Cleveland named Tom Pavelka had the "highest credit score in America" in 2012, the Daily Mail reported at the time. His near-perfect 848 ranked "higher than 100 percent of U.S. consumers," … Continue reading Once you hit this credit score, going higher is a ‘waste of time,’ expert says

Thinking of Retiring in a RV on the Open Road?

~ not trying to discourage you from your retirement plans, just hoping to give you a fuller picture! ~   18 Reasons You Really Don't Want to Buy an RV ROAD WARRIORS, BEWARE For some, the American dream is to own a big house with a picket fence. For others, it's a house on wheels … Continue reading Thinking of Retiring in a RV on the Open Road?

Interest Rates have been Historically low, still waiting to buy?

Mortgage Interest Rates are Still Going Up… Should You Wait to Buy?   Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased by close to a quarter of a percent over the last several weeks. Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association, and the National Association of Realtors are all calling for mortgage rates to rise another quarter of a percent by … Continue reading Interest Rates have been Historically low, still waiting to buy?

The Personalities You’ll Totally Encounter When Buying A Home

~ some of these are soooooo true!! ~ The Personalities You'll Totally Encounter When Buying A Home The road to buying a home is lined with a cast of characters! While you're putting those social skills to work, let Rocket Mortgage® empower you to handle the rest of the home-buying process with confidence. 1. Let's … Continue reading The Personalities You’ll Totally Encounter When Buying A Home

Owning a home is cheaper than renting your home

Buying a Home is Cheaper than Renting in 38 States! [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: According to a study by GOBankingRates, it is cheaper to buy a home than rent in 38 states across the country. In six states the difference between buying & renting would account for less than a $50 monthly difference, leaving the choice … Continue reading Owning a home is cheaper than renting your home