Get Pre-Approved for a mortgage today, trust me

Why You Should Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage   What is mortgage pre-approval and how can it help you to get the house of your dreams? Find out the answer here. Image Credit: Getty Images If you're shopping for a home, one of the first things you should do is go to the bank to … Continue reading Get Pre-Approved for a mortgage today, trust me

What Mortgage Rates are anticipated to do

Thank you #Marketwatch I wonder how this will shape out next year at this time. Whose prediction will win?! http://ow.ly/7jMg30n1mN5 http://ow.ly/i/KatDQ

Study Says: It’s Easy to Get a Mortgage Again

Study Says: It's Easy to Get a Mortgage Again (Image credit: Image Source/Getty Images) For many, the path to becoming a first-time homeowner is an uphill climb. Student debt, low wages, high housing prices, and massive down payments can mean putting home-owning dreams on the back burner. But a new report provides a flicker of … Continue reading Study Says: It’s Easy to Get a Mortgage Again

Pay Off Two Mortgages in Only 15 Years

How I Aggressively Paid Off Two Mortgages in Only 15 Years (Image credit: PM Images/Getty Images) After watching our parents retire and still have to make mortgage payments on a fixed income, my husband and I decided we would do whatever to prevent that for ourselves. So we approached our mortgages with aggressive and out-of-the-box … Continue reading Pay Off Two Mortgages in Only 15 Years

Pay Off My Mortgage Early?

~ Because not every set of advice will be great for you. But you have options. ~ I Wanted to Pay Off My Mortgage Early, Then I Realized This (Image credit: Apartment Therapy ) Ah, 2009. The year that first-time home buyers in America were majorly incentivized by government funding to get out of their … Continue reading Pay Off My Mortgage Early?

3 Doable Mortgage Hacks

3 Totally Doable Mortgage Hacks That Can Save You Thousands (Image credit: Yulia Grigoryeva/Shutterstock) There's nothing quite like the excitement of finding and buying your dream home. You found a home within your budget, set aside a down payment and found a mortgage at a stellar rate. But did you know over the course of … Continue reading 3 Doable Mortgage Hacks

PMI: An Explanation

The Money-Wasting Mortgage Mistake You’re Likely to Make (Image credit: Kristin Duvall/Stocksy) Share Pin It Email 7 Property taxes, homeowners insurance, interest, HOA fees—when it comes to your monthly mortgage payment, your loan's principal doesn't lack company. Still, few of these additional costs and expenses draw as much ire from a homeowner than private mortgage … Continue reading PMI: An Explanation

US mortgage rates climb to 4-year high

~ a payment at the below interest rate of 4.46% would be $1410 for a $350,000 home with 20% down, not including taxes and insurance. The article states the rate at 4.21% from one year ago which would be $1370 for the same parameters. That's a $40 increase which adds up especially when buying a … Continue reading US mortgage rates climb to 4-year high

Mortgage Rates are Climbing . . . What Now?

Mortgage Rates are Climbing . . . What Now? Mortgage interest rates rose for the fifth week in a row and are at their highest level in more than a year, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) released on Thursday. The average 30-year FRM climbed by another 5 basis points up … Continue reading Mortgage Rates are Climbing . . . What Now?

Why your bank may not be giving you the best mortgage rate

Why your bank may not be giving you the best mortgage rate Lenders may not be giving you the best mortgage rate By Hal Bundrick, NerdWallet October 13, 2016 12:48 PM . View photo FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, file photo, a "Sale Pending" sign sits atop a realty sign outside a … Continue reading Why your bank may not be giving you the best mortgage rate