Save Money on Your Home Energy Costs in Just Three Easy Steps

It doesn’t matter if you heat your home with electricity, natural gas or some other energy source; prices continue to rise and that means increased heating costs for most of us. In today’s blog post we’ll share three easy ways that you can save money on your home energy costs this winter. Install and Use.. read more →

Understanding the Various Types of Refinancing

Whether you’ve been thinking about ways that you can draw on your home equity to fund a renovation project or you want to take advantage of low interest rates before they rise again, refinancing your mortgage is an excellent option. In today’s blog post we’ll introduce mortgage refinancing and discuss a few of the ways.. read more →

Have You Had Trouble Getting a Mortgage? Here’s 3 Tips for Sprucing Up Your Credit.

If you’ve had some trouble getting approved for a mortgage recently, you’re not alone. Many individuals face mortgage challenges due to past blemishes on their credit reports or a personal financial crisis that resulted in bills not being paid on time. In this post we’ll share three quick tips for sprucing up your personal credit.. read more →

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 17, 2014

Last week’s housing related news was lean, with no scheduled reports released other than Freddie Mac’s primary mortgage market survey. We’ll start with some good news. The University of Michigan / Thompson-Reuters Consumer Sentiment Index reported its highest reading in more than seven years. November’s reading of 89.4 surpassed the expected reading of 88.0 and.. read more →

Negotiation Tips: How to Ask the Seller to Pay the Closing Costs

You’ve found the perfect new house or condo, and you are now preparing an offer that you believe the seller will find tempting enough to accept. However, you know that there are going to be thousands of dollars in closing costs that need to be paid before the sale is completed and you become the.. read more →

When Is A Reverse Mortgage Right For You?

If you’ve recently considered your options for taking some of the equity out of your home you may have heard about reverse mortgage loans. If you meet the requirements for a reverse mortgage it can be an excellent way to tap into the value of your home, freeing up that cash to be reinvested or.. read more →

Your FICO Score Can Drastically Affect Your Mortgage

Are you about to apply for a mortgage loan in order to buy a home? If so, you may be curious about your credit score and how this might impact your financing. Let’s take a quick look at how FICO credit scores can affect your mortgage and share a couple of ways that you can.. read more →

Home Security Of TheFuture Is Here Now

Imagine walking into your home and turning off the alarm, locking your doors, opening the windows and starting your coffee maker, all with a few taps of your finger on your smart phone? What if you had a home security camera that you could monitor from anywhere and a motion sensor that would send you.. read more →

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 10, 2014

Last week’s economic reports contained mixed reports indicating that the economy continues to recover with occasional “blips” in its progress. Construction spending was lower than expected. A Federal Reserve survey of senior loan officers indicated that credit standards remain strict for mortgages and other types of lending. According to the survey, a “modest net fraction”.. read more →

A Quick Guide to Renting Out Your Second Home to Generate Income

Are you thinking about buying a second home to spend some time in when you’re on vacation? Whether you’re picking up a small house near the beach or you’re looking at a ski-in/ski-out condo at your favorite ski resort, if you’re only going to be in the home for short periods each year you may.. read more →