Buying a Vacation Home? 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? In this post we’ll share a few tips for getting your property ready to rent to short-term visitors and how to get things started.

Case-Shiller 20 City Home Price Index And FOMC QE Update

Home prices rose by 0.20 percent in August. Three of the 20 cities tracked saw home prices drop, while Detroit, Michigan posted the highest price growth. The seasonally adjusted growth rate for cities tracked declined by 0.10 percent as compared to a decline of 0.10 percent in July.

Four Ways You Can Enhance Your Home’s Value Before You List It for Sale

In today’s blog post we’ll share four ways that you can spend a bit of time and money upgrading your home before it hits the local real estate market.

Buying a Home? 4 Steps You Can Take to Ensure You Start out with a Low Monthly Mortgage Payment

Are you thinking about buying a new house or condo? If so, you’ve likely given some thought to your mortgage and as to how you can pay as little as possible in order to own your new home.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – October 27, 2014

Last week’s economic news included a few developments connected with housing and mortgage industries. While no economic reports were released on Monday, the rest of the week provided good news for existing home sales, home prices and mortgage rates.

Good News! Existing Home Sales Up And FHFA Home Prices Rise

After months of reports of slowing home price momentum and forecasts of a lagging housing market, we are pleased to report an increase in volume for existing home sales.

Did You Know: Five Factors That Lenders Won’t Even Consider When Assessing You For a Mortgage

In today’s blog post we’ll look at five factors that a lender or mortgage underwriter won’t consider when assessing your suitability for a mortgage loan.

Moving to a New City? Tips for Finding a Family-friendly Community to Buy Your New Home In

In this post we’ll share a handful of tips that you may find helpful if you’re searching for a family-friendly neighborhood in a new city.

First-time Home Buyer? Don’t Miss These Tips to Ensure Your Mortgage Application is Approved

If you’re going to be taking out a mortgage to help pay for the up-front costs of your home, you’ll want to get a head start on the approval process. With that in mind, here are four handy tips to ensure that your mortgage application is approved on your first try.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – October 20, 2014

Last week’s economic highlights included the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Housing Market Index for October. The Commerce Department also released Housing Starts for September. Freddie Mac reported that the average rate for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage dropped below four percent. The Fed released its Beige Book report, and Weekly jobless claims came in lower than expected.

NAHB Reports: Home Builder Confidence Drops in October

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported that home builder sentiment lost its momentum in October and posted a seasonally adjusted reading of 54 in its Home Builder Market Index.

Three Reasons Why Setting Your Listing Price is the Most Important Aspect of the Home Sales Process

Let’s take a look at three reasons why setting your listing price is the most important factor in your home sale.