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Open The Door to Homeownership
Thursday, February 26th, 2015 | By Spencer Llewellyn

Looser Mortgage Requirements Entice Home Buyers

After the housing bubble went “pop” in 2007, it became a lot tougher for the average home buyer to qualify for a mortgage. Continue Reading

Real Estate Agents
Thursday, February 19th, 2015 | By Julie Rains

7 Traits to Look For in a Real Estate Agent

When you are looking for a new home or hoping to sell your existing home, it’s likely that you’ll work with a real estate agent to locate a property or find a buyer. Continue Reading

Personal Finance Tips
Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 | By Miranda Marquit

Tips for Improving Your Finances This Year

We all wish our finances were better. Even when we feel like things are going well, there is usually something else that can be done to improve the financial situation. As you look forward to the rest of the year, here are a few tips that can help you improve your finances: Continue Reading

VA Loan Demand
Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 | By Spencer Llewellyn

2015 VA Loan Demand Remains Strong with Home Buyers

After posting big gains for 5 years, VA home loan volume fell to a still-respectable 430,000 in 2014. That represents a 30% drop from the number of VA loan’s approved in 2013 (630,000) and an even smaller reduction from 2012 numbers (540,000). Continue Reading

Rent or Buy a Home
Friday, January 30th, 2015 | By Miranda Marquit

Why Do Some Millennials Decide Not to Buy a Home?

I’m not exactly a millennial. I fall in that gray area between Generation X and Generation Y. Generally, I identify with Gen Xers, but there is one way that I really feel “in tune” with millennials: I’m not really into buying a home. Continue Reading

Online Resources
Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 | By Julie Rains

Great Resources for Becoming an Informed Home Buyer

As a potential homebuyer, you want to gather as much information as possible about a property before extending an offer and negotiating a price. Knowledge is truly power, enabling you to make a wise decision. Continue Reading

History of FHA Mortgage Insurance
Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 | By Spencer Llewellyn

Ups and Downs: 6 Years of FHA Mortgage Insurance Volatility

FHA mortgage insurance rates have just been reduced in an unexpected move that offers the housing market a much needed boost. This .5% across the board MIP reduction will help more home shoppers become homeowners in 2015 and also reduce costs for thousands of borrowers looking to refinance. Continue Reading

Getting Finances in Order
Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 | By Miranda Marquit

How to Get Your Finances in Order Before Applying for a Mortgage

Even with the recent real estate market troubles, many people are still interested in buying homes. Buying a home, though, isn’t something you can just do. Continue Reading

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