Positive news for existing home sales

Positive news for existing home sales

Did you know that for the second consecutive month, sales of existing homes are on the rise? According to the National Association of Realtors, sales of preowned family homes are up by nearly 1% month over month with more than 6.3 million units sold annually. On an...
3 benefits of buying home with FHA loan program

3 benefits of buying home with FHA loan program

The FHA loan program is a powerful lending tool. Last year, more than 1.3 million Americans relied on the federal program for support in buying a home. While these programs are powered by the Federal Housing Agency, “FHA loans” are actually administered by approved...
Buying a home? 5 ways loan officer  can help

Buying a home? 5 ways loan officer can help

Real estate agents get a lot of the limelight, and for good reason. They are indispensable on your road toward homeownership. But loan officers deserve a lot of credit too. They are responsible for putting together a financial game plan, which involves a ton of...
What to know about home appraisal contingency

What to know about home appraisal contingency

As you may know, buying a home is both a competitive and complex process. In all that paperwork you will sign, you will often find a series of contingencies. A contingency ensures that a certain condition, or set of conditions, is met in order to move forward in the...
Get your lawn ready for fall using these 5 tips

Get your lawn ready for fall using these 5 tips

Following a dry, hot summer, you’re probably looking forward to cooler temperatures ahead. Your lawn is right there with you. But remember that fall does not mean a reprieve from lawn work. As a reminder, here are five tips on how to care for your lawn during the fall...
5 burning questions for your real estate agent

5 burning questions for your real estate agent

In today’s market, every detail matters. From timing, mortgage program and the real estate agent you work with, what you bring to the table can mean the difference between becoming a homeowner or delaying your big dream. As you begin to find a reliable, knowledgeable...
3 ways to prepare for homeownership

3 ways to prepare for homeownership

If you’re thinking about buying a home, it’s an exciting time. As conditions improve, now might be the time to go all in on homeownership. With relatively low interest rates and a slight uptick to the number of available homes, there seems like no better time to buy....
Interest rates could rise as nation turns corner

Interest rates could rise as nation turns corner

Borrowers enjoyed ultra-low interest rates before rates began to slowly creep upward at the beginning of the year. Freddie Mac is forecasting further increases as the year progresses, providing a short window for borrowers to purchase or refinance their loan at a...