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What's Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week - May 4, 2015

Last week's economic news included S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index reports, the Fed's FOMC meeting statement and pending home sales. Freddie Mac mortgage rates and weekly jobless claims were also released as usual. The details: Case-Shiller: Denver Leads Home Price Gains in February The S& ...
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Thinking About a Major Renovation? Three Reasons to Consider Adding a Second Story

When your home is no longer fully functional for your needs, you may be thinking about moving into a larger home with a more functional floor plan. While this is one option to consider, another option is to renovate your existing home. You could buil ...
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Do You Need a Real Estate Attorney to Help Close Your Home Purchase? Let's Take a Look

When buying a new home, you may have a close eye focused on your budget and expenses, and your goal may be to keep related expenses to a minimum. However, you may also be well aware that a real estate purchase is a legal transaction, and you may be w ...
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Case-Shiller: 20-City Home Price Index Hits 6 Month High

According to the Case-Shiller 20-City Home Price Index for February, month-to-month home prices increased by 0.50 percent from January’s reading and achieved the highest year-over-year gain in six months. Analysts expected February home prices to increase by 4.80 percent. David Blitzer, chairm ...
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Yes, It's Possible to Get a Mortgage Without a Favorable Credit History - Here's What You Will Need

There are several factors that are reviewed when you apply for a home mortgage, and one of the initial factors is your credit rating. You may already be aware that you have a lower credit score, or you may have learned about your credit issues after ...
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What's Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week - April 27, 2015

Last week's housing related reports included the FHFA Home Price Index, the National Association of Realtors® Existing Home Sales report and The Commerce Department's report on new home sales. Results were mixed, but suggest that housing markets are strengthening. FHFA Home Prices Up in February ...
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The Three Essential Habits That Successful Home Buyers Must Embrace

Whether you are preparing to purchase your first home or it has been many years since you last walked through the home buying process, you may be starting to feel overwhelmed at the thought of all of the work that lies in front of you. From concerns about finding the right home to the physical act o ...
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Should You Be Worried About Skipping Multiple Mortgage Payments? Yes, and Here's Why

From time to time, a homeowner may struggle to make a mortgage payment on time. Most will be able to make the missing payment a week or two later when the next paycheck arrives. However, others may find themselves in a situation where they are unable ...
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