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Six Warm Autumn Home Selling Tips

You may think that autumn isn’t the best time to showcase your home, but you’d be wrong. Yes, fall days are shorter, with fewer hours of daylight for buyers to see your home. There may be many days of grey skies, rain, or early snowfall. But autumn has a unique appeal that’s all its own. You can look forward to gathering with friends and loved ones by a crackling fire, play winter sports in the backyard, or walk on the beach without all the tourists. Most important, homebuyers are motivated; they want to move in before winter. Here are six tips to selling your home during the...

September 28th, 2017 Six Warm Autumn Home Selling Tips

Thinking "In the Box" When It Comes to Packing for a Move

There are no shortage of adages about the importance of planning - things like "the devil is in the details" and "measure twice, cut once." Usually they're just trite, but sometimes they're all too true - especially when it comes to packing up a house. Everyone can use any advice available to help them on both ends of the moving process. Below you will find just that: some quick insights into one aspect of said process - boxing. All the news that's free to pack First, let's consider something that will warm your heart after being nickeled and dimed while buying your new home: the potential for...

September 27th, 2017 Thinking "In the Box" When It Comes to Packing for a Move

Homeowner Happiness And How It Affects You

Owning your own home can be one of the most exciting times of your life. But are you truly happy with your current situation? According to a recent survey by HomeAdvisor, there are a number of different factors that come into play that determine whether someone is happy with their current living situation or not. Some of the key factors include: Accessibility — Homeowners don’t want to spend hours having to get from one location to another. They want to be able to get to any important services, attractions and employment opportunities within the shortest amount of time possible. On...

September 27th, 2017 Homeowner Happiness And How It Affects You

The Weekly Mortgage Commentary

This week brings us the release of six monthly and quarterly economic reports for the markets to digest in addition to two Treasury auctions. None of the data is considered to be key, but several of the reports can directly affect mortgage pricing. There is at least one release set for each day except for Monday, so we can expect to see a fairly active week in the bond and mortgage markets. August’s New Home Sales will start the week’s activities late Tuesday morning. The Commerce Department is expected to say that sales of newly constructed homes rose last month, indicating the ne...

September 25th, 2017 The Weekly Mortgage Commentary

Focusing on Functionality When Buying a Home

Focusing On Functionality When Buying Your HomeChoosing where we live usually is simply functional. We all need food, clothing, and shelter. But, just like we could eat meal replacement bars all the time, we probably don’t want to. We also want our homes to have the specialness to function well both for our needs and preferences. Functionality begins with making a good decision, based on your requirements and what you can afford. Whether you rent or buy, you decide which home to choose based on affordability, availability and functionality. Talking with a professional loan officer will g...

September 21st, 2017 Focusing on Functionality When Buying a Home

The Weekly Mortgage Commentary

This week brings us the release of only three monthly economic reports, none of which are considered to be highly important. The main focus of the week will be the Federal Reserve and their mid-week events. We can expect to see some portfolio positioning as that day comes closer, meaning the next couple of days could still bring changes to mortgage rates despite the lack of important data. August’s Housing Starts will start this week's activities early Tuesday morning. It tracks groundbreakings of new home projects but likely will not affect mortgage rates unless its results vary greatly...

September 18th, 2017 The Weekly Mortgage Commentary

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