Is It Time To Refi?

Is It Time To Refi?
Posted October 13, 2020 in Mortgage

A new study shows that forty-three percent of 30-year mortgage holders are eligible for a refinance that would lower their mortgage rates. That means their credit rating is at least 720, they have at least 20% equity in their homes, and they can reduce their mortgage rate by at least 0.75% through refinancing, according to […]

Existing Home or New Construction?

Existing Home or New Construction?
Posted October 6, 2020 in Real Estate

Finding the perfect home to purchase is one of the biggest challenges for potential buyers. With so few homes for sale and construction of newly built homes ramping up, you may be wondering if you should consider new construction in your search process. It’s a great question to ask, and one to look at from […]

Why Getting Pre-Approved Is So Important

Why Getting Pre-Approved Is So Important
Posted September 29, 2020 in Mortgage, Real Estate

Getting a pre-approval from a mortgage lender in is a great first step in the homebuying process. When looking for a home, the temptation to fall in love with a house that’s outside your budget is very real. So, before you start shopping around, it’s helpful to know your price range, what you’re comfortable within […]

Getting Your Air Conditioning Prepared For Cooler Temps

Getting Your Air Conditioning Prepared For Cooler Temps
Posted September 22, 2020 in Home Improvement

The summer heat is slowly dissipating, and now it’s time to start prepping your air conditioner for the cooler fall temperatures. Depending on where you live in the U.S., you might not expect to use your AC unit much this fall, and you might not use it at all during the winter. Take some time […]

Are You Considering Moving?

Are You Considering Moving?
Posted September 15, 2020 in Real Estate

How long have you lived in your current home? If it’s been a while, you may be thinking about moving. According to a recent study by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), in 2019, homeowners were living in their homes for an average of 10 years. That’s a long time to be in one place, […]

Just Purchased A Home? Make Sure To Check These Items

Just Purchased A Home? Make Sure To Check These Items
Posted September 7, 2020 in Home Improvement

It’s hard work becoming a homeowner. After you move into your new house, realize that the work may not be completely finished yet. Here are a few things you should take a look at right away in order to maintain your new home. Gutters Your gutters are an important part of your home. They’re designed […]

Behr Announces 2021 Color Forecast

Behr Announces 2021 Color Forecast
Posted September 1, 2020 in Home Improvement

Behr Paint Co. unveiled 21 versatile colors on Monday to make up its Color Trends 2021 Palette. The colors include neutrals mixed with some lavish bolds to create “energizing, yet comforting” focal points in a home, Behr says. “This has been a year of unpredictability and 2020 has significantly changed our relationship with home,” says […]

Home Sales and Median Price both hit records in July

Home Sales and Median Price both hit records in July
Posted August 26, 2020 in Real Estate

Existing-home sales jumped 25% in July from June, beating the prior record gain of 21% set a month earlier, as low mortgage rates fueled demand for real estate across the United States. Sales of single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops rose to a seasonally adjusted 5.86 million, the highest level since 2006, the National Association […]

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