Can You Purchase Your Home During the Government Shutdown?

your home during the government shutdown

If you are in the process of purchasing your home and are worried about the government shutdown, recent news from Freddie Mac may have you sleeping a little better. The announcement, effective October 8, 2013, allows lenders to use signed federal tax returns as income verification rather than a tax transcript for loans, loan modifications,…Read More »

Your Home and Town Influences Market Value

your home town market value

Although the recently released NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) illustrated decreases from April’s 273 to 258, news throughout the United States continues to bode well. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) even feels confident about the future of the housing market and your home.  Do you? In fact in a newly released, “Housing Now”…Read More »

Tips For Selling Your Home

Keys to Selling Your Home

Most buyers buy on emotion.  There are some simple things that play a key role in how your potential buyers will feel when they first enter your home.  The most importatnt part of marketing your home is the buyer’s first impression.  So you want to show if off the best possible you can… pay attention…Read More »

Should You Remodel Your Home?

your home and relationship

Is your home no longer the home of your dreams? Do you look around your home with your partner and constantly see outdated rooms and projects that you would love to see completed? If you answered yes, you need to realize that you are not the only ones facing this issue. Yet, the options can…Read More »

Are You Aware of Your Home Mortgage Options

Finding a refinance rate for your home

Have you considered refinancing your home lately? If so, you are not alone. According to the Freddie Mac Quarterly Refinance Report, many homeowners throughout the United States lowered monthly mortgage payments, shortened the length of their loans, and utilized fixed mortgage rates in the second quarter of 2013. Historically low home loan rates assisted in…Read More »

Choosing to Improve Your Home

remodeling tips for your home

If you want to make improvements to your home, you may want to take a second look at Houzz.com. Cited as a source for inspiration and collaboration and research for home owners everywhere, Houzz is also a source for hiring local contracting professionals, too. With more than sixty categories of home related projects to choose…Read More »

Will Creeping Mortgage Rates Affect Your Home?

Your home and interest rates

Despite that fact that mortgage rates are slowly creeping higher, Freddie Mac reports that they are still low enough to allow high home-affordability for your home. In fact, home sales continue to rise and new construction is being completed nationwide to keep up with the demands of prospective home buyers. The Primary Mortgage Market Survey®…Read More »

Don’t Forget To Inspect Your Home in the Excitement!

inspections in your home

Finding the right home, your home, can be an exciting time.  So exciting that sometimes home buyers forget some essential steps.  One of those steps is completing your home inspection. Before the sale is closed and the deed transferred, you will need to have a professional inspection done anytime you purchase a home. A full…Read More »

Keep Your Home Safe While on Vacation

avoiding invasion of your home

Nice weather… time for fun !  Summer always brings vacation plans and whether it is a short day trip or a full blown get-away, you don’t want to spoil your memories when you arrive back home to any unwelcomed surprises.   5 Things To Remember When Vacationing Away From Your Home   You cannot control your level of visibility entirely…Read More »

Mortgage Rates Drop -Time to Buy or Sell Your Home?

rates drop for your home

If you were worried about the effect current mortgage interest rates may have had on your home for sale, you may be feeling a little better this week. As of July 18th, 2013, the Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey(R) (PMMS®) reports that average fixed mortgage rates are showing reductions. “Fixed mortgage rates fell as…Read More »