You've found the home of your dreams, the seller has accepted your offer and your loan application is being processed. When is the best time to "lock" your mortgage rate? And for how long should your lock be effective? If you're buying or building a... (Read More)
Trying to sell your home? Although you may be tempted to take your home off the market during the holidays, don't. There may be fewer potential buyers, but there also are fewer available listings, which can help increase the odds yours will sell... (Read More)
Considering how hectic each day can get, home maintenance may be the last thing on your busy mind. But keeping your home in shape from top to bottom can provide delightful dividends for you and your family. After all, a home is usually happiest when... (Read More)
When it comes time to sell your home, you'll need to decide which types of repairs and improvements you'll want to make before it's listed for sale. Should you update your kitchen? Apply fresh paint to the living room? Plant flowers? Clean or... (Read More)
Have you heard the news? Mortgage rates are hovering at their lowest levels ever, providing a unique opportunity for many to buy a home.
Mortgage rates have varied widely over the past several decades. In the early 1970s, for example, mortgage... (Read More)
Thinking of buying your first home or one that better suits you and your family? Here are three important steps in the home buying process you don't want to skip:
Get a mortgage pre-approval. Nearly nine out of every 10 buyers finance their home... (Read More)
The Veterans Administration home loans program was established to help active-duty military personnel, veterans, and their spouses achieve the dream of homeownership. However, not all military members qualify.
The U.S. Department of Veterans... (Read More)
In the market for a new home? Purchasing a home is definitely something we don't do every day. So it's easy to make mistakes, and when it comes to home buying, mistakes can be costly. Here are some of the most common errors made by first-time... (Read More)
You're interested in buying a home. Congratulations! This is a big step in life, so it's one that you should research thoroughly. The good news is we have some helpful information as you begin the process of getting and using a mortgage.
#1... (Read More)