Financing

April 2, 2019

Heading Into Spring

Home-Price Growth Slows: Home-price growth continued to slow in January, providing critical relief to buyers heading into the critical spring selling season.

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index, which measures average home prices in major metropolitan areas across the nation, rose 4.3% in the year ending in ...

View More
April 1, 2019

As the Housing Market Shifts to Favor Buyers

The recent slowdown in the housing market has been a boon for buyers. Since last summer, more properties have come onto the market; mortgage interest rates have dropped; and the rate of home price appreciation, once in the double digits, is waning.

But that still doesn't help the many ...

View More
March 27, 2019

Things You'll Love—and Hate

About Buying a Home This Spring, Welcome to the best and worst time to buy a home: spring! Yes, it's peak home-buying season. However, it’s no bed of roses.

Knowing what to expect is half the battle, and can help you use these highs and lows to your ...

View More
March 26, 2019

Stay Calm and Shop On

It is officially spring, and spring homebuying season is getting into full swing. It's important to shop around for the right home, but it's equally important to shop around for the right mortgage. In fact, shopping for a better mortgage rate could save you hundreds or thousands of ...

View More
March 22, 2019

The Best Week to Sell

Is Quickly Approaching: Home sellers expecting the quickest sales may want to make sure the house is in tip-top shape for showings because a big week in the housing market is quickly coming.

The best week to put a home on the market is March 31 to April 6, according ...

View More
March 21, 2019

Mortgages Becomes Easier for the Self-Employed

If you’re self-employed or a ‘gig’ worker, getting a mortgage just got easier. Americans who are self-employed and freelance or contract workers have long had to struggle to qualify for a mortgage, compared with those with W-2 forms or pay stubs that lenders can use to verify their incomes.

For ...

View More
March 20, 2019

Credit Basics for Grads

In a few months, the newest cohort of bright-eyed recent graduates will enter the workforce and begin "adulting." If you're graduating college this spring, you've probably received a lot of advice about pursuing your passions or finding a job – but probably not about maintaining your credit score ...

View More
March 18, 2019

How Will the Housing Market Fare This Spring?

Since the end of last year, home sales have slowed (a decline of 10 percent in December compared to a year prior), and properties have been sitting on the market for longer (46 days compared to 30 days a year ago).

Nevertheless, Lawrence Yun, chief economist at the National ...

View More
March 16, 2019

How to Get a Mortgage Fast

Want to know the secret on how to get a mortgage fast? Speed sometimes becomes essential in the home-buying game. I know, because I'm a real estate agent who's seen my clients in this position.

A growing number of mortgage lenders are stepping up the pace, offering rapid ...

View More
Posted in Financing
March 15, 2019

The Best Week of the Year to Put Your House on the Market

For the past few years, home sellers have been in the driver's seat. With hordes of buyers fighting over a very limited supply of properties, many homes sold in days—and landed their sellers a windfall.

But lately, sellers have been getting nostalgic for the good ol' days as the ...

View More
Posted in Buying, Financing, Selling