Home Prices are on the Rise Again

Home Prices are on the Rise Again

A second housing price index is showing an uptick in the rate of appreciation, possibly because interest rates declines have begun to mitigate affordability issues. CoreLogic says its Home Price Index for July was up 3.6 percent in July, the annual increase in June,...

Homebuyers Beware: Don’t Pay Hackers for Your House

Homebuyers Beware: Don’t Pay Hackers for Your House

Cybersecurity incidents can have a dramatic impact on the lives of individuals. This blog has covered numerous cases of individuals and businesses trying to pick up the pieces after fraudsters are gone with their money. That was true for the King family when they...

Why Homeownership Makes People Happier

Why Homeownership Makes People Happier

Most Americans have no regrets about buying a home. In fact, it’s made them happier, a new survey shows. Ninety-three percent of Americans say they are happier after buying a home, and 83% would never go back to renting, according to Bank of America’s latest Homebuyer...

Title Insurance what it is it and why you need it

Title Insurance what it is it and why you need it

You have found a house you like; your offer has been accepted and escrow has been opened at a title company. Soon after escrow is opened, your escrow officer sends you a document entitled Commitment for Title Insurance. At this point you need to understand what title...

Millennials Prioritizing Homeownership Over Marriage

Millennials Prioritizing Homeownership Over Marriage

Many millennials are focusing on homeownership before marriage, according to the results of a survey from SunTrust. The survey reveals that, among more than 2,000 U.S. adults, nearly half of millennials (aged 22-38) who have been married say they and/or their spouse...

Important Mortgage Tips For First-Time Buyers

Important Mortgage Tips For First-Time Buyers

With the peak spring-summer home buying season in high gear, first-time home buyers are stressed. Finding that dream home in today’s market where affordability is beyond a challenge is often like winning the lottery. Especially for many who are suffering from “buyer...

What Homebuyers Need to Learn

What Homebuyers Need to Learn

Potential homebuyers want more assistance with their buying process, according to the recent TD Bank Mortgage Service Index. The Index notes that homebuyers are optimistic, with 83% saying it's a good time to buy a home and 30% are very or extremely likely to buy a...

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