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Jun
24
2019
Even with high expectations for digital, homebuyers want a human touch
In the era of Amazon and one-click purchases, buyers are looking for easier digital experiences when they shop — including when they shop for homes. The mortgage industry has recognized that desire and continues to make the process of applying, getting approved, and closing on a...
Jun
10
2019
Should I Refinance?
When mortgage rates drop, homeowners typically wonder: Should I refinance my mortgage? Getting approved for a mortgage is simpler and faster than it used to be, so your decision to refinance should be based on finances, not emotions. In general, you should refinance if a refinance...
May
24
2019
Grilling Over Gas is Objectively, Scientifically, Better than Grilling Over Charcoal
Grilling on a holiday, when you've got the day off, is easy. You can take your time; pull out your artisanal hardwood charcoal; light it in your chimney starter; build a perfect two-level fire; and lovingly tend your rib-eye, or your chicken breasts, or your pork ribs. Holiday grilling is...
Apr
29
2019
First Home Home Buyer Mistakes
Everyone makes mistakes. But in home buying? Those mistakes can cost you dearly. Not only can they mean more in costs (think tens of thousands more), but they can also hinder your mortgage loan, throw off your closing or — in some cases — even make you lose your dream home...
Apr
08
2019
Housing sentiment surges in March, and sellers are the most optimistic
Lower mortgage rates are likely behind a huge surge in housing sentiment, which could help rev up what started as a sluggish spring season. A monthly survey from Fannie Mae showed that, in March, sentiment jumped to the highest level since June 2018, which was just below the record high...
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