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End of the Year Money-Wise Moves to Get Ahead

End of the Year Money-Wise Moves to Get Ahead

It’s the end of the year. You’re already thinking ahead to the spring. You have tons of plans for home improvements. So why bring this up now? December is the perfect time to make some money moves to improve your…

What to Ask Santa For — A Downpayment!

What to Ask Santa For — A Downpayment!

You’ve been saving for a downpayment and you’re almost there. Almost! You just need a little more money in that account and you can make an offer on your starter home. Now, your parents and grandparents want to give you…

Rents will Increase for 2016

Rents will Increase for 2016

Residential Rental Markets in the U.S. The experts… Zillow Chief Economist Svenja Gudell: “Make no mistake: Despite this recent slowdown in rental appreciation, the rental affordability crisis we’ve been enduring for the past few years shows no signs of easing,…

Applying For A Mortgage: Why So Much Paperwork? We are often asked why there is so much paperwork mandated by the bank for a mortgage loan application when buying a home today. It seems that the bank needs to know…

Mortgage Changes

Mortgage Changes

New disclosure rules went into effect for mortgages Saturday that will require lenders to provide home buyers two new forms that clearly detail their loan terms. The rule, formally known as the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule, reduces what used to…