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S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Indices: Home Prices Fall In November

U.S. home prices continued to fall in November according to S&P Case-Shiller’s month-to-month national and 20-city home price indices, but home price growth rates remained in positive territory year-over-year. The…

What You Need To Know About A Closed-End Second Mortgage

January 31, 2023 by Rilian Ball A home is probably one of the most expensive purchases you will ever make. It is important for you to understand all of the options available…

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – January 30, 2023

January 30, 2023 by Rilian Ball Last week’s economic reporting included readings on new and pending home sales, inflation, and consumer sentiment. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and jobless claims were also…

How Does a Mortgage Work Anyway?

If you plan to purchase a home, you have probably started to research the best mortgage options to make the most of your money. When looking at your home purchase,…

Getting A Mortgage When Self-Employed: What You Need To Know

January 26, 2023 by Rilian Ball There is a common misconception that someone who is self-employed will not have the tax records or income necessary to qualify for a mortgage; however, that…

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – January 23, 2023

January 23, 2023 by Rilian Ball Last week’s economic reporting included readings from the National Association of Home Builders on U.S. housing markets, and Commerce Department data on housing starts and building…

Does an FHA Loan Require PMI?

If you have been shopping around for different mortgage options, you’ve likely come across the FHA Loan. This mortgage is administered by the Federal Housing Administration. It allows home buyers…

An Often-Overlooked Trick Can Help You Afford A Second House

January 20, 2023 by Rilian Ball The whole idea of investing is to use a portion of your money now to get more down the road. It is important for everyone to…

VA Loans: Are They Assumable?

January 19, 2023 by Rilian Ball Members of the military, their family members, and veterans have access to a unique mortgage option called a VA loan. This can be a strong option…

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – January 17, 2023

January 17, 2023 by Rilian Ball Last week’s financial reporting was dominated by readings on inflation. Weekly reports on mortgage rates and jobless claims were also released and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen…

What Is Required for a Conventional Mortgage?

When buying a home, most people use a conventional mortgage. This requires the home buyer to put down some amount of money, called a down payment, on the purchase. This…

In a Hurry to Buy a Home? Speed Your Mortgage Approval up by Following This Checklist

January 13, 2023 by Rilian Ball Have you finally found your dream home after months of searching, only to discover that the seller has received other offers? Few circumstances can raise your…

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