2018 Market Outlook, Trending Up

2018 Market Outlook, Trending Up

Mortgage rates could reach 4.6% or higher by the end of 2018. Home prices are expected to rise by 3% to 6% over the next year. Existing home sales are predicted to increase 2.5% and new home sales to 7%. Here are some of our predictions about the 2018 housing forecast...
10 Best Ways to Prepare for a Home Appraisal (Updated 2018)

10 Best Ways to Prepare for a Home Appraisal (Updated 2018)

The Takeaways: If you spend around $500 or less to do some superficial fixes, it increases the value of your home because a well-maintained home holds more worth. Having lights, doors, and plumbing working will put your home at a younger effective age. Organize a list...
15-Year Mortgage vs. 30-Year Mortgage: What’s Your Best Option?

15-Year Mortgage vs. 30-Year Mortgage: What’s Your Best Option?

So you’ve decided you want to buy a house, and that a conventional mortgage is the best way to go. But which is better to suit your goals: a 15-year mortgage term or a 30-year mortgage term? While 15-year and 30-year mortgage terms have different costs and monthly...
What’s Next: Recovering From the California Wildfires

What’s Next: Recovering From the California Wildfires

Where to go for immediate assistance and what to do if your home is damaged. The California wildfires have destroyed communities; ravaging thousands of acres and leaving many displaced from their homes. If you’re among those affected, you’re probably wondering what to...
Tips for Refinancing Your Mortgage

Tips for Refinancing Your Mortgage

Do you own a home and have ever thought about the possibilities of a lower interest rate? Refinancing your mortgage may be the perfect way to make your home loan work with your current situation and help you achieve your financial goals! Know the ins and outs of the...