Handsome Walls: The Gated Community Appeal

Handsome Walls: The Gated Community Appeal

Handsome Walls: Our inside term for those enclosures that separate gated communities from the outside world. Many meanings apply to the term “home.” In its most common context, it implies a residential building of some sort.  Even this meaning varies from person to...
Politics & Economics: How they affect the Housing Market

Politics & Economics: How they affect the Housing Market

Since President Trump won the election, mortgage rates have increased due to the awaited economic stimulus. The Dow Jones Industrial Average passed 20,000 for the first time – investors elevated stocks following a strong earnings report after Trump’s push to cut...
Home & Garden…and the Living Room Tourist

Home & Garden…and the Living Room Tourist

We are a nation of viewers. In 2015, Americans spent an average of 2.8 hours a day watching television. The NFL and college football enjoys enormous viewership, but these aren’t played year-round. Political and cultural news do very well on national news networks,...
HUD Suspends FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Cut

HUD Suspends FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Cut

FHA Mortgage BREAKING:  HUD Suspends FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Cut   Shortly after Trump took office today, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it has suspended the reduction of Mortgage Insurance Premiums, effective...
Elections and Markets

Elections and Markets

How Politics Impact Real Estate Markets Politics and election outcomes are rarely restricted in their reach to state capitals or to the D.C area. Instead, their results in terms of legislation and policy changes ripple across markets, industries, and communities...
Credit Score Hacks

Credit Score Hacks

5 Credit Hacks You Need To Know You credit score is often thought of as your financial reputation. The credit score is a lender’s only reliable resource used to determine if a potential borrower is trustworthy enough to repay the loan. Lenders evaluate a person’s...