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Smart Technology for Your Home

Smart Gadgets for the Home Technology is really astounding.  Imagine explaining to your grandparents that now there is a robot that can mow the lawn (Robomow RS622) or a scale that will make sure your baking is done to perfection every time (Perfect Bake Pro)? They might think you’re talking about an episode of the […] READ MORE

How to Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage Home Loan

One of the best things you can do to help ensure your best possible shot at getting the home you want is to get a pre-approved mortgage loan. First things first; you’ll need to shop for a lender. A good lender will work closely with your specific situation and explain the loan and buying process […] READ MORE

Are High Childcare Costs Affecting Your Ability to Secure a Mortgage?

Your family is growing, your once bachelor pad, turned honeymoon suite just isn’t cutting it anymore when your wife tells you the wonderful news that you’re expecting your first child. The excitement of starting a family leads you to rent a home, still not quite ready financially to buy, but ready to make a larger […] READ MORE

Top Six Housing Trends in 2017

The biggest factor for 2017 is Donald Trump. Bringing business back to the US may come with a big price — a high dollar and strong inflation. Other major factors are the rising influence of millennials to shifting trends in home prices and housing inventory, here’s a look at the top housing market trends for […] READ MORE

Trump Administration Likely Making Cuts to Dodd-Frank

One can’t pick up a newspaper or watch a news show on TV without seeing the news filled with the new administration’s moves. On Friday U.S. President Donald Trump ordered reviews of major banking rules that were put in place after the 2008 financial crisis, drawing fire from Democrats who said his order lacked substance […] READ MORE

Protecting your Privacy When Applying for a Home Mortgage

We are taught from an early age to protect our personal belongings.  We keep our bicycles locked and protected; we lock our diaries and take good care of our favorite toys.  As we age, the things we protect becomes more important as the items are likely more valuable. When you are in the market for […] READ MORE

Mortgage Checkup

Checkups are a good thing.  We get our cars checked up, we get our bodies checked up with physicals, and we get out teeth checked up with cleanings.  Why not checkup your mortgage?  If you haven’t thought of getting a mortgage checkup you may be missing out on opportunities to save yourself money. It’s a […] READ MORE

Five Online Tools Every Mortgage Consumer Should Use

Technology has shifted the home buying experience into the hands of the consumer.  Tools like smart phones, tablets, laptops or desktop computers have made buying a home vastly more transparent allowing you access to information at the tip of your finger. Even a few short years ago, the “privileged” information used to be held by […] READ MORE

How Will Solar Panel Installation Affect My Mortgage?

The Hidden Truths behind Solar Panels and Your Mortgage There are many things we think of when we hear solar powered energy; cost savings and green living are among the first.  For the truly money conscious you might think tax credits, federal incentives, additional income and an increase to the value of your home. All […] READ MORE

Trump suspends Obama-era FHA mortgage insurance cut

The very first executive action by the new Trump administration was to block an Obama administration that would have reduced the cost of mortgages for millions of home buyers. Following up on an article from last week where we told you about a mortgage-fee reduction the Obama administration announced January 9 and was supposed to […] READ MORE

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