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Best Places To Retire In The United States

2020-10-20T10:38:23-04:00

U.S. News Unveils the 2020 Best Places to Retire Fort Myers and Sarasota, both of Florida, bump Lancaster, Pennsylvania, from the No. 1 spot. Oct. 8, 2019, at 12:01 a.m. U.S. News Unveils 2020 Best Places to Retire Washington, D.C. – U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, today unveiled [...]

Best Places To Retire In The United States2020-10-20T10:38:23-04:00

Here Are Ways To Win a Multiple Offer Scenario

2020-09-02T13:46:17-04:00

With so few houses for sale today and low mortgage rates driving buyer activity, bidding wars are becoming more common. Multiple-offer scenarios are heating up, so it’s important to get pre-approved before you start your search. This way, you can put your best foot forward – quickly and efficiently – if you’re planning to buy a home this season. [...]

Here Are Ways To Win a Multiple Offer Scenario2020-09-02T13:46:17-04:00

Mortgage Deferment vs. Forbearance

2020-04-10T07:59:52-04:00

More homeowners are in search of mortgage relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and options like mortgage deferment and mortgage forbearance are becoming readily available to those in need. But “we are seeing the terms being used interchangeably,” Sara Singhas, director of loan administration for the Mortgage Bankers Association, told realtor.com®. Mortgage deferment and mortgage [...]

Mortgage Deferment vs. Forbearance2020-04-10T07:59:52-04:00

Mortgage Help – Deferred Payments

2020-03-30T12:57:27-04:00

Fannie, Freddie Unveil Easy-to-Use Mortgage Help The mortgage giants that back over half of all U.S. mortgages will allow owners to skip two mortgage payments for any reason and add them to the end-date of their loan. WASHINGTON – Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac unveiled a payment deferral option for homeowners struggling to [...]

Mortgage Help – Deferred Payments2020-03-30T12:57:27-04:00

Home Buying Checklist

2020-10-07T13:06:12-04:00

Some Highlights: If you’re thinking of buying a home, plan ahead and stay on the right track, starting with pre-approval. Being proactive about the homebuying process will help set you up for success in each step. Make sure to work with a trusted real estate professional along the way, to help guide you through the homebuying steps specific to [...]

Home Buying Checklist2020-10-07T13:06:12-04:00

Maximize The Return On Investment When Selling A House.

2020-01-07T12:07:00-05:00

Some Highlights: If you’re planning on selling your house in 2020, these are the top renovations that will give you the highest Return on your Investment. Regardless of how long you’re planning on staying in your current home, it’s smart to be aware of which home renovations add the most value. The exterior of a [...]

Maximize The Return On Investment When Selling A House.2020-01-07T12:07:00-05:00

What Credit Score Do You Need To Buy A House?

2019-12-29T10:32:05-05:00

There are many misconceptions about the credit score needed to buy a house. Recently, it was reported that 24% of renters believe they need a 780-800 credit score to be considered for a mortgage. The reality is they are misinformed! Only 25% of the Americans have a FICO® Score between 740 and 800. Here is the breakdown [...]

What Credit Score Do You Need To Buy A House?2019-12-29T10:32:05-05:00

The Cost of Renting Is More Than Owning

2019-11-15T11:40:56-05:00

Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting and buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (27.7%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (17.5%), the choice is clear. Every market is different. Before you renew your lease, find out if you [...]

The Cost of Renting Is More Than Owning2019-11-15T11:40:56-05:00

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