Where Are Home Prices Headed in Late 2021?

One of the biggest stories of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US has been its impact on residential real estate markets of all shapes and sizes. From in-town neighborhoods to outer suburban enclaves, from starter homes to luxury estate properties, it seems that every sector of the market has experienced unique challenges and opportunities. WhereContinue reading “Where Are Home Prices Headed in Late 2021?”

5 Tips to Effectively Stage Your Home This Fall

There are so many enjoyable fall activities, from carving pumpkins to lounging around the bonfire. Autumn can also be a great time to enter the housing market. While there may not be as many interested parties as there are during spring and summer, you may face less competition selling your home, and motivated buyers mayContinue reading “5 Tips to Effectively Stage Your Home This Fall”

Find a Realtor you love. It’s all about trust, honesty and communication.

By Mitch Mitchell – MORTGAGE SENSE – JULY 7, 2021 Looking for the home of your dreams? You could go it alone — or you could take our advice and work with a reputable real estate agent.  Hiring a real estate agent to help you buy your first — or next — home can put youContinue reading “Find a Realtor you love. It’s all about trust, honesty and communication.”

Pre-qualified vs. Pre-approved. What’s the difference?

Before jumping headfirst into the housing market, a prospective homebuyer will have a general idea of where they want to live, how they want to live and how much home they can afford. And when you start to shop around for a lender and look at mortgage options, you’ll begin to hear the terms pre-approvalContinue reading “Pre-qualified vs. Pre-approved. What’s the difference?”

VA loans: What to know about funding fees and closing costs

By Mitch MitchelL – MORTGAGE SENSE Coming up with a down payment for a new home is often the thing that keeps people from taking the leap from renter to homeowner in the first place. That’s why US veterans, active-duty service members, National Guard and reservists who may not have saved up enough for aContinue reading “VA loans: What to know about funding fees and closing costs”

5 tips to improve your credit score in 2021

By Mitch Mitchell – MORTGAGE SENSE – JANUARY 20, 2021 If 2021 is the year you’re going to make the leap to becoming a first-time home buyer, we’re rooting for you. But before you go out and start house-hunting, remember that the initial step is to get pre-approved for a home loan. To do that, you’llContinue reading “5 tips to improve your credit score in 2021”