Mortgage Rates are Seasonal and Other Secrets

Mortgage Rates are Seasonal and Other Secrets

We’ve known for decades that home buying and selling follows seasonal patterns, but a recent study* from housing tech startup Haus found that mortgage interest rates also have their own pattern. They also uncovered several other tidbits about how and when

Mar 10, 2021 | Interest Rates

Time to Take Advantage of the Commercial Real Estate Market

Time to Take Advantage of the Commercial Real Estate Market

The coronavirus pandemic that shutdown the U.S. economy almost a year ago has continued to affect the nation in many more aspects than just personal health. With millions of American companies forced to have their employees work from home, many of them ha

Mar 03, 2021 |

Can you a Buy a Home with Bad Credit?

Can you a Buy a Home with Bad Credit?

Mortgage interest rates are at record lows and it could be a really good time to get into the housing market. Of course, to get a mortgage loan for a home purchase lenders will look at your credit score. If you’re scared of what they’ll find w

Feb 24, 2021 | Purchasing a Home

Two New Rules That Could Make Getting a Home Loan Easier

Two New Rules That Could Make Getting a Home Loan Easier

Two new mortgage lending rules could help some borrowers more easily qualify for well-priced home loans. In December, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau made some final changes to its qualified mortgage (QM) definitions that affect which loans can b

Feb 17, 2021 |

Find the Right Budget for Building Family Wealth

Find the Right Budget for Building Family Wealth

Budgeting is one of the key concepts to improving personal and family wealth. Creating a plan to increase savings, emergency funds and prep for long-term needs is essential to everyone, but few families are doing this consistently. Budgeting is a habit.

Feb 12, 2021 |

The Little-known Mortgage That Doesn’t Require a Down Payment

The Little-known Mortgage That Doesn’t Require a Down Payment

A conventional mortgage loan requires a 20% down payment. If you are a first-time homebuyer however, saving up tens of thousands of dollars can seem like an impossible task. Of course, there are loan programs, like FHA mortgages, that allow for low down p

Feb 10, 2021 | Government Loans USDA Loans