HOME LOANS & APPROVALS

5 OUTDOOR LIVING TRENDS FOR SUMMER 2021

Posted by Beverley McCleery on April 30, 2021 in  uncategorized
Summer vacation plans are still on pause for millions of homeowners, which means lots of people are looking for ways to turn their outdoor spaces into dreamy warm weather escapes. “People are craving the idea of taking a vacation,” says designer Sara Barney. “As a way to replace a tropical trip, homeowners have started focusing on making their outdoor living spaces feel like a destination-inspired oasis.” Read on for some of the top trends and expert advice on turning a backyard, deck or pa... read more

RETIRING SOON? CONSIDER SELLING NOW!

Posted by Beverley McCleery on April 30, 2021 in  uncategorized

If you’re a homeowner who’s retiring soon, you might be wondering: is now a good time to sell my property and move to my retirement destination? Here are a few reasons why it’s something you may want to consider!

VACCINATIONS GIVING MORE CONFIDENCE IN HOUSING

Posted by Beverley McCleery on April 30, 2021 in  uncategorized
Confidence in the U.S. economy and the housing market grew in March as the country ramped up vaccinations for COVID-19. Fannie Mae’s Home Price Sentiment Index increased by 5.2 points from February to 81.7 in March. Year over year, the index is up 0.9 points. Four of the HPSI’s six components increased month over month, including the components related to homebuying and homeselling conditions, household income and home prices. The mortgage rate outlook component experienced the only decline.... read more

Mortgage Rates Reverse

Posted by Beverley McCleery on April 30, 2021 in  uncategorized

The average 30-year fixed rate mortgage dropped to 3.13 percent for the week of Apr. 8, 2021, according to the Primary Mortgage Market Survey from Freddie Mac. This is down five basis points from 3.18 percent last week, and down from 3.33 percent last year.

6 WAYS TO WIN A BIDDING WAR

Posted by Beverley McCleery on March 30, 2021 in  uncategorized
You’ve fallen in love with a house, and you put in an offer—only to discover that you aren’t the only one to feel that way. A lot of markets around the country right now are experiencing high demand and low inventory, meaning bidding wars are common. The following are 6 tips to keep in mind to win a bidding war.... read more
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