Tag Archives: Interest Rates

Millennials, Did You Know This About Down Payments?

Housing experts have done much research into why we don’t have more first-time home buyers entering the market. In looking at this issue, recent surveys of Millennials (the largest first-time home buyer pool in history) uncovered that 60% of these buyers believe …
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It Never Hurts to Get a Second Opinion

Much like a major medical procedure, getting financing for a home purchase is a major financial decision. We always urge home buyers to get a second opinion on their home loan. This type of Mortgage Check-Up ensures that you’re getting …
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Expert Predictions for the 2014 Housing Market

The experts at Keeping Current Matters (KCM), an industry resource for real estate agents and companies across the country gave us their predictions for the housing market in 2014. Home Sales Will Surge Many housing pundits are calling for home sales …
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Read the Latest in Real Estate News with Shorewest’s Quarterly Newsletter

If you want to read more about the latest in real estate news, check out Home Trends, Shorewest’s Quarterly Newsletter. This quarter, we tackled some great topics: The state of the housing market, from Joe Horning, President of Shorewest, REALTORS®. Why …
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3 Financial Reasons to Buy a Home Now

Adapted from our friends at Keeping Current Matters. 1. Prices are increasing at an accelerated rate. The price of a home is the major consideration when deciding whether or not it makes financial sense to purchase a house. Experts are …
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The Ups and Downs of Mortgage Rates

As of today interest rates on a 30 year mortgage with no points is hovering around 3.875%.  You may wonder if that is a good rate. Revisiting the past can shed some light on this question. If we look back …
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As Fed. Backs Away From Mortgage Bonds… Buyers Need To Take Action

There are more questions than answers right now. After the last meeting of the Federal Reserve Board, Chairman Bernanke announced that the Federal Reserve would complete its strategy of purchasing mortgage backed bonds in June of this year. Previously, it …
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