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What The Latest Fed Rate Hike Means for Mortgages

What The Latest Fed Rate Hike Means for Mortgages

The Federal Reserve’s September interest rate hike marks the fifth straight increase in 2022. What does that mean for the mortgage world? Fed Rate Hikes The Federal Reserve is in charge of maintaining a healthy level of inflation and employment in the U.S

Oct 18, 2022 | Interest Rates

What's the difference between a Home Equity Loan and a Home Equity Line of Credit

What's the difference between a Home Equity Loan and a Home Equity Line of Credit

Homeowner equity is near all-time highs right now as home prices have skyrocketed over the past few years. And while mortgage rates have been creeping up, they are still near low, historically speaking, making it a great time to tap that home equity for o

Oct 13, 2022 | Credit

HUD Homes - Another Option for Buyers and Investors

HUD Homes - Another Option for Buyers and Investors

In today’s competitive housing market, it is smart to look at all the possible avenues for becoming a homeowner. Especially if you are a first-time buyer or have less-than-perfect credit, it can be difficult to break into the market. One option you could

Oct 11, 2022 | Purchasing a Home

Does My Credit Score Affect How Much I Pay in Private Mortgage Insurance?

Does My Credit Score Affect How Much I Pay in Private Mortgage Insurance?

Your credit score has a huge impact on the homebuying process. You probably already know that it will be a big factor in determining if you qualify for a mortgage loan and what type of interest rate you will be offered. However, you may not be aware that

Oct 06, 2022 | Credit

What Tax Deductions are Available to Homeowners?

What Tax Deductions are Available to Homeowners?

If you are interested in becoming a homeowner, you may want to know how buying a home will affect your annual taxes. There used to be a lot of talk about homeownership tax deductions, so will your taxes go down after buying a house? Here’s the scoop: Afte

Oct 04, 2022 | Purchasing a Home

Should I Buy a Home Now or Continue Renting?

Should I Buy a Home Now or Continue Renting?

On your path to homeownership, you may be unsure when it makes the most financial sense to take the plunge. Monthly mortgage payments can sometimes be more expensive than rent prices, and there are additional costs associated with owning a home. While tha

Sep 29, 2022 | Purchasing a Home