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Will Solar Installation Affect Your Ability to Buy or Sell a House? March 8, 2017
Will Solar Installation Affect Your Ability to Buy or Sell a House?

Residential solar power is becoming more common as people are looking for ways to improve the energy efficiency of their home. If you are buying or selling a property that has solar panels, then there are a few things that might pop…

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Why Many Buyers Might Be Better Off With an ARM March 2, 2017
Why Many Buyers Might Be Better Off With an ARM

With mortgage rates at record lows, it has been rare for buyer to opt for anything other than a fixed rate loan.  However, as market conditions begin to sway and we’re seeing a slight uptick in rates, many buyers may be smart…

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Is a 15-year Mortgage Right for You? February 23, 2017
Is a 15-year Mortgage Right for You?

When buying a home, some buyers have the ability and option to select a 15 year term rather than 30.  The same can be true for refinancing.  There are definitely benefits to a 15-year loan, including a lower interest rate, a shorter…

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Should You Worry About Interest Rates Trending Upward? February 16, 2017
Should You Worry About Interest Rates Trending Upward?

Over the past few months, we’ve seen a general trend of mortgage rates heading in an upward direction.  Historically, this makes lenders, Realtors, and buyers a bit nervous. However, is there real reason to worry?  Perhaps not. What do increasing rates REALLY…

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Increasing Mortgage Rates May Have Some Positives February 9, 2017
Increasing Mortgage Rates May Have Some Positives

Even though interest rates have been rising slightly, it isn’t necessarily bad news.   I’ve always held this opinion and so do a number of industry experts.  According to a recent article from Gina Pogol from The Mortgage Reports, increasing rates might even…

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A Few Thoughts on Your 2017 Mortgage Situation February 2, 2017
A Few Thoughts on Your 2017 Mortgage Situation

We’re now in month two of 2017 (hard to believe)! If financing a home is on your to-do list for 2017, here are a few things you may want to keep in mind. Should you still consider buying a home? Buying a…

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