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Renters now setting their sights on homeownership
Posted Friday June 23, 2017 in Industry News

A recent study from TransUnion showed American renters are increasingly setting their sights on homeownership. The number of renters shopping for a home increased from last year and from 2015. The study showed 55% of those who shopped for a mortgage in the first quarter of 2017 were non-homeowners, most of whom were renters. This… Read more »

The Subconscious Ways Facebook Is Influencing Your Home Buying Decisions
Posted Wednesday June 21, 2017 in Mortgage + Real Estate Tips

When people make life-altering financial decisions, they often turn to someone in their social network for guidance, even if that person doesn’t have much expertise. Home values are skyrocketing, rising 5.9% in the most recent S&P/Case-Shiller index, hitting a 33-month high. Many renters are now itching to make an offer. That desire can grow even more intense… Read more »

​How To Organize Your Kitchen to Stop Wasting Food
Posted Tuesday June 20, 2017 in Home + Lifestyle

Food is so much more than sustenance. It symbolizes love, family, the feeling that you are cared for. But millions of pounds of food go to waste every year. Wasting food is something that we are all guilty of; however, with a few simple tricks, it’s something we can fix. Saving food can save money,… Read more »

Safety is Key to Home Sweet Home
Posted Friday June 16, 2017 in Home + Lifestyle

  Accidents happen. But if you’re a homeowner, neglecting safety features in your home can be more than just an “oops” type of accident. It can be life-threatening to you, loved ones or guests. This summer, let’s take the time to make sure our homes are safe! SafeWise Report names the following as the top… Read more »

Why Mortgage Rates are Falling Even As the Fed is Raising Interest Rates
Posted Tuesday June 13, 2017 in Industry News

When the Federal Reserve gathers on Wednesday, policymakers are all but certain to lift interest rates again in an attempt to keep inflation at bay by raising borrowing costs. This will likely mark the third quarter-point rate hike announced by Fed chair Janet Yellen since last December. But if that’s the case, why have mortgage rates sunk to near… Read more »

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