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Apr
08
2019
Housing sentiment surges in March, and sellers are the most optimistic
Lower mortgage rates are likely behind a huge surge in housing sentiment, which could help rev up what started as a sluggish spring season. A monthly survey from Fannie Mae showed that, in March, sentiment jumped to the highest level since June 2018, which was just below the record high...
Apr
06
2019
Mortgage closing: Why does my lender want so much escrow money?
One of the biggest costs you’ll encounter when closing on a home is the “escrow account.” You’re probably not too excited about contributing to this fund, especially because you have no idea what it’s for. While this may feel like an unnecessary...
Mar
25
2019
Strong homebuying season is on the horizon, expert says
Decreasing mortgage rates, rising wages and a finally improving supply of inventory all spell good news for the housing market. In fact, according to one expert, “a stronger than expected” spring homebuying season lies ahead. According to Mark Fleming, chief...
Mar
11
2019
This is yet another sign the housing market now favors homebuyers
As the housing market continues to slow, it’s becoming more evident that the nation’s homebuyers are benefiting from the cool down.   In fact, according to a recent report from Redfin, the share of winning offers written by...
Mar
05
2019
The Difference Between Hard and Soft Credit Inquiries
If you’ve received credit offer after offer in which you’re “pre-approved” for a certain product, you may wonder how the lender made their decision. The insurance/credit card/mortgage company likely made a “soft” credit inquiry into your...
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