Buying a New Home? 3 Tips for Being Approved for a Second Mortgage – and How to Manage It

Applying for a second mortgage is a great way to keep your down payment amount to a minimum and to keep more of your cash in your bank account. It can also help you to avoid making PMI payments...

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 29, 2015

Last week's economic news was largely positive as both new and existing home sales beat expectations. The Federal Housing Finance Agency reported that home price growth held steady in May, while weekly jobless claims edged up, but were lower than expected.

Safety Tips: 5 Ways to Prepare for a House Fire – and What to Do if One Breaks Out

House fires can break out for a wide range of reasons, and these include everything from grease fires while cooking in the kitchen to lightning striking the home.

Summer’s Coming! Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal and Get a Quick Sale with These 3 Tips

Curb appeal is important in the home sales process, and this is because it will impact the overall first impression that potential home buyers have about the property.

Moving to the City? How to Downsize from a Large House to a Smaller Condo or Apartment

With the higher cost of real estate in central urban areas and with real estate space at a premium, many who make the decision to relocate will need to downsize from a larger house to a smaller condo or apartment.

Four Surefire Ways to Ensure That You Get the Best Possible Deal on Your Mortgage

Taking time to set up your home mortgage is one of the best steps that you can take to promote financial health and security. If you want to ensure that you get the best deal on your mortgage, focus on these key tips.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 22, 2015

Last week's economic news included National Association of Home Builders / Wells Fargo (NAHB) Housing Market Index and Commerce Department reports on Housing Starts and Building Permits, the post-meeting statement of the Fed's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), and Fed Chair Janet Yellen's scheduled press conference.

Family Matters: How to Choose the Perfect Home for a Large or Growing Family

Selecting the right home to purchase for a family is a monumental task, and this process can seem even more challenging for those with a large or growing family.

Federal Reserve: No Change on Target Fed Funds Rate

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the Federal Reserve did not move to increase the Fed's target federal funds rate, which is currently 0.00 to 0.250 percent. Although the committee acknowledged further progress toward...

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