Moving with Children? Here’s How to Quickly Assess Whether a Community Is Family Friendly

If you're looking for a home that's in a family-friendly neighborhood, there are a few key things you can look for to make sure your new house is a good fit for both you and your children.

3 Things You Need to Consider Before Buying That Fixer-Upper Home

The idea of buying a home that will need a fair bit of renovating can seem like a great investment opportunity, but some renovations come with high prices and may actually end up costing you more than you think. If you're trying to determine whether or not a fixer-upper is worth the cost, here are some important things to consider.

What Types of Coverage Are Included in Standard Home Insurance Policies? Let’s Take a Look

Every insurance policy is different and can provide certain levels of protection tailored towards the needs of the policy holder. However, there are some standard types of coverage that are included in most basic home insurance policies.

Credit Score Got You Concerned? Here’s 3 Ways to Get It Together

If you're worried about your bad credit, you'll want to do everything in your power to improve your rating as quickly as possible - especially if you are looking to purchase a home in the near future. Improving your credit rating can give you access to better interest rates on mortgages or even help you to get that job you're after.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – September 26, 2016

Last week's economic news was abundant with releases on home builder sentiment, housing starts, building permits, sales of previously owned homes. The Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve released its customary statement at the conclusion of its meeting; Fed Chair Janet Yellen also gave a press conference. Weekly readings on new jobless claims and mortgage rates were released as usual.

Selling Your Home This Autumn? Try Boosting Your Curb Appeal with These Inexpensive Upgrades

Curb appeal is the first impression that your home will have on potential buyers, so it's important to make it a good one. Try these simple budget upgrades to give your home the "WOW" factor that buyers are looking for!

Three Key Points to Remember When Investing in a Cottage or Waterfront Getaway

If you're looking to invest in a cottage or waterfront getaway, there are three key things to keep in mind throughout your search.

Feeling the Squeeze of Rising Rents? Here Are 3 Reasons You Should Consider Buying a Starter Home

With real estate becoming more affordable, new homes being sold in a range of prices and the cost of rent going up, there has never been a better time to consider buying a starter home.

3 Things That Determine Your Mortgage Interest Rate

When you initially start shopping for a home mortgage, you may be drawn to advertisements for ultra-low interest rates. These may be rates that seem too good to be true, and you may gladly contact the lender or mortgage company to complete your loan application. However, in many cases, mortgage applicants are unpleasantly surprised and even disheartened to learn that they do not qualify for the advertised interest rate. By learning more about the factors that influence your interest rate, you may be able to structure your loan in a more advantageous way.

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