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Mortgage Weekly Update

Rates up for Sixth Consecutive Week, Applications Down

By Nicole Bowen / September 29, 2022
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On Thursday, September 29, 2022, Freddie Mac released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), stating that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 6.70 percent, up from last week when it averaged 6.29 percent. The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 5.96 percent, up from last…

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Renting to Own: How to Transform Rent Payments into a Mortgage

Rent to Own Mortgage: How to Transform Rent Payments into a Mortgage

By Aly Yale / September 7, 2022
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Why pay rent toward someone else’s mortgage when you could put that cash toward your own? That’s exactly the thought behind renting to own agreements, which let you rent a property, apply a portion of your rent costs toward the mortgage…

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Cost of waiting to buy a home

The Cost of Waiting To Buy a Home

By John Chiappetta / September 2, 2022
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We’ve all heard the early bird gets the worm. You snooze, you lose, and many other cute sayings used to promote action. But this post could potentially save you thousands of dollars a year in opportunity cost you may be…

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Little girl with school supplies

Back to School Budgets: Tips to Help You Save on Supplies

By Austin White / August 24, 2022
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Back to School shopping doesn’t have to break the bank — here are 7 tips to help you be frugal.

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tips for first time sellers

Tips for First-Time Sellers

By Tara Mastroeni / August 3, 2022
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There are plenty of tips to be found for first time homebuyers, but what about for tips first time home sellers? In an effort to bridge the information gap, we’ve provided five tips for first time home sellers below. Read…

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Budget Worksheets

Our 4 Favorite Printable Monthly Budgeting Worksheets

By Aly Yale / July 13, 2022
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Managing your money can be difficult. You’ve got bills to pay, income to track, and countless other expenses you need to cover throughout the year, all while saving for retirement (and a rainy day).  Though there are apps and online…

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Inventory Shortage? No Problem. Here's How To Find A House When Listings Are Scarce

Inventory Shortage? How to Find a House When Listings are Scarce

By Aly Yale / July 6, 2022
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A shortage of housing inventory made it difficult for many homebuyers to find a house this year. And according to many experts, next year may be much of the same. As more and more Baby Boomers age in place and…

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How technology improves your mortgage experience

How Technology Improves Your Mortgage Experience

By Aly Yale / July 1, 2022
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Technology has transformed the way we buy and sell real estate — and for the better.  Not only has it made things easier, faster, and more efficient on the whole, but there are other major benefits too (including financial ones)…

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What to know if you get married and already own a home

What to Know If You Get Married—And Already Own a House

By Aly Yale / June 22, 2022
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It’s one thing if you get married and then buy a home. But what happens if you do the opposite, and buy a home before tying the knot? Do you need to put your new wife or husband on the…

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How Life Insurance Could Help You Buy a House

How Life Insurance Could Help You Buy a House

By Aly Yale / June 15, 2022
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Life insurance doesn’t just give you and your family peace of mind in case tragedy strikes. It can also help you put down roots and buy that dream home, too. Do you already have a life insurance policy in place?…

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