Tagged: Homebuying

#MortgageBrokers are riding a rising tide #RealEstate #EstatePlanningAttorney #Hingham #Massachusetts

March 19th, 2019 | Homebuying

Mortgage brokers are riding a rising tide The #mortgage industry has generally struggled this year with the rise in #rates, but the #broker channel has been growing. Rick Bettencourt, president of @NAMBpros, spoke with #ScotsmanGuide during their national conference in #LasVegas. The mortgage industry has generally struggled this year with the rise in rates, but […]

GSE reform returns to Capitol Hill

March 18th, 2019 | Homebuying

Lobbyists for major #housing and #banking trade groups on Friday spoke in favor of a bipartisan House proposal that would wind down @FannieMae and @FreddieMac and create a housing-finance system with multiple private guarantors and a greatly expanded role for @GinnieMaeGov. #ScotsmanGuide Lobbyists for major housing and banking trade groups on Friday spoke in favor […]

#HomePrices remain in a cooling pattern #Massachusetts #RealEstateNews #ClosingAttorneyHingham #EstatePlanning

March 18th, 2019 | Homebuying

Home prices remain in a cooling pattern U.S. #home #price gains slowed for the third consecutive month in October, but prices were still ascending, rising above an already record level on a nationwide basis and well beyond income gains and inflation in several major cities, according to the S&P @CoreLogicInc Case-Shiller Indices. U.S. home gains […]

Here’s How Much #HomeStaging Can Pay Off for #HomeSellers RealEstateAttorney #Massachusetts #ClosingAttorney

March 15th, 2019 | Homebuying

Here’s How Much Home Staging Can Pay Off for Sellers Home sellers have a lot to worry about: Will anyone want to buy their property for its full asking price? How long will it take to find a buyer? Is it really worth the expense and trouble of staging a home to boost its desirability […]

#RealEstate Home #MortgageRates Skid to Lowest Level in a Year #Massachusetts #ClosingAttorney

March 14th, 2019 | Homebuying

Mortgage rates skidded last week to the lowest level in a year. Freddie Mac said the 30-year benchmark mortgage rate fell 10 basis points to 4.31% in the week ending March 14. The 15-year fixed rate fell to 3.76% from 3.83%, while the 5-year hybrid adjustable rate mortgage fell to 3.84% from 3.87%. “Mortgage rates […]

#HomeEquity Loan #Taxes #Debt #Equity #EstatePlanning #RealEstateTaxes #RealEstateLaw #ClosingAttorney

March 8th, 2019 | Homebuying

Home Equity Loan Taxes: Watch Out, It’s a Whole New World Do you have a home equity loan or home equity line of credit (HELOC)? Homeowners often tap their home equity for some quick cash, using their property as collateral. But before doing so, you need to understand how this debt will be treated this tax season. With the recently […]

5 Factors Influencing Home #AskingPrice #RealEstateClosingAttorney #Boston

March 7th, 2019 | Homebuying


How Long Does Mortgage Pre-Approval Last?

March 5th, 2019 | Homebuying

How long does mortgage pre-approval last? If you’re hoping to buy a home, it’s smart to ponder this question, since even after you receive a lender’s stamp of approval for financing, weeks or even months could pass before you actually buy a house. Will that pre-approval you received a while back still be valid by then? Since […]

Is Your Seller Disclosure Complete or Hiding Something? How to Tell

March 1st, 2019 | Homebuying

Soon after making an offer on a home, buyers will receive a document called a seller disclosure. Read it carefully! This is not a piece of paperwork you want to slide by with a mere cursory glance. A seller disclosure form is basically a list of everything the seller knows about the condition of his […]

How Does Paying Off Your #Mortgage Affect Your #CreditScore? #RealEstate #ClosingAttorney

February 28th, 2019 | Homebuying

How Does Paying Off Your Mortgage Affect Your Credit Score? A mortgage is probably the largest debt you’ll ever have, and paying it off is a significant achievement. But credit bureaus like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion might not be as thrilled. “Paying off any debt will certainly affect your credit score, and your mortgage is […]

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