Tagged: Homebuying

#Housing and the #Economy #RealEstate #Housing

January 8th, 2019 | Homebuying

Cover story: Housing and the Economy The start of a new calendar year is welcomed with parties, well-wishing and an eye toward new beginnings. But in the business and finance world, most people rang in 2019 fixated on endings. The business cycle, the bull market, home sales, price growth — so many economic indicators and […]

Mortgage Rates Hit a 4-Month Low, So What’s Holding Back the Housing Market?

January 8th, 2019 | Homebuying

Rising mortgage rates are quashing the housing market. Sound familiar? It’s a truism that’s been repeated frequently over the past year or so, as mortgage rates have climbed and housing market activity has faltered. The only problem is, it’s not all that straightforward. There’s a lot going on in the housing market right now, and […]

Real Estate Slowdown Rattles #Investors #Flipping

January 7th, 2019 | Homebuying

Home flipping, never exactly an undertaking for the faint-hearted, is getting riskier. Again. Sound familiar? Americans have long had a love affair with the seductive gamble of snagging cheap fixer-uppers, rehabbing ’em, then reselling fast, hopefully for a sweet, sweet profit. But this national obsession became a national nightmare during the housing crash, when swollen […]

More First-Time #HomeBuyers Are Turning to the Bank of Mom and Dad

January 4th, 2019 | Homebuying

Rising home prices are sending first-time home buyers to their parents for help with mortgage down payments. More than 26% of mortgage borrowers who used Federal Housing Administration-insured loans got assistance from a relative to make the down payment in the 12 months through September, up from about 22% in 2011, according to data released […]

#MortgageRates Continue to Fall in Holiday Gift for #HomeBuyers #HomeSellers #ClosingAttorney #HomeFinance

December 28th, 2018 | Homebuying

Mortgage Rates Continue to Fall in Holiday Gift for Home Buyers, Sellers Home buyers and sellers are in for even more holiday cheer this season as mortgage interest rates continued to fall. That makes it more affordable for folks to purchase properties as their monthly mortgage payments will be a little lower. Plus, it may […]

Best #RealEstateAdvice of 2018 #HomeBuyers #ClosingAttorney #Hingham #Massachusetts

December 23rd, 2018 | Homebuying

Best Real Estate Advice of 2018 That You’ve Just Gotta See Again Navigating the home-buying and -selling process is kind of like diving into “Game of Thrones” for the first time: People speak in a language you don’t quite understand. There’s backstory you should research before you get started. And ideally, you’d have someone by […]

5 Christmas Decor Fails to Never, Ever Try at Home

December 20th, 2018 | Homebuying

Adding holiday lights to your home’s exterior is a time-honored tradition that shows your neighbors just how much you love Christmas and how creative you are! Yet sometimes, sadly, these well-intentioned efforts can take a dark turn. Don’t believe us? Let these recent Christmas decor fails below show how even the most innocent string of lights can […]

6 Reasons Why Winter Is Actually the Most Chill Time to Buy a Home

December 19th, 2018 | Homebuying

When the weather outside is frightful, trudging door to door to look at houses might seem like a fool’s errand. Everybody knows spring and summer are the home-buying seasons, and winter is the time when you—and sellers—cool it for a bit and take a break, right? While it’s true that things do slow down in […]

Better #CreditScore ? Your Cellphone Bill Could Help – #HomeMortgage #ClosingAttorney #Boston

December 19th, 2018 | Homebuying

Want a Better Credit Score? Soon, Your Cellphone Bill Could Help Consumers’ cellphone and utility payments will soon be added to one of their major credit reports, a move that will likely boost the credit scores of millions of people and increase loan approvals. Experian PLC, one of the largest credit-reporting firms in the U.S., will […]

3 Things to Know Before Applying for a #Mortgage #RealEstateAttorney #ClosingAttorney

December 18th, 2018 | Homebuying

3 Things You’d Better Know Before Applying for a Mortgage—or Else Unless you’re sitting on a ton of cold, hard cash, you’re going to need a mortgage to buy a home. Unfortunately, you can’t just show up at a bank with a checkbook and a smile and get approved for a home loan—you need to […]

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