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Why Getting Pre-Approved Should Be Your First Step

Why Getting Pre-Approved Should Be Your First Step

WHY GETTING PRE-APPROVED SHOULD BE YOUR FIRST STEPIn many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is […]

3 Reasons the Housing Market is NOT in a Bubble

3 Reasons the Housing Market is NOT in a Bubble

With housing prices appreciating at levels that far exceed historical norms, some are fearful that the market is heading for another bubble. To alleviate that fear, we just need to look back at the reasons that caused the bubble ten years ago.Last decade, demand for housing was artificially propped up because mortgage lending standards were […]

The Truth About Housing Affordability

The Truth About Housing Affordability

From a purely economic perspective, this is one of the best times in American history to buy a home. Black Night Financial Services discusses this in their most recent Monthly Mortgage Monitor.Here are two of the report’s revelations:The average U.S. home value increased by $13,500 from last year, but low interest rates have kept the […]

Don’t Disqualify Yourself… Over Half of All Loans Approved Have a FICO Score Under 750

Don’t Disqualify Yourself… Over Half of All Loans Approved Have a FICO Score Under 750

The results of countless studies have shown that potential home buyers, and even current homeowners, have an inflated view of what is really required to qualify for a mortgage in today’s market.One such study by the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, revealed that many Millennials have not yet considered purchasing a […]