There are a few things that brighten up a dull, cold winter like a tax refund. While we're only human and most of us want to splurge a little with our refund, careful money management for the majority of your refund is a very smart financial move. We've put together a list of the best ways to invest your tax return into your home this year. The Bottom Line No matter how much you receive this year, it’s up to you to put this cash to good use. You can use it to splurge on something you’ve always wanted, or you could invest it in a way that could add value to your home. ...READ MORE
For the Week Ending March 29, 2019 Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets. Global economic concerns have sent bond prices soaring this week as investors move to safety. Improved bond prices have helped bring mortgage rates lower. The 4th quarter GDP number was reduced from 2.6% to 2.2%, signaling economic growth slowed even more than was initially reported. Consumer confidence slumped in March,...READ MORE
When mortgage rates drop, homeowners typically wonder: Should I refinance my mortgage? Since the start of the year, mortgage rates have been on a slow, steady decline. We may even be experiencing a mini-refi boom! This is great news for those who are looking to refinance their mortgage. Latest Breaking News On March 19, 2019 the Fed did not raise policy rates. And, based on Fed projections, we likely won’t see another Fed rate hike until 2020. So, now is the PERFECT time to refinance your mortgage. With mortgage rates today, there are refinance opportunities for all types of homeowners. The typical refinancing household will be able...READ MORE
For the Week Ending March 22, 2019 EXCITING NEWS THIS WEEK! We could be entering a mini-refi boom. Since the start of the year, mortgage rates have been on a slow, steady decline. The Fed did not raise policy rates at this month's FOMC meeting. Based on Fed projections, we likely won't see another Fed rate hike until 2020. Now is the PERFECT time for your clients to refinance their mortgage! With mortgage rates today, there are...READ MORE
For the last several years, home values have been rising, which means homeowners have been building equity. Now is a great opportunity to leverage that equity to avoid or eliminate high interest debt. Recently, the 2018 Houzz & Home Study revealed: “Homeowners with mortgages have seen their home equity more than double since 2011, increasing to a record-setting $8.3 trillion in 2017.” The average homeowner gained $16,200 in home equity between Q2 2017 and Q2 2018 according to the latest release of CoreLogic’s Home Equity Report . Since 2011 home values have increased significantly...READ MORE
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