Using A Second Mortgage Like Your Secret Stash
A second mortgage is a home equity loan or a home equity line of credit, and just like your original mortgage, a second mortgage is secured by your home. Although it may seem counter-intuitive to take out "another loan" on your home, a second mortgage is a way for you to tap into your resources...
Real Estate News 1/28/19
Do you believe in love at first sight? Many house hunters do: They describe stepping inside a house and instantly feeling like it’s “home.” But was it the price, the amenities, or the location that attracted them? Home improvement website Porch.com...
Can Rate Changes Affect Your Current Mortgage?
Mortgage rates are changing all the time, and despite being lower than they were 20 years ago, the current trend shows that rates are going up. If you're already a homeowner, you may pay little attention to mortgage rate news --especially if you think your mortgage is unaffected by changes...
Real Estate News 1/22/19
After nearly four years of annual declines in inventory, the number of homes for sale has now increased year-over-year for three straight months. That’s a bit of good news for home shoppers who face less competition as homes stay on the market for longer. But inventory levels...
Reasons to Refinance When Rates are Rising - 5 Examples
In previous posts, we talked about the current rise in mortgage rates and whether it's still a good time to buy a home (yes it is!).
This week, we want to focus on refinancing and whether you should consider it in this market. While it may not be the right time to refinance for all homeowners,...