When searching for a home, finding the right mortgage lender is one of the most important steps in the process. Getting a mortgage preapproval provides a more accurate estimate of how much house you can afford and gives you buying power when house hunting.
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Despite the increase in purchase price, buying a home in a walkable community has several benefits and may increase the resale value of your home.
Searching for your new home on the Internet is much easier, especially if you don’t have a ton of spare time on your hands. Starting online can also help narrow down your search when you actually get ready to move towards purchasing a new home.
You think you’ve found the one – the one you’ve dreamed about, the one that’s made for you, the one you could conceivably spend the rest of your life with. You think you’ve found your first home to buy. But even though you think you’re ready to take the plunge and buy your first home, how do you know it’s the right time to say “I do?”
It’s another sign the U.S. housing market is in a full recovery. This is really shaping out to be the real McCoy. Today, U.S. News and World Report noted that the month-to-month change in housing sales was the highest increase since July 2008.
If you’re in the process of buying a home and received a preapproval letter (PAL) from us, you’ll now be able to access it anytime via MyQL! What does this mean for you? Well, now you can start AND finish the home-buying process all in one spot. No need to go searching for your PAL in your sea of emails or call your banker because you can’t find it.
The leaves are falling, the kids are chowing down on apples, and everyone is trying to drink as much cider as humanly possible. This time of the year is great for a lot of things: spending time with family, playing some football in the front yard, enjoying the playoff hunt for baseball, and buying a house.
Not to beat a dead horse here or anything, but you should know by now that mortgage rates are crazy low. They’re not at record lows like they were last month, but they are still insanely low given how high they were last year at this time. Combine low mortgage rates with home affordability being slightly lower than the record set last quarter, and you’ll be surprised with some of the numbers you can find.
With today’s record low interest rates, the American dream of home ownership is very feasible in 2012. Here are five concerns to research when house hunting.
When buying a home, you want all the help you can get. Finding the right real estate agent can not only take away some of the stress from all the negotiations and complicated paperwork, but an experienced agent will also help you find the right home for you. Here’s a list of questions to ask any potential real estate agent to help you choose the right one.