You’ve seen the headlines – mortgage rates have jumped from recent all-time lows. And they’re seemingly on an upward spiral that can’t be stopped. Except,… Read More »Higher Mortgage Rates May Exacerbate Already White-Hot Housing Market
Commentary on the latest housing market news, with a focus on home prices, buying and selling conditions, and if another housing crisis is right around the corner. Also helpful home seller and home buyer tips.
It’s been some time since I’ve done mortgage Q&A, so without further delay, let’s explore the following question: “Do you need 20% down to buy… Read More »Do You Need 20% Down to Buy a House? Why This Old Rule No Longer Applies
It’s time for yet another mortgage match-up, so without further ado, here’s a biggie: “Renting vs. buying a home.” Or a townhouse for that matter…… Read More »Renting vs. Buying a Home: 55 Pros and Cons
Zillow appears to be putting its money where its mouth is by offering to buy properties at their Zestimate price. No longer is the Zestimate… Read More »Zillow Will Now Buy Your Home for Its Zestimate Price
While it might look and sound counterintuitive at first glance, it could actually make perfect sense. Instead of assuming that home loan financing is just… Read More »Look for a Mortgage Before You Search for a Home
The short answer: Immediately. That is, if you want to buy a home at some point in the next year, or any time thereafter. We’ll… Read More »When Should You Start Looking for a House?
New Home vs. Old Home It’s time for another match-up, this time we’ll compare buying a new home versus purchasing an old one. For the… Read More »Should You Buy a New Home or an Old Home? There Are Pros and Cons to Both
If you’re scratching your head wondering why home prices continue to go up and up, consider the fact that it’s actually cheaper now than it… Read More »Real Estate Is Red Hot Because Mortgage Payments Are Still Cheap
The CEO of a Tech-Enabled Loan Servicer Believes We Might Be on the Cusp of Another Foreclosure Crisis
The co-founder and CEO of a so-called “tech-enabled residential mortgage servicer” named Valon (formerly Peach Street) has warned we could be on the brink of… Read More »The CEO of a Tech-Enabled Loan Servicer Believes We Might Be on the Cusp of Another Foreclosure Crisis