August 21, 2016

Lower rates = more purchasing power

The mortgage interest rate you score plays a large part in how much money your lender will allow you to borrow and how much home you can afford. Which begs the question: How would your purchasing power change if rates crept up a half a point or even one full percentage point by the time you were ready to purchase? Much more than you might think, which is why it pays to shop for a mortgage now and lock in soon at a favorable fixed rate while mortgage interest rates remain near historical lows.

Learn more by reading my newest article for The Mortgage Reports, which you can access by clicking here.

August 7, 2016

Why home prices and purchases are up and inventory is down

The real estate market is in full comeback mode, per the latest data – thanks to strong sales, continued low interest rates, and more motivated buyers and sellers. That means both buyers and sellers will need to adopt shrewd strategies to improve their success in a market that decidedly favors sellers.

In my newest article for CTW Features (accessible by clicking here), I explore the latest real estate market data and how buyers and sellers can benefit.