Author Archives: Casey Sullivan

Pros And Cons: Older Homes Versus New Construction

Opinions differ about whether home buyers are best served by purchasing an older home or new construction. Continue reading

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NAHB Housing Market Index Unchanged in September

Home builder confidence in housing market conditions stayed flat in September. The National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index reported an index reading of 67, which matched expectations and NAHB’s housing market reading for August. Analysts cited recent tariffs on building materials as a significant cause of easing builder confidence. Continue reading

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Is A Reverse Mortgage Right For You?

Imagine the bank depositing monthly premiums into your account instead of you writing a mortgage check. That’s basically how a reverse mortgage works. Continue reading

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3 Key Advantages Of Listing Your House This Fall

Homeowners looking to maximize their return on investment often want to know what season best achieves that goal. Getting near or full asking price can be influenced by a wide range of factors, including market trends, inventory and interest rates to name a few. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – September 17th, 2018

Last week’s economic news included readings on consumer credit, inflation and consumer sentiment. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and first-time jobless claims were also released. Continue reading

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Mistakes Seasoned Home Buyers Often Make

It’s not uncommon today to move several times during adulthood, whether across town or across the country. Seasoned home buyers have been through the real estate process, often more than once. However, even if the home purchase has become routine, there are mistakes that can be avoided. Continue reading

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Real Estate Remains A Strong Wealth Management Investment

A young long-haul trucker driver once took an elder’s advice and invested all of his money into real estate. Even though he was seldom at home to enjoy the fruits of his labor, he hired a property management company to handle the properties. The advice that stuck with the driver was simple. “They’re not making any more of it, land that is.” Continue reading

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What To Ask About How Loan Application Data Is Kept Private

After hackers breached Equifax and stole vital financial records of 145 million Americans, people have a right to be afraid of disclosing personal information. That’s why it’s imperative that lending institutions to do everything in their power to protect your privacy. Continue reading

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Want To Buy A Home? Here’s How You Can Save Your Own Down Payment

Burdensome student loan debt and a penchant for purchasing new electronics by 20- and 30-somethings can make saving up for a down payment on a home seem impossible. But Millennials and other potential home buyers may be surprised to discover that previous generations had money-saving challenges of their own. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – September 10th, 2018

Last week’s economic news included readings on construction spending, along with public and private-sector jobs growth. The national unemployment rate, weekly reports on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were also released. Continue reading

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