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9 Apps that Help Home-buyers...

House hunting can be a complicated task, but with the proper tools, you can easily find prospective properties and all the information you need to choose the perfect home. Here are 9 apps we found to help make your house hunting experience more streamlined and manageable. Google Maps/Apple Maps When looking at prospective properties, always […]

Create the Perfect Home Office...

ore and more, people are enjoying the flexibility of working from home. And while technology doesn’t require you to stay tethered to a desk, you can certainly benefit from a dedicated space — if only to block out the distractions of home life. Here’s what you need to set up an office that makes the […]

What’s Your Retirement Vison...

It’s never too late to start planning for retirement. But the earlier you begin, the likelier it is that you’ll have the freedom to live those years in the manner you choose. Here are four important steps to take now to set up your retirement plans. Pin Down Your Vision — The conventional picture of […]

How to Improve Your Credit Score...

We all know that a high credit score can help streamline life events like buying a house or landing a new job. But do you know how to boost your score? Try these four moves to give it a quick lift. Fix Errors — Don’t wait for a lender to check your credit before reviewing […]

4 Ways to Add Outdoor Appeal...

From a simple trellis to an ornate gazebo, an outdoor structure can refresh your space and lend your landscape year-round appeal. Here are four popular options to consider. Trellis — This vertical garden accent is a basic panel of latticework that’s meant to support climbing plants. Mount one against the wall of a garage or […]

Fast Ways to Stop Energy Drains This Sum...

Just because the temperatures are soaring doesn’t mean your energy bills should. Here are some handy tips on how to curb your energy use. Install a ceiling fan. Yes, it’s old school, but a well-placed ceiling fan creates a “wind-chill effect” that lets you raise the thermostat four degrees without a drop in your comfort […]

Tips for Finding the Right Rental Proper...

If you like the idea of investing in something you can touch and feel, buying a rental property can be an attractive option. The key, experts say, is purchasing the right place up front. Here are some tips on locating a good rental and sizing it up. Buy in a desirable location. Good schools, low […]

House to Home...

WASHINGTON — U.S. housing starts plunged to their lowest level in a year in February likely as harsh weather kept building crews at home, in the latest indication that the economy hit a soft patch in the first quarter. Groundbreaking tumbled 17 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 897,000 units, the lowest level […]

Mortgages Rates Today 03/30/2015...

Stocks have opened strongly, while Mortgage Bonds are modestly higher.  When bonds are higher, interest rates tend to improve. This morning, February Personal Spending rose by a scant 0.1%, below the 0.2% expected after declining in January, which could be pointing towards weak growth in the 1st quarter of 2015.  The harsh weather in January […]

Mortgage Rates...

Interest Rate Trends: up a little, down a little. Yesterday they continued downward after a very weak housing start number for the month of February. The press is talking about how traders and investors were hesitant to position ahead of today’s Fed statement and press conference. The focus is on whether or not the word […]

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