Unless homebuyers pay cash for the total price of a home, they are likely to borrow at least some of the money needed to make the purchase. Lenders offer a broad array of secured loans, known as … [Read more...]
Pros and Cons of Paying Off a Mortgage Early
Soon after signing mortgage loan documents that lock in a 15- or 30-year debt, homeowners dream about paying off the debt early to get rid of the monthly burden. But, even if you could pay the … [Read more...]
How Do Interest Rates Affect the Housing Market?
Most prospective home buyers work with a mortgage lender to finance a home purchase. In fact, according to a U.S. Census statistic in 2020, 64.8% of current homeowners used a mortgage loan to buy … [Read more...]
How Long Does It Take to Buy a House?
The time it takes to buy a home can be a long process. According to a December 2021 Bankrate.com article, the average time to close on a home with a conventional mortgage is about 51 days. Having … [Read more...]
Does a Kitchen Renovation Improve Your Home’s Value?
One glance at your tired and out-of-date kitchen might suggest that a renovation is necessary. However, when considering kitchen renovations, questions about cost and whether you could recover the … [Read more...]