According to data from the most recent Origination Insight Report by Ellie Mae, the average FICO® score on closed loans reached 753 in February. Lending standards have tightened recently, and many are concerned over whether or not their credit score is strong enough. Stricter lending standards could ... » Learn More about What Credit Score Do You Need for a Mortgage?
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New homebuyers often tell their agents that they are looking for their “starter home.” Several factors go into this approach. These are typically younger buyers, often without children. They may be looking for a maintenance-free home, like a condo, or they might assume that starter homes are more ... » Learn More about Your “Starter Home” Might Last Longer than You Think
More and more companies are indicating that working from home will become permanent for employees, either overall or in hybrid format with some days at home, and some days in the office. How we use our homes has been changing as a result. If you still haven't created a permanent workspace in your ... » Learn More about How to Make An Office In Your Closet
Almost every homeowner dreams of a brand new, state-of-the-art kitchen, but kitchen remodels are expensive and can often take months to complete. Fortunately, there are a few easy changes you can make which will give you the updated look you crave with significantly less cost. 1. Cabinets – ... » Learn More about 5 Perfect Kitchen Upgrades (a New Look Without Remodeling!)
Hello friends! Open Houses are such fun - admiring the kitchen and imagining yourself relaxing in the living room are part of the home buying process! You may have many questions when attending an Open House, but don’t forget these core questions that will help you make the best, most informed ... » Learn More about What to Ask At An Open House