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Monthly Archives: April 2018

    Costs More – Takes Longer

    By Carla Higgins | April 24, 2018

    The one experience that homeowners can agree upon after completing a remodeling project is that it costs more and takes longer than expected. It doesn’t really matter that you researched, planned, and received multiple bids, it will, invariably, cost more and take longer than you originally anticipated. Replacing floorcovering or painting is a project that … Continue reading Costs More – Takes Longer → Read More

    Case Study – Housing Decision During Retirement

    By Carla Higgins | April 17, 2018

    A couple is planning to tour the United States in a travel trailer during their first few years of retirement. They are going to sell their current home now and purchase another home when they finish their travels. An interesting exercise is to determine the optimum time of selling the home: now or when they’re … Continue reading Case Study – Housing Decision During Retirement → Read More

    Waiting Period After Distressed Sale

    By Carla Higgins | April 10, 2018

    “How long do we have to wait to qualify for another mortgage” is the question concerning people who’ve had a foreclosure, short sale or bankruptcy. The loan types for the new loan will differ in amounts of time to heal credit scores based on the event. The following chart is meant to be a general … Continue reading Waiting Period After Distressed Sale → Read More

    Waiting Will Cost More

    By Carla Higgins | April 3, 2018

    With the first quarter of 2018 in the books, the 30-year fixed rate mortgage is nearing what Freddie Mac predicted it would be in the second quarter. If this pace continues, rates will exceed the five percent mark expected by the end of the year. The Fed has had its first of an expected three … Continue reading Waiting Will Cost More → Read More

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