Mortgage rates rise for third straight week ~ Should you buy now? Call us to find out. WASHINGTON – Sept 13, 2018 – The one-two punch of strong job and consumer credit growth drove mortgage rates up to their highest mark since Aug. 2. The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was at 4.6 percent this week, while the 15-year hit 4.06 percent. The 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgage was 3.93 percent. Mortgage [...]

September 18th, 2018|

This home has the WOW Factor and a Great Location!

Open floor plan, gourmet kitchen w/island, wood cabinets, granite counters, gas fireplace, and MORE! Act fast because this custom built 2015, ~ 2500 sq ft, 4 bedrooms PLUS a den, 3 car garage & 3 bathroom home is like new! The smart layout offers excellent quarters for guests or in-laws and leaves you [...]

September 13th, 2018|

SAVE MONEY ON TAXES! Buy your luxury, primary residence in FLORIDA New tax laws boosting Fla.’s luxury housing market MIAMI – Sept. 5, 2018 – The passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December 2017 has sent wealthy northeasterners fleeing to Florida's luxury home market, which has been a boon for South Florida luxury property developer BH3. The law put a [...]

September 13th, 2018|

More first-time buyers qualify – mainly from FHA loans WASHINGTON – Sept. 4, 2018 – Is it easier today for homebuyers with a high debt ratio and subpar credit scores to qualify for a mortgage than it's been in years? And if so, what might that mean for first-time and repeat buyers who are struggling with credit and debt issues but [...]

September 10th, 2018|

Want to know more about Refinancing? “Refinancing” is a scary word for many people, but that shouldn’t be the case for you. For many homeowners, refinancing can not only lower your monthly payments and help with your monthly budget, but it can save you thousands of dollars in the long run. YOU’RE NOT TOO LATE. For years now, [...]

September 7th, 2018|

Tips to better negotiating Negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation tactics can sink a deal pretty quickly. Here are some negotiation tactics buyers (and real estate professionals) should avoid: Lowball offers: Going far [...]

September 1st, 2018|

Consumer confidence hits highest level in almost 18 years NEW YORK – Aug. 28, 2018 – The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index increased in August following a modest increase in July. The Index now stands at 133.4, up from 127.9 in July. The Present Situation Index improved from 166.1 to 172.2, while the Expectations Index – a gauge of consumers' outlooks [...]

August 29th, 2018|
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