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Author Archives: Kirsten Hamling

HomeReady® Mortgage Program is a Hot Topic with Buyers!

Posted on June 25, 2019 by Kirsten Hamling. Tagged: , , , ,

This July, the HomeReady program will broaden its income requirements even more, making the idea of homeownership possible for low to moderate income buyers. What is HomeReady? HomeReady® offers low down payments, and flexible sources of funds for buyers, making it a good option for first time home buyers, or anyone who needs expanded options […] …read more

Existing-Home Sales Bounce Back, Post gains in all Regions

Posted on June 21, 2019 by Kirsten Hamling. Tagged: , , ,

After 2 straight months of existing-home sales declining, the sales rate rose in May, according to NAR Existing-home sales enjoyed a 2.5 percent month-over-month bump from April to May, according to the latest data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), released Friday. Sales had declined in each of the past two months. The seasonally-adjusted […] …read more

Now is the Time to Refinance your Mortgage

Posted on June 20, 2019 by Kirsten Hamling. Tagged: , , , , , ,

With today’s low mortgage rates and the Fed signaling a rate cut may be coming as soon as next month, it might be a great time to consider a refinance. Many homeowners choose to refinance to lower their payment, but you could also leverage the equity in your home to consolidate debt*, finance home renovations, […] …read more

Five Great Cities for Investment Properties in 2019

Posted on June 13, 2019 by Kirsten Hamling.

Are you thinking about buying an investment property to create another income source? Investment properties can be a great way to earn money, build equity on a second property, and more. Whether you want to buy a place to rent out long-term, or you’re looking to create a short-term rental (like an Airbnb), location is […] …read more