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Author Archives: Kirsten Hamling

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

HomeReady Changes Are Coming!

Posted on June 11, 2019 by Kirsten Hamling.

Fannie Mae is committed to offering home finance options that meet market needs while maintaining sustainable credit standards that do not place undue risk on borrowers.  To fulfill these objectives, Fannie Mae must balance several goals and mandates, while meeting affordable housing goals.  In a recent statement, Fannie Mae said, “We are a leading provider […] …read more

Six Great Benefits of Home Ownership

The benefits of home ownership don’t just stay inside the four walls of your house – owning a home can have a positive impact on your life and your community. Check out our top six benefits of home ownership! Pride of Ownership Make your house your home by sharing it with pets or taking on […] …read more