6 Moving To-dos that Fall Through the Cracks

When you’re shoving the contents of your life into the back of a moving van Tetris-style, it’s easy to forget the little things. But what seems unimportant in the middle of a moving frenzy can actually cost you later. Here are some small-but-important details that you should probably remember when moving house. 1. Transferring medical […]

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Mortgage Rate News for Monday, September 29, 2014

Last week mortgage rates improved on net.  Rates hit the highest levels we’ve seen since May following the Fed statement on the 17th, and have been improving since hitting that recent nadir. Domestic economic data has been mixed but generally positive, and you could probably explain the recent market action as a correction to an […]

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Should you rent or buy? A new map helps answer this question

Whether it’s a challenging roommate, a long commute, or marriage (just to name a few reasons) at some point many of us decide to stop renting and take the plunge of purchasing a home. The housing market continues recovering from its 2008 crash and home prices are rising although they’re not quite back to normal. […]

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Should You Upgrade to a Slightly Better Home or Wait?

As the real estate industry continues to recover from the real estate bubble, many homeowners face a dilemma. While they may be ready to move from an existing home to a new one, however, the market hasn’t completely recovered. If you feel like you can’t wait to upgrade, consider these reasons to wait a little […]

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Sioux Falls, SD Mortgage Rates and Real Estate Overview

Sioux Falls, South Dakota might sound familiar to many; chances are your credit card company might be based there thanks to a zero corporate income tax rate. Sioux Falls also functions as an important healthcare and retail hub for the region due to the relative remoteness and lack of comparative amenities in the surrounding areas. […]

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Options When the Appraisal Comes in Low

Home appraisals are part of the real restate transaction process to ensure both the buyer and seller strike a relatively fair deal. Typically performed by the buyer’s lender, an appraiser’s goal is to determine if the agreed upon sales price is correct so the lender doesn’t give more than what the property is worth. Unfortunately, […]

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How to Make Saving Money Easier

Are you puzzled by the fact that there are some people out there who actually think saving money is fun? How can they possibly make such a game out of something so boring? It’s easier than you think: the trick is to do it in a way that makes you happy. Perhaps you see people out […]

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Refinance Risks 101: What You Should Know Before You Start the Process

With low interest rates and a sluggish economy, many homeowners may be considering refinancing as an alternative to buying a new home. Nationwide, homeowners stand to save money and pay less interest by taking advantage of low interest rates. However, refinancing has a few risks for borrowers that range from paying too much to losing […]

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