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Mortgage Outlook: September Rates to Ascend, Then Level Off

Mortgage Outlook: September Rates to Ascend, Then Level Off

September mortgage rates forecast Mortgage rates went up about an eighth of a percentage point in August, and I think they’ll continue to rise modestly in the first half of September, then level out. The roots of this prediction stretch all the way back to March....

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10 Steps to Buying a Home

10 Steps to Buying a Home

WATCH VIDEO Never bought a home? No problem! Here are 10 easy steps to the home buying experience! Step 1, find your loan officer. You can find one local to you by visiting (https://branches.snmc.com) (www.everlend.com) Step 2, find out how much home you can afford by...

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How to Buy Your New House While Selling Your Old One

How to Buy Your New House While Selling Your Old One

Selling your house and buying another home at the same time is the ultimate feat in multitasking, and it comes with a tricky timing challenge. If you have a mortgage on your current home and you buy a house before selling, you could get stuck with loan payments and...

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The Property Line: 5 Mortgage Trends for the Rest of 2021

The Property Line: 5 Mortgage Trends for the Rest of 2021

It’s brutal out here for home buyers in the second half of 2021. Mortgage rates will rise, home prices will keep going up and buyers will continue to face competition. Here are housing trends to watch for in the final months of the year.   Mortgage rates will...

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The Property Line: Avoid These Costly Home Selling Mistakes

The Property Line: Avoid These Costly Home Selling Mistakes

It’s a seller’s market in real estate, which means that buyers have much to feel anxious about. But sellers have reasons to lose sleep, too. What if they make an expensive mistake? It’s easy to find lists of common homebuying mistakes, but home selling errors are...

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Are Cash Offers Really Better for Home Sellers?

Are Cash Offers Really Better for Home Sellers?

Getting ready to sell your home? No matter the listing price, in today’s strong seller’s market, you may find yourself getting at least one cash offer. In March 2021, 23% of home buyers (including real estate investors) financed their purchases with cash, according to...

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How a Mortgage Nerd Bought a House in a Seller’s Market

How a Mortgage Nerd Bought a House in a Seller’s Market

I closed on my house about eight months ago, but it feels like it was in another lifetime. Yes, the COVID-19 pandemic makes time feel bizarrely elastic, but also, the housing market has undergone dramatic changes during that time period. As a writer focused on...

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Benefits of Homeownership

Benefits of Homeownership

WATCH VIDEO Are you trying to decide if buying a home is right for you? Having reservations is normal and hey, we get it! This is a big decision. Here are some of the benefits of homeownership to consider.   Pride of Ownership and a Sense of Security Pride of...

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Eager Buyers Are Skipping Home Inspections. Is It Too Risky?

Eager Buyers Are Skipping Home Inspections. Is It Too Risky?

Shopping for their first home in New Jersey, Alyse Storzieri and her boyfriend Robert Engel faced a tough market. So when they found a house they loved last June, the couple followed their real estate agent’s advice to make their offer stand out. They went over the...

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