If you’re a first-time homebuyer you might have noticed mortgage rates expressed a couple of different ways in the charts when you google for current rates. You may have seen it expressed a number of ways including APR and Interest Rate. So, what’s the difference and which one should you go by? What Is The […]
Freddie Mac announced recently that rates on a 30-year fixed mortgage rose to 4.72 percent. Plus, rates are going to continue to rise. They’ve already risen over 3/4 of a percent higher than they were at the start of 2018. You might be hoping that prices on homes will drop and planning to make your […]
Do you know the options and specifics for Florida first time home buyer incentives? There are plenty of programs available to help you get into a new home thanks to Florida Housing. Florida First The Florida First program offers a low 30-year fixed-rate first mortgage to qualified borrowers. That automatically makes the buyer qualified for […]
Do you know the options for Florida down payment assistance programs that can help Florida home buyers? There are plenty of programs available to help you get into a new home thanks to Florida Housing. Florida Housing’s FTHB Program program can be accessed only through participating lenders in Florida. From the Florida Housing website, select First […]
Be careful renting out a home if you finance through a loan backed by the Federal Housing Administration. An FHA loan is meant to help people find homes to live in. It’s not supposed to help people purchase income properties. The agency prohibits homeowners from taking advantage of their program in order to build an […]
You want to buy a new home but aren’t sure if you can afford it. Use this financial checklist as a guide before you attempt to take the plunge. Consider Your Budget Can you afford to buy a home? All of your necessary purchases, including mortgage, utilities, groceries, car payments, insurance premiums, and gasoline should […]
November home prices grew by 5.60 percent year-over-year on a seasonally adjusted basis according to Case-Shiller’s reading on National Home Prices. National average home prices rose 0.80 percent from October to November. Case-Shiller’s 20-City home price index revealed that the West and Mountain regions continue to hold the top three growth rates for home prices.
Home prices dipped slightly in July according to the S&P Case-Shiller 20-City Home Price Index. Year-over-year, home price growth dipped to 5.00 percent from June’s reading of 5.10 percent. The Pacific Northwest led the nation in home price appreciation. Portland, Oregon had the highest year-over-year home price growth with a rate of 12.40 percent. Seattle, Washington posted year-over-year home price growth of 11.20 percent. Denver, Colorado was third with a year-over-year home price growth rate of 9.40 percent.