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Mortgage And Refinance Questions That Come Up With Retirement

 Forbes article on retirement and refinance. Mortgage and refinance questions are important considerations both before and during retirement.  Each represents a planning factor that people generally figure out the hard way, costing them both time and money. For those that don’t know, underwriters are the number crunchers you never get to meet or see, but […]

Buying a 2nd Home Factoids

With homebuyers enjoying an advantage in many markets, now may be the time to buy that second home. Whether you’re dreaming of paradise or profit, follow these five steps for a smart investment: Step 1: Decide if it’s the right time to buy Step 2: Know what to look for in a second home Step […]

Michael Phelps Wins Design Gold

Nmichow that 23-time Olympic Gold winning swimmer Michael Phelps has officially retired at the age of 31, it’s time for him to settle down. His new $2.5 million mansion rests on almost an acre in Scottsdale, Arizona, reports Zillow. The location is close enough for him to attend his new coaching gig over at Arizona […]

Four Tips for Making an Offer

According to Freddie Mac: the good news for today’s home buyers is that we’ve gone back to a more traditional market, after being dominated by investors and cash sales for several years. Nearly 68 percent of homes sales are to individual buyers today, compared to 53 percent in 2011 when investor/cash sales reached their peak. […]

Bye-Bye, Empty Nests: Multigenerational Living Is on the Rise

According to Realtor.com: the economy may have largely recovered from the depths of the downturn, but there’s a record number of grown children living with their folks. And with soaring housing prices, aging parents, and the changing ethnic makeup of the nation, the trend of multigenerational living looks like it’s just getting started. About 19% […]

Real estate buying habits linked to people’s Facebook behavior

Getty Images A Great Article by CNBC Call it fear of missing out — on housing investments. Our decisions about buying property are heavily influenced by our social media networks, according to new research from economists at New York University, Harvard and Facebook. They found that people whose Facebook friends experience increases in house prices […]

What 55-Plus Buyers Are Looking For

Baby boomers say first impressions count when they enter a new community. They are closely sizing up neighborhood amenities like the pool, clubhouse area, and walking trails. They’re also looking at the location of the community, judging how near it is to shopping, dining, medical services, and entertainment. Hanley Wood and home builder Taylor Morrison […]