Tag Archives: Homes for sale in Richland

Appraisals Helping the Housing Market

More home sales are now going through because appraisers are putting higher values on the homes. The higher values are due to the rise of home prices as well as the shrinking inventories. From 2008-2010, many home sales fell through … Continue reading

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FHA To Make Permanent Mortgage Insurance

Next month, the Federal Housing Administration plans to build up it’s finances by requiring anyone receiving a FHA loan with less than 20% down to carry mortgage insurance for as long as they have the loan. Previously it was only … Continue reading

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The Five Year Rule

One thing you should always ask yourself before you purchase a home is how long you plan on living there. The answer to that depends on your geographic area as well as the neighborhood you intend to purchase in. The … Continue reading

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15 Year Mortgage Rate Lowest Ever

According to a weekly report from Freddie Mac, this week the mortgage rate for a 15 year fixed-rate mortgage hit an all-time low of 2.61%, down from 2.64%. This new low beat out the previous record of 2.63% recorded in November … Continue reading

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Housing Starts Top 1 Million

In March, for the first time since 2008, housing starts have reached 1 million. The start for new housing is up 7% from February and 47% from last year, with an annual rate of 1.04 million. This was a much … Continue reading

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Now is the time to buy!!!

Look at this approximately $ 200,000 house. Cost at today’s rate $ 1,250 a month. And you may deduct the interest and taxes from your taxes. How much are you paying in rent?

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Bathroom Remodels

As we all know, any remodeling can get expensive and if you are gearing up toward a bathroom remodel but can’t afford gutting the entire room and starting from scratch, there are a lot of other options for a bathroom … Continue reading

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New Homes versus Existing Homes

If you are like most buyers out there, you are wavering back and forth on whether or not to purchase a brand new home or go with an existing home. There are pros and cons to both, so here is … Continue reading

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Fun Events in the Tri Cities

There are a couple of great events going on at the Pasco Trac this week. If you are looking for some great home décor or some neat crafting ideas head on over to the 14th Annual Spring Arts & Craft … Continue reading

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