Tag Archives: Purchasing a home

Home Prices Jump 6.2% in 2nd Quarter; Eclipse 2016 High

WASHINGTON (August 16, 2017) — The headstrong supply and demand imbalances in much of the country slightly tempered the pace of sales and caused home prices to maintain their robust growth in the second quarter, according to the latest quarterly … Continue reading

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Loan Demand Gets a Lift From Rate Drop

Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, August 09, 2017 Interest rates dropped last week, giving homeowners and home buyers more incentive to lock in a lower rate as they apply for a mortgage. Total mortgage application activity for home buying … Continue reading

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84% of Americans See Homeownership as Good Investment

 WASHINGTON (July 12, 2017) — According to the National Association of Realtors®’ 2017 National Housing Pulse Survey, concerns over housing affordability show clear demographic divides especially among unmarried and non-white Americans. More than five out of 10 unmarried and non-white … Continue reading

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3 Mortgage Mistakes Buyers Keep Making

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, July 08, 2016 The mortgage process can be overwhelming to your buyers. David Gunn, mortgage sales effectiveness director for Fifth Third Mortgage, recently shared with HousingWire some of the biggest mistakes buyers make when … Continue reading

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Down Payment Aid Programs Save Buyers $17k

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, June 13, 2016 Down payment assistance programs can help home buyers save big over the lifespan of a loan. On average, qualifying home buyers can save $17,766 over the life of the loan, according … Continue reading

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Dos and Don’ts for a First-Time Home Buyer

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, December 04, 2015 Purchasing a home for the first time is one of the most exciting and important decisions someone can make. Making a mistake in the process can be devastating. However, most first-time … Continue reading

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13 in 2013

As the housing market continues to improve, and that momentum is expected to keep going, experts say 2013 is the year to buy. Whether you are looking in Kennewick, Richland, Pasco or any of the Tri Cities surrounding areas, here … Continue reading

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Home Affordable Modification Aid Extended

The main Obama administration initiative, Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), designed to give aid to borrowers having trouble paying their mortgage payments, has been extended until the end of December 2015. This will give homeowners an additional two years to … Continue reading

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Should You Settle or Wait to Purchase

With mortgage rates and home prices on the rise, you may be asking yourself whether or not you should just settle for purchasing whatever home is available or wait a little longer and risk paying more. Well, it depends on … Continue reading

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