What Is an ARM Loan?
An Adjustable Rate Mortgage, usually referred to as an ARM, is a type of mortgage product that typically is fixed at a rate below market rate for a specific number of years depending on the […]
How to Navigate Today’s Volatile Real Estate Market
As both home prices and interest rates rise, so do concerns about buying in today’s real estate market. We sat down with expert Mike Mulhern, Assistant Vice President of Real Estate Lending at Service Credit […]
Surprising Factors That Increase a Home’s Value
When shopping for a new home, who doesn’t want the best value? A home’s value is generally dependent on factors such as age, quality of construction, floorplan and features. But that’s not all. Below, check […]
How Much Should You Spend on Your Home?
Dreaming of homeownership? Dreaming of that new home can be fun, but finding out that you can’t afford it—not so much. As interest rates rise and inventory shrinks in many areas, that dream may seem […]
How to Find the Right Real Estate Professional for You
Is finding a real estate agent on your to-do list this summer? Hiring a professional real estate agent can help you make smarter decisions and avoid expensive mistakes. Whether you’re buying or selling, follow our […]
How Much Is My Home Worth?
With housing prices rising considerably in recent years, you may be wondering if you should take advantage of market trends and sell your home. Of course, before doing so, you’ll want to know the value […]
10 Tips to Sell Your Home Faster
Thinking of selling your home? Even in a seller’s market, it’s wise to take a few extra steps to help sell your home at top dollar. Here are our top 10 tips for getting your […]
Why a Construction Loan May Be Right for You
As a real estate lending specialist, I get a lot of calls from people asking what their options are when buying a home – and hear a lot of frustration about not being able to […]
What is a HELOC, and How Can It Help You?
You may have heard the term thrown around before, but you may still be wondering, what exactly is a HELOC, and is it right for me? If you’re a homeowner looking for a lower-interest loan […]
Savings Tips for Buying Your First Home
Buying your first home is an exciting prospect. For many of us, homeownership is one of the most important steps towards financial independence. However, buying a home is a major financial commitment from start to […]