Just about anyone who has ever sold a home with the help of a knowledgeable Realtor appreciates the role they played in counseling, guiding, advising, and managing the process. Roles of a Professional Realtor When Selling a Home Once a home seller connects with a knowledgeable Realtor to market and sell a home, they have […]
What is a Mortgage?
Unless homebuyers pay cash for the total price of a home, they are likely to borrow at least some of the money needed to make the purchase. Lenders offer a broad array of secured loans, known as mortgages, to help buyers realize their dream. A mortgage is a loan used to purchase real estate, a […]
Pros and Cons of Paying Off a Mortgage Early
Soon after signing mortgage loan documents that lock in a 15- or 30-year debt, homeowners dream about paying off the debt early to get rid of the monthly burden. But, even if you could pay the mortgage off early, is it a good idea? When Considering Paying Off a Mortgage Early Paying off a mortgage […]
How Do Interest Rates Affect the Housing Market?
Most prospective home buyers work with a mortgage lender to finance a home purchase. In fact, according to a U.S. Census statistic in 2020, 64.8% of current homeowners used a mortgage loan to buy their homes. The mortgage interest rate plays a vital role in most home purchases, often the most significant single investment individuals […]
How Long Does It Take to Buy a House?
The time it takes to buy a home can be a long process. According to a December 2021 Bankrate.com article, the average time to close on a home with a conventional mortgage is about 51 days. Having all documentation organized in advance and quickly responding to all lender questions will minimize the time between an […]