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While the U.S. housing market made a sizable improvement in 2013, surpassing the expectations of many industry insiders, many are still shy when it comes to...
August 14 @ 9:34 am   143 Views   Rebecca Scott
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With numbers from Q1 and Q2 now in, the housing market is starting to show signs of a slowing pace. This change is not surprising to many in the industry and is...
July 29 @ 7:00 pm   238 Views   marcusmccue782
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For most of us, buying our home is likely be the most expensive purchase we make in our lifetime. Because of this, it is very important that you consider all...
July 23 @ 7:00 pm   236 Views   marcusmccue782
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Demand for housing from millennials appears lower than what many experts predicted for this year, and housing leaders are trying to figure out why. Certainly...
July 01 @ 7:00 pm   454 Views   marcusmccue782
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The Qualified Mortgage (QM) rule – which became effective on January 10, 2014 – was designed to assure that borrowers have the ability to repay their loans,...
July 01 @ 7:00 pm   462 Views   Rebecca Scott
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The Northern Michigan second home market has begun to display signs of a positive uptick and strength over the past several months as the ripple of the...
June 23 @ 7:00 pm   727 Views   marcusmccue782
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As retirement breaks the horizon of your future and becomes something you view as an impending reality versus the “someday” concept of retirement you had in...
April 29 @ 7:00 pm   414 Views   Rebecca Scott
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Q: Who created the qualified mortgage rule? A: The new rules and guidelines were released in January 2014 by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) ....
March 18 @ 10:35 am   2418 Views   Rebecca Scott
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Q: Who created the qualified mortgage rule? A: The new rules and guidelines were released in January 2014 by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) ....
March 14 @ 8:47 am   2480 Views   Rebecca Scott
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Only two months into the year and 2014 is already turning out to be a great year for the housing market. The inventory of unsold, pre-built homes continues to...
March 10 @ 6:56 am   2515 Views   Rebecca Scott
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Obtaining a pre-approval for a mortgage cannot keep your house out of a sinkhole in the literal sense. However, a pre-approval is a great way to speed past the...
March 10 @ 6:53 am   2466 Views   Rebecca Scott
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The ability to repay a loan is a little like the Bing Crosby – Irving Berlin favorite “White Christmas.” Musical fads come and go. Yet every year we come to...
December 24 @ 9:00 am   4024 Views   marcusmccue782
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Beginning January 2014, the requirements and regulations of the Dodd-Frank Act will be enforced by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). There are...
December 23 @ 11:43 am   3746 Views   marcusmccue782
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2013 saw a rise in both U. S. home prices and home sales. In fact, property values throughout the country are up more than 17 percent since 2011. Even though...
December 16 @ 4:46 pm   3975 Views   marcusmccue782
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The last several days of freezing rain, sleet, snow and ice in Dallas has sparked a few questions about insurance and coverage from my neighbors and friends in...
December 09 @ 12:04 pm   3689 Views   Brent
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With the addition of the Volker Rule being added to the mix, now seems like the right time to explore the differences and similarities between asset-backed...
November 27 @ 9:06 am   4255 Views   Rebecca Scott
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With the addition of the Volker Rule being added to the mix, now seems like the right time to explore the differences and similarities between asset-backed...
November 27 @ 9:06 am   4164 Views   Rebecca Scott
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As the housing market begins to stabilize, we are now able to remove ourselves from fire fighting mode and take a step back in order to properly analyze just...
November 27 @ 9:04 am   4166 Views   Rebecca Scott
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Housing market trends are showing that younger Americans, specifically those who are part of Generation Y, are becoming interested in owning their own home or...
November 27 @ 9:01 am   4137 Views   Rebecca Scott
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The next generation of homebuyers is beginning to hit the home mortgage landscape, and as with most activities from this group, Millennials are making a splash...
November 27 @ 8:57 am   4163 Views   Rebecca Scott