How Credit Scores Impact Your Interest Rate

How Credit Scores Impact Your Interest Rate

We should all make sure we look after our finances, especially when a home purchase is on the horizon. Your financial well-being can have a huge impact on the interest rate you'll end up paying on your mortgage. Most lenders, whether U.S.-based or not, are going to check your financial status before they even start talking about prevailing mortgage interest rates. In other words: Your credit score really matters!

Love or Lust: Ways to Know a House Is the One

Love or Lust: Ways to Know a House Is the One

Whether you're a first-time home buyer or looking for your forever home, purchasing a house can be a daunting task and the fear of buyer's remorse can cause serious anxiety.How do I know this house is right for me? What should I be considering when purchasing? How do I avoid the dreaded buyer's remorse? These are all valid questions one could ask before entering into a purchase or sale agreement.Here are some things you'll want to consider before making that decision:

The Housing Market is Strong

The Housing Market is Strong

Late last year, analysts were betting on a break from the hot housing market, which had begun to breed concerns of instability. How long could prices really run up?

The consensus was strong: Expect interest rates to rise to 5 percent—possibly 6 percent—appreciation to crawl, and inventory to stir. And that buyer's market?Not in the cards—yet. We're in a decidedly different housing market today, and according to an amended forecast newly published by realtor.com®, there'll be better outcomes for prices, rates and sales than we thought.

How to Do Away With Dust in Your Home

How to Do Away With Dust in Your Home

If you find yourself at home with itchy, watery eyes and a sneezy, stuffy, runny nose, you could be allergic to dust, or more accurately, dust mites—microscopic organisms that feed off the dust around your house. Dust mite allergies are actually one of the most common indoor allergens. Luckily, there are important steps you can take to keep them at bay.

Becoming A Realtor

Becoming A Realtor

Some Realtors demonstrate a lifestyle that implies success and a significant income. This may look attractive and intriguing to you, leading you to think that you may want to pursue a career in Real Estate.

Or, you may simply just love the idea of seeing all kinds of houses, thinking that you could really help people find their dream home.

Maybe there is another reason that fuels your desire to be a Realtor…

Avoiding Legal Pitfalls When Transferring to a New Broker

Avoiding Legal Pitfalls When Transferring to a New Broker

Deciding to leave your brokerage and transfer to a new company can be a difficult decision for an agent. Issues surrounding the agent’s active listings as well as pending transactions can pose logistical problems that must be considered to assure that clients continue to receive full representation and that pending contracts are not negatively impacted.