1. How Do I Use A Home Equity Line As Your Down Payment

    HELOC: Most Homeowners Don't Use Them For This A home equity line of credit (HELOC) works great for home improvement projects or to consolidate debt. But most homeowners never use them for this: to make a down payment on another home purchase. Whether you are buying a second home or investment prope…Read More

  2. The Top 3 Hottest Real Estate Markets for 2017 Are in Florida

    Trulia recently published its list of the 10 hottest real estate markets to watch in 2017, and-no surprise-several coastal markets made the list. Trulia based its ranking of the 100 largest metro areas across the country on five criteria: a high search interest, a decreasing rate of vacancy, high af…Read More

  3. Why Your Credit Scores May About To Rise

    Many tax liens and civil judgments soon will be taken off people’s credit reports, the latest move to omit negative information from the powerful financial scorecards. The decision by the three major credit-reporting firms—Equifax Inc., Experian PLC and TransUnion—could help boost credit score…Read More

  4. New Residential Construction Hits 11-Year High

    In many areas of the country, there are not enough homes for sale to satisfy the number of buyers looking to purchase their dream homes. Experts have long proposed that a ramp-up in new, single-family home construction would be one of the many ways to overcome this inventory shortage. According to a…Read More

  5. Mortgage rates are on the rise; now is the time to lock your rate

    Mortgage rates are poised to go up. You should lock your interest rate now. Rates on home loans edged slightly upward in Bankrate's weekly survey. They likely are headed even higher in coming weeks because it looks like the Federal Reserve will raise short-term interest rates this month. That's soon…Read More

  6. Florida’s housing market off to a good start

    Florida’s housing market opened this year with a bang, as new data from Florida Realtors reported more closed sales, higher median prices, increased pending sales and more new listings last month. Florida Realtors President Maria Wells said the state’s housing market has been continuously showin…Read More

  7. Newly-built home sales show positive start to the year…

    There was a 3.7 per cent rise for sales of newly-built single-family homes in January compared to a year earlier. Data from the HUD and US Census Bureau shows a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 555,000 units. “This increase in new home sales is in line with our forecast for a steady, gradual rec…Read More