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Mortgage Applications On the Rise

Mortgage applications increased 4.9 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 14, 2014. This week’s results included an ad...

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Spruce Up Your Home for Holiday Entertaining

From tackling holiday stains to cleaning the crevices most commonly inspected by mothers-in-law, keeping a clean home around the holidays can seem like an impossible task. Between entertaining unexpected guests and hosting get-togethers with fr...

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7 Helpful Tips for First-time Homebuyers

By Bill Gassett Looking for a new home can be a pretty exciting task. With that much money on the line, it’s worthwhile to read up on the process before you set out. Unnecessary mistakes can—and should—be avoided while trying to get th...

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What to Do About Debt When Applying for a Mortgage

?Buying a home is a bucket list item for many of us, but we often find it difficult to finance such a massive purchase. Especially if you have credit card debt — or no credit at all — you may struggle to convince a bank officer to sign on t...

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Your Top 10 Organizing Tips

From www.HGTV.com HGTV asks viewers to share their decluttering and organizing tips. See if yours made the list. Door Storage “I love the hanging clear shoe organizers! I have one on the inside of every door in my house. One is in th...

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How Switching Jobs Can Affect Home Loan Prospects

How Switching Jobs Can Affect Home Loan Prospects By: Rebecca McClay October 21st, 2014 You know mortgage lending is a tad too tight when even a guy like Ben Bernanke, who ran one of the most powerful banking systems in the world, can...

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Q: How Do You Clear Up Bad Credit?

A: It is not easy but certainly doable with both commitment and time. By law, any unfavorable information in your credit file can stay there from 7 to 10 years. Today, however, a creditor must remove credit blemishes in a timely fashion if y...

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Staging Tips: How Feng Shui Can Benefit Every Home

By Suzanne De Vita I converted to feng shui a long time ago. There’s something so brilliant about turning a home (or any space, really) into a haven—one that sustains happiness for myself and my guests. But what purpose does it have for ...

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