With 2014 drawing to a close, what’s in store for the housing market in the new year? I sat down with Erin Hawley on KATV's midday segment to provide a look ahead at what to expect in 2015. You can watch our interview below and read further down for more details.
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Shopping for a house is a complex task, but it can be easier if you do a little prep ahead of time. I was joined THV's Ashley Blackstone on air to discuss tips for prequalifying for a home loan. You can watch the video by clicking the link below and reading further down for more details.
Recent data from the National Association of Realtors shows that first timers make up 38% of the home buying market. If you’re in that group of newbies, there are several steps you need to take in preparation for your purchase. I went on air with THV's Ashley Blackstone to discuss our handy checklist for first-time homebuyers. You can watch our interview here and read further down for more details.
A key step in getting a mortgage is prequalifying. Mortgage prequalifying is like having a guide when you climb a mountain – the mortgage lender will help you go through the mortgage application process. This necessary and helpful step gives you and your mortgage lender a clear picture of your financial standing and credit worthiness. It also reveals any items you need to shore up to get the loan.
Summer is a “hot” time for home sales. According to the National Association of Realtors, most house sales take place between April and July. Recently our Senior Vice President Lee Maris went on air with KTHV's Ashley Blackstone to talk about financing and figuring out how much you can afford on a new home. You can watch the interview below and read further down for more details.
Before you dig into the details of applying for a home loan, it is advisable to take small steps and determine what mortgage finance opportunities are available to you. The first step to take is quick, harmless and does not bind you to any agreement or contract. See if you prequalify for a home loan. Prequalification applications usually take less than five minutes to complete, they process through the mortgage banks in typically a business day and give you a good idea of how much home you can afford.
If you’re thinking about buying a home and getting your first home mortgage, these five steps can help ensure you get the right house for your situation and the affordable financing that helps make homeownership a long-term success:
“Should I buy a home or rent?” This is a question a lot of people ask. And there are pros and cons to each. Recently, I sat down with KTHV's Alyse Eady to discuss what those pros and cons are and how to decide which is the best option for you. You can watch the interview below and read below for more information.