5 mortgage and housing trends this spring

May 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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If you’re waiting for mortgage rates or house prices to hit bottom, you may have delayed too long.

Among the housing trends you can expect to see this spring: Potential homebuyers will find increased competition when shopping for a home this spring, as more bargain hunters get off the fence. Investors also will continue to take advantage of the opportunity to buy low.

Rising mortgage rates will serve as a warning to borrowers who thought the low rates would last forever. More bad news: Some mortgages will cost more this spring because of higher loan fees. Read More.

5 housing trends this spring

April 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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If you’re waiting for mortgage rates or house prices to hit bottom, you may have delayed too long.

Among the housing trends you can expect to see this spring: Potential homebuyers will find increased competition when shopping for a home this spring, as more bargain hunters get off the fence. Investors also will continue to take advantage of the opportunity to buy low. Read More.

10 home maintenance tips for spring

April 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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The sun is peeking out and the plants are starting to blossom, so it must be about time for spring chores again. Here’s my annual spring checklist of important issues to tend to around the house.

1. Roofing repairs: If you suspect winter storms may have damaged your roof, it needs to be inspected. (If you’re not comfortable with the height or steepness of your roof, hire a licensed roofing contractor for the inspection.) Look for missing or loose shingles, including ridge-cap shingles. Read More.