US home values & prices in 2017

How Will U.S. Home Value & Prices Fare in 2017?

We watched 2016 end with an increase in the interest rate as part of the Fed’s December meeting but outside of a predicted increase (or several) in the mortgage rate what will 2017 bring for home prices? 2017 Home Value & Prices: What to Expect Demand Bolsters...

3 Types of Insurance You Need When Buying a Home

3 Types of Insurance You Need When Buying a Home

There are many things that can go wrong when buying a house and owning one. Most of the scenarios can't be predicted or controlled. You don't expect to have a fire burn down your home. You don't expect a major storm to come running straight...

3 of the Hottest Trends Shaping Real Estate in 2017

3 of the Hottest Trends Shaping Real Estate in 2017

Hard to believe it’s the end of 2016. Seems like it just started and now we’re turning to the new year with hope and expectations. What will this year bring and what can be expected to shape real estate? First, before we get into trends...

New FHA Ruling Means Big Changes for Condo Buyers

New FHA Ruling Means Big Changes for Condo Buyers

For years, the National Association of RealtorsⓇ (NAR) has petitioned the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to reduce its owner occupancy requirements of 50 percent on condos. That day is finally here. Why Does Owner Occupancy Matter and How Is It Changing? Owner occupancy requirements are the standard...

Has "Know Before You Owe" Benefited Credit Unions?

Has “Know Before You Owe” Benefited Credit Unions?

The TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule (TRID), commonly referred to as “Know Before You Owe,” has been in effect for a year now. Created by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to bring more transparency to the borrowing and buying process, TRID may have evened the...

5 Things You Need to Know About the Rise of eClosings

5 Things You Need to Know About the Rise of eClosings

If you’ve ever bought or sold a house, you know the extraordinary amount of paperwork involved. There are countless jokes about the number of pens you’ll need or the number of trees that go into the closing documents. Closing has been cumbersome and time-consuming and it’s...