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When Steady Interest Rates Meet Rising Home Sales

When Steady Interest Rates Meet Rising Home Sales

February 28, 2024 | Posted by: Ali Shemirani

In the ever-evolving landscape of the American housing market, we find ourselves at a crossroads where interest rates are holding steady, yet home sales are on an upward trajectory. This scenario ...

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Using Home Equity Loans to Pay Off High-Interest Debt: Should You Do It?

Using Home Equity Loans to Pay Off High-Interest Debt: Should You Do It?

February 19, 2024 | Posted by: Ali Shemirani

Are you considering the leap to use a home equity loan to pay off high-interest debt? The allure is evident - with typically lower fixed interest rates than credit cards, these loans offer potential s ...

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January 2024 Rate Update - Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement

January 2024 Rate Update - Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement

February 1, 2024 | Posted by: Ali Shemirani

Recent indicators suggest that economic activity has been expanding at a solid pace. Job gains have moderated since early last year but remain strong, and the unemployment rate has remained low. Inf ...

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Smart Winterizing: Cost-Saving Tips for Homeowners

Smart Winterizing: Cost-Saving Tips for Homeowners

January 10, 2024 | Posted by: Ali Shemirani

The winter months can impact both your comfort and your wallet. To protect your property and save money, you may want to think about winterizing your home. These practical, cost-effective tips wil ...

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December 2023 Rate Update - Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement

December 2023 Rate Update - Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement

December 13, 2023 | Posted by: Ali Shemirani

Recent indicators suggest that growth of economic activity has slowed from its strong pace in the third quarter. Job gains have moderated since earlier in the year but remain strong, and the unemp ...

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Navigating the New Normal: How Remote Work is Reshaping the US Mortgage and Real Estate Landscape

Navigating the New Normal: How Remote Work is Reshaping the US Mortgage and Real Estate Landscape

December 3, 2023 | Posted by: Ali Shemirani

In recent years, we've witnessed a seismic shift in our work lives, notably the rise of remote work catalyzed by the COVID-19 pandemic. This change isn't just about swapping office desks for dinin ...

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Unlock Your Home’s Potential: Using Home Equity for Renovations

Unlock Your Home’s Potential: Using Home Equity for Renovations

November 15, 2023 | Posted by: Ali Shemirani

What is home equity? Imagine your home is a piggy bank, except instead of spare change, it's filled with the value you've built up over time. Home equity is the difference between your home's market ...

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Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement - Nov 1, 2023

Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement - Nov 1, 2023

November 1, 2023 | Posted by: Ali Shemirani

Recent indicators suggest that economic activity expanded at a strong pace in the third quarter. Job gains have moderated since earlier in the year but remain strong, and the unemployment rate has rem ...

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Tips for Improving Your Credit Score Before Applying for a Mortgage

Tips for Improving Your Credit Score Before Applying for a Mortgage

November 1, 2023 | Posted by: Ali Shemirani

Tips for Improving Your Credit Score Before Applying for a Mortgage For many people, buying a home is a significant milestone in their lives. However, getting approved for a mortgage is ...

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Mortgage Brokers vs. Direct Lenders: Why a Broker Might Be Your Best Choice

Mortgage Brokers vs. Direct Lenders: Why a Broker Might Be Your Best Choice

October 18, 2023 | Posted by: Ali Shemirani

Mortgage Brokers vs. Direct Lenders: Why a Broker Might Be Your Best Choice Hi there, prospective homeowner! Dive into any mortgage conversation, and you'll hear the terms "mortgage brokers" an ...

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