2 Reasons Why Today’s Mortgage Rate Trend Is Good for Sellers

Kevin Brierton – 1.17.2024 If you’ve been holding off on selling your house to make a move because you felt mortgage rates were too high, their recent downward trend is exciting news for you. Mortgage rates have descended since last October when they hit 7.79%. They’ve been below 7% for over a month now (see graph below): And while…

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HOW TO CALCULATE THE AFTER-TAX COST OF YOUR MORTGAGE 

Kevin Brierton – 1.15.2024 YOUR COST OF BORROWING MAY BE LOWER THAN YOU THINK Homeowners who itemize tax deductions can deduct the interest on up to $750,000 of mortgage balances used to buy, build, or improve a qualified home. Here’s how to figure out the impact of that tax deduction: WHAT IS YOUR MARGINAL TAX…

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Get Ready To Buy a Home by Improving Your Credit Score

Kevin Brierton – 12.26.2023 As the new year approaches, the idea of buying a home might be on your mind. It’s an exciting goal to set, and it’s never too early to start laying the groundwork. One crucial step to prepare for homeownership is building a solid credit score. Lenders review your credit to assess your ability to make…

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Why You May Still Want To Sell Your House After All

Kevin Brierton – 8.29.2023 Even though you may feel reluctant to sell your house because you don’t want to take on a mortgage rate that’s higher than the one you have now, there’s more to consider. While the financial side of things does matter, your personal needs may actually matter just as much. As an article from Bankrate says: “Deciding whether…

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Equity Is a Game Changer for Homeowners Looking To Sell

Kevin Brierton – 8.15.2023 If you’re a homeowner, you might be torn on whether or not to sell your house right now. Maybe that’s because you don’t want to take on a higher mortgage rate on your next home. If that’s your biggest hurdle, understanding your equity may be exactly what you need to help you feel more comfortable making…

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What Homebuyers Need To Know About Credit Scores

Kevin Brierton – 6.22.2023 If you’re thinking about buying a home, you should know your credit score’s a critical piece of the puzzle when it comes to qualifying for a home loan. Lenders review your credit to assess your ability to make payments on time, pay back debts, and more. It’s also a factor that…

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