5 Fun (and Useful) Summer Home Trends

By Elisabeth Lugar | June 15, 2021

Summer is a great time to improve your home’s exterior. And whether you’re interested in enjoying your space a little more or you want to boost your home’s value, it makes sense to find inspiration by taking a look at what other homeowners are doing. Are you thinking about updating your yard or patio this […]

What to Know About Today’s Busy Market

By Elisabeth Lugar | May 25, 2021

You’re probably well aware that the real estate market is more competitive than ever (due to low inventory, among other things). Still, it’s not a bad time to buy a house. Mortgage rates are low, home values are on the rise and, in many cases, buying is still more affordable than renting. Are you considering […]

4 Common Questions About Closing Costs

By Elisabeth Lugar | May 11, 2021

If you’re getting ready to buy a home, you’re probably focused on saving as much as you can for the down payment. But don’t forget: You’ll need to cover closing costs, too. To create a realistic homebuying plan, make sure you factor in this additional upfront expense so that you can set yourself up for […]

Don’t Skip These 6 Smart Moving Tips

By Elisabeth Lugar | April 27, 2021

No matter how much you prepare and how excited you are about your new home, moving will always be a bit stressful. There are endless to-do’s and tiring tasks, and once you’re finished, there’s still unpacking and organizing to be done. Even so, you can take steps to streamline your relocation and minimize problems. Are […]

3 Big Housing Decisions You May Face

By Elisabeth Lugar | April 13, 2021

Housing decisions are never small. Where you choose to live impacts your budget, your job prospects and your social life. And in the future, your home plays a major role in what your retirement might look like (financially and logistically). For these reasons, housing decisions require plenty of careful consideration. Want to be prepared to […]

5 Tips for Building a Home Wish List

By Elisabeth Lugar | March 23, 2021

Whether you’re thinking of buying a home soon or months down the road, you’ll need a carefully considered wish list when the time comes to start your search. Identifying your needs and wants will help you narrow your options and make your homebuying journey — which we all know can be stressful —  as smooth […]

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MORTGAGE CALCULATOR

For 11/27/2021

30 Year Fixed
3.625%
15 Year Fixed
2.875%
5/1 ARM
5.0%

For general informational purposes only. Actual rates available to you will depend on many factors including lender, income, credit, location, and property value. Contact a mortgage broker to find out what programs are available to you.