Commercial Real Estate Loans

A commercial mortgage is a mortgage loan secured by commercial property, such as an office building, shopping center, industrial warehouse, or apartment complex. The proceeds from a commercial...

Selling Your House?

The peak homebuying season may be over, but there are still steps you can take to ensure a speedy sale. Setting the right price and making an excellent first impression are both essential to...

The Art of House Hunting

There comes a time when having the freedom to up sticks and move around starts to lose its shine. You begrudge lining someone else’s pockets with rent. You begin to long for something other than...

5 Steps To Buy A Home

First of all, have your credit checked. Homebuyers to have their credit checked six months before buying a place to make sure their FICO score is where it needs to be. Know what you can afford...

Cash Vs. Mortgage

Paying cash for a home eliminates the need to pay interest on the loan and many closing costs. When buying a house with cash, there are no mortgage origination fees, appraisal fees or other fees...

Remodel or Refinance?

Let’s see. Do I want to refinance now or wait until I finish with my home improvements? Or do I go ahead and get a construction loan, complete my addition, then refinance both my mortgages...

House Market Indicators

In attempting to identify bubbles before they burst, economists have developed a number of financial ratios and economic indicators that can be used to evaluate whether homes in a given area are...

Buying a Home: The Basics

As a first-time buyer, there is much to consider. Here we have a look at some of the factors that may influence your decision, including: good school systems, tax breaks, reasonable housing...

Is Condo Life For You?

There are a many benefits to owning your own condo – chief among them the fact that you actually own your own condo! However, along with the benefits, there can be unforeseen hassles. For...