10 Things to do before listing your home

 To help make the selling process easier for you, it makes sense to have your home inspected before listing it.  It may sound like a hassle but it could save you a lot of money and stress early on.  The inspection will pinpoint red flags and areas that have potential problems.  It also gives you …

The Good Faith Estimate

A good faith estimate (GFE) must be provided by a mortgage lender or broker in the United States to a customer.  The estimate must include an itemized list of fees and costs associated with the loan and must be provided within three business days of applying for a loan.  These mortgage fees, closing costs and …

Pumpkin Patches and More

I love autumn in New England!  The colors, the apple picking, Halloween and the pumpkin carving.  I've included some information on how to make your carved pumpkin last longer.  Also check out this link, Pumpkin Patches & More, for great local pumpkin patches, recipes and the history of Halloween. How to Preserve Your Carved Pumpkin …

Mortgage Rates still Trending Down

Like a long and winding spiral staircase, mortgage rates slowing continue to improve.  Interest rates are likely to continue lower on increasing fears Europe is facing defaults from Greece and increasing likelihood Greece will depart the EU. If Greece were to exit the EU it may set up a domino effect with Ireland, Portugal and Spain; …

Truth in Lending

The History:  The Consumer Credit Protection Act, more commonly known as the Truth-in-Lending Act, went into effect in 1968. The law is intended to protect borrowers from predatory lending by requiring lenders to fully disclose all costs associated with securing a mortgage loan. Prior to the implementation of the act, borrowers routinely were paying considerably …