Inside Real Estate

Five Tips to Avoid Closing Delays

Five Tips to Avoid Closing Delays

In real estate, the ‘closing’ is the final step in the home buying and financing process. It generally involves legal forms (and often representatives) from the title insurance and escrow companies, your mortgage lender, your real estate agent, the seller...
Should You Recast Your Mortgage?

Should You Recast Your Mortgage?

Recasting—also known as re-amortizing—is a little-used option homeowners have for reducing their monthly mortgage payments. Unlike a refinance, the loan term and interest remains unchanged by the recast. However, when they’re applied to the newly...
Three Biggest Homebuying Trends for 2016

Three Biggest Homebuying Trends for 2016

According to Freddie Mac’s chief economist, mortgage interest rates should remain at historically low levels in 2016 regardless of the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise the federal funds rate (for the first time since 2006) late last year. What does that...

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