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Your Home’s Value Is Going Up in Smoke   If you’re a cigarette smoker and you smoke in your home, then you’re causing your home’s resale value to go up in smoke. A recent study commissioned by Pfizer Canada, a pharmaceutical manufacturer, has found that smoking in your home can reduce its resale ...
Why Should I Even Consider an Adjustable-Rate Mortgage? Because today’s historically low fixed mortgage rates are, well, history. Oh sure, mortgage rates are still low. But the interest rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages are now up in the mid-4s range from the mid-3s range just a few months ag...
Is a Lease-to-Purchase Option Really for You? Are you’re tired of renting? Do you want to buy a home of your own, but haven’t saved any money? Is your credit history ‘less than stellar’ and you haven’t been able to qualify for a mortgage? When some people are in this situation, they often look fo...
Why Homebuyers Should Get a Home Inspection   No home is perfect. Every home - including newly constructed ones - has issues. You should not expect sellers to disclose any information about the condition of the house you want to buy, or about any potential hazards to the property. Even if the sel...
Should I Lock in a Rate, Or Let it Float   Mortgage rates have changed dramatically over the past three months. And nothing can be more frustrating for a homebuyer who’s been pre-approved for a mortgage than knowing their ability to qualify for that dream home could disappear in an instant. But t...
Mortgage Rates Are on the Rise   While you’ve been out on your summer vacation this year, the average interest rates for fixed rate mortgages were rising: Mortgage rates have risen to their highest levels since July of 2011. According to Freddie Mac, the average interest rate on the 30-year fixed...

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