Nonprofit Spotlight: Veterans Guest House

For more than two decades, the Veterans Guest House has served thousands of veterans and their families—from newborns to 90-year-old’s. Since the beginning, the need for a “home away from home” for our veterans has continued to grow. In June of this year the doors will open to our new expansion that will serve twice…

Mortgage Rates Hold Firm, Defy Outsized Payroll Gains

February was a blowout month for jobs. Payrolls rose by 313,000, double most economists’ estimates. The unemployment rate held at 4.1% thanks to an increase in formerly discouraged workers (not counted as unemployed in the official numbers) seeking jobs. You might think a blowout month for job growth would blow up interest rates. That was…

The Calm Could Soon End

It has been nice over the past couple weeks. Mortgage rates have drifted lower, even if they remain range-bound. The 4.5%-to-4.625% range on the prime 30-year fixed-rate loan still holds, as it has held for the past couple months. The good news is that quotes have held mostly at the low-end of the range. The…

Easy Ways to Save for a Down Payment

With rising rental costs and the amount of student debt at an all-time high, it’s no surprise that many potential buyers are unable to save up for a down payment. If you’ve found yourself in this boat, don’t lose hope. With the help of technology and a little foresight, you can save for that down…

How to Sell Your Home Super Fast

If you put your home on the market, chances are you want it to sell quickly. However, there are certain circumstances in which sellers don’t just want their home to sell quickly, they actually need it to sell super fast. This may be due to a sudden relocation, the purchase of a new home with…