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The Mortgage Minute with Andy Tuttle- March 2, 2018

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The DFW area is one of the top 5 cities to live in for appreciation in the US with a 6.7% appreciation. Now is the time for “move up” buyers to look for their new home.

Listing your home in the spring. Be fully pre-approved before you find the home you want. You may miss out on the home you really want if you are not pre-approved....

The HOME SCOUT APP Helps You Find the Right Home

A new HOME SCOUT app helps you to learn more about the homes on the market. Understanding how it can help you will make it easier for you to explore listings and make more informed decisions about a home before you choose to buy it.

Why HOME SCOUT? Websites like Zillow and Trulia have been used for years to obtain market information about housing. There are several details that are...

DFW Mortgage Market Update February 16

The stock market recovered the loses from all of the gains from last week. So this pressured bond pricing but with a late-week rally, we are looking for improvement this week. Good news if you were pre-approved contact your lender to make sure you are still qualified.

Zillow is not the best resource for searching for homes. The database for homes is not updated in a timely manner....

The Ever Changing Mortgage Marketplace

The ever-changing marketplace needs to be understood so you can determine how it’s going to affect your ability to get a mortgage.

Current Mortgage Rates According to recent data as of February 2018, the mortgage rates have been increasing steadily over the past several weeks. The average is a 0.6 point increase and is resulting in an approximate 4.32 percent...

How Mortage Rates Affect Refinancing

If you’re looking to refinance your home, it’s important to consider the mortgage rates. As rates increase, the likelihood of people opting for a home refi will be considerably less.

Home Refinancing Affordability

You have to look at what your current mortgage rate is to determine if it’s worth it for you to refinance. Much of it will depend on whether you’re on...

Top 10 Questions Every Buyer Asks

!0 Home Mortgage questions

Buying a home and taking out a mortgage is a big step. Whether it’s your first home or not, you have questions. We’re here to provide some insight into some of the top questions every buyer has.

Should I get pre-approved?

Absolutely. Getting pre-approved makes it a lot easier for you to buy a home. You will not only speed up the process but also be able to...

What You Need to Know About Home Mortgages In 2018

What You Need to Know About Home Mortgages In 2018

Happy New Year! Each year offers different challenges to both buyers and sellers. If you’re thinking about either buying or selling a home, educating yourself about home mortgages is imperative. Take a look at what you need to know about buying and selling the property so that the process is smooth and streamlined.

Buying or Selling a Home: What You Need to Know About...

Realtor Coffee Talk Dec 30th 2017

Final Realtor Coffee Talk for 2017. The Tuttle Group grew by 40%, but that is not as important as having great client communications as well as recognizing where can improve.

There is a difference between goals and plans. Goals are aspirational, whereas a plan is a path to reach those goals and aspirations. We are working to be better at delivering our base...

Final 2017 DFW Mortgage Market Update

Final 2017 DFW Mortgage Market Update.

This week we saw an improvement in the bond market. While most bond traders were on holiday break but there was some volatility. We had a nice rally that saw rates improve by about an 8th of a percent.

We may see higher rates (still historically low). Rates may inch up, but it is still a great time to buy. Have a great holiday...

Year-End Planning and Possible Tax Implications

With the new tax reform, means that some advanced planning on your part could result in some financial savings. A new tax reform could be effective as early as January 1, 2018. It would impact rate brackets, capital gain rates, standard deductions, and a mortgage interest deduction.

Your Home Mortgage It looks like the Senate bill would leave current...

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Stay up to date on what you need to know about market changes and how that impacts a home mortgage.