Archives June 2013

Jun
28
2013

What Was Down Has Gone Up!

This week there is good news and interesting news in the real estate market.  The good news is that home prices in the Portland Metro Area are up 11% over this time last year!  The interesting news is that mortgage interest rates have increased about 1% in the past 2 weeks.  If you are looking […]

Jun
21
2013

When To Use a Co-Signer for a Loan

If you can’t get approved for a mortgage due to poor credit, a past short sale or foreclosure, a bankruptcy, or some other reason, one option is to use a co-signer. To give you the borrowing strength you need your co-signer should have a steady income and strong credit history.  The co-signer must be at least […]

Jun
14
2013

Getting Physical? Portland is #3 on a National Fitness List

According to one ranking, Portland is one of nation’s fittest cities coming in at number 3 (moving up from number 7 last year).  Based upon the annual study conducted by the American College of Sport Medicine covering the 50 largest metro areas in the U.S., Portland is behind only Minneapolis (#1) and Washington, D.C. (#2).   […]

Jun
3
2013

The Time to Buy is Now

Here are two reasons why buying a home sooner rather than later may be the right move for your family that could save you money.   1.  Home prices are rising.  Just last week, the Case Shiller Pricing Index revealed that U.S. home prices increased by 10.2% over the last year.  Last month, the Home […]

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