private mortgage insurance

The Mortgage Report: Will Climbing Mortgage-Backed Securities Bring Down Rates?

By Joanna England / August 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

Mortgage-backed securities are trading at the top of the range, says BobMortgage, and we have a busy economic calendar this week. Will MBSs break above the resistance level and establish a new upward trend leading to lower rates? In this week’s Mortgage Report, BobMortgage sares why rate breakouts are the exception, not the rule, and what that […]

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The Mortgage Report: Get the TMI on PMI

By Joanna England / August 21, 2017 / 0 Comments

Want the TMI on PMI? There are ways you can avoid Private Mortgage Insurance all together, says BobMortgage. In this week’s Mortgage Report, which is right after the jump, you can discover how to save serious money on your home purchase.  Now, you may know him as Bob Johnson, the senior mortgage advisor at Wallick & Volk, the nation’s oldest privately-held […]

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Ready for Summer? Here are 6 Tips to Cut Your Monthly Home Costs

By Joanna England / April 8, 2016 / 3 Comments

As we get closer to the sweltering Texas summer, many homeowners begin to worry about the costs — all that lawn watering and home cooling doesn’t come free, you know! Fortunately, summer doesn’t have to mean sky-high bills that match the Texas temperatures. In fact, with a little forethought and some good old hard work, […]

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Hidden Costs of Homeownership Can Add Up to Almost $10,000 Per Year

By Leah Shafer / August 18, 2015 / 3 Comments

At CandysDirt, we love real estate and we love homeownership! But with a house comes expenses beyond the mortgage and insurance. For the unprepared buyer, these can be a rude surprise. And nobody likes those. We’ve seen it before: First-time homebuyers focusing solely on the list price of a house when deciding how much they can […]

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