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Buying or Refinancing? Specialized Home Loans Could Help.

Your home is likely the biggest purchase you’ll ever make and the biggest single piece of your overall financial picture. Whether buying or refinancing, some people may wonder if they’re quite ready to take that step. No one should take the decision lightly, and it’s worthwhile to look at all your financing options before shopping around.

How the New Tax Law Could Affect Your HELOC

Homeowners should pay particular attention to how the new tax law affects certain kinds of loans - and how another change could help.

4 Tips for Downsizing Your Home

So many of us think bigger is better, but that’s not always true when it comes to your home. If you’re dreaming of a home with less square footage to clean or a smaller yard to maintain, keep these in mind before you put your current house on the market.

Before You Buy

Buying a new home can be so exciting. And exhausting. And fun. And emotional. Here are five things new home buyers can do to make the process easier.

5 Tips for Investing in Property

The same fundamentals that make Knoxville a strong housing market—job creation, low cost of living and a good climate—also make investing in local real estate an attractive option. If you’re considering purchasing property as an investment opportunity, here are five tips to keep in mind.

Housing Outlook for 2015

Continued low interest rates and a growing economy helped the national housing market improve in 2014. Locally, home sales increased and spent less time on the market. New and extended loan programs from the federal government should keep the momentum going in 2015.

Financing a New Construction Home

New construction is starting to pop up nearly everywhere after years of inactivity. Is a brand new home right for you? Read this before you buy.

Know Before You Owe

In January 2014 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) instituted what is referred to as the “Ability-to-Repay” rule designed to protect mortgage lenders and potential homebuyers from purchasing more home than they are able to afford.

2013 Recap: Everybody Likes Roller Coasters

The mortgage market in 2013 was not unlike the best of roller coaster rides. But have we reached the station yet?

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