Summer is the perfect time to create an inviting outdoor space for your home. The possibilities are endless when it comes to sprucing up your yard, deck, patio or balcony. Here are some considerations to keep in mind before you get started.
After falling over the past three decades, mortgage interest rates finally seem to be on the rise again. Although no one can predict the future of rates (economic trends, government policy and public opinion all play a hand), the current consensus seems to be that rates will continue up from their recent historic lows. So, what does this mean to you? Here are the ways you could be affected by rising rates.
Getting a mortgage is more than a one-time event. It’s an important ongoing part of your lifelong financial strategy, and it should change and evolve with you and your family’s needs, goals and circumstances. Whether you want the smallest mortgage payment available, to be debt free as soon as possible, to minimize the cost of your loan or to have the most cash available to save, spend or invest elsewhere, each will require a different mortgage solution. Here are some guidelines to consider at each stage of life when deciding what direction to take with your mortgage.