Archives: July 2014

2 Vital Terms Every Homebuyer Must Know

Prequalified and preapproved are two common terms you hear when it comes to getting a mortgage. But it’s important to know they are very different things. Prequalification A prequalification takes 15 to 30 minutes and involves a few quick questions. You typically do this before you look for a home. At this point, the lender takes […]



‘Convergence’ Is Shaping Urban America

A swing toward urbanism is shaping “Big City, North America.” It’s those darn demographics again. Only this time it’s not just a baby boomer thing; it’s what some experts are calling a “convergence” between boomers and millennials, also called “Generation Y” and born between 1981 and 2000. In their home searches, empty-nester boomers are looking […]