Buying a Kansas City home can’t help but be about as thrilling a purchase as you can make, whether you’re a first time buyer or an experienced homeowner. ‘Buying’ a mortgage, on the other hand…well, the experience may be slightly less exciting, but if your team has managed to secure a good one, it’s actually a comparable accomplishment. In the … [Read more...] about Getting a Kansas City Mortgage is a Detailed Endeavor
After such a long time remaining at the lowest levels anyone can remember, Kansas City mortgage rates have been climbing out of the cellar. No one who was paying attention expected them to stay at the almost unbelievably low levels they’d held for more than a year, so that was anything but a surprise. But for local home shoppers and sellers, it is … [Read more...] about Kansas City Mortgage Rates and the Summer Holiday Connection
When the Wall Street Journal or Forbes run mortgage rate stories as their lead items, those of us who keep an eye on the Johnson County and surrounding Kansas City real estate market pay close attention. We frequently share what they say here. But when even the non-financial outlets like USA TODAY and the cable TV news channels give top billing to … [Read more...] about Mortgage Rates Could Offset Johnson County Housing Price Rises
Sometimes, even after your mortgage application has been approved, you have to scratch your head at apparent non-sequiturs that attach to the process (for instance, when a loan is made contingent upon your repaying an ultra-low-interest credit account). Even more so if your perfectly dandy financial situation results in a turndown. How could this … [Read more...] about Bankers Are People, Too — People With Rules!