Beyond Refinancing: How Resetting Your Mortgage Could Save You a Ton of Money

When interest rates fall, the rush to refinance begins. Homeowners flood into their bank branches, clog up the telephone lines and fire up their email accounts, all in an attempt to lower their interest rate and save money on the monthly mortgage. Refinancing in a low interest rate environment certainly makes sense, but the process …

The best way to describe commercial financing on 2021? Resilient

  Resilient. That’s how Joseph Platt, senior vice president with the Kansas City, Missouri, office of Grandbridge Real Estate Capital, would describe the commercial financing business today. Yes, this industry has faced challenges because of the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s no surprise. But Platt said that requests for financing have remained steady throughout most of the …

What’s next for the real estate market? We asked the chief economist at the National Association of Realtors

  This article is reprinted by permission from The Escape Home, a newsletter for second homeowners and those who want to be. Subscribe here. © 2021. All rights reserved. So you want to buy a vacation home, but you’re waiting for the market frenzy to calm down long enough to allow prices to cool off and contract …

Freddie Mac’s Pam Perry: Addressing racial equity in housing

It was a sunny and extremely humid Thursday morning. Of course, that’s almost standard for Dallas, and it wasn’t going to prevent these three women from showing up to the magazine cover shoot with an energy and excitement that couldn’t be stopped. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and I’d say this …