Category Archives: Mortgage Tips

What’s a FICO score?

My Credit Score is Decent. or is it?! How many times do we REALTORS hear buyers say, “My credit is good” when it really it isn’t? Constantly. Some buyers think that their credit is in great shape when it isn’t … Continue reading

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FHA Conforming Loan Limits Raised

Getting a mortgage for a home can be a challenge for many buyers for a variety of reasons. However, high-cost-of-living states such as Massachusetts pose an additional challenge – higher down-payment requirements. Fortunately, the Feds understand this and try to … Continue reading

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Boston Increases Residential Exemption for 2017

The mayor and the Boston City Council have chosen to increase the residential exemption from 30% to 35% of the average of all residential parcels. This means that some homeowners might see their property tax bill go lower. The current … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for Rising Interest Rates?

Can’t say I didn’t warn you… Several months ago I was warning buyers and sellers to make a move ASAP before interest rates move up. The ridiculously low interest rates that the Feds have kept artificially low to make the … Continue reading

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