Will 2018 be Your Year?

January 3rd, 2018

If you’re thinking about a new home in 2018, or at least about planning for a new home in the near future, January is the time to get your house in order. We’re talking about your financial house, of course! You’ll need to be on sound financial footing to qualify for a mortgage and to purchase your dream home Read More...

Mortgage Rates are Moving. Is Now the Time to Buy?

March 22nd, 2017

According to U.S. News and World Report, the answer is “yes!” Reporter Theresa Mears notes that analysts expect rates to rise this year, but probably not by more than one-half to three-quarters of a percent, which means rates are predicted to stay below 5 percent for a 30-year, fixed-rate home loan Read More...

Are You Qualified to Buy ?

September 9th, 2014

Many prospective homebuyers don’t realize that the first step in the home buying process is NOT looking for a home. It’s contacting a qualified Mortgage Agent to get a mortgage pre-qualification. A pre-qualification gives you a good idea of your mortgage loan possibilities so that you can fine tune your price range Read More...

Falling Mortgage Rates Make NOW the Time to Buy

February 27th, 2014

Mortgage rates are falling for both fixed-rate and adjustable-rate mortgages. But, the slide may not last. That means if you’ve been on the fence, waiting for the right time to buy, you may want to jump off and get going. Analysts believe that the current drop in rates may not last. Read about it in this article by Brian O’Connell writing for The Street Read More...

New Mortgage Rules: Will They Affect You?

October 4th, 2013

New mortgage lending rules issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will go into effect in 2014. These rules are intended to protect borrowers from some of the problematic lending standards of the past. But, while created as a consumer protection, these new rules could actually make it harder for some people to qualify for a mortgage Read More...

Just Listed: The White House

September 25th, 2013

No, the White House is not for sale. But, the information website, Zillow, recently listed the current value of this iconic residence at $319 million. If the home of our chief executive was for sale, and if you were buying, a few special features might be of interest. The home includes 16 bedrooms, 35 bathrooms and 55,000 square feet of living space Read More...

Real estate trends for summer 2013

September 11th, 2013

What are the biggest real estate trends for summer, 2013? Forbes Magazine identifies them as low mortgage rates, slim pickings, home stalking and bidding wars! Luckily, when you buy a new home from Sal Paone Builders you can take advantage of the currently low mortgage rates, without having to deal with the rest Read More...

Mortgage Interest Rates are On the Rise

August 19th, 2013

Mortgage interest rates are going up – which means your monthly mortgage payment will be rising too. If you’re considering buying a home, keep track of the rates and know when you reach your ‘trigger point.” That’s the point where you need to make your move and lock in a mortgage rate before it goes higher and puts your dream home out of reach Read More...

Meet Kathi Coletti of Vanguard Realty Associates

August 9th, 2013

When you buy a Sal Paone home, you have the option to work with Vanguard Realty Associates, a firm that has done an excellent job for our buyers. Vanguard is a small, boutique firm operating under the direction of Kathi Colletti, a broker with more than 25 years experience. Kathi and her staff work hard to help our buyers have an amazing and enjoyable experience as they make the biggest purchase of their lives Read More...