Yvette Belisle

Yvette Belisle

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Design Trends To Create The Perfect Outdoor Space This Summer

By Yvette Belisle - July 27, 2020
Summer is the season for spending time outdoors. And one of the best ways to enjoy your time outdoors while at home? Sprucing up your outdoor space. A recent article from home furnishings retailer Living Spaces outlined some of the top design trends to incorporate into your outdoor space this summer, including: Pops of bright color. Balance out neutral pieces with pops of bri

61 Percent of Americans Say Now Is a Good Time To Purchase a Home

By Yvette Belisle - July 24, 2020
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, many buyers put their home search on hold, thinking that the uncertainty made it an inopportune time to buy. But as the country moves forward with reopening, that sentiment is changing—and the majority of Americans are finding that now is a great time to buy a home. According to the June Home Purchase Sentiment Index from Fannie Mae, 61 perce

Mortgage Applications Up 33 Percent Year-Over-Year

By Yvette Belisle - July 24, 2020
Many would-be buyers put their home search on hold when COVID hit in March. But it looks like many of those buyers are resuming their home search—and they have the mortgage applications to prove it. According to a recent article from CNBC, which outlined data from the Mortgage Banker Association Index, mortgage applications for July are an impressive 33 percent higher than this same

Planning a Long Distance Move? Use These Tips To Reduce Stress

By Yvette Belisle - July 22, 2020
Moving can be a stressful experience—and that’s especially true when you’re packing up your life and moving somewhere far, far away. There are so many logistics that go into planning a long distance move. And if you don’t have those logistics in order, by the time you make it to your new home, you can feel completely stressed and overwhelmed. But it doesn’t have

3 Things to Consider When Looking for a Vacation Home

By Yvette Belisle - July 20, 2020
You work hard. You deserve a vacation. If you’d like to enjoy that blissed-out state of mind more than just two weeks a year, you may be thinking about buying a vacation home. Owning a second property in a favorite destination may sound like a dream come true. But as with any real estate purchase, you’ll want to give this decision plenty of careful consideration. There are many be

3 Ways to Use Your Home to Help Pay for College

By Yvette Belisle - July 20, 2020
Your home is probably your largest asset and one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make. If you’re the parent of a student who’ll be heading off to college in the near future, you may be wondering about how to use your home to invest in your child’s future by helping pay that sky-high tuition. Here are three ways you may want to consider using the equity in your ho

Tips To Extend The Comfort Of Your Home To Your Outdoor Space This Summer

By Yvette Belisle - July 17, 2020
Summers are a great time for enjoying outdoor space. And while coronavirus-related restrictions have been lifted in much of the country, many homeowners are still planning to spend more time in their own outdoor spaces this summer—and are looking for ways to transform their backyards, porches, and patios into an outdoor oasis. And the way to do that? Think of your outdoor space as more t

Video Touring a Home? Make Sure To Check These Outdoor Elements

By Yvette Belisle - July 17, 2020
Video tours are a great option for long-distance buyers and buyers who are hesitant to tour a property in person due to COVID-19 concerns. But if you’re planning a video tour and want to get a comprehensive feel for the property, you need to tour more than just the interior of the house—you need to take the video tour outdoors. A recent article from realtor.com outlined t

New FICO Index May Help More Borrowers Secure Mortgages

By Yvette Belisle - July 15, 2020
When it comes to securing a mortgage, one of the most important factors is your credit history. Lenders will evaluate your credit history—and, more specifically, your FICO score—to determine your eligibility and the terms of your mortgage. Traditionally, a good FICO score would be enough to land a competitive mortgage. But in the current economic downturn, many lenders have tightene

Pending Home Sales Show Record-Breaking Bounce Back After Quarantine

By Yvette Belisle - July 15, 2020
When COVID-19 first hit, many buyers put their home searches on hold—and that pause continued through the following months as much of the nation was under stay-at-home orders. But now that the country has started to reopen, buyers are “unpausing” their searches and buying homes, which has translated to an unprecedented rebound in the market. Data released in June in the 
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