9 Ways to Slash Your Home Utility Bill This Fall & Winter

Energy efficient home maintenance tasks probably aren’t on your list of favorite fall activities. Nevertheless, these home improvements and home maintenance fixes will keep your cool-weather utility costs a little bit lower this fall and winter. Maintain Your Furnace Having an HVAC professional take a look at your heating system can do wonders for your […]

7 Things to Do Before Moving

Your belongings are boxed up, the moving truck is scheduled, and you’ve recruited family and friends to help unload on moving day. Moving to a new home is an exciting time, but before you start unpacking the truck, here’s a to-do list you should take care of before you start filling your new home with […]

MortgageSAT 2018 Best-In- Class Lender

Customer loyalty and satisfaction is a top priority at Compass. By providing outstanding service, we aim to create customers for life.  We are committed to providing an excellent mortgage experience that surpasses what others in the industry can offer. Recently, we’ve been named a MortgageSAT© 2018 Best-in-Class Lender! This elite distinction, awarded to the top […]

First Time Home Buyers

Let’s Make Home Loans Easy! The home loan process can be frightening–especially if you are a first time borrower who doesn’t quite know what to expect. By identifying the most common mistakes made by borrowers, you will be able to understand and avoid possible scenarios that could lead to any unneeded anxiety in relation to […]

Moving Soon? Here’s Your Packing Timeline

Moving is notoriously stressful. From the significant financial commitments to the logistics of packing up your belongings and resettling somewhere new. It disrupts your family’s routine which can create a sense of disorder.

Mortgage 101: How Your Mortgage Lender Determines Your Credit Score

Credit card companies, auto dealerships and mortgage lenders are just a few of the institutions that will assess your credit score before deciding if and how much they are willing to lend you and at what interest rate. When it comes to getting pre-approved for a mortgage, your credit score is one of the most […]

Homeowners Have Missed Out on Billions in Refinance Savings – Is It Too Late for You?

American homeowners could have saved a combined $5.5 billion by refinancing their mortgages in 2010 and 2012, according to a new study published in the Journal of Financial Economics. Despite historically low mortgage rates, homeowners didn’t make refinancing a top priority, which prompts the question: with mortgage rates rising in 2017, is it too late […]

Buying vs. Renting: Doing the Math on What’s Best for You

In 2014, 11 million renters were spending at least half of their income on housing, according to Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. Another 21.3 million (over 50 percent of renters) were spending 30 percent or more of their income on rent payments. So in an era where rent costs are going up, up, up, how […]

Why Location Matters & How to Scout Out the Best Spot When Buying Your First Home

“Location, location, location” wouldn’t be the catchphrase of the real estate industry if it weren’t true. It happens to be right: You can change a home, but you cannot change its location. Here’s why location matters when it comes to buying a home, and here’s how to scout out the best neighborhood in which to […]