October 2015

The Average Homebuyer Credit Score Has Dropped to 723

Last month, the average homebuyer’s credit score was at its lowest level in at least four years, according to a report from mortgage software company Ellie Mae, which processed 3.7 million loan applications last year. Borrowers whose mortgages closed in September had an average FICO credit score of 723. That’s the lowest the average credit […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Oct 29, 2015

5 Ways to Convert Your Bathroom into a Spa-Like Oasis

Imagine coming home from a hard day at work, stepping into the bathroom, and feeling all of your worries fade away as you soak in the tub or stand under a warm stream from a waterfall showerhead. The right décor and design can make taking a bath or getting ready for your day in your […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Oct 27, 2015

I Need Down Payment Help. What Are My Options?

Many real estate experts suggest that you put at least 20% down on a home loan, but not everyone has that kind of cash on hand. The days of easy credit qualification may have come and gone, but there are still options out there for those with the right mortgage qualifications but without a proper savings or […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Oct 10, 2015

Top 10 Stupid Staging Ideas

Not all home staging is created equally. Staging Darwinism is real and only the smart survive. Below we countdown the top 10 “stoopidest” home staging ideas. #10. “Bake cookies right before your open house.” Our sense of smell is very closely related to our sense of memory. True enough, for some people, the smell of […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Oct 5, 2015