In 2007 we watched powerlessly as our financial markets crumbled and real estate values fell. Trillions in equity vanished almost overnight and many with hundreds of thousands of dollars in equity suddenly found themselves upside down and unable to get a new mortgage. Todays mortgage environment is radically different then it was in the early 2000’s. Qualifying for a mortgage is harder and options seem to be more limited. Yet, interest rates are at 60 year lows – could now be the time for you to buy your next home? And if so what do you need to know to avoid the mistakes of the past. Tune in today as we speak with Karen Simpson Hankins of Conquer your closing to discuss the necessary steps you need to take when buying a new home.