Just when you thought Google couldn’t infiltrate another aspect of life, the search giant has now become a licensed mortgage broker. The company began its foray into lending in early 2015 by rolling out a mortgage calculator, and now it’s added... (Read More)
The VA home loan program is an incredible benefit for those who have served our country. This flexible financing option offers competitive interest rates and is one of only a few sources of no-downpayment home loans available today. Here's something... (Read More)
Sure, a brand new front door and lovely landscaping might catch your eye as you drive up to an open house or new property on the market. But as you drive up, have you thought about looking up? As it turns out, tree cover has a tree-mendous impact on... (Read More)
It’s like a different language. APR, Fannie Mae, FHA, Freddie Mac, CFPB, PMI, HELOC—you can get lost in the terms of the lending industry.
Don’t worry. Your lender can help you understand the ones relevant to your situation. But it’s a... (Read More)
Smoke detectors are one of the most overlooked safety features in homes today. Yet proper use and care of smoke detectors can dramatically reduce your and your family's risk of being injured or dying in a home fire. Here's what you may not know... (Read More)
It won’t be long before we feel the chill of winter approaching. Is your home ready? The good news is that winterizing your home doesn't have to be costly or time consuming. With a free afternoon and a little elbow grease, here are some... (Read More)
You’re nervous. After raising a family, you’ve watched your kids carve out their own lives away from home. Now it’s time for you to sell your house and move somewhere smaller.
But you don’t have to do it alone. Your children can... (Read More)
You don’t need to sell your house to generate cash. Several products can help you liquidate the equity you’ve built in your home: a cash-out refinance, a home equity loan or a home equity line of credit.
You can calculate your approximate... (Read More)
If you’re not monitoring your credit report, you could be asking for trouble. A mistake on your report left uncorrected can torpedo your mortgage application and damage your credit score.
You can get a free copy of your report every 12 months... (Read More)
Garage doors can be dangerous. Each year, more than 20,000 adults and children are injured by them!
That's why if you're buying a home, having a professional check the garage door before you move in can be a good idea. Most newer garage... (Read More)