When it comes to buying a home, there are two very important people who can help guide you through the process. The first is your lender. Your loan officer can help you determine how much home you can afford and help you review your loan... (Read More)
Thinking about buying a home? Mortgage rates have been bouncing around near all-time lows for quite a while now. Historically speaking, rates still remain incredibly low. Many home buyers today think that mortgage rates this low are the way it's... (Read More)
"New car smell" is divine, but it might get edged out by the smell of a newly-built home. Pristine carpets, unblemished walls, the scent of freshly-cut lumber lingering in the air — it's hard to beat the excitement of taking ownership of a... (Read More)
For most people, a home is the most expensive purchase of their lives. That’s why buyers often employ home inspectors and look for ways to make contracts contingent upon the property’s systems and structures being sound.
Even with all that... (Read More)
Don't think you'll be able to afford to buy your first home anytime soon? The good news is that when it comes to finances, little efforts can lead to big results. These four strategies are designed to help you and your family spend less, save more... (Read More)
If you're like most Americans, you have amassed quite the collection of financial documents, including receipts, invoices, pay stubs, bank statements, utility bills and old tax returns. Most can be tossed after a certain period of time. But there... (Read More)
It won’t be long before we will 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 (or two!) and a little elbow grease, here are... (Read More)
Do you think student-loan debt is preventing you from buying a house? A recent survey by the National Association of Realtors supports that opinion.
The survey found that 71 percent of non-homeowners who are current in their student loans believe... (Read More)
Visiting open houses in your dream neighborhood is a fun way to spend your weekends, but it won’t get you closer to your goal of buying property. When you’re serious about purchasing your first home, you need to know how much money you’ll have... (Read More)
If you are selling your home, it's important to keep safety in mind. Although problems are unlikely, it's always a good idea to do whatever you can to protect your family and personal belongings. Here are several ways to make your selling... (Read More)