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)
Thinking of waiting another year or two to buy a home? It could cost you.
If home prices and/or mortgage rates increase in the next year or two, home buyers could end up with significantly less buying power than they have today.
What's one of... (Read More)
If you’re an active service member in the armed forces, you have a tough job and move around a lot. That’s why the Department of Veterans Affairs 70 years ago launched a home loan program to help you when it’s time to relocate.
That’s... (Read More)
You have a good income and decent credit score, but can’t scrape together a 20 percent down payment. Contrary to what you may think, you can still get approved for a mortgage loan.
The 20-percent myth is a common one. While it’s true that a... (Read More)
You have an excellent credit score and a good job but not enough in the bank for a down payment. Sure, you can ask your parents for money or start saving money. But if you’d rather purchase property now, while interest rates are still very low... (Read More)