Think you need a huge down payment in order to buy a home ? Then you're in for some good news.
The "need" for big down payments is a myth in today's lending environment. Truth is, programs offered by three federal agencies are helping borrowers... (Read More)
There is no arguing that buying a home is one of life's biggest decisions. Coming up with your wishlist in terms of number of bedrooms, neighborhood and preferred school district is the easy part - but marking through a preparatory financial... (Read More)
Home buyers love big homes. In fact, many people dream of owning the biggest and most beautiful home on the block. But when it comes to real estate, bigger is not always better! Does your budget call for a smaller home than you originally... (Read More)
When you're buying a home or refinancing, mortgage rates can often seem pretty mysterious. They can move up and down each day —sometimes changing several times in just one day! Here's why: Mortgage rates are highly dependent on economic news. In... (Read More)
You found a home you love and are ready to make an offer. Congrats! But before you get too excited, remember the seller will need to accept your offer before the deal moves forward. Here are a few techniques to help you come out on top:
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Selling a home can be tricky. You don't want to sell your home for too little and leave money on the table. But if you price your home too high, your property could languish on the market. That's where a good real estate agent comes in. They can... (Read More)
House hunting. The term "hunting" brings up thoughts of staking out the perfect piece of property and moving in for the attack! Why not call this process "house strolling" or "house frolicking?" Sometimes searching for a new home is a bit more... (Read More)
How prepared are you in the event of a fire in your home? Do you have an emergency escape plan? Do you have a fire extinguisher? What about your smoke detectors - have you checked them lately?
Smoke detectors are one of the most overlooked safety... (Read More)